The Military Wives Choirs – Fundraising Manager


Reporting to: Director, Choirs Support Team
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Location: Working from home with regular office visits (at least weekly) and attendance at events; commutable to City of London office
Contract: Permanent


The organisation

With 72 choirs and nearly 2000 members in British military bases across the UK and overseas, the Military Wives Choirs is a charity that brings all women in the military community (not just 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 which can leave women feeling isolated, particularly when loved ones are away for long periods of time. Research shows that singing in a choir helps to alleviate stress and contributes to an improvement in isolation, anxiety and depression. The Military Wives Choirs network therefore has a vital role to play by bringing women in the military community together to sing.

The Military Wives Choirs contains wives of serving personnel, but also those currently serving, veterans, mothers, sisters and daughters, and others with a military connection, and is a triservice organisation. The Military Wives Choirs is both an independent charity and subsidiary of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

By becoming a part of the Military Wives Choirs charity, you are helping women in the military community to sing, share and support one another and feel stronger together.

Role Summary

This role is an exciting, new position in a special and unique charity which spans both the military and arts sectors. With a well-known and well-loved brand, and an inspiring network of women as our membership, we have huge scope to develop our supporters and expand our fundraising possibilities.

We have a core income stream in grant funding that is stable but relatively new and needs to be developed further, and this role has the opportunity to shape the fundraising strategy, influence the creation of supporter networks, and develop new income streams. With a large network of choirs, opportunities to grow individual donors at all levels—locally, regionally, and centrally—are a key component of our new fundraising strategy, and the postholder will be critical for these initiatives.

Download the full job description here.

Application Process

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your interest in the Military Wives Choirs to Melanie Nightingale, Director

Closing Date: midnight 31 May 2021.

Interviews will take place w/c 1 June 2021.

For an informal discussion, please email Melanie at

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