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Development Manager, Norfolk & Norwich Festival


Development Manager - permanent, options available full-time or part-time (0.6 fte)

Norfolk & Norwich Festival takes place in Norwich and around Norfolk for 17 days each May. The Festival programme is multi-artform, contemporary, international and audience-centred.

We are seeking a Development Manager to play a key role in the Communications and Development team. Working closely with the Head of Communications and Development and the Development Committee, the Development Manager’s role is to secure funding for the Festival and its initiatives, with a particular focus on sponsorship and giving from individuals. The post holder needs to have a track record in fundraising from a broad range of sources and experience of managing relationships with donors and stakeholders.

The post is supported by both the Communication and Development Officer and the Communication and Development Assistants. We are also fortunate in having a strong Development Committee, as well as number of longstanding donors and sponsors.

Flexible appointment
We understand that we might not find one person with the full range of knowledge, experience and contacts needed to deliver all our fundraising needs. Therefore, we are open to being flexible about the person or combination of people we appoint to the post. We will consider applications for all or part of the role, in the following combinations/options:

A. One person, full-time. The successful applicant will meet the full range of essential experience identified in the person specification.
B. One person, part-time (0.6) job share. The successful applicant will likely have particular strengths in the fields of charitable giving (individual, trusts and foundations) as set out in the job description.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival welcomes applicants from a wide mix of people because we want to employ people from a diverse range of backgrounds. We are interested in hearing from people who possess transferable skills but might not have worked in the professional arts sector before.

The job pack and forms can be downloaded from our website

The deadline for applications for the post is noon on Monday 12 October (12 noon).

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