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Help Musicians is a charity that loves music and for 100 years has been working hard to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians across the UK. We want to create a world where musicians thrive.   

A musicians’ life can be precarious with ups and downs throughout a career. Opportunities must be hard-won, whilst challenges come along all too easily, with unsteady income and physical and mental health concerns common issues to navigate. In addition, training can take many years and, along with investing in instruments and other equipment, puts up financial barriers to creative progression. Help Musicians offers a broad range of help to support music creators in times of crisis and opportunity - ensuring musicians across the UK can achieve their creative potential and sustain a career in music.   

Sadly, the impact of the pandemic means the charity is needed more than ever in 2021, its centenary year. Last year we were able to provide financial hardship support to over 19,000 music creators and increase access to our mental health services by 40%. In 2021, this ongoing need will continue at scale while the music sector recovers and rebuilds.   

Love Music: Help Musicians  

You can find details of the roles we are currently recruiting for below.

Fundraising Manager

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (dependent on candidate experience) plus 10% pension, health care cash plan and a range of other great benefits

Location: London, WC1X

Contract type: Permanent, 35hrs per week, Mon-Fri

About the role 

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Fundraising Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity’s individual giving and community fundraising plans, providing effective leadership to the team, driving revenue, improving engagement, acquiring new supporters, and building positive long-term donor relationships.  

The Fundraising Manager is responsible for the operational planning of public fundraising in line with strategic goals for the year. You will be responsible for the line management of our small, yet effective team made up of our Community Fundraising and Individual Giving Officers, as well as our Fundraising Assistant 

You will manage a range of fundraising activities within the charity’s developing public fundraising programme including supporter acquisition, supporter stewardship communications, financial appeals, in-memory giving and regular giving. The role leads the implementation of these plans in collaboration with their colleagues – particularly in Marketing & Communications - to ensure an integrated approach to campaigns and a joined-up supporter experience. 


About you  

Our ideal candidate will be ambitious in their approach, proactively managing stakeholders through excellent communication and planning skillsWe would expect you to be an effective project manager and be able to effectively coach team members in fundraising best practice. You should also have a pragmatic and structured approach to budget and operational management which must be demonstrated in previous roles.  

At a technical level, we require you to be confident in using digital tools and channels to drive supporter engagement and will be comfortable working with databases and CRM systems to monitor campaign success and segment data for analysis. We do require that you hold an IoF, IDM, CIM Diploma or have significant equivalent experience.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at an exciting time in our centenary year, to help us achieve our ambitions to provide more support and reach more people than ever before.  


Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd August, 9am (Extended deadline, was previously Friday 23rd July).  

To apply, please complete parts 1 and 2 of our application form and submit these to

T: 020 7239 9100

HM Application Form Part 1 105.19KB DOCX document

HM Application Form Part 2 98.61KB DOCX document

Fundraising Manager Job Description and Person Specification 38.66KB DOCX document