Head of Policy and Strategic Funding

The role:

The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people`s lives through opera and ballet. It seeks to be accessible and engaging, to develop audiences across the UK and to break new ground in the presentation of lyric theatre. As a charity, we could not maintain our range of activities, whether live or in digital form, from our artistic programme to learning and community outreach activities as well as training the next generations of artists, without the support of our funders, philanthropists and our members.

Following the recent appointment of the current postholder, Lindsey Glen, as Director of the House of Illustration, we are advertising the role of Head of Policy and Strategic Funding. Reporting to the Director of Development and Enterprises and working closely with the Chief Executive and the artistic and learning teams, in this role you will lead all public sector funding and manage key relationships, including with the Arts Council England (ACE). You will also be leading the ROH`s public policy strategies and responses and will play a key role in the ROH`s advocacy strategies.

The ideal candidate will be a team player, able to demonstrate these qualities:

  • An established track record at a senior level with experience in managing policy and strategic funding matters

  • Demonstrated success in delivering strategic funding applications and working across a broad portfolio

  • Ability to develop subject matter expertise in public policy and relevant issues for the sector and strategic funding

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with a broad range of skills to support different types of meetings and staff engagement

  • Ability to follow through on reporting requirements for funding and grant applications

  • Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00am, Monday, 16 November 2020

Interviews will be held by video call on 17 November 2020

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

  • Permanent Contract

  • Part time, 24 hours/week