Project and Development Manager

Bompas & Parr
London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
08 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting an engaged, sharp and well organised Project and Development Manager to join the British Museum of Food (BMoF) team. The role will work in collaboration with core project teams to drive forward the museum’s upcoming programme of activities, with a particular view to audience development, increasing awareness and securing funding. To be considered for this role, you must have at least four years’ experience in project management and development within the arts sector.


Deliver public and private activities in accordance with funding commitments and the company’s business objectives

End-to-end project management, project planning, reporting and analysis

Manage project budgets and all project financial reporting

Secure corporate and private arts funding and in-kind sponsorship

Help to drive forward development strategies in order to strengthen new and existing relationships to allow projects to operate on a more significant scale

Co-ordinate and support the senior team on fundraising requirements

Project management

Completion of all project and associated administration, including: preparing internal briefing documents, project schedules, resource planning and production documentation

Lead on project workflows, ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget

Develop strong and effective communication and partnerships with all team members to ensure effective project development and delivery

Ensure projects are effective and successful by maintaining excellent communication and high standards through the project lifecycle

Prepare risk assessments and method statements ensuring effective delivery of production requirements


Manage stakeholder and sponsor relationships

Write project proposals for funding and sponsorship

Create project evaluation reports, reporting on project KPI’s

Plan, monitor, execute and evaluate fundraising PR, promotions and outreach activities; write press releases, secure interviews and articles with influential press contacts and organise press events

Be responsible for the creation and up-keep of the contacts database

Research arts funding and sponsorship practice and trends across the arts in the UK and report findings the senior team

Finance management and funding

Lead project financial planning and budget management

Completion of all financial aspects of project management including: writing scopes - fees and production costs, sub-contractor costs, monitoring margins, expenses, invoicing and financial reporting

Pursue sponsorship funding opportunities and play an active role in securing funding through corporate donors

Assist with implementing processes, tools and products to support the cultivation of corporate and individual donors

Essential experience

Experience in a similar arts project management role

Deep knowledge of the arts, culture and charity world

Experience or knowledge of working with large public funders

Experience in balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders and partnerships

Impeccable administrations skills and strong financial acumen

Experience working with and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams

Previous experience of working with sponsors and donors

Previous experience of working on live events in the public realm

Excellent customer service and a good communicator dealing with prospective donors, wide ranging stakeholders and the public

Able to adapt to change and respond positively when faced with new challenges

Able to work autonomously, investigate and think analytically to problem-solve in a creative manner

Excellent written verbal skills, public facing and professional

Highly competent in Microsoft platforms, Google Docs and Keynote


Be prepared to be flexible and very hands on with a positive, self-starter attitude

Be proactive and timely to support the company’s principal aims and business objectives

Able to get the best out of people; be motivating, ambitious and future focused

Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required

Be able to speak knowledgeably and articulately about all aspects of the work of BMoF and Bompas & Parr