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Business Development Director

We are seeking a full time Business Development Director.


Application deadline: November 28th 2019

The National Youth Arts Trust is seeking a Business Development Director to lead on stakeholder, financial and business planning management and help support the day-to-day operations of our small and successful charity.

This is an exciting role at the National Youth Arts Trust and is ideal for an outgoing and self-motivated individual who is comfortable working independently. The role is pivotal and offers a unique opportunity to be involved at an early stage in a developing organisation with a strong board, a notable patron base, and national ambitions.

We are looking for a candidate with experience of business development and strategic planning, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the drive to lead the charity forward into its next phase of development. We hope to find a creative thinker, someone who takes initiative and is self-motivated and adaptable.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Board and the Director of Operations to deepen existing relationships with stakeholders and funders and develop new relationships whilst taking the lead on strategy, business planning, public relations and communications. This role is ideal for someone who is looking for a varied role within a small but ambitious charity.

Full time position from February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a twelve-month contract with a view to extending.

The annual salary is £40,000 and hours of work are 35 hours a week. The successful candidate must be able to work from home but be willing to travel into London for regular meetings and occasional events.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019 in central London with a possible second interview on Friday 13 December 2019.

The full job description can be downloaded here:

To apply, please submit a CV and short covering letter detailing specifically with how you comply with the person specification including details of two references to: by Thursday 28th November 2019.

The National Youth Arts Trust is a small arts charity that exists to widen access to the performing arts for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. It does this through the awarding of bursaries for music, dance and drama lessons, developing and running youth theatre projects in areas of low arts provision, and enabling children to attend professional theatre performances, often for the first time.

Our vision is to see a diverse and inclusive performing arts sector that nurtures talent from any background. We work hard to ensure that talented young people are not at risk of being excluded from training in the arts because of lack of finances.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the vacancy.

We look forward to hearing from you!

National Youth Arts Trust

London EC1V 3AG

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