Work with us: Consultant Fundraising Manager

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We are looking to appoint an experienced fundraising consultant to help Gallions Music Trust raise funds for the music programme of Gallions Primary School in Beckton, East London. The contract will involve remote working and will ideally start in January 2021. The expected minimum term is 12 months.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in music education fundraising and of raising income from at least one, but preferably two or more of the following: Trusts and Foundations, Individuals, Corporates, Events. You must have a real interest in helping children fulfil their potential through music. You will have a track record of planning and achievement, be a confident communicator, have lots of ideas and also be keen to develop your career to the next stage.

For more information and details on how to apply, please download the full role specification here.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 7th January.

If you have any questions, please email

Are you our next Trustee?

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Could you help us to improve the experience of children and adults living in a highly deprived area of East London through the power of music?


About us

We are looking to appoint additional trustees to the Gallions Music Trust (GMT).

The GMT’s principal goal is financially to support the music programme at Gallions Primary School.  Gallions is an ethnically diverse state primary in Beckton in the London Borough of Newham.  The school was founded in 1997 in the belief that music education can be life-changing, raising the aspirations, the confidence and the skills of  pupils, skills which both enhance learning in the classroom and beyond. And so from the age of 6 all pupils learn a string instrument (violin, viola, cello or double bass) until they leave aged 11.

Here is a letter written by Sheila Hancock published online in the Guardian about Music at Gallions Primary School. Read it here:


About you

We want to broaden the range of skills amongst our board of trustees, raise more funds and have a greater impact in the community.  We are particularly keen to recruit people who have experience in one or more of the following:

  • working in the arts sector
  • fundraising
  • PR & marketing

We are especially keen to hear from black, Asian and minority ethnic applicants and people with disabilities.

This is a voluntary position. Board meetings are held 3 times a year, usually at Gallions, but you will also be expected to attend school concerts and take an interest in the musical life of the school.

To find out more about becoming a trustee of GMT, please contact Ashley by e-mailing 

Gallions Primary School was featured in a new documentary about the benefits of Music education! Do watch the video and get an insight into life at Gallions!