Are you an experienced freelance fundraiser?


FRONTLINEdance are seeking to recruit an experienced freelance fundraiser (over a 12-month period) to work with us to diversify our income and help make the company more resilient longer term. Post commencing mid to end September 2018.

There are two specialist areas of support we require:

  1. Development of a grant income strategy, including identifying, co-ordinating, preparing and submitting bids to a range of funders (approx. 30 days)
  2. Development of a non-grant strategy, including identifying opportunities, co-ordinating and delivery of – sponsorship, membership, and individual giving (approx. 20 days)

The post can be delivered by one individual or two, depending on experience. Therefore, please state which when applying – Whole Activity or Specialist Area 1 / 2.

FRONTLINEdance are a not-for-profit Company and we rely on income from a number of sources. Fundraising is paramount to our future and something we have been successful at over the years securing funds including Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn, Children in Need, Local Authorities, and individual donations. Without it we could not exist, so it’s vital that you will be experienced in generating income for not-for-profit arts based, health based, and community based contemporary dance projects and organisations.

Working closely with the Artistic Director, and the rest of the team (including a company manager, freelance marketing person and administrators), the freelance fundraiser position will require you to work individually and as part of a team.

You will be joining FRONTLINEdance in its last year of organisational development funding from Arts Council England and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, meaning that you will play an instrumental role in the future of FRONTLINEdance.

Based in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire, FRONTLINEdance break down barriers to engagement in dance through participation and performance, believing it plays a positive role in integration and community cohesion. You will be instrumental in fulfilling our vision and mission (

For further information about FRONTLINEdance please visit

Please download:

Role Description and Person Specification: Experienced Freelance Fundraiser(s) ROLE DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPEC July 2018

Application Form: FRONTLINEdance job-application-form JULY 2018 FINAL (1)

Recruitment Monitoring Form: RECRUITMENT applicants monitoring JULY 2018

This is both an exciting and challenging time for FRONTLINEdance and we hope to find someone who will relish the opportunity to be a part of this busy small company.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 27th July. 

Interviews will be held at our office in Stoke-on-Trent week on Friday 17th August.

FRONTLINEdance is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from disabled people. Any disabled applicant who meets the criteria of the person specification will be invited to interview.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rachael Lines, Artistic Director

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