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Head of Business Development
10 Nov 2023
Head of Business Development
Are you a driven and dynamic person with a passion for the arts and an entrepreneurial mindset? Do you have a proven track record in increasing revenue streams? Could you combine your business acumen and creativity to play a critical and strategic role in helping Business to Arts to achieve its ambitions and impact on society?
Brightwater are delighted to partner exclusively with Business to Arts and we are looking for a dynamic individual to join this high-performing and supportive team, in a varied role fundamental to the success of Business to Arts corporate and donor engagement.
About Business to Arts
Business to Arts (BtoA) is a 35-year-old membership-based charitable organisation that connects the corporate and cultural sectors through purposeful partnerships. Their mission is to encourage greater investment in the arts for the benefit of wider society and to build resilience and sustainable capacity within the arts sector.
About the Role
Reporting to the CEO, as the Head of Business Development you will form part of the executive leadership team and will work closely with the Head of Communications &
Partnerships, the Arts Portfolio Manager, and the Curatorial Projects Manager to support
the development and delivery of wider services, and co-line-manage the Membership, Events & Projects Manager.
The Head of Business Development will be an experienced fundraiser, business development executive, account manager, or similar who knows how to quickly mobilise
new prospect pipelines and convert leads, attracting, building, and maintaining
relationships across the corporate sector and beyond.
The successful candidate must have the drive to reach challenging revenue targets and
KPIs to ensure a sustainable future for Business to Arts by proactively increasing
opportunities for corporate engagement and the retention of these relationships.
You will be a consummate networker with a proven track record of winning
business/securing membership and working successfully with corporate clients,
members and/or private donors.
Summary of Responsibilities
Consistently focus on achieving monthly and quarterly targets for the
Membership & Projects team
Generate new pipeline and portfolio of member prospects, diversifying
BtoA’s donor base
Retain annual membership income and building on this baseline to gain
Oversee the development and delivery of Advisory Services to Patrons and Members
Develop engaging and compelling narratives for membership lead generation.
Work collaboratively with the Head of Communications & Partnerships to deliver and monitor the impact of campaigns
Oversee and manage member projects and events budgets.
Collaborate in preparing realistic quarterly and annual targets, cashflow statements, and budget projections.
Create plans and initiatives and embed best practice processes to deliver upon
strategy and achieve targets.
Oversee and develop CRM and data collection to create meaningful reporting and focus tactical interventions.
Develop an annual fundraising plan and budget
Manage resources and tasks including goal-setting and ensuring projects stay within scope and on track.
3-5 years’ experience in a demanding business development, membership management, client account or project management role
A proven track record in revenue generation, business development, and achieving annual KPIs
Experience building prospect pipelines, pitching and negotiating
A proven track record of building and maintaining a portfolio of client/member relationships
Delivering collaborative projects on time and within budget
Developing strategic communications, events and networking experiences
Understanding of ESG and CSR
Exceptional analytical skills
A graduate in the area of business studies, marketing, arts management or a related discipline
Remuneration and Contract
Base €60,000-€65,000 + Scaled performance-related incentive package
35 hours working week.
23 days annual leave per year in addition to public holidays and seasonal office
Blended at Dublin office, client-based (Dublin & National) & remote.
For more information on this position contact
on 01-4871186 or hit the apply button below to send your cv. Alternatively, contact him directly via