Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Development Administrator (Gifts & Events)

Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Permanent, Full Time: 35 hours per week
Salary Range: £27,180 to £30,120 per annum inclusive of London Weighting depending on experience.

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and theatre technicians in the heart of the City of London. We produce outstanding graduates whose talents light up stages and concert platforms across the world.

As well as providing professional training at undergraduate, postgraduate, junior and short course level, the School has a substantial programme of regular performances, encompassing concerts, recitals, plays, operas and musicals open to the general public.

We are looking for a Development Administrator (Gifts & Events) to join the Development & Alumni Relations Office. The post holder will be responsible for gift processing activities and events administration.

The Development Administrator (Gifts & Events) will be responsible for the efficient processing of gifts received by the School from individuals and organisations, maintaining gift records on the CRM (Raiser’s Edge NXT) and reporting on gifts. They will also handle logistics, promotional materials, invitations, ticketing and customer enquiries for income generating events.

The post holder will be responsible for the successful reconciliation between the fundraising database, the charity bank account and The Guildhall School Trust funds.

Experience of the Raiser’s Edge/Raiser’s Edge NXT or a similar CRM is desirable but not essential. Candidates will be highly organised and efficient, with excellent communication skills and a meticulous attention to detail. Knowledge of music, theatre and/or higher education is desirable.

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Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 11 October 2023.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS9080. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

All applications must include a completed application form. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Guildhall School welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences. We are particularly keen to encourage interest from people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Black, Asian, and other global majority backgrounds who are currently under-represented at Guildhall School. In recognising the positive value of diversity, we want to better reflect and understand the communities we exist to serve. We are members of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who would like to be considered under this scheme and who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. We support and provide adjustments for people with disabilities – if you have a disability and need help with the application process please contact us.

The Guildhall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, workers, and volunteers to share this commitment.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.