Senior Development Manager - Individuals

Closed: 27 May 2022
Fundraising Individual Giving Major Donor

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  • Salary £35,000 - £42,000 pa, plus benefits
  • Location London, Greater London (On-site)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Job Reference : RADA SDMI

Senior Development Manager – Individuals

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

London, UK

Salary range of £35,000 - £42,000 pa, plus benefits

Since our establishment in 1904, RADA has been a world-leading training centre in acting and theatre production disciplines, and inspired students of all ages to fully experience the transformative possibilities of stage and screen.  As award-winners and leaders in their fields; actors, directors, writers, producers, lighting, sound and costume designers, prop makers, scenic artists, stage managers, production managers, our diverse student and alumni body make a significant contribution to the creative industries globally.  

Our Development Department exists to ensure that the most talented students can access our pioneering and practice-led training in the dramatic arts, regardless of their personal or financial circumstances.  Our team secures philanthropic and in-kind support to provide vital funding for scholarships, bursaries and our widening participation programme.  Like many organisations, we have been significantly impacted by Covid-19 in 2020 and last year, we launched Stage Critical, a four-year campaign to raise £3.2m to strengthen and future-proof our work.  We are therefore seeking a new Senior Development Manager – Individuals to join us.  

Reporting to the Head of Development, the Senior Development Manager - Individuals will play a critical role in building relationships with individual supporters, and review and enhance our regular giving schemes to develop attractive pathways towards our major gifts programme.  Supported by a Development Manager, you will have experience of securing donations from individuals and/or members, and delivering excellent stewardship that engages and retains supporters.  Your ability to build relationships and engage supporters, and your demonstrably excellent interpersonal skills will underpin your success in this role.

In return, you will have ample opportunity for progression, exposure to campaign fundraising and direct appeals, as well as strategic philanthropy.  At an exciting time for RADA, under a new principal Niamh Dowling and new Chair Marcus Ryder, to deliver a vision for the future of a world leading academy in dramatic arts training, this is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual to take a step-up.

Please contact our recruitment partners, Richmond Associates, on +44 (0)20 3617 9240 or visit their website to download further details.