Association of British Orchestras

Head of Development

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra £45,000 - £48,0000 Closing date 05 September 2022
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced fundraising professional with the necessary drive and skills to shape and implement a new development strategy that will achieving ambitious fundraising targets and enable the RPO to continue its mission as the Orchestra embarks on the next exciting chapter.

As part of an organisational restructuring, the RPO has brought together its marketing and fundraising functions to sit within a Business Development Department. The department is charged with revenue generation across earned and contributed income streams, as well as maximising the value and impact of the RPO brand.

Head of Development will report to the Business Development Director/Deputy Managing Director and work closely with the Head of Sales and Marketing to plan and fulfil the Orchestra’s fundraising strategy and meet Arts Council England’s ‘Let’s Create’ objectives.

The new post holder will lead the Development Team to deliver a refreshed Development Strategy that will achieve ambitious fundraising targets and support the Orchestra’s annual schedule of performances, events and community and education programmes.

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