Closing date: Monday 20 June, 12 noon

With a worldwide audience of more than half-amillion people, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra embraces a broad repertoire that enables it to reach the most diverse audience of any British symphony orchestra. The Orchestra is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced fundraising professional to the role of Head of Development.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience working within the arts, with excellent knowledge and understanding of the needs and requirements of the live performance sector and the necessary skills to shape and implement an exciting development strategy for the next chapter in the Orchestra’s history.

As part of an organisational restructuring, the RPO has brought together its marketing and fundraising functions to sit within a Business Development Department. The department is charged with revenue generation across earned and contributed income streams, as well as maximising the value and impact of the RPO brand.

The Head of Development will report to the Business Development Director/Deputy Managing Director and work closely with the Head of Sales and Marketing to fulfil the Orchestra’s fundraising strategy and meet Arts Council England’s ‘Let’s Create’ objectives. The post holder will lead the Development Team, which, in turn, will deliver a refreshed Development Strategy that supports the Orchestra’s annual schedule of performances, events and community/education programmes.

This is a permanent full-time position. The salary range is £45,000 to £48,500 per annum, according to experience.

For more information, download the Guide for Applicants (PDF) document.

To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All applications should include “Head of Development” in the email subject line and should be addressed to Huw Davies, Deputy Managing Director.

The closing date for applications is Monday 20 June, 12 noon. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews taking place on Friday 1 July.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to equal opportunities.

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