Head of Development, Creative & Cultural Skills


The position is for a fixed term 6-month period with a potential extension.  Immediate Start

Role overview

Reporting to the Director of Policy and Development and working alongside the Senior Management Team, the Head of Development will lead the day-to-day fundraising work of Creative & Cultural Skills. The post-holder will be expected to feed into the development of the organisation’s fundraising strategy and use this to write and implement an annual fundraising plan.

The Head of Development will draw on company data and evaluation and monitoring information to make informed funding applications via relevant private and public funding routes. They will also lead the generation of sponsorship income for agreed programmes, generate and maintain intelligence on funders with aligned interests/ambitions, and establish a database of fundraising contacts.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of the annual fundraising plan, aiding successful delivery of the company’s wider fundraising strategy
  • Establish relationships with relevant private and public funders and sponsors to sustain programme delivery including our sector support offer, events programme and research work
  • Support internal planning, relations and communications with all staff
  • Work with marketing and communications colleagues to support the organisation’s external campaigns

Creative & Cultural Skills works to create a fair and skilled cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice. We provoke action and enable learning opportunities that drive change and help to build an inclusive skilled sector by: informing and helping the sector respond to changes in the technical education system; helping employers see the benefits of an inclusive workforce; improving understanding and awareness of the career options across the cultural sector, in turn feeding new talent into the workforce and supporting the sector to continue on a course of economic growth and meet diversity ambitions.

For further information please visit our website Work with us: Head of Development | Creative & Cultural Skills (ccskills.org.uk)

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