JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of Development at Scottish Chamber Orchestra

21 April 2022

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The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s National Performing Companies, and plays a major role in the cultural life of this country. The Orchestra is made up of an exceptional group of highly talented and creative musicians, each one committed to transforming and enhancing lives and communities throughout Scotland and beyond through the power of inspirational music-making.

As we look towards our 50th Anniversary in 2024 and anticipate the opening of our new home – the Dunard Centre – in the heart of Edinburgh, this is an exciting and significant time for the organisation and we are looking to appoint an exceptional individual as Director of Development. Reporting to the Chief Executive, our new Director of Development will be a vital member of our Senior Management Team. Working in a highly collaborative and supportive environment across all teams, and in regular communication with the musicians of the Orchestra, our Chorus and Board of Directors, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of an ambitious fundraising strategy, developing a compelling case for support and seeking new sources of income from an expanding group of donors and partners.

The successful candidate will bring a track record of successfully developing and delivering across all areas of fundraising strategies, including fundraising nationally and internationally. They will demonstrate the strategic vision, leadership and communication skills to build relationships and profile across the organisation and externally with donors and stakeholders.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit : quoting the reference 5779

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon BST on Friday 13th May 2022.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered Charity Number: SC015039


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