Sound and Music: Head of Development

Chris Joseph

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Title of Post: Head of Development 

Contract & hours: Permanent contract, full time (37.5 hours per week) 

Location: Anywhere in England. We are adopting a hybrid working approach (a mix of remote and home working) although you will need to be in London minimum once a month 

Salary: £39,000-£43,000 depending on experience 

Reporting to: Chief Executive 


The Head of Development is a senior role within Sound and Music, encompassing responsibility for all aspects of the organisation’s fundraising, working closely with the Chief Executive, other team members and Trustees to drive and deliver the organisation’s development strategy. The role also forms part of Sound and Music’s senior management team, who under the leadership of the Chief Executive are responsible for overseeing the organisation’s programme of activity, business planning and strategy development, impact evaluation, external profile and a positive and productive organisational culture. 

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track record of income generation across a range of channels. They will have a strong work ethic, be a proactive team player and have an appetite for collaborative working, supporting the Chief Executive to embed a fundraising and more commercial culture across the organisation. Although it is not an essential requirement to have experience within the arts sector, the candidate will need to have an interest in music and demonstrate a genuine connection with Sound and Music’s cause. 

This is a pivotal role and the successful candidate will be joining Sound and Music at an exciting time, as we increase the visibility and impact of our national work, engage in high profile campaigns, develop new partnerships and continue to deliver our activities and programmes. With the experience and insight to deliver exemplary stewardship, uncover new opportunities for income generation, create compelling proposals and make the ask, the Head of Development will relish the prospect of creative and strategic thinking that will be instrumental in driving and delivering the development strategy. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser who is looking to stamp their mark. 

First round interviews will take place on Friday 1st July on Zoom. Second round interviews will be on Zoom on the morning of Tuesday 5th July, with Susanna Eastburn and Trustees Sam Palmer and Belinda Dee.

Full details of the process can be found at the bottom of this document. 


Download the full job description below:

Job Description .pdf


Job Description .doc



How to apply 


  • Please send a copy of your CV plus a supporting letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining how you meet the requirements of the job description, using specific examples where possible. There is no word limit, but candidates are encouraged to be as concise as possible. These should be sent to Wendy Attewell Please also contact Wendy with any questions. 
  • Please also complete our Equal Opportunities monitoring form here: 
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