Trusts and Foundations Officer

What we can offer

Music, it’s in our DNA. We use the power of music to enrich the lives of people affected by life limiting illness, isolation or disability and we are the largest music therapy charity in the UK. We are Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.  Let’s face it, the last 18 months have been incredibly trying.  Charities including us have found themselves in a whole new world of fundraising with our events income stifled and asks of any kind facing testing hurdles.  But we have thrived on these challenges, and Nordoff Robbins is now looking for a Trusts and Foundations Officer to join our experienced, supportive Fundraising team to help us reach more people across the UK through the power of music.

We are NR

If you want to work at a charity with people and music at its heart, that is committed to providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace full of inspiring colleagues who work tirelessly to put those it exists to serve front and centre of everything we do, if you want to work collaboratively with integrity, kindness and are willing to come with us on our adventures as we work together to come to work with strong backs, soft fronts and wild hearts, we may well be your next team.

Are you NR?

If you are values driven, courageous, curious, agile, flexible, enthusiastic and future focused (without losing sight of the here and now), if you can bring positivity and accountability to your work, if you strive for brilliance, challenges excite you and if you would speak with passion and dedication about our cause we want to hear from you!

What we are looking for

What we need:

Ideally, we would like you to have some experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations. You will play a vital part in helping us achieve the team’s yearly income target by securing and growing income from charitable trusts and foundations, by taking personal responsibility for raising an agreed annual target and by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be musical, but you do need to be able to work cross-organisationally with colleagues in all areas of the charity from music therapists to the People team.

What we offer:

3 best things about the job (in our humble opinion)

  • You’ll get to use your skills to make a real and positive difference to people facing significant challenges in their life situations
  • You’ll be working with an experienced, committed, and ambitious team.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to manage your own portfolio and work with the team on a broad range of funding applications


A salary of £26,799 (plus £1500 London Weighting, if applicable) – total salary £28,299 FTE

Pension scheme

31 days annual leave (pro rata)

Flexible working (can be based full time from home)

Salary sacrifice benefits including cycle to work

A true People First charity with training and career development as part of our core

An inclusive culture – and lots of music!

This role is full time

How to apply

I am NR

Please apply with a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the role and how your skills and experience match our requirements to  (please note applications without a covering letter will not be considered. Why? We want to hear about you as a person not just a list of your work accomplishments).

For further info, contact

Application Closing Date

8th November 2021

Interview Date