Trust Development Manager Job Description

Published: 18 November 2019

Job Title:
Trust Development Manager
Date:   November 2019
Duration:   Fixed term – 24 months
Salary:   £30 to £35k/annum
Hours:   Full time
Reports to:   Board of the Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust (DBHT)
Number of Direct Reports:  9 Staff
Authority Limit:  Tbc

Job purpose:           

·       To demonstrate inspired leadership to paid staff and volunteers ensuring that the team works in a professional, welcoming and effective manner to reflect the community values the Hall represents.

·       To work closely with the Board to implement the business plan and to deliver the strategic direction of the Trust whilst instilling confidence that the DBHT’s objectives will be met.

·       To secure income generation for DBHT through (1) a structured fundraising and income-generating programme (2) event planning and delivery such as weddings, conferences and ticketed programmes (3) to develop sponsorship and legacy programmes.

·       To represent the Hall and strengthen strategic external stakeholder relationships.

The post holder is expected to work with the Board to evolve this role into a permanent post if they are successful in growing the various income streams.

Core Responsibilities:

These are the core responsibilities for this role and is not an exhaustive list. The post holder will be required to undertake any other relevant tasks as requested.

·      To lead the DBHT into a sustainable business using Board expertise where necessary.

·      To lead by example and display a positive and can-do style to create and maintain the organisational environment that engenders success.

·       To develop and agree an annual operating plan with the Board and provide clear and regular reporting on progress to the Board.

·       To ensure all expenditure is within budget and oversee that accounts are accurate and up to date.

·       To arrange for production of monthly management accounts and cashflow.

·       To communicate with auditors regarding the timely production of year end accounts.

·       To develop with the team and Board a diverse programme of activities including concerts, community events, weddings, and conferences to deliver income contained within the operational plan.

·       To develop initiatives and manage project resources to prioritise DBHT effort that will contribute to the success of the business plan.

·       To establish and deliver a multifaceted marketing plan to promote DBHT activities locally and nationally.

·       To develop constructive and effective relationships with all stakeholders.

·       To provide leadership and management to the Hall employees including but not limited to day-to-day management, performance management and training and development.

·       To identify and pursue fundraising and grant opportunities.

·       To ensure all regulatory requirements are met.


Person Specification

These are the skills, experience and qualification required to undertake the role

·       Proven leadership experience of running a similar size organisation / venue

·       Demonstratable track record of income generation in a similar business

·       Experience of managing budgets up to £300k

·       Experience of working with funders such as Big Lottery, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Creative Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund

·       Experience of financial management in particular creating cashflow forecasts, budgets and cash flow projections

·       Proven people management experience

·       Exceptional communication skills including listening skills

·       Solution orientated, considered yet active in problem-solving

·       Computer literate with office software, spreadsheets and databases

·       Experience or knowledge of visual or performing arts

·       Experience or knowledge of heritage or tourism

·       Experience in areas of regeneration or social development

·       Experience of community projects in town communities

·       Experience / familiarity with volunteer management

·       Experience / familiarity of intergenerational programmes

·       Practical financial skills including basic management accounts (actual vs budget)

·       Flexibility to work weekends and evenings with notice

·       Able to travel


Additional Information

The post holder is expected to reside within a reasonable travelling distance of Dunoon.

Post will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland Check

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