Work for us
On this page you will find information about positions currently available at Youth Music and some of the organisations that we fund.
Current vacancies at Youth Music
Communications - Content Writer
Full time, up to £28,000 per year (fixed-term position until 31 March 2018)
About the role
The Communications - Content Writer post is a new and exciting role in Youth Music’s Development team, reporting directly to the Communications Manager. You will play a key part in demonstrating the impact of Youth Music’s work, and need for support, to the general public. Your input will be essential in helping us meet two key aims of our new business plan: to grow our appeal and to significantly increase fundraised income. You will write engaging copy highlighting the work of projects funded by Youth Music, explaining the personal, social and musical impact for young people experiencing challenging circumstances (including poverty, disability and mental health issues).
You’ll be writing content - including case studies and features - for our website and newsletters, and you’ll help to produce fundraising and marketing materials. You’ll be in direct contact with the music-making projects we invest in, gathering music and videos made by young people as well as collecting photos, stories and quotes from project staff. And all this information needs to be used to communicate in an interesting, on-brand and clear way with supporters and potential donors.
We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic and motivated, with excellent writing skills and an accurate eye for proofing. You’ll need the ability to turn all sorts of different information into engaging copy for a variety of audiences, and to adapt it for a range of purposes.
Click here to download the equal opportunities monitoring form.
Job title: Communications – Content Writer
Salary: up to £28,000 per year (fixed-term position until 31 March 2018)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Annual leave: 25 days per year
Pension: 8% non-contributory employer contribution
Location: London SE1 3LE
How to apply
Write a cover letter explaining how you meet the person specification, describing why the post is of interest to you, and giving examples of your relevant experience and skills. Please note that as this is a writing role, the cover letter is essential in helping us to make our decision about which candidates to invite to interview.
Send the letter, along with a CV and completed equal opportunities monitoring form, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: 9am on Thursday 7 July
Interviews: Wednesday 13 July
Unfortunately we cannot respond to speculative CVs, so please only apply for the advertised jobs.
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 search. You 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