Alina Cojocaru, Isaac Hernandez and English National Ballet in Cinderella in-the-round © Ian Gavan.

We are looking for an experienced Fundraising Events Manager, with a track record of leading successful Galas and special events, who has excellent communication skills, creativity and strong financial acumen.

The Special Events Manager is a new post within English National Ballet’s Development department, responsible for managing and delivering fundraising events including the Annual Gala with an annual income target of c. £600k. The Special Events Manager will work closely with the Development Director to lead effective volunteer committees and collaborate with colleagues across the Development, Events and Marketing & Communications teams.


Experience and knowledge

  • A proven track record of successful special event delivery and Gala management to reach agreed income and other targets
  • Experience of managing multiple and complex projects with different stakeholders
  • Experience of managing volunteer committees
  • Demonstrable budgeting and financial management skills
  • Able to spot opportunities and work collaboratively to maximise them
  • Demonstrable knowledge of GDPR, fundraising standards and Gift Aid

Skills and abilities

  • Clear, confident and persuasive communicator with excellent relationship building skills
  • Creative, self-motivated and target-driven
  • Ability to lead and motivate colleagues, committee members and volunteers
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Effective in using CRM databases (preferably Tessitura) to manage and track relationships, guest lists and bookings, and income
  • Inspire credibility and trust by acting openly, professionally and respectfully at all times

Job Details

Salary: £32,000 – £35,000 dependent on experience

Hours of working: Normal office hours are 10am – 6pm Mon-Fri.   Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required.

Normal place of work: English National Ballet, 41 Hopewell Square, London E14 0QL

Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 22 July 2019

 Selection Process: Interviews will take place w/c 29 July

How to apply
Download the full job description, then please send your CV and covering letter providing evidence of your ability and experience, and the names of your two most referees to