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Development Director

Job Title: Development Director

Focus: Development & Fundraising Strategy
(Philanthropic / Commercial) to launch Pangaea
London, the new home for sculpture in London.

Organisation: Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre, Daimler Powerhouse, Unit
4 Sandy Lane Business Park, Sandy Lane, Coventry CV1 4DQ

Pay: £40,000 pro rata

Contract: Initial six-month fixed term contract, running October
2024 – March 2025. Potential to extend.

This position can be full-time or we are open to job shares 0.4 / 0.5 /
0.6 FTE. If you prefer part-time, please specify on application.

Hours: 35 hours a week Monday-Friday (homeworking / flexible /
hybrid some office-based work in London/Coventry) with potential
for some out-of-hours networking.

Pension: Workplace contribution pension scheme.

Holiday: Entitlement of 25 days per annum plus public holidays (pro

Probationary Period: One month.

Full employment terms will be included within the contract of

Funded by Innovate UK Creative Catalyst Award.

At this exciting moment Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre is looking for a
new Executive-Director to help drive the next decade of growth.

We are looking for a dynamic self-starter to lead on the creation of
the development strategy, and capital fundraising campaign, for the
London-based arm of Pangaea, as we seek to capitalise on a Section
106 opportunity to be part of a new Creative Quarter in East London.

Working closely with our two Executive Directors, Lucy Tomlins
and Elizabeth Neilson, and Board, you will help to shape the
commercial, creative and community directions for this new-form
art space and the new home for sculpture in London.

Pangaea, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, operates
a mixed financial model that includes grant funding as well as
revenue brought in through our technical, educational, fabrication
and art consultancy services, used by artists, arts organisation,
developers, architects, educational facilities and others.

With your help, we will devise and implement the strategy to
expand our activities, across all these areas, and fundraise to
capitalise on the incredible opportunity of a 6,000 ft2 premises at
a subsidised rent, due for occupation in 2026.

We welcome interest from those from the fundraising sector, as well
as from commercial sectors aligning with our activities. A successful
candidate with strong skills in one field will be supported to develop
further skills in the other.

“In Germany, Switzerland and the United States there is a long
history of intelligent workshop design and collective provision,
often resulting in new kinds of collaboration and levels of
invention that artists working alone seldom achieve.”
Richard Wentworth CBE, Artist

Person Specification

• You will develop and expand the organisation’s existing financial
strategy, bringing to the team strong strategic leadership.

• You will build strategic partnerships to expand our reach,
deepen our impact and create new commercial and/or charitable
opportunities. Crucially you will do this in a way that supports our
Community Interest Company aims and objectives.

• You will be:

- A fundraising professional experienced in securing money
from individual donors, grants, trusts and foundations;
corporate and commercial partnerships
- And/or experienced in bringing in commercial clients.

• You’ll have great written and interpersonal communication skills,
combining your desk-based work with face-to-face meetings and
networking that bring Pangaea’s unique offer to life.

• You’ll be confident in adapting information for a variety of different
potential stakeholders, creating high-quality, persuasive proposals
and compelling cases for support, clearly demonstrating the impact
of our work.

• You’ll have an eye for detail, strong financial acumen and
a strategic approach to fundraising: considering a variety of
approaches and identifying new opportunities. You’ll be someone
who loves crafting new initiatives and campaigns but who also
understands the importance of excellent database management
and well-informed research.

• You’ll have a proven ability of having effectively managed projects
and complex project budgets.

• You’ll enjoy working closely within a small, friendly team, working
autonomously and in collaboration with colleagues across the

• Demonstrable proficiency and accuracy using MS Office, including
Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


• An interest in contemporary art, in particular sculpture (in an
expanded sense).

• Involvement in the successful delivery and execution of a capital

• Experience of new business development.

• Experience of managing a team.

• A commitment to our core values and Community Interest
Company ethos.

• Digital presentation skills – Adobe suite.

• A strong network in the contemporary art and creative sectors,
including in London.

• An interest in curating and artists’ professional development.

About Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre

Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre is an artist-led not-for-profit Community
Interest Company supporting the advancement of sculpture in the
UK and beyond. Based between Coventry and London, for over
ten years Pangaea has been supporting artists and championing
cutting-edge practices.

Our first priority is to artists. We work with emerging, mid-career
and established artists working in the expanded field of sculpture
and with widely diverse practices, media and materials.

All about sculpture; from idea to installation, we offer a 360°
sculpture service. Pangaea provides technical, sculpture fabrication
and consultancy services, profits from which are reinvested into
supporting our community objectives.

We produce our own public realm commissions and educational
programmes, developed through embedded research, participation
and engagement.

More info: / @pangaeacentre
How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet
the essential and desirable experience in the person specification,
and what appeals to you about working with Pangaea, to

Please also copy/paste and complete this monitoring form, which
will remain confidential and will be separated from your application
before assessment:

If you have any access requirements around making an application,
please get in touch.

“Pangaea creates and produces collaborative
groundbreaking projects that redefine what public
sculpture can be.“
Rachael Champion, Artist

In the covering email:

• Confirm that you have the legal right to work in the UK.

• Indicate if you have any access needs for the interview.

• State where you saw the job advertised.

• Current notice period and availability to start the role.

• Include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two
people who can give you a reference. At least one of these should be
your current or most recent employer. They will only be contacted
following a successful interview and with advance notice to you.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position prior
to applying, please get in touch.

The application deadline is rolling until the position is filled.

We will only offer feedback to shortlisted candidates. All applicants
will be advised of the outcome of their application.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

This job description is available in
large print.
Please email

Cover: Stone (Butch) by Ro Robertson, for Sculpture in the City.
Page 1: Pangaea fabricaton service.
Page 2: The Nanite Garden by Lucy Tomlins, for Complex Development Projects (detail).
Page 2: Pangaea Programme: Hand Earth Gesture Return, by Rachael Champion, Dolon
Kundu, Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine and Jim Woodall (detail).
Page 4: Hail The New Prophets by Harold Offeh, for Bold Tendencies.
Page 5: Pangaea Directors Lucy & Elizabeth host a breakfast talk at Dialectical
Materialism, Park Village, during Frieze.

“Sculpture has a deep relationship with power and
now more than ever we need to support new voices
and practitioners who are changing the way people
think and make public art works.”
Thomas J Price, Artist & Pangaea Patron


Lucy Tomlins
+44 (0) 7814019384


Pangaea Artist Patrons

Alison Wilding RA, Thomas J Price, Heather Phillipson

Board of Directors

Lucy Tomlins (Executive Director)

Elizabeth Neilson (Executive Director)

Cathy Wills (Non-Exec. Director)

Roland Guenther (Non-Exec. Director)


Susie Lawson

Flora Fairbairn

Development Director

Homeworking / flexible / hybrid some office-based work in London/Coventry
Contract, Fixed Term
more than 10 years of experience

Published on 12 Jul 2024

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