Posted 18 Apr
The National Portrait Gallery

Corporate Development Officer

London, United Kingdom Full Time

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or who are currently contributing to British history and culture.

The Gallery attracts over 2 million visits a year and is among London’s most popular attractions, it reaches and engages these, and further UK and global audiences, with its extensive display, exhibition, research, learning, outreach, publishing, digital and national programmes.

Full-time, 40 hours (5 days) per week
£22,500 per annum
Fixed-term position for 18 months

The Gallery receives less than 40% of its funding through a government grant and generates the rest itself. Fundraised income, from corporations, individuals and trusts and foundations is a key element of this self-generated revenue.

The Corporate Development Officer is a key member of the Corporate Development team, responsible for securing significant support from companies, for exhibitions and various major Gallery projects. Working in a busy and target-driven environment, the post holder will support the team through a wide range of administrative and organisational tasks, including drafting and issuing communications to corporate partners, as well as leading on researching prospective corporate supporters. With strong business acumen and proven experience using CRM systems, the post holder will also track and record prospective supporter outreach through detail-oriented database administration, and liaise closely with the Events team on client activation by monitoring the usage of supporter benefits.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), with previous experience of working in a target-driven fundraising environment, preferably in a museum or heritage organisation. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are vital to this role, along with a high level of proficiency working with customer relationship databases. Excellent customer-service and administrative skills, along with meticulous attention to detail, discretion and diplomacy are also essential.

Full details of this and all other employment opportunities at the Gallery can be found on our website,or requested by e-mailing:

Closing date for returned applications is 9.00am on Monday 24 April 2017. Currently we are expecting to hold interviews on Friday 28 April 2017. Please indicate on the application form if you will not be available on this particular date.

The Gallery is committed to equality and is a member of the Employers’ Forum on Disability, Race for Opportunity and the Equality Exchange.

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