Creative Access
Development manager

Development manager

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 23/04/2024
Business Development / Sales / Rights / Legal
Permanent position

Closing date: 12pm, Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Salary scale:  £35,766 – £41,535 (Appointments are made at the start of the salary scale, £35,766 – £41,535, with annual pay progression based on satisfactory performance. In addition, the pay scale is reviewed annually in the light of cost of living and operational budgets.)

Reports to: Director of Development & Enterprise  


Are you a fundraising dynamo looking for your next challenge? Play a key role in securing support for innovative projects at The South London Gallery!

The South London Gallery (SLG) is a locally, nationally and internationally recognised centre for contemporary art with an acclaimed and award-winning education programme.

The Development Manager works closely with the Director of Development & Enterprise and the Development team to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the SLG’s fundraising strategy. The role will work across all aspects of fundraising with particular focus and responsibility for trusts, foundations, embassies and institutional supporters, as well as public funding from Arts Council England and Southwark Council. 

The postholder is responsible for ensuring the organisation maintains impeccable relationships with supporters and potential donors, and works closely with the Director, Deputy Director and Director of Development & Enterprise to ensure targets for capital and revenue projects are met.

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Significant experience in a fundraising role, ideally in an arts organisation
  • Experience of developing and implementing successful revenue fundraising campaigns
  • Experience in securing funds from trusts, foundations and other bodies
  • Experience of managing the reporting requirements of funders
  • Experience of creating and delivering engaging and impactful presentations
  • Experience of confidently communicating with supporters
  • Experience of using database systems
  • Experience of securing grants from Arts Council England, or local authorities and / or other Government funding streams
  • Knowledge of best practice in raising funds from a variety of sources, including individuals, corporates and trusts and foundations
  • Knowledge of best practice and relevant fundraising legislation in relation to Gift Aid, VAT etc
  • Knowledge and experience of marketing and communications and the interface between development and communications functions
  • Knowledge of contemporary visual arts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A creative and strategic approach to fundraising
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and delivering diversity and inclusion across all aspects of the SLG
  • Ability to organise, plan and prioritise workloads effectively and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Demonstrable ability to manage projects efficiently and within budget
  • Excellent teamworking skills and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent administrative skills, including financial management


The deadline for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 23rd April and interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 7th May. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Craig Jones, HR & Administration Manager, at 

In our endeavour to diversify our workforce and create a more inclusive environment, we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification and to appoint on the basis of objective criteria.  

We particularly encourage and welcome applications from people from backgrounds which are underrepresented in museums and galleries, including people from low-income backgrounds, people from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds and disabled people. 

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level