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Head of Development Operations

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Head of Development Operations

  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £48,000 - £55,000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Philippa Bryant

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    28 Feb 00:00


Closing date: 9am Wednesday 26 February 2020
Interview date: w/c Monday 9 March 2020
Salary: £48,010 - £54,997 per annum

Founded in 1882, The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2019 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the fourth consecutive year. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Reporting to the Director of Development & Alumni Engagement, and working closely with other senior DAE colleagues, the post-holder will play a crucial role in the strategic development of DAE, especially at this hugely exciting period of the More Music Campaign. You will maximise the impact of RCM's relationships with donors, Friends, and Alumni through the creation and implementation of strategies, systems, and reporting; helping build appropriate and lasting relationships at all levels. You will possess:

  • Demonstrable prospect research and database management experience

  • Experience of budget and KPI setting and monitoring

  • Experience and knowledge of the principles of effective stewardship

Experience of effectively leading a small team & forging meaningful relationshipsA sound knowledge of Gift Aid and other tax-effective giving mechanisms, along with experience of working within a fundraising campaign, would be highly desirable.

To apply:

Please visit the Royal College of Music website for further details and to apply:,30322,en.aspx

If you would like an initial conversation about the role, please contact Philippa Bryant, Lead Consultant (Senior Fundraising Appointments) at Charity People with a copy of your CV (Word doc.) / 020 7939 7443

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time, basis and is available from early March.