Head of Development, Leeds 2023


Closing date: 20 August 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 1 September
Contract type: Fixed term to December 2023
Salary: £50,000 per annum

Leeds 2023 will be a landmark year of culture for the city and region. Our ambitious and ground-breaking programme will transform people’s perceptions of Leeds, confirming it as an international centre of cultural activity and cementing its reputation as a cultural giant in the world.

Showcasing creativity across all forms of culture, we will partner with local, national and international artists, creatives and storytellers to deliver a series of world-class signature events across the year. From dance to design, art to architecture, poetry to pop, sculpture to sport, there will be something for everyone!

We are now looking to build our team and are on the look-out for talented people who share our passion, enthusiasm and commitment to delivering a year of extraordinary experiences.

What are we looking for?

Working closely with the Senior Management Team, the Head of Development will play a critical role in the design and delivery of a robust fundraising strategy, to support our fundraising target of £35m.

Criteria for success

  • With the Executive Director and Director of External Relations, implement a robust and innovative development strategy
  • Develop new contacts and bring new financial support for Leeds 2023
  • Achieve agreed fundraising targets
  • Build excellent relationships in the local/national fundraising environment and
  • Build productive and close working relationships with Leeds 2023 staff
  • Demonstrate credibility to represent Leeds 2023 at all levels

Click here to download the full application pack

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to, please address your cover letter to Mark Hollander, Executive Director of Leeds 2023.

]The closing date for applications is 17:00 Thursday 20 August with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 1st September

This is a fixed term contract until December 2023

If you have any questions relating to your application please contact: Jennifer Gridley at or on 0113 511 2023

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