South Kensington, Greater London
Excellent Salary and Benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Director of Development

Science Museum Group

London, UK

Excellent Salary and Benefits

Incorporating 6 key sites nationwide, the Science Museum Group (SMG) is the most national of the UK’s national museums as well as the largest group of science museums in the world.

With unparalleled collections, SMG ignites curiosity and inspires futures by engaging people of all generations and backgrounds in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.  We play a central and irreplaceable role in deepening and expanding science literacy in the UK through the breadth of resources, the diversity of the audiences and communities we serve, and the wide range of expertise embedded in our learning, collections and exhibitions teams.

We have a track record of successfully transforming a number of our Group’s estates, with  Mathematics: The Winton Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries in London and Wonderlab in Bradford as recent examples, and there are major ambitions to do much more over the coming years.  SMG Development will take a lead role in realising the vision for each of our Museums. Alongside these physical transformations, we will sustain the impact and breadth of our STEM offer; develop, grow and increase access to our extraordinary world-class collections; extend our international reach; become digital world leaders and increase our self-generated income – all the while exceeding our audience’s expectations.

As our Director of Development, you will play a fundamental role in shaping and driving our transformational strategy and team, to secure significant philanthropic support and underpin the success of SMG’s vision and ambitions. 

Your confidence in your ability to operate at this level will be underpinned by your substantial track record of delivering highly successful fundraising strategies and effective leadership of high-performing teams.  Your experience will ideally have been gained within an organisation of comparable scale and complexity, and you have always taken an inclusive and collaborative approach to your leadership and teamwork efforts.  Your innovative and flexible approach has enabled you to achieve outstanding results, and you have worked closely with senior volunteers and leaders to accomplish this.  Key to your success in this role will be your sophisticated communication and influencing skills, and your pragmatism, resilience and approachable manner helps you win the confidence of those around you.

If you are interested in playing a key role in the future growth and success of our Group, please contact our recruitment partners, Richmond Associates.  To download a detailed information pack for this role, please visit the Richmond Associates website, or contact them via telephone or email.




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Posted on: 09 December 2019
Closed date: 06 January 2020
Job ref: SMG DD
Tags: Fundraising