Fundraising Manager

This is an exciting time to join Youth Music. We are two years into our current Business Plan (Towards a Musically Inclusive England 2016-2020), building on our fundraising success over the past few years. This role is crucial in helping us continue to increase our fundraised income.

About Youth Music

Supporting life-changing music-making

We’re Youth Music. We’re a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people facing challenging circumstances.

We believe everyone should have the chance to make music.

Our projects help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too.

We know that those facing difficulties - economic problems, lifelong conditions, tough circumstances or behavioural issues - are often the ones who get the most out of music-making.

Youth Music offers meaningful chances to young people in complicated situations.

You can help us make a genuine difference to many more young lives.

For further information about our charity please visit:

Summary of Terms and Conditions

Position: Fixed term to 31 March 2019
Salary: Up to £35,000 depending on experience
Reporting to: Development Director
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Holidays: 25 days per year plus public holidays and additional days over the Christmas period when the office closes
Pension: 8% of salary towards a non-contributory group pension plan

Job Description

Key responsibilities

  • Fundraising strategy: to draw on your significant fundraising expertise and experience in shaping and delivering our ambitious fundraising strategy.
  • Leadership: to lead and support two Fundraising Officers as part of a high performing and motivated team, overseeing the community and corporate pipelines.
  • Trusts and foundations: to reach (and aim to exceed) the ambitious annual growth targets for trusts and foundations - Youth Music’s most significant fundraised income stream.
  • Major donors: to work closely with the Development Director and senior colleagues to develop major donor giving as a sustainable income strand for the charity.

How to apply

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Robert Carter, Development Director at

Click here for a full job description and information on how to apply. Please also download the following forms and submit these with your application:

Please email all completed forms before the specified deadlines below to with the subject line Fundraising Manager application.

Application Deadline: 10am on Thursday 22 February 2018

1st interviews – Thursday 1 March 2018
2nd interviews – Thursday 8 March 2018

There will also be a short task to complete as part of the interview process, more information will provided if you are invited to interview.

If you require any adjustment to be made to the application or interview procedures for this post due to a disability, please let us know in the applicant details form and/or contact us by email or telephone to have a chat.

Completing your application form
When completing your application form please clearly outline why the post is of interest to you and how your skills and experience match the person specification and job description.

We will go through your application in detail looking for specific evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills and experience required for the job. Unless you have covered all the essential criteria, and provided specific evidence, supported by relevant examples, you are unlikely to be shortlisted for interview.

Our approach
As part of our commitment to a fair and open recruitment process Youth Music anonymises all applications we receive before shortlisting candidates for interview.

Closing date: 
Thursday, 22 February, 2018
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Youth Music
Studios 3-5, Swan Court
9 Tanner Street
United Kingdom