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Director of Development

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Sadler's Wells is a world-leading creative organisation - a place where artists come together to create dance and where we welcome everyone to experience and be inspired.

This is an exciting and complex time in the theatre's history as they recover from the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on our business model, and work towards opening a fourth venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London in 2023. The new Director of Development will play a crucial role in this recovery and future vision.

Director of Development


£65,000 - £70,000 per annum

As the Director of Development, you will play a crucial role in realising the organisational values at both a strategic and operational level. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and skilled fundraiser, as well as a leader with strong influential and negotiation skills. You will have demonstrable experience of devising, implementing and delivering effective fundraising strategies.

Building effective relationships and sharing a passion for the importance of Sadler's Wells' work with major donors, sponsors and individual supporters is essential, as is the ability to work creatively and collaboratively across teams.

Application Information

Closing date for completed applications is 11.59 on Tuesday 1st June 2021. Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 7th June 2021.

Sadler's Wells is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applications from Black, Asian and those belonging to ethnic groups that are currently underrepresented within the Arts. Applications from deaf and disabled communities and low socio-economic backgrounds are also welcome. As a user of the Disability Confident Scheme, Sadler's Wells guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in the Job Pack.

Sadler's Wells also works collaboratively with Parents in Performing Arts (PiPA) in efforts to support parents and carers within the industry.

To Apply

In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance. Should your experience be suitable, we will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to connecting with you soon.


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