Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is now recognised as one of the most dynamic orchestras in the UK, with its distinguished history, commitment to high artistic ideals and trail-blazing work using the power of music to change lives both within the concert hall and beyond.

You’ll be a central figure in the Development team supporting the varied work we undertake to develop relationships and inspire support for our work. As the ‘go to’ person for the team you’ll support a broad range of tasks giving you great exposure into the inner workings of a busy fundraising team. You’ll be the first point of contact for our BSO members and responsible for a variety of work including event co-ordination and delivery, creation and distribution of supporter communications, marketing and data analysis.

This is more than an assistant role; this is an opportunity to assume real responsibility in support of the expansion of the Orchestra’s membership scheme and legacy programme, building relationships, managing communications and delivering specific events for valued supporters in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and across the region.

Experience in fundraising is not essential. What we’re really after is someone who loves music and what BSO does. We need someone who is good with people, has strong IT skills, is willing to learn and understands the value that organisational skills and attention to detail can add to the experience of our members and supporters.

We know that amazing people are hard to come by so we invest in our staff’s learning and development, making sure people are given opportunities to shine. You’ll receive benefits including complimentary tickets to BSO concerts, shows and films at Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, access to BSO’s health and wellbeing programme, life insurance, personal pension, 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays and a discretionary quota of leave between Christmas and New Year.

Please complete the attached application form and send with your CV and a covering letter to Natalie Wright at

Date for Interviews: Friday 17th January


BSO is an equal opportunities employer