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Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £28,000 – £30,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th April 2019

  • Advertised from 11th March 2019
  • Salary based on experience. 3 days per week.


Dunedin Consort is one of the UK’s leading ensembles specialising in historically informed performance, widely recognised for its world-class performance standards and imaginative approach to concerts and recordings.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual to join Dunedin Consort as its Development Manager on a part-time basis (3 days per week).

We are looking for someone who is passionate about fundraising and has a strong interest in the music sector. We are a small, dynamic and friendly team, and this is an ideal post for someone who wants to help make a real difference. The purpose of the role is to help Dunedin Consort build on our existing fundraising efforts, increase our funding by expanding our base of donors and supporters, expand our legacy work, and identify grant-giving bodies and foundations sympathetic to our aims.

Based primarily at the Dunedin Consort office in central Edinburgh, 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 develop and implement a fundraising strategy for increasing Dunedin Consort’s income streams both from individuals and corporate sponsors, manage relationships with our current supporters, maintain the donor database and manage supporters’ events. This will include hosting private receptions during our performances, bringing supporters to rehearsals and outreach activities, and coordinating corporate events.

We are looking for candidates with extensive experience of fundraising or related roles, with excellent writing and research skills, and confident working with fundraising database systems (we use Salesforce NPSP).

Application notes

Please send a copy of your C.V. to Jo Buckley, Chief Executive, at, 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

If you have any disability that prevents you from following the application process as described, please contact the office on 0131 516 3718.

Deadline for applications: Friday 12th April 2019, 5pm

Interviews: week beginning 29th April 2019

Start date: As soon as possible