Trust Development Manager

Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust

  • Location: Dunoon
  • From £30,000 per annum
  • Hours: Full Time Contract
  • Contact: Dava Sagenkahn

Salary Range : £30 to £35k per annum

Duration: Fixed Term 24 Months 

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.
Some weekend hours expected.
Post will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland Check.


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