Chiltern Music Therapy is looking for someone with a demonstrable track record in researching Trust and Foundation funding opportunities and generating a forward pipeline of applications. Excellent analytic, written, and verbal communication, and interpersonal and presentation skills are essential.
The successful candidate must have the ability to write compelling funding propositions with strong influencing skills to ensure effective outcomes.
The role requires excellent IT skills, use of Google Workspace and Salesforce or a similar CRM database is advantageous.
The successful candidate must:
- Scope and prioritise funding opportunities from Trusts and Foundations, raising a minimum income of £50,000 in the first year
- Liaise with the delivery team to support project/programme concept development for new grants
- Write grant applications and project/programme budgets (with support from our Finance team)
- Manage the donor support journey for Trusts and Foundations and liaise with funders during
- the application process
- Steward Trusts and Foundations relationships from enquiry, to application, to grant receipt, reporting and renewal while ensuring compliance with funder requirements
- Write informative and appealing reports for required due dates
- Contribute to fundraising campaigns and social media content in collaboration with our Communications Lead
- Support other team members by jointly reviewing strategy, updating plans and monitoring and evaluating activities of the team.
Salary and Hours:
- The role is fixed term for 1 year on a PAYE contract.
- Hours can be flexible within our core hours of Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Monday is a desired working / part working day.
- Occasional out of hours meetings and/ or events in the future.
- Open to remote working within the UK and/or optional office-based time in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
About Chiltern Music Therapy:
Chiltern Music Therapy is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation that provides Music Therapy
and Community Music services to people of all ages and with many different needs. This opportunity is ideal for someone who wants to:
● lead and develop funding opportunities from Trusts and Foundations
● work in a friendly and supportive environment
● join a forward-thinking and pioneering organisation working in the field of arts and health
● grow into the role as Chiltern Music Therapy goes from strength to strength
Over the 18 months, Chiltern Music Therapy has adopted a new way of working, taking away traditional hierarchy and introducing self-managing teams. Our teams work collaboratively to support our communities while at the same time valuing each other for our individuality and different experiences that we all bring to the organisation. We encourage and support all team members to participate in decision-making and business development as well as personal development in areas of their choice. A full induction about self-managing teams and our way of working will be available to the successful candidate.