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Head of Development and Membership Music at Oxford

Music at Oxford is searching for a creative, driven and passionate Head of Development and Membership to lead a new era of fundraising at this majestic organisation.

  • Location: Oxford 2 days a week in the office, 3 flexible
  • Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

Music at Oxford is leading the charge in providing a wide range of engagement opportunities with incredible contemporary music. From classical concerts and education programmes for primary school children, to providing access to musical instruments for refugees – the remarkable Music at Oxford is providing opportunities for all.

The Head of Development and Membership is a newly created role and will lead all aspects of development for the organisation. The key areas of focus are trusts and foundations, individual giving and membership/patron income and we are searching for candidates with some or all of that experience.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who has a passion or understanding of music and wants to work in a creative, hands-on and varied role. It would suit someone who wants their first ‘head of’ role or someone who is an existing head but wants a new challenge.

The wonderful team cannot wait to bring on someone who will bring a wealth of development knowledge with them so they can continue the impact they have.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Eddie Taylor | eddie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07904 814273

Eddie Taylor, Head of Fundraising Appointments, Peridot Partners

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

    Eddie Taylor | eddie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07904 814273

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Friday 17th May
    Candidates informed of outcome: By 5 p.m. Monday 20th May
    First stage interviews:  Thursday 23rd May (virtual)
    Second stage interviews: Thursday 30th May (in person)

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