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Development manager

Development manager

companyThe Tetley
locationLeeds, UK
ExpiresExpires: 04/07/2022
Outreach / Partnerships / Community Engagement
Permanent position
£31,000 to £40,000 per year

Closing date for applications: 4th July at 10am 

Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 pro rata depending on experience (£18,000 to 19,200 per annum)

Contract terms: 24 hours per week


The Tetley, a pioneering centre for contemporary art in Leeds, is seeking an experienced and skilled fundraiser to join the team...

This is an exciting time to join the organisation, as having secured the support of Arts Council England, we embark on a capital development project and secure our position Leeds’ South Bank.

The post will lead the development and delivery of The Tetley’s fundraising and development strategy and support fundraising for programme and capital development, with a particular focus on trusts and foundations.



  • Lead the development, implementation and delivery of The Tetley’s Fundraising and Development strategy, setting fundraising targets with the Director to ensure that The Tetley retains a strong financial position at all times
  • Research and identify sources of funding from a broad range of avenues with a particular focus on trusts & foundations, but also including private/corporate sector, individual giving, charities and the public sector
  • Monitor fundraising KPIs and maintain an up-to- date log of all development activity
  • Lead on data collection, qualitative evaluation and updates, to ensure necessary information to report to funders is being accurately recorded and captured
  • Ensure supporters are credited appropriately in print, digital, internal and external signage
  • Enable the Board of Trustees of the Charity and trading subsidiary to support the organisation in fundraising by establishing clear actions and providing the necessary supporting information
  • Ensure Salesforce is updated with prospects and donors. Work with the Director and Trustees, to oversee the cultivation and development of private donors
  • Work across The Tetley team to ensure effective ‘ask’ engagement with all visitors
  • Ensure adherence to the Code of Fundraising


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • At least five years’ experience of working in development roles
  • Track record of success with trusts and foundations, securing both core and project specific funding and unrestricted and restricted funds
  • Experience of working in an organisation receiving public and/or trust funding
  • Experience of reporting to trusts and foundations
  • Ability to write clear and compelling text. Excellent communication skills
  • Highly-organised self-starter with the ability to work flexibly and as part of a team
  • Excellent project planning and time management skills
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to culture and widening its audiences

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Mid-Level

Salary range

  • £31,000 to £40,000 per year