Development And Communications Manager (Maternity Cover), National Youth Jazz Orchestra


The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is seeking a dynamic and experienced development and communications professional to build on recent success and enhance NYJO’s position as one of the most respected and effective organisations in the arts and music education in the UK. 

The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator and networker; have demonstrable success in planning and raising five-figure sums, a self-motivated approach to work and be confident in managing a small team. A broad understanding of marketing for the arts, a passion for jazz, and substantial experience in a similar role are essential. However we understand that it is unusual for candidates to be equally strong in both fundraising and marketing and will consider those with demonstrable fundraising experience who are willing to grow into the other areas of the role.

As part of NYJO’s management team, the role holder will work closely with the Executive Chair to develop fundraising strategy and increase NYJO’s income from trusts and foundations, corporate sponsors, individuals and public funders. The role has responsibility for all communications and marketing functions, where there is significant scope for the role-holder to increase NYJO’s visibility and raise profile.

The role also includes a significant element of general management tasks as the Executive Chair is not office-based. This includes leading on IT and systems strategy and project management, spearheading organisational development projects and representing the Executive Chair in his absence. The role-holder will be proactive in creating beneficial partnerships and networks to support NYJO’s work financially and ensure NYJO has a strong voice within UK music education and the wider arts sector.

The position is a 6-month contract, with the possibility of extension to 12 months.

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