Development Manager (Maternity cover)

We are look­ing for an indi­vid­ual with cre­ativ­i­ty, expe­ri­ence and com­mit­ment to join our team as Devel­op­ment Man­ag­er (Mater­ni­ty cover).

We are looking for an individual with creativity, experience and commitment to join our team as Development Manager (Maternity cover) and help us build new funding relationships for our artistic programme, core revenue and special projects.

The Development Manager will have a good overview of all of Spike Island’s philanthropic fundraising – public funding, individual giving and corporate sponsorship - but will have a particular focus on securing and managing grants from trusts and foundations.

We are seeking someone who has a passion for the arts, great research and organisational skills, and a proven track record of fundraising from various sources. You will manage our fundraising programme with flair, be a good team player and with an ability to work independently. Your keen eye for detail and excellent writing and communication skills will ensure your success.

In one of our most visible roles, you will enjoy engaging with donors and sponsors at all levels. This is a great opportunity for you to build on the success of Spike Island’s new fundraising strategy for this internationally respected organisation.

This fixed term maternity cover position is offered for a minimum of 11 months and a maximum of 12 months (contract to be agreed).
Hours: Part-time, working 28 hours per week (Monday to Friday).
Salary: £33,650 per annum pro rata.
Anticipated start date: April 2024 (to be negotiated).



The deadline to apply is 12noon, Wednesday 14 February 2024
Interview date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024

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Spike Island is a Disability Confident Committed employer. We offer guaranteed interviews to applicants who meet the essential criteria for this role who identify as having a disability.

Spike Island values equity, diversity and inclusion, and is committed to anti-racism and to addressing inequality in the arts sector. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and/or people of the Global Majority.