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Director Development Arts, British Council


This position is UK Flexible

Arts has been central to the British Council for more than 80 years, enshrined at the heart of the Charter, and fundamental to our mission to create lasting, mutually beneficialrelationships between the UK and the world

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the UK’s largest global arts and cultural organisation. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution, changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We are looking for a dynamic change-maker to implement and develop a new global arts fundraising strategy, bringing together over a hundred hubs worldwide and working across all art forms, with a particular focus on flagship initiatives, such as the British Council Collection and the UK in Venice programmes.

You will have considerable experience of raising seven figure sums for the arts and be a leader who can inspire a small results-driven team to raise £5m + annually, from the private sector, to support our work and create an extraordinary global engagement programme for corporate and individual philanthropists.

 You will be developing a new team of five and creating a community of advocates within the British Council and supporters internationally, working closely with the Director of Arts and wider British Council teams in the UK and globally.

Please apply  via our career site

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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