Head of Individual Giving
The Royal Academy of Music is a stimulating and friendly environment with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 50 countries. Based in central London adjacent to Regent's Park, we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since our foundation in 1822. Many of the world's leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focussed on developing tomorrow's musical leaders in a number of disciplines including classical, jazz, and musical theatre.
Philanthropy plays a significant role in the life of the Academy and supports our mission to develop and educate the musicians of tomorrow. The Academy has raised over GBP25 million since 2013 and plans are in progress to determine the scope and scale of a campaign to celebrate the Bicentenary in 2022.
To support the ambitious new Bicentenary campaign we are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Head of Individual Giving to join the Development team. You will be responsible for developing the Academy's individual and annual giving fundraising strategy and for the annual revenue fundraising activities to support the operations of the Academy.
To be successful in this role you will need previous experience of raising funds from individual annual giving programmes and meeting agreed targets along with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of individuals. You will also have strong leadership skills and act as a mentor to your team.
You will be educated to a degree level or equivalent, with excellent IT skills including Raiser's Edge, MS Word and Excel. Experience working in a development team in higher education would be an advantage.
A full recruitment pack for this vacancy can be downloaded from our website via the button below quoting reference 17/023. Completed applications must be received by 10am, Monday 24 th July 2017. Interviews are anticipated to be held on the week commencing the 31 July 2017.
Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
The Academy values diversity and welcomes your application.