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Grants & Learning Officer for Youth Music

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We’re seeking a highly motivated individual to join the UK’s largest young people’s music charity and manage a diverse grants portfolio. Youth Music’s grants programme supports children and young people who face barriers because of who they are, where they live or what they’re going through. We’re keen to receive applications from people with lived experience of these issues.

We’d love to hear from people who have worked in organisations like the ones we fund or who have been in the music industry. You’ll know how the funding system works through being a grant applicant or recipient. 

You’ll help us in our influencing role, catalysing change in sector practices around equality, diversity and inclusion and closing the gap between young people learning and earning in music.

How to apply

Download and complete the following forms:

  • Applicant details form
  • Application form
  • Equal Opportunities monitoring survey

Completed forms will need to be submitted by the deadline below to with the subject line Grants & Learning Officer Application.

Interviews will take place online, details of the interview will be sent to candidates via email.

  • Deadline for applications: 9am on Wednesday 5 January 2022
  • Stage 1 Interviews: Wednesday 12 January 2022 
  • Stage 2 Interviews: Friday 14 / Monday 17 January 2022

Summary of terms

  • Salary: £30k (pro-rata equivalent for part time)

  • Pension: 8% of salary towards a non-contributory group pension

  • Contract: Permanent, Full time (37.5 hours per week) or three days per week (22.5 hours per week)

  • Location: Bermondsey SE1, London. We operate a blended working approach of at least two days per week in the office (including each Wednesday)

  • Holidays: 25 days plus public holidays (pro-rated for part time) and additional days over the Christmas period when the office closes

  • Additional benefits: A range of additional benefits are offered. These include death in service insurance, critical illness insurance, income protection insurance for illness, learning and development opportunities, a staff values committee, season ticket and cycle purchase loans.

About Youth Music

We believe that every young person should have the chance to change their life through music.

Yet our research shows that many can’t because of who they are, where they’re from or what they’re going through.

Our insights, influence and investment in grassroots organisations and to young people themselves means that more 0–25-year-olds from can make, learn and earn in music.

Youth Music is a national charity funded thanks to the National Lottery via Arts Council England, players of People's Postcode Lottery and support from partners, fundraisers and donors.