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Project Lead, Emerging Creatives Fund

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We're looking for someone to design and deliver essential funding support programmes for young creatives.

About Youth Music

Youth Music is a national charity supporting young people’s lives in music. Equality, diversity and inclusion drive our vision and mission. We want to equalise access to music: we focus on those who would otherwise miss out because of who they are, where they live, or what they’re going through.

We work with children and young people aged 0-25, using the power of music to support musical, personal and social development. As a funder, we invest in around 300 projects each year, reaching more than 80,000 young people and over 4,000 people in the workforce.

We campaign alongside young people to drive change in the music industries and education, making it more inclusive, diverse and creative.

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


About you

This is an exciting new role that requires an excellent communicator and people-person who is motivated by supporting others to succeed. It is a broad and evolving role that will best suit a self-motivated all-rounder.

You’ll need to able to work on programme design and strategy, engage industry stakeholders and young people, and get your head down to plan and deliver a tight and busy schedule of activities and lead others along the way.

With previous experience of working directly with 18-25 year olds and an excellent understanding of how music funding works in practice, you’ll have innovative and exciting ideas about how Youth Music can best support aspiring young musicians and creative professionals.

You’ll be bold and passionate about our cause, perhaps through your own music industry employment or passion project. You’re someone who is ready to roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running. Able to plan, execute and operate at pace, working flexibly and comfortable juggling multiple priorities.

You have a good understanding of the UK’s music scenes, youth culture, music funding and of youth voice and participation practices. You’ll also have an excellent understanding of the current industry debates around diversity, equity and inclusion.

Summary of Terms and Conditions

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

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

Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Office - Bermondsey SE1, London. Currently working from home.

Holidays: 25 days plus public holidays, and additional days over the Christmas period when the office closes

How to apply

Completed forms will need to be submitted by the deadline below to with the subject line Project Lead, Emerging Creatives Fund.

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

  • Deadline for applications: 12 midnight Friday 22nd January
  • Stage 1 Interviews: Friday 29th January
  • Stage 2 Interviews: Tuesday 2nd February

You will be required to undertake a short task as part of the interview process. We will inform invited applicants of the details of this ahead of time.

If you haven’t heard from us by two weeks after the deadline, your application has not been successful.

Equal opportunities monitoring form

To help us monitor our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, we would be grateful if you could complete the equal opportunities monitoring form via the link below. This form is received separately from your application ensuring its anonymity. The information submitted is kept in the strictest confidence, following data protection requirements, and will only be used to monitor and analyse the progress of the organisation.

We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment process, to ensure that everyone applying has an equal experience when attending their interview. Should you have queries about or wish to make us aware of any support required to attend an interview or work for us, please call Leigh Halifax, Office Manager on 020 3597 7600 or email