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Job Opportunity: Fundraising and Business Development Manager, LIFT Festival

LIFT is looking to appoint a Fundraising & Business Development Manager - a career-shaping role for an exceptional individual with a track record across the fundraising spectrum to join LIFT at a pivotal moment as they approach their 2020 festival.

Here's what they have to say:

The Fundraising & Business Development Manager will work with LIFT’s Executive Director to innovate and aim high in raising the funds needed to fulfil our mission of presenting resonant, exciting and powerful international theatre and performance to London audiences.

A full job description, person specification and further information about LIFT can be found in the Recruitment Pack.

Applicants should submit a CV and brief statement (maximum two A4 sides) describing your suitability for the position, as well as a 500 word response to this question starter: “These are two funding challenges to organisations like LIFT and this is how I plan to tackle them”.

Please submit your application and completed equal opportunities form by email with ‘Fundraising & Business Development Manager’ in the subject line to

The deadline has been extended to midnight on Wednesday 27 November 2019.

Applicants should provide contact details for two references, we will seek your permission before making direct contact with any referees. All offers of employment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

LIFT is committed to being a truly inclusive organisation – from our Trustees and team members to our audience and participants. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector including disabled people and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Our organisation has a flexible and adaptive environment that allows our small, dedicated team to flourish. We are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. We will explore this with candidates at interview stage.

LIFT is based at Toynbee Studios in East London. The building and office are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

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