Association of British Orchestras

Head of Development

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra £46,000 - £51,000 Closing date 14 July 2023
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras with a reputation for excellence.

The RPO is seeking to appoint a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced fundraising professional to shape and implement a new development strategy that will achieving ambitious fundraising targets and enable the RPO to continue its mission.

The RPO’s Business Development Department generates revenue for the Orchestra from donations, sponsorships, and ticket sales. It also communicates the Orchestra’s journey to audiences and supporters in ways that maximise the value and impact of the RPO brand. The Head of Development reports to the Deputy Managing Director / Business Development Director and works 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. Priorities include increasing levels of development income from individual donors, corporates and Trusts and Foundations; stewarding key donor relationships; devising strategies to grow new areas of development income, including the RPO Endowment Fund, and delivering an annual programme of fundraising events.

This is a permanent full-time position.

Contact details
020 7608 8800
16 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0QT

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