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Trusts & Major Donors Consultant

Abram Wilson
Remote working
£250 Per Day
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Role: Trusts & Major Donors Consultant

Reports to: CEO & Founder

Location: Remote working

Days: 8 days / month  

Payment: £250 / day

About Abram Wilson

Inspired by the critically acclaimed and award-winning musician Abram Wilson, we are here to champion underrepresented and unrecognised talent. We provide visibility, access and opportunity within an industry which is often closed to all but the most privileged. 

We meet young people exactly where they’re at – whether that’s at school, in the community or online – and encourage them to find their unique musical identity.

And we offer practical support to emerging musicians and music professionals by sharing valuable connections and opportunities.

We’ve worked with +200 performing artists, providing strategic support to 45 and delivered 72 gigs to nearly 10,000 audience members.

Since 2015 we’ve reached over 10,000 YP in deprived areas with performances and 650 participants with +550-hours of participatory arts workshops in London and Birmingham in partnership with Hackney Empire, Church of Sound, Premises Studios, National Maritime Museum and THSH Birmingham.

Our purpose

We inspire, connect and open doors to the music industry so that young people from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds have an equal chance to realise their creative potential.

Our vision

A music industry that genuinely reflects the best image of our society so any young person is able to see it as a place for them and can participate in, and collectively contribute to the next generation of talent. 

Our values

  • We challenge inequality

Promoting inclusivity and equity in music.


  • We pay it forward

Sharing our knowledge, skills, and networks with the next generation


  • We work tirelessly

To encourage young people to find and use their creative voice


  • We are champions

Of untapped, undiscovered and unrealised talent


What’s the role?

We’re looking for a Trusts & Major Donors Consultant to work with us on maintaining relationships with current donors and securing new major donors for Abram Wilson.

Am I someone you might be looking for? 

Are you self-motivated and passionate about securing income from trusts and foundations and major donors?

Do you have a can-do and confident attitude with strong experience in managing your own portfolio of trusts and foundations?

Do you have experience in securing new grants, increasing funders’ grants from previous years, securing multi-year grants and stewarding trust and foundations relationships?

Do you also have experience in managing your own portfolio of high-net-worth individuals including securing new major donors, increasing donors’ gifts and stewarding major donor relationships?

Are you proud of your written and verbal communication skills?

Do you have excellent attention to detail and can you anticipate problems before they arise?

Are you happy with the idea of working remotely, and as part of a small virtual team?

Can you work independently and prioritise a varied workload?

Are you organised, proactive and dedicated to putting in the work and building relationships with both our current and prospective funders and major donors?

If you can answer yes to the majority of these questions, then we’d love to hear from you!


Please note, that we are actively seeking candidates who are from minoritised backgrounds. 

That sounds like me! What exactly is the role though?

You’ll work with our founder to agree on targets before:

  • Undertaking research and becoming the lead point of contact for increasing our income from trusts and donors through research and relationship building
  • Creating a strategy for identifying, cultivating, securing, and stewarding new trusts and donors
  • Creating pitches, proposals, and cases for support as part of your approach and adapting as needed
  • Securing multi-year financial commitments from trusts and foundations
  • Securing annual gifts of £1,000 or more from individuals
  • Reporting back to funders and donors in a timely fashion
  • Regularly liaising with our Impact and Programmes team to:
    • collate information for proposals and pitches
    • collate qualitative and quantitative data for reports
  • Regularly liaising with our Marketing and Comms team on:
    • our communication plan with donors through socials, emails, letters, and reports demonstrating the impact of gifts
    • identifying individual donors who have the potential to connect us to trusts and foundations and increase their donations
  • Pro-actively keeping our trust pipeline, an internal filing system for trusts and donors, and database updated
  • Liaising with our Founder & CEO regularly on planned applications, projected income and any deadline changes

Sounds like a job for me! How do I apply? 

Please send a 1-2 page CV and cover letter of 1-2 pages OR a five-minute video explaining the following:

  • Why you’re interested in the role
  • Why do you think you’d be good at the role with examples of where you have excelled in the areas we’ve listed above
  • What is it that attracts you to Abram Wilson the charity and the programmes we deliver 

Send to Leah James at 

When is the deadline?  

Deadline to apply: 4th July 2022 at 10 am and we anticipate interviews will be a couple of weeks after that via Zoom. 

When are the interviews? 

We have blocked the 20th, 21st and 22nd of July for interviews. 

Can I find out more before I apply? 

You can book a call with our CEO & Founder to discuss the role and what we might expect from an application between 22nd June – 30th June. This will be subject to availability. 

If you’re successful with an interview, we will make sure you’re clear about what kind of questions we’ll be asking so you can prepare accordingly. 

Access requirements

Please let us know if our application process needs to be adapted for your access requirements. 


Any Ts & Cs I need to know about? 

● This is a self-employed post

● The fee is paid monthly in arrears upon receipt of an accurate invoice

● We work remotely so you’ll need a laptop, access to good wi-fi and Microsoft Office

● If you’re engaged to work with us, you must be able to provide the correct documents as proof of your right to work in the UK

● Having Public Liability Insurance is vital, can be acquired once position has been filled

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