National Youth Arts Wales (NYAW) is recruiting! We are seeking an experienced a Fundraising and Development Manager to join our existing staff. Formed in October 2017, NYAW is a not for profit, registered charity and the lead organisation now responsible for delivering the six national youth ensembles as well as developing a sustainable year-round programme of work that also helps to promote greater access to the arts for young people across Wales, regardless of their background.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join NYAW at a time of significant growth and to support our continued development. In this exciting opportunity, you will work closely with the CEO, taking responsibility for the delivery of our new fundraising strategy to cultivate new and manage existing relationships with small and medium-sized trusts and foundations. The role will require someone who is willing to work flexibly and independently, with minimal supervision.

The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator and able to develop good relationships internally and externally, to raise funds to support our strategic aims and objectives. You will help ensure that the delivery of the fundraising strategy leads to greater sustainability for the organisation and achieves annual fundraising targets as part of a managed approach to income generation. As part of your role you will ensure that fundraising from trusts and foundations works effectively alongside other earned income strategies including individual giving and sponsorship.


How to apply

To apply for the post please submit a C.V. with a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in the role. Applications should be submitted via email to

Anyone interested in applying is welcome to contact the CEO for an informal and confidential discussion about the role by emailing in the first instance.  

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Tuesday 12 November.  Candidates successfully selected for interview will be contacted by Wednesday 13 November.

Interviews will be held at Wales Millennium Centre on Monday 18 November 2019.  The interview panel will be comprised of the NYAW CEO, Gillian Mitchell, Marie Wood (RWCMD) and a NYAW Trustee.


Closing date: 12/11/2019