Dunedin Consort is looking to recruit a highly motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual as its Development Manager on a part-time basis (24 hours per week).
We are looking for someone who can research and write with confidence, and who enjoys building relationships both with individuals and with partner organisations. You may already have extensive experience in fundraising, or you may have transferrable skills from another sector. Perhaps you are looking for a new challenge, or the chance to extend your skills with the breadth and variety offered by this role. Dunedin Consort is a small but ambitious and dynamic team, where every individual plays a significant part in shaping our work. This means we work collaboratively and supportively across all our output, so although you will take the lead on our fundraising plans, you will find yourself well supported by the rest of the team. And with our concert and learning and participation programmes having expanded significantly in recent years, this is an ideal post for someone who wants to help make a real difference to our trajectory as the company grows and develops.
Over the past two years, Dunedin Consort has enjoyed significant fundraising success, increasing its revenue from all its major income streams — trusts and foundations, individual giving, and corporate support — so the organisation is in robust financial shape. It has guaranteed Regular Funding from Creative Scotland until 2023, and enjoys a strong relationship with Dunard Fund and Baillie Gifford, both of whom have guaranteed funding for the next two years. The organisation is also supported by a large and committed group of individual donors, with whom it stays in close and regular contact, and has been successful in attracting funding from a large number of trusts and foundations for specific projects.
Based primarily at the Dunedin Consort office in central Edinburgh — with scope for part-time remote working — together with the Chief Executive you will prepare grant applications, develop compelling cases for support based upon our existing and planned projects, and identify potential funders. You will help to develop and oversee the fundraising strategy for increasing Dunedin Consort’s income streams both from individuals and trusts, manage relationships with our current supporters, maintain the donor database and manage supporters’ events. This may include include hosting private receptions before our performances, and bringing supporters to rehearsals or outreach activities.
Dunedin Consort is an Equal Opportunities employer. We will consider a range of part-time and flexible working models, including condensed hours, days working from home, or other structures to accommodate a range of personal circumstances, and to ensure equality of opportunity between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.
Please ensure you download and read the complete Application Pack before applying. To apply, please send a copy of your C.V. to Jo Buckley, Chief Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a covering letter explaining why you would like to work with Dunedin Consort and how you believe your skills fit the requirements of the role. Please aim for your C.V. to be no longer than two pages.
Pre-application conversations are welcomed. If you would like to discuss the role or the company in advance of applying, please contact Jo Buckley at email@example.com.
If you have any disability that prevents you from following the application process as described, please contact the office for a confidential conversation on 0131 516 3718.
Deadline for applications: Friday 19 November 2021, 5pm
Interviews: w/c 29 November 2021
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 pro rata (0.6 FTE) based on experience