Shubbak seeks a Senior Development Manager to join our small and dynamic team to lead grants fundraising and support other development activities for a fixed-term contract of one year. We are looking for someone with a strong track record of fundraising from trusts, foundations and other sources, and who will be able to take responsibility for income generation to enable Shubbak to fulfill our mission to our usual high standard.

This is a fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension to a permanent role. We are open to flexible working arrangements such as job shares or compressed hours. Shubbak strives to be an inclusive organisation and valuing diverse lived experiences sits at the heart of our work. We recognise this means revisiting our working habits every time a new member joins the team. We actively encourage Deaf and Disabled candidates to apply.

Please do not hesitate to contact Jodie Gilliam to talk through the role should you have any questions or if you require the job details in a different format.

Deadline for applications: 10 am, Friday 20 May (BST).

For more information about the role, please download the job description (large font version available here). Apply to with the name of the position in the subject line and:

  • a covering letter of no more than 2 A4 pages setting out your relevant skills and experience for the role and why you would like to work with Shubbak
  • a C.V. (2 pages maximum)
  • the contact details of 2 referees
  • a completed equal opportunities monitoring form

About Shubbak

Shubbak (meaning 'window' in Arabic) champions contemporary Arab art and culture through an award-winning, biennial festival, national touring and original engagement programme. Its artistic excellence was recognised in 2018 by Arts Council England when it achieved National Portfolio Organisation status.

Since its inception in 2011, Shubbak Festival has become Europe’s largest festival of contemporary Arab arts and culture. Its multi-art form programme of new and unexpected voices and established artists have reached combined audiences of over 280,000 over the course of 6 festivals, and an audience of millions through its extensive media coverage and online platforms. The most recent market research findings show that the festival attracts a more ethnically diverse audience than is generally seen in London arts audiences. Its achievements were acknowledged in 2018 when the Festival was awarded the UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture for its work in promoting intercultural dialogue, developing Arab culture and enhancing mutual understanding.