Head of Development

Gloucester Cathedral

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to join Gloucester Cathedral as it enters a key period of development. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly skilled individual to oversee our small but busy fundraising function, helping to develop and implement our Fundraising Strategy and deliver Cathedral’s Development Plan. You will oversee the depth and breadth of our Fundraising and Development activities, which includes the day-to-day running of the team, delivering our ambitious In Tune Campaign, leading on the development of future capital campaigns and looking after a portfolio of high value donors. You will also play an instrumental role in further developing new relationships with major donors.

We’re looking for a high performing team player with great communication skills, adaptability and an innovative approach to achieving ambitious fundraising targets of circ. £1.5m per year. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team you will help to deliver the Cathedral’s strategic vision and will be responsible for ensuring that our welcome values are lived out on a daily basis through the way that we engage with donors, supporters and partners.

You’ll be working closely with teams across the Cathedral – including our Music Team, Clergy, and Learning & Participation team – so the ability to form positive relationships with various stakeholders is crucial.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least five years’ experience of working in a heritage or visitor attractions leadership role, with a proven track record of securing and growing income, delivering large scale fundraising campaigns and working with major donors
  • Experience of line-managing and leading a staff team at a senior level
  • Excellent time management and the ability to balance numerous priorities and deadlines

Crucially, you will have a genuine passion for exceptional donor care and building meaningful relationships. In return, we offer the rewarding experience of working in a high profile, multi-faceted heritage site with a supportive team who are committed to what they do. Opportunities like this are rare, so if you are looking for a stimulating role where no day is the same, this could be the perfect job for you.

Closing date is 9am on Friday 7th June 2024. Interviews Monday 17th June 2024

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk. To submit your application please email the HR team at recruitment@glosdioc.org.uk with your completed application form before the closing date. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

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