Associate Director of Development

Salary - £60k
Location - Manchester Lancashire
Type - Perm
Discipline - Fundraising

Organisation - Science Museum Group
Agency Contact - Amelia Lee
Reference - J19861

The Science Museum Group's five world-class museums are on a mission to 'inspire futures' as one of the UK’s key national resources with unparalleled collections in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. As Associate Director of Development for the Science and Industry Museum (SIM) in Manchester and the National Science and Media Museum (NSMM) in Bradford, you’ll shape and deliver a transformational growth strategy leading a specialist team of philanthropy and sponsorship experts.

Working closely with Museum Directors at SIM and NSMM as part of the senior leadership team, you’ll support organisational strategy and delivery of a group-wide vision. With significant redevelopment plans for all the Northern sites over the coming years, there is both need and desire for a step-change in philanthropy and sponsorship to embed fundraising more holistically and engage a wider range of funders in more meaningful ways.

From major relationships with corporates, trusts and philanthropists, to potential opportunities within the public sector and Higher Education, your expertise in a range of income streams will enable you to lead seamlessly across well-travelled and lesser known paths.

Relationship management of a diverse pool of senior stakeholders and decision-makers is the golden thread running throughout; making gravitas, influence and authenticity vital elements in the make-up of our perfect candidate. Navigating the complex landscape of a national multi-site organisation, building political allies and driving forward new fundraising opportunities in unchartered territory will require a highly skilled, tested and proven leader.

You'll be inspirational and encouraging in your management style with a previous track record of galvanizing the skills and abilities of a high-performing income generation team. We're looking for a confident, authoritative and approachable figurehead with absolute commitment to personal and team development.

Flexible, life and family-friendly working policies and a fantastic benefits package. Based from either Manchester or Bradford with expectation of regular presence at both sites and in London.

For further information on what could be a career-defining role, please apply with a copy of your CV in the first instance to Amelia Lee or Nick Billingham: or

Deadline: 9am on Wednesday 22nd May for completed applications.

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