Open Up Music seeks Development Manager

Closing Date: 24 October 2018

Open Up Music

Location: Bristol

Remuneration: £36,000


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Open Up Music is looking for a full-time Development Manager – a very special opportunity to be an integral part of an organisation that is revolutionising the musical lives of young disabled people across the country.

In your role as Development Manager you will be responsible for generating new income from trusts, foundations and other grant-giving bodies, identifying new opportunities and cultivating existing and prospective relationships. You will compose engaging, dynamic applications and will ensure exceptional stewardship of trusts and foundations, providing comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Alongside this you will develop and deliver a fundraising strategy geared to diversifying our income streams, with a particular focus on corporate and major donor supporters.

We’re looking for a skilled, motivated fundraiser with experience across fundraising streams, who thrives on building relationships. You will need creativity, versatility, confidence, positivity, proactivity, perseverance and leadership.

Working with a small group of dedicated individuals, in a young and rapidly growing organisation, this pivotal role will provide you with an opportunity to genuinely change lives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Actively prospect, cultivate, solicit and steward corporate, government, trust & foundation and individual donors at the low, mid and major giving levels
Develop and deliver the organisation’s Development Strategy
Actively seek to increase and diversify earned revenue
Contribute to the planning and management of events, ensuring that they are effective vehicles for income generation
Develop fundraising materials as required

Collate and analyse data regarding performance against predefined outcomes and indicators
Prepare reports for a range of stakeholders as required

Line Management:
Line manage a Development Officer (start date TBC)
Provide coaching and performance feedback
Monitor and evaluate individual and team performance versus target

Budget Management:
Understand financial reporting requirements of trusts and foundations; corporations; and individual donors;
Effectively manage a development budget, clearly communicating relevant financial information to our Operations Manager

General Responsibilities:
Attend team meetings as required
Work in accordance with Open Up Music policies, procedures, aims, objectives and values
Maintain confidentiality agreements and conduct yourself in a professional manner
Demonstrate a willingness to undertake training as required
Represent Open Up Music at events when required (some out of hours)
Engage with staff, beneficiaries and stakeholders of Open Up Music in a positive and constructive manner
Have, or be prepared to complete, an “Enhanced DBS check for the Child Workforce”
Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post

Skills & Experience

Demonstrable experience prospecting, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate, government, trust & foundation and individual donors
Able to identify opportunities and think strategically
Excellent planning, time management and organisational abilities, with a high level of attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills, including persuasive oral and written communication
Excellent writing skills
Able to review, analyse and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data
Able to comprehensively research and evaluate a range of funding options
Cool, calm and collected in challenging, high pressure situations
Able to meet deadlines and manage workload effectively
Highly numerate with experience of budget management and financial reporting
Able to work collaboratively with others
Able to work without supervision and use own initiative
A proven track record of delivering and reporting against SMART targets
A flexible work ethic being able to assist in other areas of the charity as required
An excellent general education including GCSE or above in English & Maths (or equivalent)
Excellent computer literacy
Able to work in Bristol but willing to travel

Background in the arts and/or charity sectors
Experience working with young disabled/non-disabled people and their families
Experience of event management
Experience of line management
Certificate/Diploma in Fundraising from the Institute of Fundraising (or equivalent)
Evidence of continuous professional development

To apply please complete our application form.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24th October at 9am. Due to capacity we regret that we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.