Achates Recruits and Brings Change

At Achates we support organisations to make change by adopting a purpose led, audience-informed approach to their development. It is through a combined approach giving equal weight to art, audiences and good governance and leadership that organisations can navigate periods of change with integrity and emerge resilient.

Achates Recruits and Brings Change applies this distinctive approach to recruitment and change management by offering a range of products from Executive Recruitment, and Board and Senior Leadership training and development, to large-scale change management support to ensure organisations can change in a sustainable and inclusive way which ensures that all key stakeholders are fully engaged and valued in the process.

Recent clients have included New Art Exchange, National Centre for Writing, Macrobert Arts Centre, English Touring Theatre, East Street Arts, Complicite, PalMusic, World Heartbeat Academy, RADA and VocalEyes.

To discuss your recruitment, training and development or organisational change needs in more detail and to learn how Achates might support you please contact our Director of Recruitment and Organisational Change, Vicki Grace, at for an initial chat.

Current Recruitment Opportunities


Artsadmin: Senior Trusts & Foundations Manager

Artsadmin is an arts charity that creates the conditions for art to explore the spaces in-between. Their work as a company of producers balances high-profile, international project delivery with nurturing artists to create meaningful social and environmental impact in the world.

Artsadmin are seeking a Senior Trusts & Foundations Manager to work in direct dialogue with the Artistic Director and Executive Director, Joint CEO’s, including feeding into and then delivering their fundraising strategy. This is an exciting moment to join Artsadmin following the appointment of Raidene Carter as new Artistic Director. With the support of the Communications & Development Officer and other external professional advisors and bid writers, the successful candidate will enjoy working directly with producers who are also fundraisers to plan the projects, applications and outcomes that will garner investment and deliver Artsadmin’s vision.

The ideal candidate will hold expertise in developing relationships with funders, with a particular focus on trusts & foundations and some corporate, public, and partnership fundraising.

You will have a track record of securing successful mid and large-scale fundraising applications, as well as feeding into or shaping a multi-year fundraising strategy. You may be looking for a step up or a shift in your career to have more input at a strategic level without the demands of running a large development team, with the ability and freedom to work across an entire organisation.

The recruitment pack for the role can be found here.

Please apply for the role of Senior Trusts & Foundations Manager by telling us, either in writing of no more than two pages or in a video or audio file of up to 5-minutes in length:

– Why this post is the right next move for you, what you can bring to Artsadmin, why it excites you and what you hope to gain from the post

– Details of the qualities and experiences you would bring to the role and how that meets the person specification

– At least 2 examples of successful fundraising work that aligns with the job description including an indication of the budget and your role in this

– Earliest available start date

– The names of two referees (only contacted after seeking permission)

If you submit a video or audio file, we may transcribe these for the selection panel to have the option to read them. Please also note, a written task will be required at the first interview stage for assessment against the person specification.

Please include your CV of no more than two pages. Remember to include all relevant experience including paid and voluntary work.

Complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, which is anonymised and separate to your application, and not accessible to the selection panel. As such, if you identify as part of the Global Majority or are disabled and would like to declare this for assessment as part of our policies outlined below, let us know by email when applying.

Closing date for applications: 10am on Monday 15th April

Access support is available for all applications, including alternative formats and tailored support. A summary of all of our access support for candidates as well as employees is available here. If, for access requirements, you’d prefer to meet one of our team or talk through these guidelines please contact; or call 020 7247 5102.

Interested applicants can have a confidential conversation about the advertised role prior to applying. We particularly encourage people who are thinking they could do it, but are not sure, to have that initial conversation. Email to arrange a call with the Executive Director or Artistic Director or alternatively if you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Vicki Grace at Achates Recruits, who is supporting us with this process, You can reach Vicki by email on These conversations will not influence our selection process.


Achates Recruitment Opportunities


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