Dunedin Consort

The Dunedin Consort is one of the UK’s leading ensembles specialising in historical performance, widely recognised for its world-class performance standards and its imaginative approach to concerts and recordings.

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual to join the Dunedin Consort as its Fundraising Manager on a part-time basis (20 hours a week). 

We are looking for a highly-motivated individual who is passionate about fundraising and has a strong interest in the music sector. We are a small, dynamic and friendly team, and this is an ideal post for someone who wants to help make a real difference. The purpose of the role is to help the Dunedin Consort build on our existing fundraising efforts, increase our funding by expanding our base of Friends and donors, expand our legacy work and identify grant-giving bodies and foundations sympathetic to our aims.

Based primarily at the Dunedin Consort office in central Edinburgh, together with the Chief Executive you will prepare grant applications, develop compelling cases for support based upon our existing and planned projects, and identify potential funders. You will develop and implement a fundraising strategy for increasing Dunedin Consort’s income streams both from individuals and corporate sponsors, manage the donor database, and manage supporters’ events. This will include hosting private receptions during our performances, bringing supporters to rehearsals and outreach activities, and coordinating corporate events.

We are looking for candidates with extensive experience of fundraising or related roles, with excellent writing and research skills, and confident working with fundraising database systems (we use Salesforce NPSP).


Please download the full application pack, which includes a full job description and person specification, before applying.

Application process: Please send a copy of your C.V. to Alfonso Leal, Chief Executive at alfonso@dunedin-consort.org.uk, along with a covering letter explaining why you would like to work with Dunedin Consort and how you believe your skills fit the requirements of the role. Please aim for your CV to be no longer than two pages. If you have any disability that prevents you from following the application process as described, please contact the office on 0131 516 3718.

Deadline for applications:  Friday 3rd December 2018, 5pm
Interviews: week beginning 10th December 2018
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 Pro Rata based on experience.

Please see the Dunedin Consort website for more information.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd December 2018 at 5pm.