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Hawk's Well recruiting Fundraising and Development Manager

A photograph of the front entrance of Hawk's Well Theatre

Organisation: Hawk’s Well Theatre
Position: Fundraising and Development Manager
Contract: Permanent, full time
Location: Sligo with hybrid working
Salary: €45,000 - €50,000

About our client

Hawk’s Well Theatre
has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years since its foundation in 1982. Its mission is to produce and present inspiring, imaginative, and engaging performances while embracing the vibrant culture alive in Sligo by providing a creative space for performance, collaboration, and learning.

Hawk’s Well Theatre’s Artistic Policy revolves around three focus areas: Inspiring, Creating and Entertaining. It provides a welcoming, friendly venue for the community of Sligo and the North West which gives artistic opportunities to performers in the community.

Hawk’s Well Theatre is now recruiting an ambitious, experienced Fundraising and Development Manager to join its senior management team with overall responsibility for fundraising and income generation. The successful candidate will work with the Director to ensure that Hawk’s Well continues to be financially sustainable in order to meet the needs of the people and diverse communities it serves.

About the role

The Fundraising and Development Manager will work with the Director and Senior Management Team to develop and implement a robust and realistic fundraising and income generation strategy. Key responsibilities will include:
⦁ Developing strong relationships with all stakeholders to understand the work of Hawk’s Well and translate this into appropriate and agreed proposals, asks and campaigns.
⦁ Nurturing existing relationships with supporters and clients
⦁ Planning and executing special events that engage donors
⦁ Identifying new grant funding opportunities
⦁ Providing leadership and line management to inspire excellence in customer experience.

To take on this exciting role, we are seeking a candidate with previous experience developing and implementing successful fundraising and/or income generation strategies. Ideally you will have a track record of fundraising success in at least one of the following income streams: grants and trusts, major donors, corporate, individual giving, research funding, digital/ online fundraising. You will have brilliant communication and networking skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders.

If you’re a collaborative, creative professional with proven success in fundraising, problem solving and relationship building and the ambition, energy, and vision to step into this challenging, exciting role in one of Ireland’s leading regional theatres, we’d love to hear from you!

Application details

Please email for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use ‘Hawk’s Well Theatre – Fundraising and Development Manager’ as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of Fundraising and Development Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of Hawk’s Well Theatre by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Hawk’s Well Theatre CLG is an equal opportunities employer. Hawk’s Well Theatre is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from people of all genders, nationalities, races, cultural backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, different abilities, sexual orientations, or socio-economic statuses.

Closing Date: 12pm (noon) on Tuesday 21st November 2023