London, Greater London
£26,000 - £34,000 per year depending on experience
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

We are looking for a highly organised, enterprising and personable fundraiser, passionate about the arts and about creating opportunities for children from a range of backgrounds to listen to and appreciate the magic of live music. We are seeking a Fundraising Manager who will expand AMP’s fundraising portfolio, developing a strategy to identify and research new sources of funding while continuing to build on the success of our existing fundraising model. 

Working closely with the Chief Executive and the AMP admin team, the successful candidate will work to secure funding from a wide range of businesses, charities and foundations, and public sector organisations, also expanding our individual giving and developing corporate funding.

The role requires someone with an entrepreneurial mindset and creativity to explore options and advise the CEO and trustees about strategic options, as well as design and implement a new approach.

An excellent communicator, the successful candidate will develop relationships with our stakeholders and existing partners and forge new ones, powerfully delivering the message of AMP’s vision. They will work to expand and develop our membership organisation, Friends of Apollo Music Projects, including planning high profile fundraising events.

They would have demonstrable experience of securing significant new funding partnerships for an organisation and of making successful funding applications to Trusts and Foundations, Arts Council England and other suitable funds and running successful fundraising campaigns. Experience in corporate funding would be desirable, as this is an area we are focused on building.

This role will suit candidates with fundraising experience who can hit the ground running and take our fundraising to the next level, although we will consider strong applications from relatively inexperienced candidates who show exceptional promise 

Apollo Music Projects is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities  and all those who are significantly under-represented in our sector.

The role will be mainly remote, with regular staff meetings and additional meetings with the CEO or other staff members, and may from time to time entail working outside of office hours.

Key responsibilities

- identify sources of funding;

- research and making funding applications;

- develop and expand AMP’s funding portfolio;

- meet agreed fundraising targets;

- work with Chief Executive to develop a fundraising and relationship management strategy;

- lead day to day on delivery of the strategy;

- attend fundraising conferences;

- plan and publicise fundraising events;

- make effective use of social media and the website to keep stakeholders informed of AMP news and developments

- maintain key corporate relationships with funders and other partners;

- make a strong contribution to the leadership of a growing charity with ambition to expand

- be part of the team and help in other areas as required

Candidate Profile

Skills & Qualifications


- minimum 3 years' experience in fundraising or corporate communications/stakeholder relationship management;

- track record in fundraising for charity or research organisation

- excellent written and oral communication skills with a keen eye for detail;

- strong track record in delivering specific organisational targets to tight deadlines;

- strong track record of day-to-day relationship management of external stakeholders;

- effective and influential communicator with excellent negotiation skills and confidence in staging presentations;

- demonstrable entrepreneurial mindset - eg you have identified an issue or need, designed a solution and then driven through that solution

- interest in growing a small organisation through into its next stage of expansio

- experience of budget management, analysis and reporting;

- highly computer literate, with particular experience of using Microsoft Office packages including Word and Excel .

- right to work in the UK.

- a passion for the arts


- relevant contacts in the third sector and policy networks;

- social media and website experience;

- brand design and management experience;

 - events management experience.

Personal characteristics

- flexible, highly organised, proactive, able to multi-task and prioritise;

- team-player with a helpful, approachable and positive outlook, ready to roll up their sleeves;

- exceptional interpersonal skills;

- vision and entrepreneurial flair;

- a self-starter, able to think clearly and creatively and to find practical solutions.

- a willingness to learn

About Apollo Music Projects

It’s an exciting time for this small and ambitious music charity, dedicated to bringing live classical music to children who might not otherwise experience it. Over 15 years, more than 11,000 children have experienced the magic of live performance through our programmes from classroom to a concert hall, culminating in the thrilling spectacle of a full orchestra in concert.

Apollo Music Projects provides a unique opportunity for children to work closely with professional musicians, using the language of music to develop listening skills, communication and teamwork. Our programmes enable students to discover for themselves how to listen to and enjoy classical music, using their own imagination and experiences to enter a new world of sound, stories and feelings. Our aim is to continue to extend our programme to boroughs across North and East London, and we plan to take our innovative approach to children in other London boroughs and in time throughout the country.

If you would like to apply for this role please supply a CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) along with a covering letter (up to one page of A4) addressed to David Chernaik, Chief Executive, explaining why you would like to work for AMP and your qualifications and suitability for the role. Please indicate when you would be available to start. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. 

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Apollo Music Projects

Apollo Music Projects is a dynamic music education charity which brings live classical music to children in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, C... Read more

Refreshed on: 31 January 2020
Closed date: 10 February 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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