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Performances Birmingham

Archived: Development Manager

Permanent Full-time

£25,502 – £28,562 per annum including benefits

Performances Birmingham Limited (PBL) is the registered charity that manages Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH) – two iconic venues at the heart of Birmingham. Together they present an exciting and varied programme designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. THSH welcomes over half a million people to around 800 concerts and events every year in our Halls, and elsewhere in Birmingham. We are also committed to our local community and connect over 15,000 young people and adults to a world of music with our broad and exciting education, community and talent development programme.

Are you an established trusts and foundations fundraiser in the arts wishing to be part of a friendly fundraising team at one of the UK’s leading music venues? Are you passionate about music and music education?

If so, the charity is seeking to appoint a dynamic self-starting Development Managerfor a small but busy development team to help deliver a strong, clear and focused grant strategy for the business. The post-holder must have experience of writing Arts Council England (including National Portfolio Organisation) and City Council applications as well as a strong working knowledge and understanding of fundraising from local and national trusts and foundations. Experience of working on a capital campaign is also highly desirable.

The post holder will report to the Head of Development, and work alongside the Development Manager responsible for individual giving, to grow PBL’s income streams for projects defined by the Executive team and carried out by PBL, its Associate Artists or organisations and individuals with which PBL has partnership relations.

This is a dynamic and sometimes challenging environment that will require the post-holder to work on fundraising projects with multiple deadlines at any one time, whilst acting as a crucial team member to ensure existing and new supporters are provided with first class customer service.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of good donor relations and stakeholder management, with a zest for networking using their natural communication skills to help build and manage prospects with the confidence and capability to network at Board level.

The successful candidate will have a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, along with the combined written and IT skills to produce high quality funding applications, and the ability to record all donor communications using a bespoke fundraising database. The role also requires the post holder to have some flexibility on hours of work as some evenings and occasional weekend working will be required.

To apply, please visit to download the role profile and complete an application and equal opportunity form and email to

No agencies please.

Closing date: Friday 12th May at 5pm, dependent on applications received.

Interviews: First stage interviews will be held on Friday 26th May.

Image: Town Hall by Mike Gutteridge.