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We are looking for an accomplished fundraiser to lead our Development team as our new Development Director.

A registered charity and theatrical powerhouse, the Young Vic is synonymous with inclusivity, accessibility and creativity. We create performances that catalyse debate and are priced accessibly for our audiences, giving 10% of tickets away to those who experience barriers to engaging with the arts. We are deeply rooted in our local communities of Lambeth and Southwark, through Taking Part, at the same time as being internationally recognised for productions made with the world’s finest performers and creative teams. We are also proud to develop the next generation of emerging talent through our national, free scheme: the Director’s Program. 

We are seeking an individual who can help us build on recent fundraising success, generate new ideas across 3 strands of our work (individual giving, corporate giving and statutory and trusts), update and implement our overall fundraising strategy and work collaboratively and closely with our executive teams, our trustees and Development Board to ensure that the strongest approaches possible are made.

The role will be building on a strong base of support from trusts, foundations, individual and corporate which last year totalled in the region of £1.4 million. You will be joining the Young Vic at a critical yet exciting time for our fundraising, as we look to review our fundraising strategy, drawing on our learning since Covid-19, supported by our Development Board and trustees. We are also beginning to plan for the next Arts Council National Portfolio round and engaging with the Let’s Create strategy.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people of colour and candidates who self-identify as disabled and neurodiverse. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview. The Young Vic is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

We are keen to hear from skilled fundraisers with a wide range of experience. We welcome applications from those looking to take on their first director-level position, as well as more senior candidates who may be returning to work after a pause in their career or looking to balance a role with their wider parenting and caring responsibilities.

If you would like an informal conversation to discuss this role further or find out more about our future plans, please contact recruitment consultant Kane Moore at Achates Philanthropy [kane@achatesphilanthropy.com] or Executive Director Despina Tsatsas at the Young Vic by emailing recruitment@youngvic.org.

Salary: circa £45,000 depending on experience. 

Apply by: 10am, Monday 7th December 2020
First round interviews are likely to be on / around 10th or 11th December 2020 (via Zoom if they cannot be in person). Second Round interviews are likely to be on / around 15th or 16th December 2020.

Access: We are able to offer support and resources to aid any access requirements candidates may have and welcome video applications. Please state any access requirements on your application.

If you require this job pack in a different format, please email recruitment@youngvic.org.

Please note we cannot accept unsolicited CVs, whether speculative or attached to application packs. Any CVs we receive are required to be destroyed in a regulated bit-blitz due to our data protection rules. For more info, head to our Privacy Policy.