Job Title: Development Executive

Employment type: Full-time, 40 hours per week Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00 Fixed term for 12 months with the possibility of extension/permanent contract

Salary: £26,500 – £28,000 per annum depending on experience

Other benefits: 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays Paid 1 hour lunch break

Closing date Midnight 24 March 2022

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About us

Handel & Hendrix in London cares for and presents to the public the homes of two of the greatest musicians ever to have lived in London.

George Frideric Handel lived at 25 Brook Street from 1723 until his death in 1759. It was here that Handel wrote and rehearsed his greatest works, including Messiah. In 1968, Jimi Hendrix moved into an adjoining flat at number 23. Here, in the only place he said he felt truly at home, Hendrix entertained, inspired and collaborated with other icons of British 60s rock music.

We present these buildings as an evolving celebration of Handel and Hendrix’s lives, sharing their music, their stories and our collections as a source of learning, enjoyment and inspiration for all.


About the role

There has never been a more exciting time to join Handel & Hendrix in London. The museum will re-open in May following the £3million ‘Hallelujah Project’ renovations, which will expand the museum’s footprint by more than 60%, complete the restoration of Handel’s home and create new displays about our musicians and about London.

Working closely with the Director, the Development Executive will play a key role in ensuring the museum’s success and financial resilience, stewarding existing supporters and developing relationships with new donors.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

· Administration of the museum’s friends and patrons programmes

· Writing applications to charitable foundations, completing reports and nurturing relationships with funders

· Developing and overseeing appeals to visitors and supporters

· Maintaining the RE_NXT supporter database and using it to its full potential to support prospect management and reporting

· Organising memorable events at the museum and elsewhere for stakeholders and donors


This role is based at 25 Brook Street in the heart of Mayfair, easily accessible by public transport including Bond Street underground. Some homeworking would be considered for this role. For candidates with exceptional experience, we would consider offering the role on a parttime basis.


About you

We are looking for someone who is ready to make a significant contribution in a growing and ambitious organisation. You will have experience in fundraising roles in museums, heritage or comparable environments and can demonstrate a track record of high standards of relationship management and fundraising. A self-starter, you will be motivated to make a significant positive impact at Handel & Hendrix in London by securing new supporters, creating memorable experiences for donors and working with good humour in a tight-knit and busy team.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.


How to apply

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV together with a cover letter addressed to the Director, Simon Daniels, explaining your suitability for the role and your motivations for applying to [email protected] by midnight on Friday 24 March 2023. We reserve the right to close the selection process early when a sufficient number of quality candidates have applied, so please do not delay submitting your application.