Development Manager, Trusts & Foundations, Unicorn Theatre


We’re seeking an ambitious, dynamic grants fundraiser to join our Development team.

The team currently comprises a Development Director, a Development Manager and a Development Officer. In 2021/22 the department is responsible for raising an overall target of just below £400k which we intend to grow towards £500k by 2022/23. Just under £160k of this target is support from grant-making trusts and foundations.

The Development Manager, Trusts & Foundations works closely with the Development Director to manage and deliver the annual revenue grants strategy and contribute to fundraising for other projects periodically as required. The role manages and nurtures the company’s relationships with charitable grant-makers, and supports the Development Director and Executive Director in stewarding and soliciting support from statutory funding partners.

This is a role for an energetic, focused fundraiser with the drive to take on and own ambitious but achievable targets, a proven track record in developing complex fundraising narratives, and the tenacity to follow applications through to conclusion.

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Contract: Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week). We will consider applications for flexible working.
Salary: £33,000 per annum

Closing date for applications: Midday, Thursday 30 September 2021
First interviews: Monday 11 or Tuesday 12 October 2021 (via Zoom)
A second interview may take place the following week, and we’d hope to meet in person at the Unicorn then.

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