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Recruitment and Pathway Initiatives

Head of Fundraising

Career stage: Senior

Help Musicians is a charity that loves music and for over 100 years has been working hard to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians across the UK. We want to create a world where musicians thrive.

A musician’s life can be precarious with ups and downs throughout a career. Opportunities must be hard-won, whilst challenges come along all too easily, with unsteady income and physical and mental health concerns common issues to navigate. In addition, training can take many years and, along with investing in instruments and other equipment, puts up financial barriers to creative progression. Help Musicians offers a broad range of help to support music creators in times of crisis and opportunity – ensuring musicians across the UK can achieve their creative potential and sustain a career in music.

Sadly, the impact of the pandemic means the charity is needed more than ever. Since March 2020, we have been able to provide financial hardship support to over 19,000 music creators and increase access to our mental health services by 40%. In 2022, this ongoing need will continue at scale while the music sector recovers and rebuilds.

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About the role 

As an independent charity we rely on the generosity of donors to support our work and help those in need. The Head of Fundraising therefore is a vital member of the leadership team, developing strategy and plans to grow income and effectively steward supporters. You will have overall responsibility for public fundraising, leading, and inspiring a small but dedicated team focusing on individual giving, community fundraising, legacies and major gifts. With experience of bringing new ideas to life and delivering change, you will have experience of hitting and exceeding income targets across multiple strands of income. This role will offer the right candidate the opportunity to think creatively about how to widen our donor base, increasing engagement in the charity’s work from music lovers right across the U.K.

About you 

We’re not looking for someone with experience in every aspect of the remit of this role; instead, you’ll possess an aptitude for setting public fundraising strategy and leading in the development of a multi-year plan to achieve goals. Applying your exceptional leadership skills to deliver through a high performing team and working collaboratively with others across the organisation to set campaigns, drive digital growth and demonstrate the positive impact the charity delivers to those who support us.

Who we want:

  • Visionary – setting a path for the future and bringing teams with you
  • A strategic do-er – plan it, deliver it, analyse it
  • Empathetic – understanding the motives of supporters to deepen engagement and identify new markets

Help Musicians

  • Industry Charity, Music
  • Location London, Hybrid
  • Apply by 30/05/2022 9:00 am
  • Salary/Bursary Circa £55,000 p.a