Work with us

The National Youth Orchestra is an exciting place to play your part and develop your career. We’re a growing charity where every member of the team shares their skills and expertise to make an impact. 

Our culture and values

At The National Youth Orchestra, you’ll work as part of a supportive, friendly and adventurous staff team. Learning and personal growth are intrinsic to every role.

We also work with a wider team of music tutors, conductors, composers and professional musicians. There’s an expert youth support team, and even an osteopath to make sure that our young musician’s bodies stay well-tuned.

NYO is an Equal Opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our work, and this extends to our recruitment practices.

Benefits of working at NYO

Our spacious and light offices near Holborn in central London are a hive of activity, a space for collaboration and ideas. Hybrid working is standard for most roles, with a flexible and supportive culture. Most staff spend time enjoying and supporting NYO projects, concerts and events, sharing music with young people across the UK.

NYO offers a season ticket loan scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, health cash plan, retail and entertainment discounts and a 24/7 counselling and support helpline.

Current vacancies

Current vacancies are listed below. Please check back regularly if there are no vacancies listed that suit your skills and experience. We also advertise vacancies through our social channels and on various online job sites.

Head of Philanthropy

Full-time, permanent contract 35 hours per week (proposals for part-time hours considered)

Salary: c.£50,000 dependent on experience

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious fundraiser to join our team as Head of Philanthropy. This pivotal role oversees major giving, trusts and foundations, corporate sponsorship, and legacies. You would be joining us at a crucial time as we embark on our Open Up strategy which has huge potential to unlock new areas of philanthropic giving. With a new brand identity, a growing programme and effective CRM infrastructure, you will have a strong foundation for success.

The successful candidate will have a passion for helping young people fulfil their potential and be enthusiastic about seeing the impact that their work has on teenage musicians across the UK. As well as being able to create compelling proposals and bids, you will be highly organised, collaborative and entrepreneurial, able to build strong relationships and understand the importance of exceptional donor care.

Download the application pack to find out more. If you would like an informal conversation about the role before applying, please contact To apply, please complete this online application form.

Deadline for applications: Monday 17 June 2024 at 10am.