The Music Works (TMW) is a Gloucestershire charity that transforms young lives through music. We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning and in life. We work with over 3,000 young people a year in schools and our four community rehearsal spaces in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, and the Forest of Dean. Our approach is youth-led, with young people involved at every stage of planning and delivery.
Here is an introduction to our work:
In September 2021 we opened a new inclusive music hub for young people in Gloucester:
The Hub is becoming known as a national beacon for inclusive best practise in music. It has resulted in a huge increase in demand for our work and has led to a doubling of our staff team with new opportunities arising all of the time. The main purpose of this role will be to positively engage with young people (especially those with disabilities) and deliver high quality music activities to youth groups and individuals alongside senior music leaders and our disability lead, helping and supporting young people to develop musical, social and personal skills.
This is a senior role within our organisation and while we are really committed to developing our staff, we need you to come ready to hit the ground running. We’re flexible in terms of your career background and are not interested in qualifications but what we do need is someone who can show that they have the experience and track record around the following. You should be:
This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week), subject to normal probation period of 6 months. It is a permanent role but we will consider job shares, reduced hours and flexible working with the right candidate.
The salary is £25k. There will be weekend & evening work required with certain disability programmes.
The role will be based at our Gloucester studio but some travel to other venues across the county will also be expected. We’re flexible about some homeworking where it doesn’t affect the job.
Hours: Full-time role (@37.5 hours a week)
Job share/flexible working considered
Pay: £25,000 (plus pension)
Location: Gloucester based
Deadline: 1st June
Please send a CV, along with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and how you are suitable and meet the person specification. We also ask that you complete an equality form (this is anonymous and is only to help us make sure we are reaching a broad range of people). Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation and we promote equal opportunities. We particularly welcome applications from those that identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, Deaf/disabled or LGBTQ+, who are currently under-represented in leadership roles in the sector.
If you would like to discuss the role beforehand then please email email@example.com to arrange a time to talk.
The Music Works values diversity and is an equal opportunities organisation, committed to creating an inclusive organisation. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who reflect the community we serve. We encourage applications from all backgrounds.
In line with The Music Works safeguarding policy, appointments are normally subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.