The National Gallery

Development Manager – Principal Gifts


The Development Department is made up of 34 staff with responsibility for generating income from the private sector in support of the mission of the Gallery; so that people can engage with great art.

Each year the Department raises a minimum of £9 million from a combination of individuals, grant-making trusts and companies to support the Gallery’s core activities such as exhibitions, conservation, framing, education, public programmes and digital activities. This is alongside acquisition fundraising to acquire new works of art, which may be as much as £100 million.

This summer we will launch our Bicentenary campaign, NG200: For the Nation, for the World, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of the National Gallery.

By joining the department, you will be part of a high-performing, energetic and motivated team that contributes significantly to the work of the Gallery.


This new, fundraising role will lead our NG200 solicitation and cultivation / stewardship efforts.


This post will require an ambitious and resilient fundraiser to work on all of fundraising and relationship management from individuals, trusts, and foundations with the potential to give principal (seven-figure) gifts – as well as major (six-figure) – towards all aspects of the Gallery’s NG200 Bicentenary Campaign.

The post-holder will have a personal goal of £1m+ each year and therefore significantly contribute towards the overall £50m target to be secured by 2025/26.

This role will also advise on and contribute towards our business as usual and acquisition targets (£34m between 2021/22 and 2025/26).

Click here for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 2 October 2022