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.

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.

The Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 requires Youth Music to obtain evidence of immigration status and eligibility to work in the UK from new employees. If you are invited for an interview with Youth Music, you will be asked to show appropriate evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK when you attend.

Deadline: ongoing

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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 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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