The Clowns Needs You!

Job Title:                    Development Officer 

Day/Hours:                 Up to 14 hours per week for 12 months – start date September                                

Salary/Fee:                 £10,088

Employment term:     Fixed Term Contract

Location:                     Hybrid role as some travel to UK festivals will be required (candidate must be live in UK)


We are a very small, busy team and we’re taking our first steps towards generating our own income. This is an exciting step for the organisation and gives us extra freedom to choose where and how we work. That’s where you come in. We need a dynamic and skilled Development Officer who’s adept at programme development to help co-create and deliver our business plan and lead a resilient organisation.   


What Will You Do?

Working closely with the Director of Clowns Without Borders UK, you’ll be excited about the opportunity to create a sustainable organisation and help bring it to the next level of operation. This means you’ll develop and oversee our ‘income generating’ activities in 2022/23.  We imagine the role to include: 

Income Generation (Time allocation, 70%)

You’ll shape and manage our new festival, corporate and local workshop offer from concept development to booking, evaluation and reporting.


Business Planning (Time allocation, 10%)

You’ll work with Director, Board to help with fundraising and business planning. We value your ability to support strategic decisions.

Communications (Time allocation, 10%)

You’ll be able to share information in a way that supports our communication and fundraising strategy. 

Day-to-Day. (Time allocation, 10%)

You’ll be happy to do administrative tasks when they arise like update the website and talk with the clowns. 



What Skills Do I Need?

You’re self-motivated

You’re a self-stater with an entrepreneurial spirit. When you see an opportunity, you go for it. You are happy to work remotely. You can also work in collaboration with others. You’re not afraid to try out new ideas and learn quickly from them and problem solve. You have good IT skills (Word, Excel, Google Suite) and work efficiently by setting up administrative procedures.

You’re a change-maker
We are a focused team based around the world. Everyone plays an essential role. We will count on you and you will make a difference through your focused and ambitious work. You have strong attention to detail and an ordered approach means you are able to work under pressure, prioritise, set targets and meet deadlines.  You’re comfortable leading and scaling activities but will also be happy to pitch in with admin activities when needed.  Clowns Without Borders UK welcomes your ideas and leadership.

You love the arts

You’re excited about the arts and the difference it can make. You’re passionate about sharing the unique impact of our work with the world. This makes you an excellent communicator with the ability to persuade, inspire, negotiate and build relationships. 
  • You’ll have a minimum of three years working professionally as a producer or administrator in the arts or charity sector
  • Strong financial management skills 
  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships internally and externally 
  • Experience and understanding of fundraising or income generation
  • Experience of managing budgets with a proven record in developing and maintaining smooth running systems
  • Ability to the values of the charity and strive to maintain a spirit of joy, compassion and kindness in the way you work with others
Terms and Conditions 
Responsible to:           Director of Clowns Without Borders UK   
Holiday:                         28 days (pro-rata), including bank holidays
Location:                       Hybrid – remote working but attendance at UK festivals required
Hours:                            2 days per week – based on full-time working week of 38 hours
Notice:                            3 months probation, 2 months’ notice on either side required thereafter

How Do I Apply?

Please send us a two page copy of your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining why you are applying how you meet the role requirements. 
We need this by 30th AUGUST
Please send it to:
Interviews: w/c 5th Sept

Clowns Without Borders UK strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We especially welcome applicants from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts.
We’re happy to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process if you have a disability or long-term health condition, or if you need something different or additional as part of the recruitment process.
If you need an adjustment or extra support to apply, please get in touch: