Music Development Manager

£31000 - £36000 Per Annum
06 Jan 2020
22 Jan 2020
Full Time
Job share available
Contract Type

Following the creation of the music delivery team, our client has an exciting new role for a Music Development Manager to join them in a home based role, covering their northern region.

Position: Music Development Manager – Northern England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Location: Home Based with regular visits to the Manchester and Cardiff offices (at least one day per month)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full-time. However, a job share would also be considered.

Salary: £31,000 – £36,000 depending upon experience

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Excellent benefits package including 35 days per year (inclusive of bank holidays), Employer Pension contribution of 5%, Death in Service benefits, access to an Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity for flexible working.

Closing Date: 22nd January 2020

The charity, which celebrated its 70th birthday in 2018, provides live music sessions for people who are receiving care or treatment in healthcare settings. In 2018/19 they delivered in excess of 4,500 live music sessions across the UK.

This is a tremendously exciting time to be involved with the organisation; in 2019 they successfully implemented a number of innovative and award winning programmes and partnerships, which they will look to build on in 2020 and beyond.

The Role

In this rewarding new role, the Music Development Manager will be responsible for implementing the organisation’s strategic plan within the geographic area of responsibility, ensuring consistency with the UK-wide strategy. Developing and ensuring the delivery of a high-quality programme of live music for adults and children in health and care settings and communities, the Music Development Manager will work to agreed standards of performance, achieving all operational targets.

About You

As Music Development Manager you will have a passion for music with a broad knowledge of the field and an appreciation of the therapeutic benefits that the performance of live music can bring to people in care.

You will bring with you:


  • A degree level qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • A proven track record of service delivery within the health or care sectors.
  • Experience in people management and an ability to inspire and lead others.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing relationships and account management across a varied workload.
  • Experience of working within a safeguarding environment.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to, and appreciates the significance of working and delivering live music in, the Welsh language
  • Knowledge of political, economic, social and legal context and factors that influence funding and service delivery in Wales and Northern Ireland
  • The ability to develop, share and deliver work plans.
  • Proven relationship management with demonstrable ability to work effectively and develop relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to adapt style to suit different audiences.


The use of a car with business use cover and the ability to drive is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.

When applying for this role you will be asked to submit a CV and covering letter as part of the process.

About the Organisation

The charity seeks to give joy through live music through the provision of live music sessions for people receiving care or treatment in healthcare settings across the UK, including those who are vulnerable, the elderly, those with dementia and in critical care.

Their live music concerts are presented by individual or small groups of skilled musicians who have been carefully selected through a process of audition. Sessions are tailored to the both the setting and the audience to ensure that they can reach and connect people, encourage communication and meaningful interactions and evoke emotions and memories to make people feel good one tune at a time.

You may also have experience in areas such as Music Delivery, Service Delivery, Service Delivery Manager, Healthcare, Health and Social Care, Live Music, Musician, Art in Healthcare, Hospitals, Hospices, Care, Programme, Programme Manager, Programme Coordinator, Events, Events Manager.