The Hallé was founded in Manchester by the pianist and conductor Charles Hallé in 1858 and gave its first concert in the city’s Free Trade Hall. The Hallé is now resident at Manchester’s internationally renowned Bridgewater Hall, where it presents around 70 concerts a year as well as giving at least 50 more around the country and across the world. The Hallé is enjoying a period of artistic success, winning five prestigious Gramophone Awards in the last 5 years. The Hallé is also regarded by many as Yorkshire’s orchestra, performing regularly in Leeds, Sheffield, Harrogate and Hull. The Hallé also regularly plays at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and the profile and prestige of the Hallé both within Manchester and across the UK is at a high.

The Development Department at the Halle is very busy and we are constantly working on new ideas. We have a significant and growing group of supporters both individuals and sponsors and we work hard to build relationships for the long term. We find this is an effective way to fundraise in a difficult financial climate but it also makes the job really rewarding, exciting and fun!

We want to work with a Fundraising Fellow to help us expand our networks and reach across the UK – in particular across Yorkshire and London. We have recently established a London Ambassadors Group made up of influential individuals who are eager to help us expand the scope our fundraising. The Fundraising Fellow would be able to engage with this campaign both in terms of strategy as well as delivery.

As a registered charity and alongside its work on the concert platform, the Hallé promotes the widest range of Education and Community activity of any UK orchestra, working closely with a number of other education providers and agencies in the North West. These include other charitable organisations, public bodies, community groups and schools across the region. The programme reaches over 50,000 people of all ages and backgrounds every year. The Hallé is also actively developing a large group of Ensembles, including a symphony choir, youth, children’s and training choirs and a large youth orchestra – offering high level training opportunities to talented children from across the North West. The Development Department works closely with the Education Team to identify a growing group of supporters. The Fundraising Fellow would be able to engage in education initiatives and help to mould proposals and applications.