Fundraising Manager (Major Donor and Corporate)

Chris Joseph

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Role Summary
This is a new role within the company dedicated to generating large individual giving and
corporate sponsorship/donations to support not-for-profit Jazz re:freshed’s many artist
focussed activity strands and ambitions. You will spend time with the small senior
management team to understand the cultural nuances and relevance of the company in
tandem with our achievements, influence on the sector and unique positioning within the
British Jazz ecosystem. With a deep understanding of the journey of Jazz re:freshed, you will
use your experience and hit the ground running, working to achieve a £90k giving target for
the 2022/2023 period while setting up necessary systems and policies e.g. a gift acceptance
policy considering an ethical fundraising policy.
Jazz re:freshed is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and PRS
Foundation Talent Development Partner. The team at Jazz re:freshed have also secured a
number of modest contributions from donors, sponsors and brand partners every year for
the past 5 years. There are opportunities here to turn one off giving into multi year giving or
small donations into larger donations. The £90k organisational target proposed is on the
basis of the fundraising capacity increased by the introduction of this role. If targets are
substantially exceeded, we would be happy to review salary levels as a reflection of a job
excellently done.
About Jazz re:freshed
Not for profit organisation Jazz re:freshed, provides a portal to exciting music on the scene
and enables UK Jazz to thrive and extend its international reach.
A small but relentlessly determined Black-led organisation, Jazz re:freshed is a cultural and
global movement. The sum of our parts has created something special on the UK Jazz scene.
We work on supporting, developing and promoting young and diverse emerging artists and
bands across multiple platforms, raising their profile and creating an audience and industry
buzz through our weekly live residency, annual one day festival, band development

Jazz Re:freshed limited |

Company No. 8931462 | Registered Office: HOP Market & Studios, 60 Honor Oak Park, London SE23 1DY

| Registered in England and Wales |

programs, DJ Club nights, multiple partnerships, record label and international showcasing
which has had a major positive effect on the trajectory of the British Jazz scene.
Formed in 2003, at the core, our mission continues to be to globally elevate, amplify and
spotlight the breadth of expression in UK Jazz, while breaking down the boundaries for
audiences to access the music. We have a forte for spotting talent and our small not for
profit record label won the Best Independent Label in the 2020 AIM Awards (Association of
Independent Music) and the Innovation Award in the 2020 Jazz FM Awards. In 2019 we
received a Mercury Prize Album of the Year nomination for Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED ensemble
debut release, Driftglass. We have been nominated for the 2021 Jazz FM Digital Award.
During these challenging times, Jazz re:freshed has remained strong and determined to
continue to be a beacon for UK Jazz globally. In 2020 and 2021 we converted our key live
activity – annual festival JAZZ RE:FEST and weekly event – into Covid-safe pre-recorded
events, broadcast via YouTube, attracting weekly views, often in excess of 20,000 globally.


How to apply:

The deadline for applications is 6pm Friday 8th October.

We intend to hold interviews on the 20th/21st October either in person or via Zoom. If shortlisted, you will be contacted by 13th Oct to schedule a time. We promise to keep you posted if there are any delays.

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages). You will also need to complete an Equal Opportunities form– this will be separated from your application and treated as confidential.

Please note that we are unable to accept late applications. To apply or for any further information, please email our Executive Administrator

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