Development Manager, Synergy Theatre Project


Job Summary

Synergy Theatre Project is looking for an experienced Development Manager to lead the company’s fundraising, building on a track record of successfully securing funds from charitable trusts and foundations, National Lottery Community Fund and Arts Council England.

Job Description

Working with Synergy Theatre Project's Artistic Director and General Manager, the Development Manager will develop and implement a fundraising strategy, manage existing and foster new funding relationships in order to enable the company to release its long-term artistic and organisational ambitions. Candidates will ideally have at least 3 years' experience with proven success in trusts and foundations fundraising essential.

Synergy Theatre Project is an arts and criminal justice charity whose vision is to work through theatre towards a fairer world where those within or at risk of entering the criminal justice system can discover alternate pathways and become an integral and meaningful part of society. Over the 23 years since the company was first formed, we have developed a ground-breaking, interrelated programme of artistic work that seeks to build a bridge from prison to social reintegration, prevent young people from entering the criminal justice system, and inspire change by capturing the imagination and affecting the feelings, behaviours and attitudes of participants and the public.

Synergy was a winner of 'The Stage 100' 2021 Award under 'Serving the community' for our work during the pandemic and more recently shortlisted for the London Youth Awards 2022. Our short film, Dues, exploring the issue of county lines was selected and screened as part of both the Chicago Children's and British Urban Film Festivals in November 2022.

The Development Manager post is full-time, ideally(40 hours per week), but flexible and part-time working requests will be considered (minimum 3 days per week), with blended home and office working from our base at Brixton House, London SW9 8GL.

Synergy Theatre Project is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all groups, especially those underrepresented in the arts, and actively encourage those from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Please visit our website and download the job description, person spec and application form. CVs will not be considered. The closing date for applications is 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 11 April 2023.

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