Policy and Research Officer

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4 July 2018


Incorporated Society of Musicians 


Do you want to make a difference to the working lives of musicians?


Central London – Policy and Research Officer


Full time permanent position


Salary -  £28,000- £33,000 depending on experience



This is a great opportunity for a public affairs professional to join the dynamic and innovative ISM.  We are well known for our high-profile campaigns and policy initiatives on everything from Brexit to diversity to musicians’ rights to music education and arts policy. We are now looking for a policy and research professional to drive our public affairs work forward.


You will have at least 2 years experience as a public affairs professional and be able to demonstrate success in policy work. You will be outcomes focussed and excited by the prospect of making a real difference to the lives of musicians and to the music sector as a whole.


You will be politically aware and have experience of drafting responses to consultations and being part of a campaigns function. You will be comfortable carrying our research for public affairs and policy purposes and have outstanding written and oral skills.


You will be joining a professional staff team based in Bayswater, London where the emphasis is on good communication, innovation and team work.


Applications are welcome from candidates from all sectors who can demonstrate a track record of success.


For an informal discussion about this post please contact Deborah Annetts on 020 7313 9320.


To apply please send a full CV and covering letter saying why you are the person for the job to recruitment@ism.org.


Closing date is 09.00 on Wednesday 4 July 2018. First round interviews will be in the following week.



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