Association of British Orchestras

Director of Development and Special Projects (interim)

Britten Pears Arts up to £73,000 (FTE) Closing date 22 August 2022
Britten Pears Arts is a pioneering music, arts and heritage charity based on the Suffolk coast. It was created in 2020 when the two long-established charities which formed the legacy of Britten and Pears’ life and work, Snape Maltings (formerly Aldeburgh Music) and Britten-Pears Foundation came together.

As a National Portfolio Organisation we receive significant funding from the Arts Council and our commercial activities. Our annual fundraising target across all income streams is c £2m.

This opportunity has arisen as our existing director is taking up a Clore Fellowship. The first 4 – 6 months will focus on leading and supporting the team to deliver the objectives of our 2022 fundraising strategy.

The second part of this role will be to work alongside the Director of Development to focus and develop specific fundraising areas such as Cambridge and American Fundraising Strategies, Alumnae care and stewardship plan.

We are looking for an experienced leader of fundraising/development teams, ideally within an arts setting. Combining your ability to focus on the achievement of targets, with your well-established leadership skills, you will also be able to think and plan strategically, develop relationships and identifying new opportunities for income generation.

This is an interim role for 12 months and we are open to it being on a part time basis if a candidate is strong match to our criteria. The role is based at Snape Maltings and hybrid working is also available.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates of all ages and from all backgrounds, in particular from ethnic minority ethnic groups and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented at Britten Pears Arts.

Contact details
01728 687153
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
IP17 1SP

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