NW5, London
£23,496 per year (£21,996 plus £1,500 London Weighting FTE)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Music, it’s in our DNA. We use the power of music to enrich the lives of people affected by life limiting illness, isolation or disability and we are the largest music therapy charity in the UK. We are Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.  Let’s face it, the last 18 months have been incredibly trying.  Charities including us have found themselves in a whole new world of fundraising with our events income stifled and asks of any kind facing testing hurdles.  But we have thrived on these challenges, and Nordoff Robbins is now looking for an Events Fundraising Assistant to join our experienced, supportive Events and Fundraising team to help us reach more people across the UK through the power of music.

We are NR

If you want to work at a charity with people and music at its heart; that is committed to providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace full of inspiring colleagues who work tirelessly to put those we exist to serve front and centre of everything we do; if you want to work collaboratively with integrity and kindness and are willing to come with us on a journey as we work together and collectively come to work with strong backs, soft fronts and wild hearts, we could be your next team.

Are you NR?

If you are values driven, courageous, curious, agile, flexible, enthusiastic and future focused (without losing sight of the here and now), if you can bring positivity and accountability to your work, if you strive for brilliance, challenges excite you and if you would speak with passion and dedication about our cause we want to hear from you!

What we need:

We are looking for a someone who is looking to start their career in events and who can be a true all-rounder. Someone who has the ability to be focused on the details and deadlines demanded by events as well as supporting the team in all aspects of event administration and operational delivery.

You will be someone who is detail orientated, fast paced and a multitasker. You will be creative, approachable, and professional and have drive and ambition to learn how to build relationships with and grow our network of supporters. It is also vital that you are passionate for our music therapy delivery, have empathy for our beneficiaries and their families and believe that music can truly make a difference.

What we offer:

3 best things about the job (in our humble opinion)

  • You will be joining an award-winning events team, with sector leading music awards show and many other industry events
  • You will be fully supported as you learn and develop in the role and able to learn from very experienced colleagues
  • You will be working on a broad spectrum of diverse and growing range of fundraising events in the sector

Central to the ethos of the team is learning and growing together, doing this through sharing insights as we collaborate or through training and development.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be musical, but you do need to be able to work cross-organisationally with colleagues in all areas of the charity to help bring awareness of our mission, vision and achievements to the world.


A salary of £21,996 plus £1500 London Weighting where applicable, total £23,496 FTE

Pension scheme

31 days annual leave (pro rata)

Currently hybrid working (mix of office based in our North London office and home working)

Salary sacrifice benefits including cycle to work

A true People First charity with training and career development at our core

An inclusive culture – and lots of music!

This role is full time, but we would consider part time for the right candidate

We have a firm set of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) principles and values that we all commit to:


Understanding the / Removing any barriers (including barriers in communication methods) to becoming a client, colleague, trustee, student, volunteer, supporter doner or any user/contributor to the services of Nordoff Robbins


Giving everyone the right tools and access for salary, promotions, roles, responsibilities, learning, development, and access to a Music Therapist for those at most need


Reaching our audiences in a multitude of ways including by having conversations with them, and meeting them where they are – be that through services, communications, events, research, resources etc.


To ensure we have fair practices, and allow people to speak out, question and challenge language, actions and behaviours of NR as an organisation and those who represent it and to provide channels for them to do so safely.


To instil a culture of continual listening, evolving, and learning from people including our clients, their families and our colleagues and students

I am NR

Please apply with a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the role and how your skills and experience match our requirements (please note applications without a covering letter will not be considered. Why? We want to hear about you as a person not just a list of your work accomplishments). 

Closing date: Friday 10th December,

Interviews: Week beginning 13th December in accordance with government Covid19 restrictions.

(We reserve the right to interview on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible)

This role is subject to a Basic DBS check


We are a Disability Confident Employer

More about Nordoff Robbins

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Refreshed on: 04 December 2021
Closed date: 17 December 2021
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