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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Development Assistant Vacancy with the Unicorn Theatre

We are seeking an Assistant with excellent communication skills, experience in administration and a passion to learn more about fundraising to join our Development team.

In this role, you will gain experience of the three main areas of fundraising – Individuals, Corporates, and Trusts & Foundations, and have the chance to look after your own portfolio of supporters. You will report directly to the Development Director, and work closely with the Individual Giving Manager and Trusts and Foundations Manager.

You will work across all areas of Individual Giving being the day-to-day contact for our regular givers and supporting the Individual Giving Manager and Development Director with Major Donors. You will support the Trusts and Foundations Manager with research and information gathering for reports and applications. You will also manage Development events and the stewardship of our Corporate Supporters, and oversee all areas of administration for the department.

This role offers the opportunity to learn all about the key principles of fundraising within a small and supportive team. You will gain experience in the basics of fundraising operations and techniques, financial processing, event management and relationship building, as well as having the chance to develop your creative, imaginative and strategic skills to deliver supporter communications and stewardship plans. Through working closely with departments across the organisation, you will also grow your understanding and experience of a producing theatre.

This entry-level role will be perfect for someone passionate about the arts who is keen to learn about the part that fundraising plays to make theatre happen in the subsidised sector. It will lay the foundations for a career in fundraising, in the arts or beyond, or could act as a springboard into many other roles and career paths by developing a host of transferable skills and experience.

To apply please head to our website https://www.unicorntheatre.com/jobs or email jobs@unicorntheatre.com