Development Manager (Music Industries)

In Place of War 1
£20,000 - £24,999
08 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
About Us:

We are In Place of War, and since 2004 we have been driven by our mission that creativity conquers conflict . We are a global organisation that uses arts, creativity and entrepreneurship in places of conflict as a tool for positive change. We currently operate in 24 countries ( primarily Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Balkans ) and enable grassroots change-makers in music, theatre and across the arts to transform cultures of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom.

The Role & Objectives:

To support our growth strategy, we are recruiting a Development Manager (music industries) to work with our Chief Executive and Senior Leadership team to generate support for In Place of War from:
  • HNI, UHNWI Individuals
  • Trusts & Foundations
  • Corporate Donors & Partners

You will work closely with our team to (i) generate guest-lists and attendees for our VIP fundraising events, (ii) engage new patrons in our programmes, (iii) reach out to potential ambassadors and advocates and (iv) ensure that our fellows and CEO are visible at relevant events and conferences. Your work will have specific, measurable, actionable targets and we will give you all the support we can to help you reach them.

About You:

Our organisation has a significant support base in the creative industries, particularly music and it would be a significant advantage if you have fundraising experience relating to the arts sector, and a passion for music and entertainment.

You will be passionate about international charities, a creative storyteller, resilient, resourceful and enjoy challenges. You will be comfortable working autonomously and be comfortable presenting and working at a senior level.

You will have significant fundraising experience, and a measurable track-record that can be evidenced.

You will be comfortable with international and domestic travel as required and be great with people, and a comfortable, skilled networker.

  • Maintaining fundraising database
  • Contacting people from the music industry to engage in our 100 Patrons of Change campaign
  • Coordinating our Music Industry Advisory Board meetings (twice yearly) at Tileyard Studios
  • Writing letters of thanks and monitoring payments have been received
  • Developing new ways to engage the creative industries
  • Organising media around our 100 Patrons of Change campaign
  • Inviting HNI guests to In Place of War's Studio Dinner Series
  • Managing the initial idea development of In Place of War's Studio Dinner Series, including development of guestlists.
  • Managing relationships with those that have pledged in the long-term
  • Coordinating In Place of War's ambassadors and Fellowship programmes
  • Managing the development of engagement activities for Fellows, Ambassadors and Patrons
  • Researching possible Fellows and approaching
  • Work with our PR support (Borowkski) to raise profile and develop new relationships
  • Manage gift aid and match funding programmes
  • Management of Just Giving page and gift aid

  • Skills
    • Solid understanding and great track record in fundraising
    • Solid understanding of the work of In Place of War
    • Good working knowledge of the creative industries, in particular the music industry
    • An amazing and confident networker
    • Brilliant at building and maintaining relationships
    • Existing relationships across the creative industries, in particular music
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to conduct desk research
    • Experience of database management
    • Willing to travel occasionally
    • Willing to undertake any other relevant duties

    • Evidence of winning funding bids
    • Evidence of building relationships with funders
    • Existing relationships with HNIs

    Please send a current CV and covering letter.

    Send applications via the button below.

    Deadline for application: 1st November, 2019, 23:59

    Interviews: Early December 2019

    Start date: mid-Jan 2020