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Development Manager Tamasha

Join Tamasha’s small, dedicated, and passionate team as their Development Manager. You’ll design and implement a fundraising campaign to celebrate and capitalise on their 35th anniversary, ensuring integration with their usual programme to continue to grow their income long into the future.

  • Location: Hybrid/Camden
  • Salary: £45,000 FTE – (salary £27,000 pro rata for part time, 18-month contract with likely extension)
  • Closing date: CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Who we are

In 2025, Tamasha will celebrate 35 years — a rare achievement for a Global Majority, ethnically diverse-led company. We champion inclusivity, recognising how intersectionality can amplify inequalities, and our team and Board are female and GM-led.

Our vision is to redefine UK theatre with stories that celebrate the world in which we live, challenging prevailing connections and launching careers along the way.

We are a dedicated home for both emerging and established Global Majority artists. Our flagship Developing Artists (DA) programme holds space for all GM artists to create and share new narratives.

Annually, we support 150-200 artists, nurturing voices from nearly every GM community in the UK.

Tamasha Digital is unparalleled for a company of our size, trailblazing immersive walking adventures, original audio dramas and insightful podcasts.

We are a truly national organisation, cultivating over 50 partnerships in the last five years to support national delivery. Over the same period, we have reached over 18,600 live audiences with our touring productions, as well as nearly 300,000 people who have engaged with our work online.

Our vision is to redefine UK theatre with stories that celebrate the world in which we live, challenging prevailing connections and launching careers along the way.

About the role

Taken on 8th September 2023 at the Royal Exchage Theatre, Manchester

In this role, you will design and implement the strategy for Tamasha’s anniversary fundraising campaign. The campaign will be built around our annual programme of work including an exciting new touring production, our talent development programme and the launch of our new archive at Bishopsgate Institute — alongside a focus on increasing individual philanthropy and trusts and foundations support.

You will launch this major campaign, working in tandem with our Development Consultant and closely with the senior management team to reach our ambitious but realistic target. You will have the full backing and support of colleagues across the organisation to help you succeed.

This campaign will be a key part of the wider goal of continuing to diversify Tamasha’s income sources. As public funding diminishes, we are seeking to address this reduction.

You will design and implement strategies to approach new grant-making partners whilst ensuring current partners are well stewarded. You’ll also spearhead new initiatives to target wealthy individuals and attract corporate sponsorship.

Key to Tamasha is the sustainability of the programmes you introduce; we aim to build a three-year pipeline of support to allow the organisation to grow capacity.

You will set reasonable targets as you create a path to achieving incremental growth, embedding it into the company.

You’ll be empowered to take ownership of fundraising; this is a broad role with the freedom and autonomy to formulate ideas. We value insights and curiosity that help us to grow.

This is a fixed term 18-month contract, with the possibility of extension beyond that point.

Following our successful anniversary campaign, Tamasha will be looking to increase core fundraising capacity and the post-holder will be invited to contribute to the onward planning of revenue activity.

We champion inclusivity, recognising how intersectionality can amplify inequalities, and our team and Board are female and GM-led.

Who we are looking for

We seek an experienced fundraiser who can work individually and collaboratively within a close-knit, committed and highly motivated team.

Small charity or small team experience will be beneficial but is not essential. What is crucial is the understanding that while the role has a focus, the nature of the organisation means your role will be varied.

You will have a proven track record of managing successful individual giving fundraising campaigns and winning grant funding.

Suitable candidates will have a passion for the arts and for increasing representation within the sector, as well as a high degree of creativity and the ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment.

Benefits

  • Pension: The company operates an auto-enrolment pension scheme through NEST pensions and contributes 3% of salary annually (alongside the employee’s contribution of 5%)
  • Hours: Part-time, 3 days a week (i.e., 24 hours per week including breaks). Tamasha’s normal office hours are 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Some evening / weekend working will be required.
  • Holiday: 15 days per annum (plus statutory bank holidays), based on the full-time allowance of 25 days.
  • Location: Primarily at Tamasha offices in Camden NW1. The company supports flexible, and hybrid working and will agree the working pattern with the successful candidate on appointment.
  • Career support: A bespoke development programme will be agreed as needed on appointment, alongside access to professional mentoring if required.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Josh Larkin | josh@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07950 729373

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Josh Larkin

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    Timetable

    Closing date: 12 a.m. midnight Monday 13th May 2024
    Candidates informed of outcome: Tuesday 14th May 2024
    First stage interviews: w/c Monday 20th May 2024
    Second stage interviews: w/c Monday 27th May 2024


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