Development Manager, Octagon Theatre Bolton

Development Manager, Octagon Theatre Bolton

The Octagon is a highly regarded producing theatre with a strong local connection and a national reputation. We create work that ranges from new plays to classics, and musicals to site specific productions. The Theatre is entering an exciting period in its history: reaching new audiences under new artistic leadership, celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2017-18 and in 2018-19 completing a £10m capital project that will transform the building and set the course for the future.

The Development Manager is a critical role, working closely with the Head of Development to manage our annual programme fundraising activity and to support the capital appeal, helping to grow our long-term development capabilities.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding individual who has a proven track record in fundraising and is looking to develop their experience across all aspects of fundraising. We are looking for a versatile development professional, with particular experience of managing membership or supporter schemes and systems management. A background in arts and culture is not essential for someone who can share our values and who can inspire others to support the arts.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation going through a period of considerable change and growth. Excellent collaboration and communication skills are essential, as is the drive and passion to make a major difference to our organisation.

This is a full time, permanent contract.

Salary: £23,000 pro rata.

Deadline: 9am on Monday 21 November 2016.

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