Fundraising Consultant, National Youth Jazz Orchestra


The National Youth Jazz Orchestra is much more than a world class orchestra - it is the UK’s leading jazz educator and one of our most respected and effective organisations in arts and music education. 

For more than 50 years, NYJO has inspired generations of young people to engage with Jazz and currently runs programmes for over 9,000 young people, across 90 education partnerships, around the UK. 

The charity has undergone a huge period of change in recent years with the development of artistic policy, expansion of its education work around the country, and increase in turnover from £150,000 to over £600,000. 

Until now the functions of development and communications have been combined but NYJO is looking to appoint a freelance consultant to focus exclusively on fundraising.

The Fundraising Consultant will play a hands-on role with Staff, Music Directors and Trustees to help NYJO further increase its national impact.

 As a de factor member of NYJO’s management team, the Fundraising Consultant will be instrumental in shaping the NYJO’s long- term progress and development.

Demonstrable success developing and delivering fundraising strategies and soliciting major gifts, an in-depth understanding of fundraising for the arts and substantial experience in a similar role are essential. 

You will be a skilled communicator and networker with a proactive attitude to creating beneficial partnerships and networks to support NYJO’s work and ensure the charity voice continues to influence the agenda for UK music education and the wider arts sector. 

This is a part-time, flexible, freelance contract reporting to the Executive Chair. 

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