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Join the Bath Phil Family – We’re Recruiting!

Bath Philharmonia is a professional orchestra based in Bath and touring South West England.  We reach over 12,000 people each year through a combination of concerts and projects in communities, with a specialism in working with young carers to help them build personal confidence and supportive relationships through making and performing their own music. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2025 and winner of “Arts Organisation of the Year” at the Creative Bath Awards 2022, the orchestra has successfully navigated the last few years and is now on an exciting journey.


We’re recruiting a part time Development Manager, freelance music leaders and Trustees.

See below for further details on each role or click the buttons to go straight to that roll.

Development Manager

Part time 0.4 FTE

Bath Philharmonia is seeking a Development Manager to join our ambitious and growing team. This is an excellent opportunity for a fundraiser with significant relationship management and administration skills to join our growing executive team. As a charity, Bath Philharmonia is reliant on generous donations from individuals, donations and project grants from trusts and foundations, corporate sponsorship and public funding. This is a new role that seeks to focus on emerging development opportunities whilst building on the executive team’s existing successes in securing funding.

£30-£35K pro rata depending on experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter that outlines your relevant experience and highlights why you are ideal for this role, and attach your most recent CV, to

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 10 February 2023.

For full detail, please download our application pack using the button below.

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Freelance Music Leaders

We are seeking experienced freelance music leaders to join our Creative Learning Team. Inclusion is at the heart of Bath Philharmonia and we are committed to creating a supportive, safe, non-discriminatory and welcoming environment for everyone that we work with. We seek to improve and respond to an informed awareness of diversity and advocate for positive representation of our diverse society. We particularly encourage applications from people who were young carers and/or people from communities experiencing racial inequality as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

To apply, please email outlining your relevant experience and attach your most recent CV and some links to audio or videos of creative music projects that you have recently led or taken part in.


Deadline: 5pm, 10 February 2023

For full detail, please download our application pack using the button below.


We are seeking Trustees who have an interest in orchestral music and are willing to take the lead, supporting the General Manager and executive team on:

  • Fundraising and development: to help develop our fundraising strategy with experience in fundraising from private donors, trusts, foundations, public funding and philanthropy.

  • Finance and accounting: we wish to strengthen our financial expertise on the Board as our Treasurer’s term as a trustee is coming to an end

  • EDI: to further develop and embed our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion policy

  • Marketing and PR: to strengthen our existing expertise, bringing new insights, networks and ideas to promote our activities.

We also welcome people with:

  • Experience of working within an arts (or arts marketing) organisation: to provide contextual knowledge of the sector and understanding of arts business models.

If you’re interested in becoming a Trustee with Bath Philharmonia, please email us outlining how your skills and experience could contribute to Bath Phil’s Board of Trustees, along with your contact details to with ‘TRUSTEE APPLICATION’ in the subject line. Feel free to include a CV or link to online profile and apply in which ever format you find most comfortable including written statement, short video, audio recording.


The deadline for applications is Friday 10th February.

For full detail, please download our application pack using the button below.

Concert for the People of Bath 2022
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