Associate Director of Development

Discipline: Development (Fundraising)
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £80,000
Contact email:
Job ref: 008063
Published: 14 days ago
Expiry date: 15 Jul 2024 12:00

We are looking for an Associate Director of Development to join the National Theatre Development Team.


The purpose of the role


The Associate Director of Development will provide senior leadership in Development, with line-management responsibility for the Head of Corporate Development and Head of Events, and a wider responsibility for department strategy and culture. They will lead their teams to deliver results and grow fundraising income and deliver exceptional events and opportunities for supporters and partners. They will work closely with the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development to help implement and drive the Fundraising strategy and ensure that financial targets are achieved.


The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Significant experience in fundraising, with a record of personally soliciting 6 and 7 figure gifts from businesses
  • Experience of high-impact events and activations
  • Proven experience of leading a high performing team
  • An influential negotiator, skilled at galvanising a range of people including senior stakeholders
  • A strategic thinker

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!


Download the Job Description here.


Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows, subject to availability and policy.

  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)

  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership

  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST

  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy

  • Generous sick pay

  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies

  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy

  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.

  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support

  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.

  • On-site staff canteen and bar

  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network

  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is  Monday 15th July 2024 at 12 noon.


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024