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On this page you will find information about positions currently available at Youth Music and some of the organisations that we fund.

Youth Music job vacancies

Grants and Learning Officer (x2)

Overall purpose of role
To support Youth Music’s vision and mission through effective grants management, evaluation and learning activities.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Grant-making – managing a portfolio of grants ensuring efficient and effective grant administration alongside building strong relationships with current grant holders and prospective organisations new to the programme.
  • Evaluation and learning – contribute to Youth Music’s evaluation and learning activities, analysing data to develop evidence of reach and impact. Producing reports or resources for a range of internal and external audiences

Salary: £26,780 (permanent post)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Annual leave: 25 days per year
Pension: 8% non-contributory employer contribution
Location: London SE1 3LE

How to apply
Download a full job description and information on how to apply here.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Wednesday 25 June 2014
2 stage interview process: 1st interview – 3 July/ 2nd Interview - 9 July 2014

Freelance Grant Assessors 

Every year, Youth Music, provides more than 90,000 young people across England with the opportunity to make music, helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their lives. Our music projects support young people to develop their creative and social skills, make positive contributions to their community and improve their wellbeing.

The role

Grant Assessors play a key role preparing concise reports against Youth Music set criteria

including analysing information about project activities, budgets, risk assessments and other supporting information.

With a funding programme that is heavily over-subscribed, the quality of our assessment processes is crucial in supporting the Youth Music team to make intelligent funding decisions. We are looking for individuals with experience of the grant application process in a UK social context or evaluation of music/arts related projects with children and young people.  Assessors must have a broad knowledge of music education policy and practice; good analytical skills and with an eye for detail; knowledge of social issues affecting young people in challenging circumstances; and experience of delivering music/arts projects with children and young people.  

How to apply

Click here to read the role profile to check if you have the essential skills, experience and availability.  Should you then wish to submit an application, please download and complete the assessment brief and send it through to us with a copy of your latest CV to: (NB the application email address was updated 14/04/2014)

Please note that previous applicants need not apply.

Deadline: ongoing

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Youth Music volunteer opportunities

There are currently no volunteering vacancies at Youth Music's offices. If any become available we will promote them on this page and through our social media, so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Unfortunately we cannot respond to speculative CVs, so please only apply for the advertised volunteering roles.

Job vacancies at other organisations

If you want to get involved with youth music making in your area, you can find local organisations using the project and event searchYou can also visit our Youth Music Network website to search for opportunities in your area.

Other good organisations to contact include:

  • Sound Sense
  • Local authorities' arts and music departments


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