Association of British Orchestras

Development Operations Assistant

Royal College of Music £23,513 - £25,758 per annum Closing date 24 May 2021
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2021 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the sixth consecutive year. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The RCM Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE) department raises significant funds each year from individuals, companies, charitable trusts and foundations, to support the RCM in its educational and artistic mission. This is an exceptional time to join the RCM as we work towards completion of an ambitious capital project and the realisation of future strategic objectives. Our ‘More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music’ Campaign launched in 2015, is transforming the RCM’s facilities; investing in innovation and enhancing the student and visitor experience.

The Development Operations Assistant will be based within the Operations team but will provide administrative assistance and database support across the wider DAE team.

The post holder will play an instrumental part in delivering key aspects of our fundraising:
• DAE financial administration, including philanthropic, membership and commercial income processing and reporting across the team
• Improve the accuracy and usability of the database (Raisers Edge) that underpins all DAE activity
• Support stewardship practices, including donor acknowledgment
• Take responsibility for careful administration of direct-to-student grants

This post is offered on a full-time permanent basis and is available immediately. Requests for part-time working will be considered with a minimum of 0.8FTE (equivalent to 28 hours/4days per week). Currently, employees are working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions. A combination of remote and onsite working is most likely going forward.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

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