Trust & Foundations Manager

Trusts & Foundations Manager, Barbican Centre

Salary starting from £33,390 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Hours: 35 per week

The Barbican’s vision is arts without boundaries and it delivers this through world-class arts and learning accessible for everyone. The Barbican presents innovative and groundbreaking new work across the arts and a pioneering creative learning and engagement programme jointly with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. 

The Barbican inspires people to discover and love the arts through free arts events, and programmes such as Young Barbican. We innovate with outstanding artists and performers to create an international programme that crosses art forms. We also celebrate the artists of today and invest in those of tomorrow through learning programmes, from projects in schools to every stage of an artists’ career.

We are currently looking to recruit a Trusts & Foundations Manager to join a thriving Development department. We want someone to act as champion for Trust and Grants fundraising across the Barbican by maintaining strong cross-departmental relationships, while also contributing to and leading on delivery of the Barbican’s Trusts & Grants fundraising strategy. This would be an excellent role for someone looking to move into a Managerial position, or someone at Manager level looking to hone their skills within the Arts sector.

You will have a substantial and proven track record of raising money from trusts, foundations and other major grant makers, preferably in an arts organisation. Your enthusiasm and passion for the arts will be matched by your ability to successfully identify, secure and steward major gifts across a range of projects and programme areas.  You will be skilled at writing compelling proposals and reports, managing budgets, working to deadlines and communicating effectively with colleagues, grant makers and senior volunteers. 

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 17 September 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
Interviews will be conducted on the week beginning 24 September.

Please see the ‘Job Information Pack’ for further details.

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Alternatively, please contact the Corporate HR on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference BC745. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.