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Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Please see our available vacancies below:

 

Vacancy: Director, Individual Giving

 

Our musicians strive to make orchestral music with, by and for their generation. Believe in that mission? We do. But, we are not necessarily looking for you to have a background in music or the arts to make an enormous impact and enjoy working with us. If you are an entrepreneurial, creative, successful, collaborative, and highly skilled individual giving fundraiser, excited to take a fledgling Direct Marketing programme in previously unforged new directions, deepen its breadth, and grow it to maturity, then we want to hear from you!

 

NYO has taken a creative and positive path through lockdown, bringing together thousands of teenage musicians all over the UK. During this period we articulated a new strategy 'Open up' that aims to take the work that has been going on behind the scenes for a decade and bring it to the surface. Whilst retaining the artistic ambition of the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers, this is also a social mission directing the energy of this community to the service of other young people. Our aims are to activate youth voice and agency, aligning artistic output and the causes that young people care about: climate change, racial equality, sharing music without walls, financial and class barriers, so that our work represents and speaks to all young people.

 

We are also striving to strengthen the equity of opportunity for teenage musicians, incrementally growing to meet the need so that young people from state school and minority ethnic backgrounds with talent and determination can be part of a powerful national teenage community. To achieve these aims we need a robust and scalable fundraising strategy. Since 2013, we have doubled our voluntary income. A large part of that success is introducing a completely new income stream – the individual giving programme – which has given thousands of donors the opportunity to support and engage with our work. With proof of concept our Board is now fully behind this programme as a priority area, keenly watching and willing to invest to expand its reach.

 

You will join a team of six Development staff with plans in place to grow to 12 by 2023. You will report to and work closely with the Development Director and line manage a Head of Individual Giving, who manages two Co-ordinators. NYO has a lively and forward-thinking culture. If you are willing to work hard, come up with new ideas, and bring a growth mindset to the team, we can’t wait to hear from you.

 

We are extremely committed to this position, and very much look forward to welcoming you into the team. If you’d like to find out more and for further details and a job pack, please don’t hesitate to contact Charlotte Wilmot, Director, Eardley Wilmot, at charlotte@eardleywilmot.co.uk.

 

The deadline for this position is rolling, and we are reviewing applications as we receive them. We welcome applications from anyone regardless of their age, experience, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background. The National Youth Orchestra is deeply committed to inclusive working practices, and to making any reasonable adjustments.

 

Winner: Best Supporter Experience Institute of Fundraising Awards 2019

 

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Director, Individual Giving
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Vacancy: Manager, Trusts and Foundations

 

We have an opportunity for an entrepreneurial and organised individual with exceptional relationship management and writing skills to join our ambitious and growing Development Team.

 

NYO has a mature and loyal portfolio of Trusts and Foundations that offer support from hundreds of thousands to £500. Each one of them has a unique relationship with NYO that needs to be nurtured and developed.

 

With the implementation of NYO's new 10-year 'Open Up' strategy, which has a strong focus on youth voice, creativity and inclusion, we believe that there is huge scope to grow this portfolio and are seeking a Development Manager who can organise, timetable, grow relationships creatively and prepare excellent written proposals and reports.

 

If you’d like to find out more about the Trusts programme and for further details and a job pack, please don’t hesitate to contact Charlotte Wilmot, Director, Eardley Wilmot, at charlotte@eardleywilmot.co.uk.

 

The deadline for this position is rolling, and we are reviewing applications as we receive them. We welcome applications from anyone regardless of their age, experience, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background. The National Youth Orchestra is deeply committed to inclusive working practices, and to making any reasonable adjustments.

 

Winner: Best Supporter Experience Institute of Fundraising Awards 2019

 

Vacancy: Kickstart Placements

 

NYO is looking to recruit up to three Team Assistants in Autumn 2021 on paid six-month placements as part of the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme.

 

Team Assistants will contribute to a range of projects during their placement. They will work in one or more of NYO's teams and learn about all aspects of the charity.

 

At NYO you will have access to a range of informal learning and development opportunities throughout their placement, including 1:1s with staff in different aspects of the organisation, and advice on progression routes within the sector.

 

Successful candidates will also receive support from our Kickstart gateway Creative Access including an induction day, masterclasses and mentoring.

 

To apply, you must be aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit. You must be referred from your local Job Centre by your Work Coach.

 

Once you have been referred, you should complete the online application form.

 

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2021 at 5.00pm and placements will start in October.

 

To find our more, download the Application Pack below.

 

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