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Director of Development

Up to £100,000
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The Southbank Centre is the UK's largest arts centre and one of the UK's top five visitor attractions. It exists to present great cultural experiences that bring people together, creating a space for artists to create and present their best work. They look to take people out of the everyday, every day. Stretching back to 1951, the Southbank Centre site has an extraordinary creative history, made up of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, and Hayward Gallery, as well as being home to the National Poetry Library and the Arts Council collection.

The Southbank Centre has exciting plans for their artistic programme as well as for a major new education programme. Development will play a vital role in realising these new organisational ambitions after a successful capital campaign completed in 2018.

Director of Development

Southbank Centre

Up to £100,000


Southbank Centre is looking for highly experienced and dynamic Director of Development to work closely with an entrepreneurial CEO and highly influential board to create a sector leading fundraising function that matches the artistic, educational and creative learning ambitions of this bold, diverse and vibrant arts organisation.

The Director of Development will bring significant experience and a tenacious and strategic attitude to solicit their own transformational gifts as well an ability to motivate and support a team to do the same. Critically this appointed individual will demonstrate an ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders across a large and complex organisation. As a key member of the Executive Team, the post holder will also contribute to the wider strategic objectives across the organisation.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly experienced fundraising leader who is ambitious, motivated by success and enthused by the prospect of building a world class fundraising operation for one of the UK's most loved cultural institutions.

Southbank Centre is committed to achieve greater diversity in its executive team, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

For further information about this exciting opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the detailed appointment brief attached below.

If having read the appointment brief, you would like to have an informal discussion, please email Linda Griffiths, Ryan Burdock or Roberta Giubilini at Prospectus, or call them on on 020 7691 1920.

Published advert closing date: Wednesday 11th December 2019

Preliminary interviews at Prospectus: Thursday 2nd - Wednesday 8th January 2020

Panel interviews with Southbank Centre Leadership: w/c: 20th January 2020 and w/c: 27th January 2020

These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.


Download the appointment briefing and any other additional information below.

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