Head of Programmes, Sound and Music

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Application Details:

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

Head of Programmes

The Head of Programmes is a key leadership post within the organisation. The role encompasses responsibility for all aspects of the organisation’s activity relating to young composers and those aged 18 and over. 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.

The postholder should have exceptional skills, networks and experience in music education and/or supporting artists aged 18 and over to sustain careers in the music profession, demonstrating evidence of previous experience and ability to fill the gaps. This includes composing and musical creativity, in formal and informal contexts, across different genres, and at any educational stage for children and young people. Or this could include leading the recruitment, selection and programme of activity for anyone aged 18 and over working with music and sound. They will need to have proven ability in working as part of a team to problem-solve, creating and nurturing internal and external relationships, and a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion in their work to date.

The broad remit of the role means that working collaboratively, building and nurturing teams and partnerships are essential.

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. If you’re passionate about supporting the next generation of composers, shaping our developing artist offer and helping make the sector more open and accessible for composers at every stage of their creative journey, 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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