Job vacancy: Fundraising Manager

Role: Fundraising Manager

Reporting to: Executive Director

Contract: Full-time

Location: Working from home with regular trips to our office in Longborough, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

Salary: £35,000-38,000, according to experience


Longborough Festival Opera is seeking a full-time Fundraising Manager to join our team. The focus of the role is to tangibly increase the support we receive from Trusts & Foundations and to develop successful appeals for our opera productions, rural community projects, education programme, new commissions, and eventually a capital project. The role will suit someone who enjoys a varied workload and thrives in a small team.

The Fundraising Manager is a new position and represents Longborough’s ambition to increase our development capabilities, in particular nurturing relationships with Trusts, prospective donors and existing supporters. The Fundraising Manager will work closely with our Membership & Development Manager, jointly working to enable the charity’s artistic, community and organisational aspirations.

Longborough Festival Opera is a hidden gem of the Cotswolds: an intimate, 500-seat purpose-built opera house, set overlooking the spectacular views of the Evenlode valley, that every summer hosts an opera season that has gained an international reputation. Over more than twenty years Longborough has gone from strength to strength, and now welcomes audiences from far and wide.

The Longborough team is a small and committed group with a high work ethic and willingness to support each other. During the summer festival, additional staff members join us on site. 


Application Deadline: 5pm, Friday 16 April 2021

First interviews: 22-23 April 2021

Second interviews: Wednesday 28 April 2021


How to apply 

Please electronically submit your CV and a covering letter to Jennifer Smith, Executive Director:  jen@lfo.org.uk

In the covering letter, please explain your interest in the role along with relevant skills and experience in relation to the person specification. Thank you for including your current salary, notice period and the name of two referees. References will not be sought until the position is offered.

When you submit your application, please complete our anonymised equality monitoring form.

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