London Symphony Orchestra
£30,000 - £32,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing Date
Employer London Symphony Orchestra

Trusts & Foundations Officer

The LSO Development department is looking for a knowledgeable and self-motivated individual to join our team as Trusts & Foundations Officer at an exciting time in the LSO’s history. Reporting to the Trusts & Foundations Manager, the role will primarily work within the Trusts and Foundations team to establish and maintain relationships with grant-giving bodies to help meet and grow income targets. These grants support a range of LSO activities, including projects within our pioneering learning and engagement programme, LSO Discovery; our exciting artistic season at the Barbican Centre; international tours; new commissions for the LSO and recordings produced by our record label LSO Live.

About you

Experience in fundraising from trusts, foundations and other grant-giving bodies is essential for this role, alongside strong communication skills, high attention to detail and a passion for creating concise and compelling written copy.  An interest in orchestral/classical music is desirable.

The Trusts & Foundations Officer will also support the wider fundraising of the Department, helping to steward current and potential supporters at concerts, special events, and LSO Discovery projects taking place across east London. 

We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience in:

  • Writing compelling applications and reports to grant-giving bodies, as well as knowledge of fundraising through trusts and foundations (at least twelve months of experience).
  • Researching potential new funding opportunities with an understanding of cultivation and stewardship processes
  • Ideally relevant some event management experience. 

The capabilities and characteristics we are looking for:

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills, with the ability to collate detailed information and present it concisely and compellingly.
  • High attention to detail in both written communications and database processes.
  • Outstanding editing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload, and to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, with strong organisational skills.
  • Ability to work with a team effectively, integrate with the whole development department and engage with a variety of colleagues across the organisation and stakeholders.
  • Professional discretion.
  • An interest in classical music and promoting accessible opportunities for all to engage in music. 
  • Willingness to attend events outside of normal working hours.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or if you are having issues with your application please email people@lso.co.uk for assistance.