Head of Development

£30,000 – £40,000 depending on experience.

Approaching its 70th year, Bath Festivals is launching an annual multi-arts festival to succeed the Bath Literature Festival and the Bath International Music Festival. This new Bath Festival will expand the number of world-class events in the city and build our position as a leading national arts organisation.  We also run the unique and established Children’s Literature Festival and a year round Creative Learning programme.

We now seek a Head of Development to lead, develop and deliver our fundraising strategy based on strategic insight and spotting mutual commercial opportunity and presenting powerfully to potential corporate partners, sponsors and high net worth individuals.

You will have sound experience of fundraising success, be a first class communicator, and understand the motivations and needs of high net worth individuals and how to frame our activities within that.  You have knowledge of fundraising and development tools and strategies.  You’re able to find, select and oversee the work of freelance contractors, particularly for trust and foundation applications.  As importantly, you will bring high levels of determination and collaboration and a willingness to take on challenges and targets while delighting our sponsors and supporters.

To apply please complete the application form.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact

Closing date 10 February, interviews w/c 20 February

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