West Sussex Music
£36,922 - £39,880
Music Centres Manager
West Sussex Music provides high-quality opportunities for children and young people across the county at every level of their creative development. Our mission is to remove barriers to learning and promote the life-enhancing benefits of music. Through inspiring young minds and nurturing their interest, we empower young people to realise their ambitions.
By working with quality assured music practitioners and delivery partners, we ensure that the highest standards of care go hand in hand with musically uplifting experiences.
West Sussex Music, building on its heritage of over 60 years in education, leads the county’s music education hub to meet the needs of all children and young people. Working with schools, parents/carers, strategic partners, and students, together we change lives through music!
About THE ROLE
We are in an exceptional period of growth and recovery as music education and musical activity re-opens in schools and music centres.
The post holder will share responsibility with the other members of the business management team in developing and growing the work of West Sussex Music. This role will manage the Music Centre and ensemble strategy, which is committed to increasing access to and participation in the Hub’s out of school music-making opportunities.
This is role requires creative thinking as well as pragmatic management skills. You will effectively identify and address the needs of children & young people across different communities to deliver the widest range of financially viable, high-quality, and accessible music-making activities at our Music Centres and through a network of community-based Hub partners.
The postholder will be responsible for managing our music centres and community ensemble activities. You will be working closely with schools, Hub partners and communities. You will also be jointly responsible for implementation of the Hub’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strategy and Youth Voice strategy and across its provision.
This position is being offered on a permanent full-time basis. The post will be based in Horsham but is temporarily based in Petworth. The post involves travel within West Sussex and frequent weekend and evening commitments.
Salary & Benefits: Grade 11 £36,922 – £39,880 Dependent on experience. 25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), enhanced company pension, free parking.
West Sussex Music values diversity and particularly welcomes applications from under-represented groups of the community. To address barriers, we will consider reasonable adjustment and access requirements before, during and throughout the application and interview process.
Music Centres Manager Job Description
Music Centres Manager
Head of Participation
The development and growth of the West Sussex Music Centres, the direct management of the Music Centres at Chichester, Horsham and Worthing, and the development of community ensemble activities for children & young people run by Hub partners.
The post holder is a member of the Business Management Team, and reports to the Head of Participation and through that postholder to the CEO. The BMT holds responsibility for the operational management of the Trust and of the Music Education Hub.
This post manages the operational delivery of the strategy for Music Centres and community ensembles.
Key Tasks and Activities
Core corporate responsibilities of the Business Management Team, led by SLT:
Key Tasks and Activities
Responsibilities specific to this role:
Other duties - The post holder will undertake additional duties as defined by, and agreed with, SLT to meet the needs of the business.
The post-holder will have experience as a successful educator with a proven track record of management and raising music education standards.
Fully committed to the:
Qualifications and Development
Leadership and Experience
Personal Qualities and Skills
The role will be based in Horsham but is temporarily based at WSM’s Petworth office at Herbert Shiner School, South Grove, Petworth GU28 0EE.
Travel, in addition to commuting, will be necessary to visit and manage staff, meet with stakeholders, and attend events. Travel costs will be paid in accordance with the WSM travel policy.
Hours of Work
37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks
Your normal working week is Tuesday to Saturday during term time, including Tuesday evenings and Friday evenings, and Monday to Friday out of term time. Additionally, a high degree of flexibility, is required. Support for events during evenings and weekends will be expected with time in lieu being agreed in advance with the Head of Participation to ensure these are part of your contractual weekly hours.
25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), enhanced salary sacrifice pension, free parking
NJC Grade 11 - SCP 33-36 £36,922 - £39,880
Wednesday 8 June 2022
To apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you submit a CV and covering letter, you will be sent an application form to complete if your application is progressed.
West Sussex Music is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS and barred list clearance, a Prohibition check, identity check, confirmation of the right to work in the UK, health assessment and satisfactory references. References will always be taken up in advance of an interview, and we may contact other previous employers for references.