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Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,000 – £35,000
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 20th March 2023

  • Advertised from 27th February 2023
  • Permanent


The Traverse Theatre is currently looking for an experienced, inspiring and creative Development Manager who can hit the ground running, supporting the strategic expansion of the Theatre’s individual giving programme, the trust and foundation fundraising portfolio and who can provide an imaginative approach to engaging with the corporate sector through sponsorship, donations, and creative partnerships.

Typical duties include: managing a compelling case for support to increase income generation; overseeing and undertaking research to identify new potential donors, trusts, foundations and corporate supporters; managing the implementation of a successful strategy for individual giving; utilising data and insights to support the development of ambitious targets for income generation; supporting and overseeing timely reporting to funders; and managing relationships with donors, supporters, trusts, foundations and corporate supporters.

The successful candidate will have strong experience of third-sector fundraising, outstanding project management skills, be a creative thinker with problem solving skills, and be an inspiring team player with leadership experience.

This is a full-time, permanent position. A probationary period of 6 months is applicable. Hours of work are 40 per week and are flexible in line with the needs of the organisation.

If you wish to apply for this post please download the recruitment pack and application form from the jobs page of our website and send the application form to us as directed in the pack. If you require to make your application in an alternative format please contact us as soon as possible and we will make every effort to meet any reasonable request. Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and, if applicable, must hold any necessary work permit and/or visa.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 20 March 2023. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Interviews will be held in person week commencing 27 March 2023. If you have been selected for interview you will be notified by 24 March 2023. If you have not heard from us by this date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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The Traverse Theatre is an accredited Real Living Wage Employer and aims to be an equal opportunity employer.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 20 March 2023

INTERVIEW DATES: Week commencing 27 March 2023