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Development Manager, Collections

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Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time 

Working hours:36 working hours per week 

Salary:£35,106 per annum (inclusive of a £2,000 per annum Market Rate Allowance) 

Location:London - Tate Britain, Millbank 

Closing date:03 February 2020 at 17:00 

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the strongest fundraising teams in the UK. In this role, you will play a central part in growing and strengthening the national collection, by securing donations of art and cash and developing long-term relationships with Tate’s supporters.

You will work closely with the Head of Collection Development, Tate curators and colleagues across the gallery to secure gifts of cash and works of art for the Tate collection, craft compelling cases for support and develop a pipeline of future fundraising prospects and priorities. As a key contact for a portfolio of major donors, independent charities and funding bodies, you will proactively manage these relationships and deepen their engagement with Tate. You will deliver a world-class stewardship programme and take initiative in devising new and innovative ways to promote the objectives of Tate. In addition, you will contribute to the strategic relationship development of current and prospective donors with the capacity to give both to the collection and to Tate-wide programmes. Your desire to hone your skills by working with some of the best fundraisers in their field will be key to your success in this role. Along the way, you will be exposed to some of the world’s leading art collectors, philanthropists and curators.

You have demonstrable experience in donor or client development in a similar environment, combined with the vision and ability to drive fundraising efforts to secure major gifts of art and cash for the collection. As an enthusiastic self-starter with outstanding project-management skills, you will bring a flair for juggling a busy and varied workload. A great communicator with a proven ability to write compelling cases for support as well as reports you will inspire others in support of Tate’s vision. Using your excellent relationship-building skills, diplomacy and collaborative approach, you will develop and maintain effective relationships with high-achieving individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. What’s more, you are a team player with an innate ability to promote an inclusive, respectful and collaborative culture within a team and across a large organisation.

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