Trusts and Foundations Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,500 pro-rata
  • UK remote working
  • Closing 15th March 2021

  • Advertised from 19th February 2021
  • 3 days per week (22.5 hours)Fixed term appointment for 18 months. Flexible working will be considered in agreement with Line Manager.


Help take the UK's leading music and dementia charity to the next level

Playlist for Life, the UK's leading music and dementia charity, is seeking an experienced fundraiser to help us maintain and grow our funding, allowing us to continue in our mission of improving the lives of people living with dementia.

Playlist for Life is the personal music and dementia charity founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson. We have ambitious plans for the next two years and thanks are recruiting for this new post to help support and roll out our large-scale expansion programme. By 2022 we want to establish a vibrant UK network of Help Points, volunteers, and trained healthcare and social care professionals, all creating and using playlists in their communities to help manage dementia systems, alleviate distress and reconnect relationships.

We have seen rapid growth over the past four years, growth that has been made possible in large part to the generosity of a range of charitable Trusts and Foundations. The successful candidate will help us build on this success by growing our existing pipeline of funding and seeking new funding opportunities.

You will be responsible for generating funding for Playlist for Life by researching and identifying suitable Trusts, Foundations, and other grant-making bodies, writing timely, factual, and compelling funding applications, and co-ordinating the writing of reports for funders.

Application notes

Please visit for a full job description, person specification and application form. If you have any questions regarding the role that aren’t answered in the job description or the person specification, please call the Playlist for Life office on 0141 404 0683 or email

Application notes If you would like to be considered for the role, please fill out the application form on You will need to upload (1) a maximum two-page CV and (2) a cover letter detailing why you are the ideal candidate for this role and how you meet the requirements in the person specification below. Please submit your application by 5pm on Monday 15th March 2021. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Zoom on Thursday 25th March 2021.