Development Manager, Manchester Collective

SALARY: £34,000 P/A


We are very excited to be on the hunt for a new member of the Manchester Collective team!

This is a new, Manchester-based role that will continue to evolve as the work of the Collective grows over the coming years. The job will involve managing and enlarging our donor ‘family’, devising and delivering individual giving campaigns and cultivation events, and ensuring effective data management to support and inform the overall development function at Manchester Collective.

We are looking for someone who has enough experience to be able to take leadership in these areas, but who also enjoys working creatively and collaboratively. The successful applicant will be excited about the kind of organisation that Manchester Collective is and has the potential to become. They will be unafraid to break with convention – in our world, common practice is very rarely best practice – and will have the knowledge and experience to produce work of the highest quality.

The role has been advertised on a full-time basis, however we are very happy to discuss alternative (ie. part-time) working arrangements at interview.


While an extensive knowledge of classical music is not essential, it is important to us that applicants engage with the arts on a broader level and have passions of their own – whether those interests lie in the worlds of literature, cooking, visual art, country music, textiles, or any other field. It doesn’t matter what these passions are, but it’s vital that they exist. That special spark, or curiosity, is one of the magic ingredients we are looking for when it comes to good development staff.

The Development Manager will work most closely with the Development Director, but also with the Chief Executive and Communications Director where appropriate.

Find out more about the role and how to apply by reading the full job pack here and apply by 5.00pm on Friday 23 July 2021.