Partnerships & Development Manager

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
29 Mar 2018
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Partnerships & Development Manager

SALARY:                 £30-35k depending on experience

LOCATION:             Hull

CONTRACT TYPE:    Full time until March 2021

THE ROLE We’re looking for an experienced Partnerships & Development Manager or fundraiser to secure funding that will deliver the legacy arising from Hull UK City of Culture, focusing on the three-year period from 2018 to 2020. With an excellent track record of obtaining funds from corporate sponsors, charitable trusts & foundations, high net worth individuals, National Lottery distributors and public sector organisations, you will manage a varied portfolio of supporters and develop new funding prospects.

Based in Hull and with occasional travel to other cities across the UK, you will have experience of working with private and public sector funders, ideally gained within an arts and cultural context. You will be confident and entrepreneurial, able to instil a sense of credibility, and create and pitch the proposition for Hull’s future.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the success of 2017 by helping to plan, coordinate and implement new fundraising and partnership activity for a city with big plans.


  • Of graduate calibre, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in a

development or fundraising environment, ideally within the arts / cultural sector.

  • A proven track record in securing major (five or six-figure) grants or sponsorships.
  • Knowledge of the UK public funding landscape especially the private sector.
  • Well established network of active corporates and supporters within the arts and cultural sector, ideally in Hull.
  • Ability to form a strong case for support, and to tailor proposals to match funders’


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including persuasion, diplomacy, networking and the ability to represent the organisation effectively to senior decision makers and high- profile individuals.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and to be proactive in developing proposals and in solving problems.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and written proposals.
  • Outstanding planning, project management and organisational skills, including the ability to deliver to multiple priorities while retaining a thorough attention to detail.
  • IT literate, with proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Able to work evening and weekend hours as required.


  • A self-starter, with motivation, commitment and enthusiasm.
  • Resilient, with the ability to cope with pressure and high expectations.
  • A diligent individual who takes pride in their work, with a strong focus on attention to detail.
  • Team player.
  • Creative and excited by the transformative power of the arts.
  • A hard-worker willing to adapt to different creative projects.


CLOSING DATE:                23:59 on Sunday 22 April 2018

INTERVIEW DATE:            Monday 30 April 2018

Hull 2017 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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