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Head of Development

Bradford City of Culture 2025 is set to deliver more than 1,000 new performances and events including 365 artist commissions, a series of major arts festivals and major national and international collaborations. We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Development to join us as part of our senior management team – to lead our fundraising strategy, corporate partnerships and funder relationships.

Leading philanthropic income generation across corporate, trust and foundation, and individual supporters, and managing our relationships with statutory and lottery funders this role will build and deliver fundraising strategy across all our programmes.

Recruiting and leading a development team you will be a visible and highly effective ambassador for Bradford 2025 with partners from major national and corporate sponsors, statutory funders, and high value individual philanthropists through to local community groups.

  • Hours: 37 hours a week (can be worked flexibly, but the role is largely office-based)
  • Salary: £70,000 per annum
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension contribution: 5%
  • Fixed term contract to March 2026

How to apply

To apply submit a 2 page covering letter and 2 page CV outlining how your skills and experiences meet the criteria of the role and why you want to work for Bradford 2025, to [email protected]. Closing date: Monday 13 March, 12pm.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Matthew Swann at Achates Recruits, who are supporting us in the recruitment of this role, at [email protected].

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