• Job type: Full-time
  • Location: Hybrid
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Job Title:              Fundraising Lead

Reporting to:        Chief Executive

Hours:                    37.5 hours per week

Salary:                   In the range of £30k – £35k per annum

Location:               Full-Time – Hybrid. 

Contract:               Permanent




We are the Military Wives Choirs. the only charity that focuses on building wellbeing and resilience, through singing, for all women impacted by their military connection.  We connect over 1600 women in the military community and create a support network through the power of singing.  Our mission, Sing, Share, Support, is at the heart of everything we do.


In 2023 we entered our second decade, marked by some big changes in the way we operate, establishing ourselves as an independent charity after being a subsidiary of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We continue to work closely with SSAFA in our shared aims of providing support to our Forces and their families. This new decade and status create enormous possibilities and the new strategy sets out how we will leverage these and build a sustainable future. 


This role is part of the Choirs Support Team (CST), a small dedicated team who support the network of Military Wives Choirs. The CST manages the day to day running of the charity and the network, providing support and advice and seeking ‘once in a lifetime opportunities’ for our choir members to take part in such as recording music or participating in the Kings’ Coronation. 


This role is key to the financial future of the organisation, our Fundraising Lead will be responsible for developing new income streams, horizon scanning for new funding opportunities, maintain and reporting on our current funding streams and supporting the network with community fundraising.




  1. Take the lead on Fundraising activity at Military Wives Choirs, devising and managing delivery of the long-term Fundraising Plan, in line with our overall strategy
  2. Develop a pipeline of potential fundraising bids to a diverse source of Trusts and Foundations
  3. Manage, support and develop fundraising bids to Trusts and Foundations.
  4. Maintain a timely and professionally communicated grant funding reporting system ensuring all grant reports are completed on time.
  5. Provide up-to-date fundraising forecasts to the CEO and Board as required.
  6. Source and nurture sponsors and donors, building and maintaining the relationships to deliver on Fundraising targets.
  7. Deliver our annual national fundraising challenge
  8. Work with our volunteers across the network to develop fundraising skills at local and regional levels
  9. Maintain our core ‘case for support’ as a source for tailored cases for support to appeal and secure individual, corporate, and Trusts and Foundations support through direct donations, sponsorship, or grant-giving programmes
  10. Ensure all stakeholders are recorded and maintained in our systems
  11. Support Military Wives Choirs national events as required


As a small team, we expect all members to pick up other duties commensurate with their skills and capabilities and be flexible, adaptable, and willing to take on new challenges, attending performances as required.