Trusts & Grants Officer

Barbican Centre
Grade C (£30,080 including London Weighting)
Permanent, Full time

The Barbican believes in creating space for people and ideas to connect, and we’re committed to arts without boundaries. Over 19/20, we presented 3,835 events across all of our art forms – music, visual arts, film, theatre and dance – featuring 4,310 artists from 58 nations. 

The Trusts & Grants team manage a broad portfolio of funding sources, including national and international trusts and foundations, public funders, livery companies, embassies and cultural institutions. Over the coming period we have strong ambitions for growth in this area in line with the ambitions of the organisation as we head towards our 40th anniversary in 2022 and beyond.  

The Trusts & Grants Officer will work closely with the Senior Trusts & Grants Manager to implement our fundraising strategy and help us achieve ambitious annual revenue. The post holder will manage their own portfolio of funders and support grant administration and stewardship. This is a great opportunity to play a valuable role in a high profile, thriving arts organisation and to make a real contribution to the Barbican’s growth. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a fundraising role (not necessarily in the arts), with experience of securing funds from trusts and foundations and a demonstrable understanding of, and interest in, this area of fundraising. The role will particularly suit someone who is interested in the arts and be excited by how they can have a transformative impact on people’s lives.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Information Pack. 

All applications must include a completed application form. Apply direct online at
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 2nd November 2020.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 9th November 2020.

The Barbican welcomes applications from ethnic minorities as this community is underrepresented in fundraising and in the arts. 

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number BC867. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.