We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, age groups and cultures. We are keen to hear from Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse, D/deaf and disabled candidates as they are currently under-represented in our staff team.

We offer access support for people who face barriers to inclusion, meeting in accessible venues, being flexible in scheduling meetings at different times of day and covering travel expenses as outlined in our Inclusion Statement.

As Funding Development Co-ordinator you will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated and enquiring, organised, efficient, analytical and a creative thinker and be able to work to deadlines. You don’t need to have a background of working in the orchestral or performing arts sector to undertake this role. We’re more interested in your analytical and communication skills, and your creative approach. We’re excited by people who bring different work and life experiences, perspectives and ways of doing things to the organisation. You will be given support to grow in the role with regular consultation regarding relevant training opportunities.

Person Specification

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • 12 months' charity fundraising experience, including stewardship of, and applications to, trusts and foundations
  • Research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • IT skills: experience of using databases and MS Excel and Word applications
  • Good numerical skills
  • Knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation principles

Beneficial

  • Understanding of individual giving techniques
  • Experience of developing fundraising marketing messages and materials
  • Data management and analysis skills
  • Knowledge of the Fundraising Regulator Code of Practice

COMPETENCIES

Essential

  • Effective communicator
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Efficient, with highly developed organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work logically and on own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a small team, most of whom are home-based
  • An active equal opportunities approach to work

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Essential

  • Communicator and team-worker
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Lateral thinker and problem solver
  • Resilient and willing to accept feedback from others and deal positively with setbacks
  • A commitment to creating a more equal and fair cultural sector and to cement an inclusive approach across everything you do and how you do

Beneficial

  • Broad interest in and commitment to the social and educational impact of live music and participatory performance projects

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