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Current vacancies

Head of Fundraising and DevelopmentUnion Chapel Organ ScholarSocial Justice and Community Outreach Worker


Head of Fundraising and Development

Responsible to: Fundraising Sub-Committee of the UCP Board

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (Currently being recruited)

Terms: Permanent Contract. Full time 37.5 hours per week. (Potentially 4 days/30 hours per week for the right applicant)
Six month probation and three months’ notice.
23 days annual leave + bank holidays
(Rising by 1 day for every 2 years of service – to a maximum of 28 days)
Some evening and weekend working required.

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 depending on experience

Purpose of Role: Union Chapel Project is undertaking a series of major repairs and capital improvements to its grade 1 & 2* listed buildings in order to open up the building to more creative and community uses.

The work is phased and we’re at the beginning of an exciting, £1.8 million capital and community development phase called Sunday School Stories.You can read more about the project here:

We received a Round 1 pass from Heritage Lottery Fund for £960,400 in December 2018 and are beginning the development phase.

We have a mix of community and artistic projects that we curate in house which require subsidising through revenue fundraising (£80,000+).

We are looking for an outstanding fundraiser, primarily with capital fundraising experience, but also revenue fundraising capability, to raise the match funds (£900,000+ to be secured by November 2020) for our current capital projects and continue developing fundraised income for the future.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who can think strategically but be hands on, to take ownership of these projects and grow the relatively new fundraising department to become an integral part of the Union Chapel team.

Recruitment Pack

How to Apply:
Please apply with your CV and a covering letter, of no more than two pages, outlining your skills and experiences to meet the requirements of the role, why you want to work for Union Chapel Project and your availability to start. Also please complete an Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form.

Email all to [email protected] with “Head of Fundraising and Development” in the subject line.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 25th March 2019

Interviews: 1st round Friday 29th March 2019, 2nd round week commencing April 1st


Union Chapel Organ Scholar 

Terms: £2000 per year (for approximately 16 hours per month)

Purpose of Role: This is an exciting opportunity to apply for Union Chapel’s first organ scholarship which is designed to support an individual in their professional development and leadership skills within the organ field. Running from April 2019 to April 2020 (please note this is not within the academic year) this unique and exciting opportunity is for a music student or graduate with specialist organ training. They will work alongside and gain experience from our Organ Director Claire Singer and support her in the in the production and administration of our organ programme.You will also be given a number of performance opportunities including our recital series, church events and church services for an additional fee.  You will be required to to commit to approximately 16 hours per month and any additional hours will be paid on a fixed rate. We are looking for a confident scholar who will help to engage new audiences including schools and the general public.

Organ Scholar Role Description


How to Apply: Please send an up-to-date CV, covering letter and the names of two referees (one of whom will usually be the applicant’s organ teacher). Also please complete an Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form.

Email all to [email protected] with “Union Chapel Organ Scholar” in the subject line.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 25th March


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