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Archived: Head of Fundraising



Lighthouse is the centre of artistic excellence for live events, film and visual art in Poole, providing a dynamic, world class cultural facility for Dorset and the South West. Lighthouse supports and enables the creation of work and artistic development and provides a home for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

As a publicly funded organisation, Lighthouse is just completing an exciting capital development that will future-proof the Centre for generations to come.

At this important time for the Centre’s development, and in the context of a challenging environment for income generation, Lighthouse requires a practical and hands on experienced fundraiser to secure sustainable income from a range of funding sources.

The Head of Fundraising is part of the Senior Management Team reporting directly to the Chief Executive and will lead on development and delivery of all aspects of our fundraising strategy, including completing the Love Lighthouse appeal campaign launched in 2015.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering the development strategy and raising funds from a wide range of sources to meet both short-term and longer-term targets, and will assume all fundraising responsibilities for the organisation.

The successful candidate will be an excellent and expert relationship builder with a good track record in major supporter fundraising (High Net Worth, Trusts, Corporate), as well as in marketing and fundraising techniques to successfully manage appeals.  They will be able to build a strong, compelling and impassioned case for support, be creative and have strong influencing and leadership skills and complex project management experience.

The successful candidate will be confident and experienced in working with the Senior Management Team including the Board and will inspire confidence in their ability and determination to ensure that the campaign is a success.

To receive a recruitment pack and application form, please email:

Or call:

Kerry Young – (01202) 280000

Closing date for applications is 22/08/16 with interviews scheduled for w/b 05/09/16