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Chief Alchemist (ALC1269)

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Location: SCVA - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Management & Senior Administrative (ALC)
Closing Date: 09/26/2022
Date Posted: 09/20/2022
Reference: ALC1269


Sainsbury Centre 

Chief Alchemist 
Ref: ALC1269

£35,333 to £42,155 per annum

The Sainsbury Centre is working towards an exciting relaunch in 2023 to tie in with our fiftieth anniversary. This role of Chief Alchemist will be an essential component in helping us to create the necessary resources to support it. Primary responsibilities will be to creatively generate and manage relationships with individual, corporate and regional trusts and foundations giving for Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.  The post-holder will initiate, co-ordinate and manage the activities for individual and corporate giving, working closely with the Director and Board Chair.

In addition, the role will be to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of corporates, high net worth individual donors and prospects to deliver philanthropic income to the Sainsbury Centre.  The role involves personally managing these high value relationships to maximise income streams to the Sainsbury Centre.  The post holder will report directly to the Director.

Applicants must be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and have relevant experience within a museum or Higher Education and/or Charity/Not-for-profit sector. 

The post is available immediately on a full-time, indefinite basis.

Closing Date: 26 September 2022

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.


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Contact Name: Jago Cooper
Telephone: 01603 592467
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