Institute of Imagination – Campaign Director

Institute of Imagination – Campaign Director

Title: Campaign Director
Reports to: Chief Executive
Responsible for: Team of five
Salary: Competitive
Location: Spitalfields, London

Every person is born with the capability to imagine – bursting with curiosity, wonder and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. But children today have less time and space than ever to flex their imaginations.

The Institute of Imagination (iOi) is creating a new kind of space for imaginations to grow – a world-class cultural destination in London.

To bring the iOi to life, we’re working with experts, teachers, parents and – most important of all – children and young people. All united by the belief that imagination matters.

Having delivered a successful and impactful community programme, through our Imagination Lab, which has seen us engage more than 45,000 people, our focus is now on building our permanent home – the iOi campus – which we plan to open in 2023. To do this, we need to raise £40m through a capital appeal, securing income from major donors, corporate partners and trusts & foundations.

Why do we need you?

Our income has doubled every year for the last four years. We are now at a critical point in the development of our fundraising operation, as we move from private to public fundraising and shift from raising funds for both revenue and capital to focusing squarely on capital. We therefore need a senior leader to drive a four-year fundraising campaign and to lay the foundations for our fundraising operation beyond campus opening.

Managing a team of 5 and reporting to the Chief Executive, with great latitude for independent decision-making, the Campaign Director will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for overall campaign strategy, planning multi-year, multi-faceted approaches to financial resource development and with accountability for team and budget performance.

Based in Second Home Spitalfields, we offer a competitive remuneration package with a flexible working arrangement and a great team to work, learn and grow with!

For more information and to apply please visit the microsite:

Alternatively, if you would like to have an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultant, Simon Callaghan, at Peridot Partners – 07702 678658 or

Apply by: Monday 1st April

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