Development Manager: Trusts & Foundations

Gemma Colley

Development Manager: Trusts & Foundations

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Development Manager: Trusts & Foundations

£30,000 – £35,000 per annum dependent on experience (pro rata if applicable)

Full-time (37 hours) or part-time (minimum 29.6 hours). Compressed hours would also be considered.

Hybrid working options available with flexible start and finish times.


The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.5 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now established as one of the most successful public art galleries in the UK, attracting critical acclaim and audiences from around the world. We present an ambitious programme of major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art, alongside innovative displays drawn from Wakefield’s growing art collection. Central to our work is our learning programme that engages schools, families, adults and local community groups through inspiring creative learning opportunities. In 2019, we opened The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, to complement our David Chipperfield-designed gallery and provide an inspiring public garden, free for all to enjoy.

We have recently been joined by neighbours Tileyard North, who have developed the 19th century mill complex opposite the gallery into a vibrant hub for the creative industries. We are now embarking upon two capital projects to complete our wider waterfront site, including returning our much-loved playground and creating a workshop and yard space for our Gardener and her team of volunteers.

We are seeking an excellent fundraiser who will be responsible for devising and implementing a strategy to generate income from a broad portfolio of Trusts & Foundations on behalf of The Hepworth Wakefield, including working closely with colleagues to submit compelling applications of the highest standard. The postholder will have excellent communications skills, an understanding of all areas of fundraising and proven experience of securing income from trusts and foundations to achieve targets.
We are committed to improving diversity within our organisation and welcome applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector. For details of our inclusive recruitment practices and for more details about the role please visit

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 4 December 2023
Interviews will take place Tuesday 12 December 2023

Find out more information by visiting: Job vacancies at The Hepworth Wakefield

Application deadline: 9am on Monday 4 December 2023

Event taking place at: Wakefield

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