Who are we?
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres. We invest in the future of music by supporting the creation of new music and enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world.
Since 2000 PRS Foundation has given more than £41 million to over 8,100 new music initiatives. Last year, we supported 464 new music projects, pledging over £3.54m in grant support to music creators, organisations and industry professionals across the UK.
We believe that all talented music creators should be able to create innovative and exceptional music, develop sustainable careers and reach audiences internationally.
Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports a huge and exciting range of music activity – from grants to songwriters and producers to develop their careers, to artist development programmes, residencies, festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas. Our support, which is overseen by our specialist team and network of independent advisors, is known as a kitemark for quality and innovation.
8 out of 12 Mercury Prize 2021 nominees had received PRS Foundation support and the charity has supported BRITS, RPS, AIM and Ivors Award-winners. Perhaps more than anything this demonstrates that timely investment in exciting, diverse and innovative talent works.
Purpose of the job
To provide administrative support to the Foundation team, managing payments and specific budget areas, and ensuring the smooth running of the office and its grant-making activities; plus providing administrative support to the CEO.
Is this job for you?
We are looking for an efficient and enthusiastic administrator who is passionate about music and interested in supporting the work of an ambitious and independent charitable Foundation. You will have proven finance, organisational, communication, and IT skills in a similar or related environment.
You will have a broad and up-to date knowledge of new music and the challenges that music creators are facing in the current climate. You will be excited about the opportunity of contributing to a small, dynamic organisation. You will be able to work effectively in a busy, hands-on role.
As a Foundation employee, we would expect you to operate as a collaborative, inclusive and respectful team player, championing and keeping up to date with the broad range of programmes the Foundation delivers whilst inspiring colleagues to support and champion the work you are directly responsible for. We expect staff to be passionate and driven team-players who can also represent the Foundation positively at events.
You will also show a commitment to the work of PRS Foundation and an awareness of our role within the music industry. Full information can be found throughout our website.
What happens next?
If you are interested in working with us then please go to the website and download the full Job Description, and then please fill in our online application form. The application form is made up of four sections, 1) Your personal details 2) Short statement explaining why you wish to do this job and why we should employ you, 3) Employment/ self-employment history, 4) Equal Opportunities monitoring.
Do not send a CV as this will not be considered.
PRS Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity, so we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. We’re especially keen to hear from people from Black, Asian and other diverse communities who are currently under-represented.
We welcome applications from Deaf and disabled people. PRS Foundation and the teams at the PRS for Music office have a track record of supporting staff with additional access needs. The main PRS Foundation office is accessible and reasonable adjustments can be made where applicants may require additional support.
Application deadline extended: Monday 28th February 2022 at 6pm. Interviews will aim to be held on 9th March March 2022.
If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on 4th March 2022, you should assume that you have not been short-listed for interview. We regret that we will not be able to give feedback to those who are not short-listed.