Furthering Talent

  • Application deadline: 14 December 2020
  • Shortlisted candidates notified: 16 December 2020
  • Interviews: Friday 18 December 2020

Fancy joining our award winning team?

We’re recruiting a freelance Project Producer to lead our exciting new programme, Furthering Talent, in partnership with Awards for Young Musicians. We are honoured to be one of 5 new Music Hubs taking forward this national programme to support musically talented students from low income families pursue their musical ambitions.
If you share our passion for music education and can lead from the front with vision and commitment, we’d like to hear from you.
See below for more information, and download link for the job description and spec.


Project Producer, ‘Furthering Talent’ programme

  • Freelance, £200 per day, 1 day per week, 39 weeks per year (predominantly school term times)
  • 1 year fixed term contract, with strong possibility of extension
  • Start date: as soon as possible, ideally January 2021
  • Based in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP), reporting to Awards for Young Musicians and SoundStorm

SoundStorm has recently been accepted onto AYM’s ‘Furthering Talent’ programme, and will take its place alongside 14 other music hubs nationwide (including 4 others in the new 2021 cohort). ‘Furthering Talent’ provides young people from low income families with the opportunity to learn a musical instrument fully funded for at least 2 years, as well as undertaking a range of additional funded musical enrichment opportunities, and a Personal Learning Plan for each student. We are seeking to recruit a Project Producer to manage the BCP programme, starting January 2021. The appointee will be joint managed by SoundStorm and Awards for Young Musicians.

The Project Producer will need to be an excellent project manager who will support musically talented young people to fulfil their potential. The Producer will manage key relationships with young people, parents/carers, instrumental tutors, professional musicians, other musical/arts organisations and schools. They will organise group events, CPD sessions and other get-togethers of stakeholders, and monitor each child’s individual learning plan. Passionate about the benefits music can bring to disadvantaged communities, the postholder will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus the ability to enthuse and inspire young people, their families and their music teachers.

Because of the nature of the post, access to a car for business use is essential. An enhanced DBS check will also be required. Apply by sending your CV and a 2-3 page covering letter outlining what you could bring to this role and relevant experience to sarah.derwish@bcpcouncil.gov.uk by the closing date.

Please refer to the Person Specification and Job Description when writing your application cover letter.

If you would like an informal chat about the role before applying, please contact sarah.derwish@bcpcouncil.gov.uk, who will arrange a time for Dan Somogyi or Michael Armstrong to call you.

Closing date for applications: Monday 14 December 2020.

Online interviews will take place on Friday 18 December 2020 so please make sure you are available on that date.


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