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Salary or training bursary: £40,000 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Open to all
Apply by:30/03/2020 - 23:59
Start date:27 April 2020
Start date flexible

Development Manager

Are you experienced in fundraising with great proactive skills? If so, apply now to join an international theatre company…

Complicité is an international touring theatre company based in London led by Artistic Director and co-founder Simon McBurney. Complicité creates work that strengthens human interconnection, using the complicity between performer and audience that is at the heart of the theatrical experience. Complicité works across art forms, believing theatre, opera, film, installation, publication and participatory arts can all be sites for the collective act of imagination. Founded in 1983, the Company has won over 50 major theatre awards worldwide.

Complicité are looking for a Development Manager to join their team. They will be responsible for crafting and delivering a new fundraising strategy for the Company. A senior strategic role, the ideal candidate will have a successful track record of generating funds, be confident in working independently and be motivated by the opportunity to shape Complicité’s fundraising strategy.


Strategy & Planning

  • Develop short and long-term fundraising strategies
  • Develop a strong and persuasive ‘case-for-support’ to seek out new opportunities
  • Create fundraising plans for all productions and projects
  • Plan and implement a programme of effective fundraising initiatives and events, including an online appeal presence
  • Develop fundraising budgets
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of fundraising strategy

Operational & Management

  • Implement new ways of engaging with supporters/donors
  • Work to develop and oversee the delivery of business plan
  • Produce quarterly fundraising reports
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory compliances
  • Act as ambassador for the Company, raising its profile and inspiring others to donate
  • Keep abreast of key fundraising trends
  • Contribute to journey towards environmental responsibility



  • Proven track record of conducting fundraising development strategies, preferably within cultural/not for profit sectors
  • Creative and strategic thinker with a flexible attitude
  • Self-starter, able to work to ambitious income targets
  • Able to build collaborative relationships with stakeholders
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively in a wide range of media
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Experience in managing expenditure and income budgets


  • Experience of digital platforms and fundraising
  • Knowledge of CRM systems
  • Experience of running fundraising events

This opportunity is open to all candidates