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The Crafts Council is a vibrant organisation dedicated to promoting crafts in the 21st century. And we're a London Living Wage employer. Come work with us!

Head of Development

This is a potentially career-accelerating role for an ambitious, committed development professional to join the Crafts Council.  You will play a pivotal role in the organization and will have an overview of our fundraising across all income streams, working towards an overall target of £3.5m by 2021.

As well as line managing two dedicated team members you will be directly responsible for a portfolio of major donors and will lead on the delivery of the Development Strategy, ensuring growth of philanthropic and public sector income. 

With new venues and events opening in 2020 this is a particularly special moment to take the lead on Fundraising and explore the wealth of opportunity for engaging with supporters and prospects in new and innovative ways.

Who you are:

With a natural eye for detail you are an extremely organised, hard-working and diligent individual with previous experience securing 5 and 6 figure gifts.  You will have a successful track record of fundraising from individuals and, ideally one or more additional income streams such as charitable trusts and public funding sources.  You will develop and maintain excellent relationships both internally and externally and will enjoy working both autonomously and collaboratively.

If you feel that you have the qualities to make a difference and the desire to help build a stronger organisation, then we are very interested in hearing from you.

Job Type: Permanent, full time, with flexibility for adjusted working hours and some working from home

Salary: up to £45,000 depending on experience

For further information, including details of how to apply, please click here

Crafts Council is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we seek to recruit, develop and retain a team fully representative of the diverse community we work with.  We fully support Access to Work applications.

To apply for the role, you must be eligible to work in the UK - Crafts Council is not a sponsoring Organisation.

We are working with Execucare, a recruitment and executive search company in this search. 

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