Fundraising Manager

Submitted by Instrumentsofti... on July 26, 2022 - 14:22
Salary / Fee: 
£20.40/h ~30h/mo remote work, plus variable hours
Closing Date: 
Friday, 12 August, 2022
A band of classical musicians in front of the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Instruments of Time and Truth, Oxford’s world-class historical performance ensemble, seeks a Fundraising Manager to support the organisation’s work from September 2022.

Job Title: Fundraising Manager

Remuneration: £20.40/h ~30h/mo remote work, plus variable hours of attendance at events, on a freelance basis. Potential for role to expand.


Instruments of Time and Truth (IT&T) is Oxford’s premier period instrument orchestra. Founded in 2014, the ensemble’s profile has grown rapidly, and the group currently gives around 30 performances per year in Oxford, across the UK, and abroad. IT&T also runs an extensive education programme for school-age pupils, students, and adults alike, including workshops, masterclasses, 1-on-1 coaching, and digital content. Since 2019, the organisation has transitioned from volunteer- to professionally-run, and now seeks a fundraising officer to help deliver the orchestra’s ambitions for the coming years.


Instruments of Time and Truth is seeking a Fundraising Manager with a successful track record in writing grant applications and developing relationships with stakeholders. In addition to managing and reporting on grant applications, the Fundraising Manager will be responsible for the administration of the Friends of IT&T. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser who is keen to join a young and fast-growing organisation. The role will involve roughly 1 day’s work a week in a remote, freelance capacity. The Fundraising Manager would also be expected to regularly attend IT&T events, again on a freelance basis. The post holder will report on a regular basis to the Fundraising Committee, and occasionally to the Trustees, and work in collaboration with the General Manager.


The Fundraising Manager would be responsible for three strands of IT&T’s development mission:


Maintain Friends’ database

Manage all Friends’ communications, including membership renewal

Plan and manage Friends’ events

Identify new ways to engage with Friends and support the Friends programme

Support Trustees as required in identifying and engaging with potential new HNW donors to the orchestra

Be a visible face of IT&T’s Friends’ scheme at events when possible


Maintain list of charitable trusts and foundations, and identify key trusts/foundations to target

Create and oversee applications to charitable trusts and foundations

Maintain relationships with existing charitable trust and foundation donors and seek further funding where appropriate

Coordinate with project leaders to produce evaluations and reports for grants awarded


Maintain list of corporate sponsors

Maintain relationships / communications with existing corporate sponsors

Identify potential new corporate sponsors to target

Collaborate with the GM on securing advertising from businesses in event programmes


Experience in strategy development, fundraising and grant-making.

Experience working in the classical music industry

Experience developing and sustaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

Experience of working with budgets

Ability to present information in a clear and attractive manner

Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Excellent project management skills

Excellent command of written English

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent IT skills


Although this is a remote role, as this role will also involve attending events and meeting stakeholders in Oxford, it is desirable that the successful applicant will live within a reasonable distance of the city. Expenses incurred in attending IT&T events will be reimbursed.


Please send a CV and covering letter to the General Manager, Will Anderson, at by 5pm on Friday 12th August 2022

Interviews will be held on the morning of Thursday 18th August 2022

Contact Details: 

Will Anderson
General Manager, Instruments of Time and Truth

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