Role: Development Manager
Salary: £30-£32,000 pro rata (£24,000-£25,600 actual)
Location: London – Finsbury Park
Contract: Permanent, Full Time (0.8 – FTE)
Fourth Monkey works to a 40 hour working week – as this post is 0.8 FTE the post holder will be required to work a 32 hour week. Standard office hours are 9am – 5.30pm, but there may be some requirement to work outside of these hours. Fourth Monkey operates a flexible working policy, and staff can work outside of standard office hours by prior arrangement and providing the requirements of the role are effectively met.
Closing Date: 16th October 2017
Fourth Monkey is an actor training school and producing theatre company like no other. We pride ourselves on developing actors from diverse backgrounds and imbuing them with a very real sense of what a career in the performing arts entails. Throughout their training they live and work as part of a performing company, developing the emotional depth and personal resilience needed to succeed in the industry. At the same time, our Ensemble gives students the opportunity to profile themselves to the broader industry whilst also producing challenging contemporary work.
We’ve grown rapidly over the last 7 years. In 2015 we moved into a specially renovated site in Finsbury Park with extensive rehearsal, training and studio space.
We are now looking to recruit a highly skilled, experienced and above all ambitious Development Manager who will take responsibility for developing and implementing the fundraising elements of our income generation strategy. The focus of the role will be on securing grants from charitable trusts and foundations, lottery distributors and statutory sources, but we are also looking to develop new corporate partnerships as a secondary income stream, and there will be the scope to explore and develop other fundraising initiatives in the fullness of time.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a keen understanding of the grant giving landscape with a track record of crafting well structured and compelling funding proposals. Experience of corporate and other fundraising disciplines would also be an advantage.
In return we offer you the opportunity to make your mark on the cultural sector. Working as part of a creative, but supportive team, you will be responsible for developing and leading our fundraising strategy, instilling a fundraising mindset across the whole organisation and developing new and exciting programmes of work. In doing so you will enable us to transform the face of the performing arts in the UK; making it a more diverse, vibrant and culturally relevant art form.
If you are an experienced and ambitious development professional who is ready to take on responsibility for leading fundraising within an organisation please visit http://www.fourthmonkey.co.uk/working-with-us/ to find out more about the role and how to apply.