Association of British Orchestras

Individual Giving Co-ordinator

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain c. £26,000 dependent on experience Closing date 22 August 2022
NYO's vision is to see the potential of every teenage musician in the UK unlocked through the power of orchestral music. We work alongside teenage musicians to open up orchestral music and share it with their generation, to level the playing field for those who may not have the opportunity that others have, and to harness their skills, innovations and determination to help them soar. We are increasingly about more than music, but champion youth voices and opening up orchestral music for all teenagers from all backgrounds – whether they are musicians, composers, or enthusiastic audience members.

We have an opportunity for a fundraiser in the early stages of their career to join our ambitious and growing Development team, a team of eight who raise over £2m every year – and with ambitious plans to grow as NYO's aims and mission expands.

You do not need to be musical for this role, but have a passion for helping all young people to fulfil their potential, and being able to deliver this through fundraising, and is enthusiastic about seeing the impact that their work has on young musicians across the UK.

We are looking for someone to work with our current Co-ordinator, with a passion for giving the very best experiences to donors, supporters or customers – from data accuracy to relevant, authentic thanking, and inspiring updates and appeals. You will have a curiosity around understanding what drives our donors, and will champion the importance of data capture, accuracy, stewardship and building great relationships. You will need to have an excellent handle on your time, and enjoy working collaboratively to keep projects on schedule.

You would be joining a supporting, friendly and dynamic staff team who are passionate about music and young people. We are entering into an exciting new phase of our strategy that really looks to open up music, through education and support, to all teenage musicians who have their eyes and hearts set on orchestral performance, regardless of their family situation, where they live, or what school they go to. We are providing more and more opportunities for state school musicians, and those who attend education settings that simply do not have the funds to support music, giving them the opportunities that stretched education budgets cannot deliver for them.

The role is based at NYO’s spacious and light offices near Holborn in central London. This role is integral to the processing and fulfilment of donations, so there is a requirement to be in the office to ensure this happens, but we do have options for flexible or hybrid working – please do speak to us about it if you are interested in the role. There will be opportunities to attend NYO’s UK-wide concerts and activities, putting the Development team right in the midst of our beneficiaries and giving us an excellent understanding of the impact our work is having. We provide training and coaching both in-house and through the Chartered Institute of Fundraising to help build your understanding of and be confident in the theory and practice of direct marketing. NYO also offers a season ticket loan scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, health cash plan and 24/7 counselling and support helpline.

If you have any queries about the role, you are welcome to contact Rachel Doree, Individual Giving Director via

Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 22 August 2022
Interviews: 24 and 25 August 2022 as required

Contact details
020 7189 8100
10 Great Turnstile

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