World Heart Beat

We’re hiring: Senior Development Manager (Trusts & Foundations) 

Senior Development Manager (Trusts and Foundations)

Reporting to: Sal Sherratt – Director of Philanthropy & Commercial 

Working with: Artistic Director, Head of Programmes & Finance Manager 

Company: World Heart Beat Music Academy 

Salary: £45,000 FTE  

Benefits include: Contributory Pension Scheme; Equipment and support to work from home effectively; Training and development tailored to your level of experience 

Hours: Full-time working is equivalent to 40 hours per week (with 1 hour for lunch included). Hours are flexible, with attendance at evening and weekend events as required 

Location: Hybrid – home and office (South West London) 

Holiday: 25 days FTE plus bank holidays 


As Senior Development Manager (Trusts & Foundations) you will play a crucial role at World Heart Beat, driving forward our fundraising by building on a strong base of trusts, foundations and statutory support.

In your role you will lead on trusts and foundations revenue funding applications and stewardship, as well as playing a part in World Heart Beat’s wider fundraising. You will be supported in the post by our Director of Philanthropy & Commercial, who is leading the development of new earned income streams, alongside the wider executive and delivery teams, and a highly engaged Board of Trustees and Youth Board.

It is an exciting time for the charity, following the opening of World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, our second site for music teaching, which includes a new concert hall and studios. We are looking to capitalise on the new funding relationships created through our successful capital campaign and COVID response programmes and build on our success with securing our continued Arts Council NPO status until 2026.

If you are an accomplished bid writer looking to take on your first senior level position or are a more senior candidate who may be returning to work after a pause in your career or are looking to balance a role with wider parenting and caring responsibilities, or would simply like a change of organisation, we would love to hear from you!


As lead grant bid writer, including for large multiyear requests, you will shape considered and compelling approaches and accompanying budgets in liaison with our Community & Events Producer, Artistic Director, Finance Manager and wider team – creating bids which bring to life World Heart Beat’s work and are aligned to funders’ priorities and interests.


Please see Job Application Pack above for full details of job description and how to apply.

Application Deadline: Monday 5 June 2023 (midday)  

Interviews: Thursday 8 June 2023 

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