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Welcome to Bristol Beacon. A symbol of hope and community. A focal point for music in the city. A gathering space, illuminating the way ahead. A place of welcome, warmth and light. An open invitation to the city for everyone to come and share in the joy of live music.
Our purpose is to create unity and joy through live music. We believe in the power of music to break down barriers and cross boundaries, and we celebrate this in everything we do.
Bristol beacon is run by Bristol Music Trust. Launched in 2011, Bristol Music Trust is an independent organisation and registered charity (no. 1140898) created to develop Bristol Beacon’s artistic programme and promote music and music making in the city through Bristol Plays Music.
Following the renaming of Colston Hall to Bristol Beacon in September 2020, we are working to unify the performance and education aspects of our work under one name: Bristol Beacon, and developing a new strategic vision for the organisation.
We are in a period of major change for the Trust since our transformation project began in June 2018 to deliver a c.£50 million redevelopment of our venue. This will see a complete refurbishment of our two main spaces and the creation of a new venue and music education centre in the cellars.
For any questions around opportunities to work with us please see the sections below, or for anything not answered here please contact our People Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 204 7108
We don’t currently offer an Internship or student placement programme, whilst this may change in the future, we are not currently offering any opportunities.
We offer opportunities to volunteer with us. If you’re passionate about music, education, heritage and your community there’s a range of opportunities on offer.
Unfortunately we are often unable to respond to speculative enquiries for roles, but all available opportunities are listed here on our jobs page. We are also unable to accept CV’s (unless requested) or keep CV’s on file, but you can check our website for opportunities or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
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Bristol Beacon recognise, respect and value individual difference. We are committed to the wellbeing of our staff and to being an Equal Opportunities employer and attracting diverse talent from sections of the community currently underrepresented in the culture sector to help us to develop a more diverse workforce. We hold silver status for the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility and we are Disability Confident Committed.
If you have any questions around this or any other aspect of the recruitment process please get in touch with our People team.
Please note that unfortunately we are unable to accept CVs or covering letters as applications for roles, unless these have been requested.
Development Manager, Full-Time, 37 Hours, Salary £29,000 per annum
The Development Team is responsible for the fundraising strategy and activity for Bristol Beacon. We are currently managing our major capital transformation to create a world-class concert hall for the region and have been part of Bristol’s cultural heritage for 150 years. Our vision is to unite people through the joy of live music, and we achieve this through a diverse programme of inspirational musical experiences. The Development Manager will support the Development Director to manage a range of funding streams including corporate sponsorship, individual giving and trusts and foundations, as well as supporting the delivery of the capital fundraising strategy and activity.
We are looking for a dynamic individual, particularly with individual giving experience, who will have the ability to build strong relationships with our corporate and individual supporters and the ability to raise the profile of Bristol Beacon through your knowledge and appreciation of music and the arts. You will also lead on corporate events, and plan and launch the delivery of public campaigns working closely with other teams across Bristol Beacon.
To apply, please read the Job Description and Application Guidance below and complete our Application form. Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Thursday 27 May 2021
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.