Development Manager - Individual Giving
£29,580-35,000 depending on experience + Benefits
Birmingham Hippodrome B5 4TB
A great theatre needs great people. We can only thrive by having the right team on board in a fast-paced, constantly changing, creative workplace.
Since we opened our doors in 1899, we have existed to enrich the cultural life of our city. We believe arts and culture has the power to bring people, friends and families together, and as we continue to align ourselves to the future ambition of Birmingham, our vision is clear. We are creating a world-class cultural scene for our region with the Birmingham Hippodrome at the centre stage.
As an independent charity, we are proud of our wide-ranging and varied programme of theatre, dance, festivals, education and community activities that help make life-long memories, create opportunities and improve the lives of our diverse communities. Drawing no regular income from any public grant givers, we are funded through ticket sales from our 1,800-seat auditorium, 200-seat Patrick Studio, catering offerings, hospitality events and fundraising.
To achieve our vision, we need the best people on board who are passionate and committed to take us – and Birmingham – on the next phase of our exciting journey.
About the Role
You will deliver on the aspirations and targets for our Artistic, Festivals and Learning and Participation by taking a lead role in transforming our individual fundraising programme. You will also play a pivotal role in our Capital Fundraising Campaign over the next 3 years. Reporting to the Head of Development, you will collaborate with the broader Development & Corporate Development teams to revitalise existing fundraising programmes and develop and deliver a new individual giving strategy. Responsible for donor research and profiling, you will lead prospecting, cultivation and conversion activities as well as monitor campaign effectiveness and produce regular reporting. You will keep abreast of the latest fundraising practices and technologies too. Important will be the ability to deliver fundraising campaigns that are innovative, engaging and compliant with existing legislation.
You must be an experienced Fundraising professional, with a track record of developing and securing individual support from Major Donors to Micro-Philanthropy. Expert at delivering successful fundraising campaigns and events, you will possess a good awareness of fundraising best practice and legislation, including GDPR. You will be used to copywriting, proofing and editing content too. Target orientated, you will also have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.