NYJC FREELANCE FUNDRAISER
Fixed Term contract: 5 months (November 2014 – April 2015)
Fee: £9000 (30 days @ £300)
Greenwich, London (can work some days from home)
Closing date: (5.00pm) 24th October 2014
Short-listing: 28th October 2014
Interviews: 5th November 2014
ABOUT THE NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COLLECTIVE
National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) is a young and vibrant National Youth Music Organisation (founded in 2007) specialising in small group jazz improvisation. Its mission is to support the creative and educational needs of the nation’s young jazz musicians through a coherent and inspirational pathway of streamed study, from first access to young professionals, progressing from NYJC’s national network of regional jazz hubs through to the highly competitive annual National Youth Jazz Summer School and annual programme of post summer school performance opportunities (which include national level stages in festivals and world-class performance platforms such as London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican and Symphony Hall, Birmingham) all supported by bespoke programmes of Continuing Professional Development designed to support the needs of the young jazz musicians’ teachers and music leaders.
THE ROLE OF FUNDRAISER
NYJC is looking for an experienced fundraiser with a proven track record to support NYJC’s funding strategy during the transitional months of November 2014 to April 2015 – During which time NYJC will be undergoing an organizational review in preparation for NYJC’s elevated status to one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations (1st April 2015).
The fundraiser at National Youth Jazz Collective will be engaged on a freelance contract. NYJC is open to negotiation regarding the working arrangements. The successful candidates will be expected to be available to attend all internal and client/donor meetings.
- To support and manage current relationships with funders
- To oversee outcomes of recent applications for summer school funding
- To research additional funders for specific project based work including summer school bursaries, online teaching resources, the ambassadors trainee teachers scheme and NYJC’s gender research project in partnership with IOE
- Manage the progress of all applications by using NYJC’s Grant Application Log
- Generate a substantial level of income to fund NYJC’s activities through a systematic
programme of grant applications
- Contribute to the further development of the organisation’s strategic plan
- Support the key elements of NYJC’s business plan & development strategy
FUNDRAISER AT NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COLLECTIVE – OVERVIEW
National Youth Jazz Collective recently acquired NPO status and has strong long-term relationship with Arts Council England, Youth Music and a number of trusts and foundations. It has also established a Development Board to help generate income and revenues through building and managing relationships with individual donors, corporate sponsors and music industry
endorsements. The Development board includes NYJC’s recently appointed chair (with a strong track record of commercial, corporate and private sponsorship) and the founding Director of The Hub, whose contribution as a Trustee has been key to the development of NYJC’s fundraising strategy and understanding of income diversification.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS AND EXPECTATIONS
NYJC is based in Borough Hall, Royal Hill, Greenwich and has a small part-time management team, comprising Founding CEO/Artistic Director Project Manager, Finance Manager, Curriculum Manager, Website Manager and on-line resources producer.
The Fundraiser will report directly to the CEO/Artistic Director and work in close collaboration with the project and finance managers and executive committee.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Strategy and planning
- Identify trusts, grants and lottery opportunities to increase income and support key projects and initiatives.
- Lead on the coordination and/or drafting of applications to these funders – working collaboratively with NYJC colleagues to deliver these.
- Co-ordinate management, board and other colleagues’ input into bids being managed. Support the CEO to draft and submit timely and informative reports to funders and manage the overall timeline for reporting.
- Work in collaboration with CEO and Board to ensure systems for monitoring progress towards achieving fundraising KPIs and ROIs.
2. Relationships and expertise
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with funders
- Work effectively with NYJC colleagues to ensure active engagement with organisational fundraising.
- Represent NYJC externally, promoting NYJC’s work and developing productive relationships with external stakeholders.
3. Organisational responsibilities
- Support NYJC’s mission to support the nation’s young jazz musicians aged 8-18
- Contribute to efficient management of NYJC by implementing processes and systems that contribute to achieving the charity’s aims.
- Support an open management style, communicating management information well and encouraging staff to contribute to shaping the organisation.
- Actively contribute to organisational cohesion, encouraging team working and a problem solving approach
- To maintain awareness and ensure compliance with corporate policies, including
safeguarding, confidentiality, health and safety and data protection.
- To champion and promote equal opportunities and diversity in your area of NYJC’s work.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following key competencies/qualities:
- Experience of working in the arts with young people and/or a strong working awareness of the music education sector and will have the capacity to conceive and communicate innovative ideas intended to maximise the impact of the business development and fundraising plan, communicating those ideas clearly and effectively
- Experience in generating revenue from trusts and foundations essential.
- Experience in generating revenue from the private sector desirable
- Strong project management skills
- Strong administrative skills
- Good level IT skills; managing budgets, problem-solving approach; risk management and ability to foresee and trouble shoot issues
Fixed Term contract: 5 months (November 2014 – April 2015).
The fee for this work is £9000 (30 days @ £300) and must be inclusive of VAT. The fee includes all expenses (travel, accommodation, subsistence). The offer will be made on a self-employed basis.
REMUNERATION AND TERMS
This is a fixed term freelance position and will be offered under an independent contractual arrangement. The fee is specifically underwritten by NYJC”s Arts Council England and Department of Education’s joint NYMO grant. It is anticipated that the consultant will be able to work with a level of flexibility in order to provide coverage for the organization.
In all dealings with staff, participants or freelance personnel, the National Youth Jazz Collective strives to comply with the policies laid down by the Equal Opportunities legislation. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant, employee or participant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of racial origin, physical disability, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and political or religious beliefs. Individuals are selected and are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are required to comply with and actively promote the organisation’s policies and procedures.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your application via email including the words Freelance Fundraiser in the subject header and include all of the following:
- A letter of application
- Your Current CV
- The names of at least two professional referees
All applications are to be submitted via email and sent to Issie Barratt, NYJC”s Founding CEO and Artistic Director on firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm 24th October 2014.
We look forward to receiving your application.