Trusts & Foundations Manager

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, 2020 has been a trying year.  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 Manager 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 and kindness and are willing to travel with us as we 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 someone with trusts and foundations experience, and a proven track record of creating short, medium and long term strategies for successfully generating income from T&F

Exemplary communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to build real relationships.  Assertiveness and diplomacy go hand in hand with this role.

Able to deliver on your own financial targets as well as contributing to the fundraising team’s overall annual income

The ability to proactively and productively research viable trusts and foundations, with a clear understanding of funder’s needs and how our services meet those needs.  We need a strong pipeline for our T&F income.

Line management experience is desirable, but we can support you with this if you haven’t done this before. What we want to understand is your style of leadership and how you would get the best out of people.

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 to make sure you have all the information you need to put together eye-catching winning bids and identify projects and products for funding.

What we offer:

A salary of £37,911 – £39,754 (includes £1500 London Weighting) pa dependent on experience (pro rata for part time hours)

Pension scheme

31 days annual leave (pro rata)

Flexible working (minimum two days in the London office when office working resumes)

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, but we would consider part time for the right candidate

How to apply

I am NR

Please apply with a CV and cover letter to, detailing your interest in the role and how your skills and experience match our requirements (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

Friday 5th March 2021

Interview Date

March 2021, conducted in line with government Covid19 restrictions.