Fundraising Trustee

Fundraising Trustee

At a glance


  • Business development / Sales
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Strategic development and planning


Shoreditch, E1 6LA
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? None


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Apart from attendance at board meetings working arrangements are flexible. Video conferencing is possible.

With 28 years’ experience of making contemporary music widely accessible, we wish to strengthen and diversify our board to make the most of our recent successes of establishing a bienniel festival and a large online music catalogue.

What will you be doing?

A partnership-based biennial Festival established in 2016 has added impetus to CoMA’s programme of ensemble and repertoire development which together serve its aim to encourage and facilitate active participation in the creation and performance of contemporary music by music-makers of all abilities.

We are looking to recruit a trustee with proven fundraising experience to join the Board of CoMA Contemporary Music for All to contribute to ensuring continuity during this time of expansion and change, and to support the long-term financial sustainability of the charity through a planned and dynamic approach to fundraising.

CoMA’s current focus is to reinforce and build on Festival partnerships being established across the UK, Europe and beyond, connecting amateurs and professionals, pupils and educators, those with little experience and those whose whole lives are lived in new music, to be creative together. In so doing to radiate CoMA’s aims of participation and inclusion into the communities where music is made, to catalyse those relationships, and empower musical connections and futures that wouldn’t exist otherwise.

The Board meets four times a year, currently via Zoom, otherwise in London with an option to attend online.  In addition to attending Board meetings, trustees are expected to contribute to CoMA in their area of expertise various ways, including working groups that may be established from time to time.

We will discuss applications with those shortlisted in early May, by arrangement.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to complement the existing strengths of the board, which excellent knowledge and experience of the new music sector and wide classical music sector. You will have an interest in and enthusiasm for contemporary music, but will also bring one or more of the following skills to the board:

  • Finance and fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Legal and Governance

We are also looking for a trustee with good knowledge of the youth music education and ideas of how CoMA can develop its involvement with this sector.

You will have experience of charity governance or an interest to learn

You will be good at networking and working as part of a team and be a good communicator

What difference will you make?

Bringing your professional expertise to a small charity will help us continue to develop and make the most of our already successful initiatives. You will help us extend the reach of our organisation.

Your particular expertise will strengthen the organisation and help staff and volunteers make better use of their limited resources.

You will bring a new personal perspective to the organisation and identify new opportunities for development.

What's in it for the volunteer?

You will be part of an exciting network of professional and enthusiastic amateur composers and performers with opportunity to experience exciting new music as it is created and performed.

The personal learning and satisfaction that comes from applying your skills and experience in a new context.

Before you apply

  • Arts
  • CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) enables musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music.