Individual Giving & Major Donor Fundraising Manager

Open Up Music is an award-winning Bristol-based charity, with a mission to open up music to young disabled musicians. We deliver ambitious, national programmes to raise standards in music education for young disabled people. We are committed to being an accessible, diverse and inclusive workplace, and uphold equal opportunity and respect for every individual. 

​We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We especially welcome applications from Disabled people; Blind people and those ​​with sight loss; D/deaf people and those with hearing loss; people with autism and/or other neurodivergencies; people with chronic illness or pain conditions; and anyone with mental health conditions.

We actively encourage people from structurally disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, people from communities experiencing racial inequality, migrants, refugees, women, non-binary people, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or people from an economically deprived background. 

The Individual Giving & Major Donor Fundraising Manager is an exciting new role. We are seeking an experienced and talented fundraiser to work within a new fundraising team to develop the processes and opportunities to grow individual giving at all levels. Starting on a contract basis, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in delivery of our strategy to increase and diversify our income streams.  You will use your skills and experience to make the most of upcoming opportunities, such as planned concerts in spring 2022. This is a pivotal position requiring drive and imagination, focusing primarily on stewardship of relationships, establishing processes, identifying how to capitalise on upcoming opportunities, strategy and development of these portfolios. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate that they have the experience and skills to contribute significantly to the ongoing development of fundraising within the charity. 


If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!


Application Pack

Application pack download (Zip File)

The pack contains two documents to fill out - 'Application Questions' and an 'Application Form.' To eliminate the risk of unconscious bias, we shortlist applications based on the Application Questions only and won’t look at your Application Form until we have decided whether to offer you an interview.


The pack also includes documents containing more information about applying for a job at Open Up Music; a job description and person specification; and also a welcome note from our CEO, Barry Farrimond (he/him).


If you are having trouble accessing any of the forms, want to discuss alternative ways of giving us the information we’re asking for, or would simply like to find out more about the role, please contact Alison Maxhuni (she/her) at or call her on 07449 789334 for a chat.

Making an Application

To apply, email your 'Application Form' and 'Application Questions', with the title ‘Individual Giving & Major Donor Fundraising Manager application’ to Andrea Hart (she/her) on, by 5pm on Monday 6 December 2021.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 December 2021. We will conduct interviews in line with social distancing guidance at our office in Bristol. We are also happy to conduct remote interviews using Google Meet if travelling into our office is not possible for shortlisted candidates. Due to the likely volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.