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Development Officer (permanent role), HOME

HOME first opened its doors in May 2015: a new, £25m multi-art form venue for Manchester, operated by Greater Manchester Arts Centre (GMAC). Since opening, we have welcomed over 3 million visitors and contributed over £101 million to the Greater Manchester economy.

We became one of the few UK organisations to produce new work across theatre, visual art and cinema, achieving local, national and international artistic recognition.

Our programme is presented across:

Five state-of-the-art cinemas, presenting one of the UK’s most celebrated programmes of independent film

Two theatres – c.500 seat proscenium arch, T1; and c.130 seat flexible studio theatre, T2 – presenting HOME produced productions

500m2 contemporary visual art space

Digital platforms

Talent development and engagement spaces

In the communities of Manchester

HOME’s Development team fundraises more than £850k each year to help deliver this activity, in addition to funding from Manchester City Council, Arts Council England, BFI and Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

The Development Team inspires donors to support a range of activities including our high-quality public programme, artist development programmes, widening access to the arts and supporting Manchester’s next generation of creative talent.

As Development Manager, you will establish and develop productive working relationships with mid and major funders across a range of sources. You will develop strategies for growth and work closely with the Development Officer and wider team to deliver these.

To find out more please visit the HOME website and download the full recruitment pack.

Individual giving

  • Achieve a personal income target from small to mid-level donors
  • Work with the Development Manager to manage HOME’s low to mid-level donations programme, ensuring strong donor retention, recruitment and upgrades
  • Oversee the delivery of a programme of supporter opportunities across the year including campaigns and events
  • Work with the Development Manager to manage HOME’s on-site giving (donation boxes, restaurant add-on’s and point of sale)
  • Take responsibility for stewarding relationships with individual supporters including arranging meetings, visits and organising supporter events throughout the year
  • Research potential donors and work with the wider team in delivering the strategy for recruiting them
  • Work closely with the Development Assistant and the Marketing Team to oversee all supporter communications, including scheduling and writing content

Trusts and Foundations

  • Achieve a personal income target from trusts and foundations by writing applications for small grants (under £20,000) and managing said grant communications/reporting
  • Conduct research into possible funding streams for priority projects
  • Support the Development Manager and Development Director in gathering data for larger grant applications and the production of large-scale funding reports

Corporate Giving

  • Work with the Development Manager to account manage some of HOME’s key corporate partnerships, ensuring the partnerships provide significant value and benefit to both corporate partners and HOME. This will include regular meetings with partners, ensuring sponsorship requirements are met in a timely and professional manner, and making sure HOME stands out in the marketplace
  • Research and identify new corporate prospects

How to Apply

Please visit the website to find out more and how to apply