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Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust: Head of Development

A dynamic, innovative and successful development professional, you will lead the diverse fundraising campaign for Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and be a key member of the Senior Management Team at this exciting stage in the restoration of Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor and its adjoining contemporary art gallery.

Pitzhanger Manor is the Grade 1 listed ‘country’ house of Sir John Soane, built in 1800 in what was then rural Ealing, West London.  Pitzhanger is a rare example of a building Soane designed, built and lived in himself, and which he used to test out and showcase some of his most iconic architectural ideas.  Pitzhanger is undergoing a £12m HLF and ACE-supported building project which will restore Soane’s original quirky design and upgrade the adjacent Gallery so it can stage exciting and challenging contemporary art exhibitions.  Once restored the Trust will be responsible for running the site and re-opening it to the public in late 2018. 

The Trust is thus in start-up mode, hiring staff, and preparing to run what it is determined will be a thriving heritage and arts site with the related commercial operations. Reporting to the Director, and working in a close-kinit entrepreneurial team you will play a crucial role in building the new development team, establishing valuable relationships and developing exciting new fundraising opportunities. You will create and lead the delivery of the fundraising strategy to raise both the capital required for completion of the restoration project as well as the revenue funding required to support Pitzhanger’s public programme and outreach activities.  You will bring demonstrable fundraising skills and experience, and a proven track record of initiating and securing major gifts.  In addition you must be flexible and entrepreneurial, and motivated by the opportunity to help shape the growing Pitzhanger team.   You will have creative ideas about how to attract support from a wide range of donors. As a member of the senior management team you will have excellent communication skills, keen attention to detail and an ability to build collaborative relationships both within the organisation and with supporters.

For the full job description please see below. To arrange an informal discussion with the Director about the role please email

To apply please send your CV plus a covering letter (max 2 sides A4) summarising how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification to

Deadline: 8pm Tuesday 10th October.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 19th October. 

Please see below for our current vacancies. Full job descriptions are available to download at the foot of the page.