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Head of Development and Communications

Based out of our office in Cecil Sharp House in Camden, Orchestras for All (OFA) is looking for a Head of Development and Communications to join our team on either a two or three day / week basis.

The primary purpose of the role will be to implement OFA’s income generation and communications strategy as set out in the organisation’s 2017-2020 strategic plan. In collaboration with the OFA team and with administrative support from our Team Coordinator, you will identify and secure income from a range of sources and support the organisation to become an influencer in the sector. We also intend on recruiting a new Development Manager in Autumn 2019 to provide additional support, specifically relating to trusts and foundations.

You will be joining the team at an exciting moment in OFA’s journey, leading up to our 10th anniversary year (July 2020 onwards) and the celebrations and activities that will mark this occasion. You will be working with the dynamic staff team to shape the new strategy and help create a fundraising strategy to build a robust and sustainable organisation for the future.

Full job description (PDF)

Deadline for applications: 5pm, 12 May 2019

Interviews: w/c 20 May 2019

Proposed Start Date: Monday 1 July 2019

To find out more about the role, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Executive Director Stuart Burns at or on 0207 267 4141.

Volunteer Roles

We rely on a team of enthusiastic volunteers to run every Orchestras for All event. Volunteers are invited to join us for any or all of the events during the season and are welcome to support in a number of ways:

  • Support young musicians to learn repertoire during full and sectional rehearsals

  • Support young musicians during improvisation and composition sessions during the Regional and National Modulo Meets

  • Support young musicians during performances

We are also happy to involve volunteers in the behind-the-scenes work of the organisation, including pre-event planning, event delivery, impact and evaluation or general arts administration work including fundraising, marketing and PR.

If you are interested in being involved with OFA as a volunteer, please contact Team Coordinator Myffy Dymond at or on 0207 267 4141.

Fair Access Principle

Orchestras for All is proud to have signed the Fair Access Principle - pledging to give fair access to all for all our volunteer, intern and apprentice positions.