Military Wives Choirs – Fundraising Manager


Reporting to: Director, Choirs Support Team

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Location: Central London, although currently home-based working. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract: Permanent

Background & Role Summary

With 72 choirs and nearly 2,000 members in British military bases across the UK and internationally, the Military Wives Choirs is a charity that brings all women in the military community, not only wives, closer together and empowers them through singing.

Families of service personnel move around frequently and it can often be tough to put down roots or make new friends, particularly when loved ones are away for long periods of time. Research shows that singing in a choir can help to alleviate stress and can contribute to an improvement in mental health. The Military Wives Choirs therefore have a vital role to play by bringing women in the military community together to sing, share and support one another.

This role will be a new position and offers the role holder the opportunity to shape the fundraising strategy and influence the creation of supporter networks and develop new income streams.

We have a core income stream in grant funding that is stable but relatively new and needs to be developed further. As a unique charity across both the military and arts sectors, we have great opportunities to gather more support over the next few years.

With a large network of choirs, opportunities to grow individual donors at all levels, locally, regionally and centrally is a key component of our new fundraising strategy and this role holder will be able to influence and directly deliver those campaigns and initiatives.

You will be responsible for maintaining your own budgets and ensuring monthly financial management analysis and reporting is delivered.

A new fundraising strategy has recently been agreed at Board level and the role holder will be expected to deliver against those key activities and income generation targets.

Location is currently home based, with longer term expectation to be within a commutable distance of the City of London.

Download the job description here.

How to apply

At this stage we require a copy of your CV and a one-page letter describing your interest in the Military Wives Choirs and what you will bring to this role.

Application closing date: Midnight Sunday 11 April 2021

Successful candidates will be invited to an interview: w/c 12 April 2021

To submit your application please email Melanie Nightingale at:


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