Key Changes

Fundraising and Development Officer

Salary: £27,750 increasing to £28,950 after completion of probation
Contract: Full time, 12 months, extension subject to funding
Location: London or Manchester
Hours: 37.5 hours p/w, 9.30am-5.30pm with 30min unpaid lunch break
Reports to: CEO and Development Manager

Additional Benefits

  • 25 days holiday, plus UK public holidays
  • Sick pay
  • Employer Pension Contribution
  • Option to work from home for 1 day a week

We promote positive mental health through music. Our programmes in hospitals and the community support the recovery of young people and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other conditions.

We provide services for 3,500 musicians and music lovers a year using a unique music industry informed evidence-based therapeutic approach delivered by specially trained producers, artists, managers, industry experts, and creatives.

Our work specifically targets groups that are disproportionately represented in the mental health system. We aim to address health inequalities, social exclusion, and stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.

Our strategy for 2021 – 2024 envisages an exciting period of sustainable growth for the charity. We are now seeking a Fundraising and Development Officer to join us and help deliver our mission to improve mental health outcomes through our unique partnership with the health and social care sector and music industry.

Our organisational culture nurtures talent and provides staff with the support and training they need to do their work and develop their careers. The charity’s offices are in London’s vibrant Old Street and Brixton neighbourhoods, and Manchester’s buzzing Northern Quarter. We enjoy high staff morale and retention.

This is an opportunity for a driven and determined individual with commitment to social justice and appreciation of culturally appropriate ways to recovery to join our small team. You will be responsible for tailoring applications to charitable trusts and foundations and generating income from traded services at NHS and private mental health in-patient settings.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of inspiring funding partners to take action on important issues and causes, including competitive tendering/bidding for services or projects. A passion for music is a definite plus!

You will keep excellent records and manage documentation, including the funding pipeline. There will be some involvement in preparing pitches, presentations, and impact reports, and disseminating information generated through our creative programmes as well as academic and scientific studies. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

The role additionally involves interaction with a diverse range of stakeholders including staff, service users, health and social care professionals and the wider world of music and media.

We particularly welcome applications for this position from candidates who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and/or with lived experience of mental health.

For more information and to apply, visit keychanges.org.uk/join-our-team/.

Closing date: 30th September 2022