Recruitment: Chief Executive

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Today, we are excited to announce that our search for a new Chief Executive begins. We are being supported in this appointment by Cadence Partners, so if you are interested in finding out more about this outstanding opportunity or know someone who you think would be perfect to lead Sound and Music into the future read on below.

Find out more about the role here

  • Deadline for applications is 6 March 2023
  • Preliminary interviews begin w/c 20 March 2023
  • Final Panel interviews (including meetings with senior management team) begin w/c 3 April 2023

“Sound and Music is a wonderful charity, with an exceptionally motivated and talented team, and our work is incredibly valuable – not only to those we support directly, but also in contributing to a wider ecosystem in which music and sound creation can thrive and enrich people’s lives.

The vitality of new music is essential to reflect who we are in the present and provide a creative response and cultural dimension to the times in which we live.

As the UK’s national organisation for new music, we are profoundly aware of our responsibility to use this very special status to achieve things that no other organisation is set up to do.

Our programmes enable composers to progress their careers, young people to create their own music, and showcase new music. Our success over the past fifteen years has been achieved through the development of a unique culture, an open and nurturing strategic approach, and a breadth of professional expertise which isn’t to be found anywhere else.

As Chief Executive you will have the opportunity to build on these achievements, and to help shape the direction of new music in the UK.”

Greg Davies, Chair of Trustees, Sound and Music.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or to arrange a confidential, informal conversation, please contact Robert Muncaster or Natasha Roberts at Cadence Partners on +44 20 7947 4960 or email 

If you require the candidate materials in an alternative format, please request it in your initial contact.

Apply for the Chief Executive role here

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