Head of External Engagement, Sound and Music

Grace Bailey

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Application Details:

  • Application deadline: 23:59, 14 April 2024
  • Interviews: 29 April – 2 May 2024

Head of External Engagement

The Head of External Engagement is a key leadership post within the organisation. The role encompasses responsibility for the development and delivery of the organisation’s external activity, including profile, brand identity and stakeholder engagement (including the public), fundraising, and driving income generation in new areas, notably commercial partnerships. It also forms part of Sound and Music’s senior management team, who under the leadership of the Chief Executive are responsible for overseeing the organisation’s programme of activity, strategic development, external profile and a positive and productive organisational culture.

An experienced fundraiser and communicator, you will lead the external engagement team and support the delivery of its strategic and operational plans. The broad remit of the role means the successful candidate will be a strong and confident communicator who builds networks easily and prioritises exceptional stakeholder management and relationship development.

Sound and Music operates a hybrid working model with a mix of in person and remote working, so we welcome applications from anywhere in the UK. Our office is in London and the minimum requirement will be to attend one day per week.

The post holder will support Sound and Music’s commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, contributing to a culture of respect and collaboration in the organisation’s internal and external activities.

“This is such an exciting time to join the Sound and Music team, as we embark on a new five-year business plan to take us up to 2028 when the organisation turns 20. There are many new opportunities and areas of work to help us drive income generation and raise our visibility and influence in the sector. If you’re passionate about building and nurturing relationships, then I hope you will consider making an application.”

Dr Will Dutta, Chief Executive, Sound and Music

How to apply

If you are interested in working with us, please apply by completing the application form via Airtable.

Infrequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering either role, please join us for Infrequently Asked Questions, an informal Q&A session hosted by Will Dutta, which will discuss the recruitment process and demystify any questions you might have around the role responsibilities.

The session takes place on Wednesday 3 April from 12.00-12.30pm and you can sign up at the link below. If you’re unable to make the webinar, but have a question you’d like answered, please get in touch with us at info@soundandmusic.org.

Sound and Music is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to making recruitment and employment at Sound and Music inclusive and accessible. We particularly welcome applications from backgrounds that experience racism, and/or who are disabled or neurodiverse, to whom we will offer an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the role.

If you feel you have just some of the required skills and experience but meet the person specification, we would still encourage you to apply; we are very open to continuing the training and development of individuals who are self-motivated to acquire new skills and knowledge relevant to the role.

If you need this form in another format, email Grace Bailey: grace.bailey@soundandmusic.org

For any other questions, please contact Cathy McCosker and Jo Bates at Reality HR: cathy.mccosker@realityhr.co.uk, batesjo@realityhr.co.uk

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