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Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Archived: Vice Principal – Director of Advancement

The Guildhall School is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools and a global leader of creative and professional practice, promoting innovation, experiment and research. Rated as the best conservatoire in the Guardian University Guide 2017 for Music, and recently selected as one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world (QS Rankings), we have over 900 students from over 60 countries. We are also the largest provider of specialist music education at the under-18 level in the UK.

Under the leadership of our new Principal, Lynne Williams, the School has developed a new strategic plan which seeks to advance our mission of delivering distinctive higher education to enable creative practitioners to be world-class in their field as artistic leaders at the forefront of cultural change. Enhanced philanthropic and corporate support will be integral to fulfilling these goals. Gifts from alumni and other benefactors support scholarships for exceptional students, first class facilities and outreach and participation programmes. The School is currently in the early stages of planning an institutional fundraising campaign.

The School now seeks an outstanding individual to become its first Vice Principal with specific responsibility for fundraising, business development, external and international relations. A member of the School’s senior leadership team, the successful candidate will develop and implement a robust strategy to significantly enhance philanthropic and corporate engagement and income generation, as well as advancing the School’s reputation with a wide range of stakeholders. This role will shape the forthcoming campaign and be responsible for institutional relationships at the highest global level.

Successful candidates will have a proven track record in fundraising and corporate relations. S/he will be an excellent communicator who is passionate about the impact of the Guildhall School and the performing arts more broadly.

We are being supported in this search by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full CV and covering letter detailing suitability for the post. For further particulars and to apply for this role, please visit, quoting reference 3250.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24th October at 9.00am GMT.

Competitive salary.

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