Head of Development Events (Maternity Cover)

Discipline: Development (Fundraising)
Job type: Fixed Term
Salary: £50,000
Contact email: recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Job ref: 007842
Published: 9 days ago
Expiry date: 16 Jun 2024 23:59

We are looking for a Head of Development Events to join the National Theatre Development Team on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract.

The purpose of the role


The Head of Development Events is responsible for leading the Events team to deliver a creative programme of events that strengthens the National Theatre’s relationship with its supporters and helps to meet the department’s fundraising goals. The role works closely with the department’s leadership team to devise event strategies for corporates, trusts and individual supporters.   


We are looking for a creative and organised person with experience of managing people and delivering high quality events. They will have outstanding project management and communication skills, and a passion for delivering extraordinary experiences.  


The successful candidate will have the following: 


  • Experience of event management and event delivery
  • People management experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

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 Sunday 16th June 2024 at 11:59pm.


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 recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024