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CEO and Programme Manager

National Youth Jazz Collective is seeking a CEO and a Programme Manager.

National Youth Jazz Collective
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Start Date
Any time between 28th May and 1st August depending on amount of notice successful candidate has to give
Closing Date
21st April 2024 at 23:00

Pay: £62,000 – £65,780 pro rata (2 days per week)

Works with the Artistic Director to ensure delivery of National Youth Jazz Collective’s artistic programme remains in budget, resourced & meets National Youth Jazz Collective’s organisational goals & objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure a long-term strategy, business plan and budgets are in place to guide National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) in the successful achievement of its objectives including the 3-year strategic plan and fundraising strategy.
  • The Artistic Director is responsible for devising NYJC’s artistic strategies and plans. The CEO will work with the Artistic Director to ensure their strategies & plans to deliver NYJC’s artistic remit are in budget, resourced and meet NYJC’s organizational goals & objectives.
  • Oversee delivery & implementation of NYJC’s strategy with the management team, board of trustees & partners.
  • Provide strategic and financial leadership to the organisation as a whole, included overall organisational budgetary responsibility in accordance with NYJC’s financial delegation policy.
  • Ensure that sufficient and appropriate financial, staff and technology resources are in place to deliver the organisation’s strategy, projects and services.
  • Devise fundraising strategies, produce funding applications and pursue other sources of income for NYJC.
  • Lead on all management functions at the organisational level including finance, income development, policies & procedures, human resources & contracts, evaluation, quality & operations.
  • Support the Board of Trustees by providing high quality, regular management and monitoring information so that it can carry out its governance role.
  • Ensure appropriate risk management, policies and systems are in place to enable NYJC to continue to operate efficiently and effectively and comply with all regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the work NYJC does is communicated effectively both internally and externally.
  • Represent the organisation as required in relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, other arts organisations and funders.
  • Work within NYJC’s equal opportunities, safeguarding, health & safety & other policies at all times.
  • Line manage NYJC staff including the Finance Manager, Programme Manager, Head Chaperone (In charge of residential pastoral care) and Marketing & Comms Officer.
Programme Manager

Pay: £30,000 – £33,000 pro rata (3 days per week)

Works alongside the Artistic Director & CEO to ensure logistical planning & communication needs are fulfilled.

Key Responsibilities

Programme Management

  • Support the CEO in the planning & implementation of NYC’s administrative activities, including scheduling, budget planning & records of day-to-day project accounts.
  • Maintain the DBS records for contracted staff & ensure NYJC’s child protection policies are clearly communicated.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Act as the prime point of contact for students enrolling in the Company’s activities, & their parents & carers.
  • Work with outside bodies as required to ensure the delivery of the Company’s activities programme.
  • Maintain good relations with parents, students, tutors, ambassadors & the wider education/jazz community.
  • Create & update application & enrolment forms, student contracts, & course handbooks. Generate & manage Student signposting & progression routes.

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Maintain the charity’s database of participants & other stakeholders in its work, including preparing reports based on its content.
  • Collect data & ensuring its management is GDPR compliant.
  • Record & track the student profile & progression route of each participant within NYJC & beyond.


  • The responsibilities of this role include making decisions affecting young people at NYJC events & may involve handling young people’s contact details. Therefore the position requires a successful DBS disclosure.

Equality of Oppportunity

  • Through personal example & clear action, you will ensure a positive approach to equality of opportunity for staff, teachers, regional partners, musicians & volunteers involved in the delivery of the NYJC activities.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and one-page cover letter to NYJC’s Executive Artistic Director at outlining your suitability for the role and reasons for applying. Please mark the email’s subject as either “Application for NYJC’s CEO role” or “Application for NYJC’s Programme Manager role” depending on which role you’re applying for

Both roles have two rounds of interviews in Leicester:

  • CEO interviews: 7th and 14th May 2024
  • Programme Manager interviews: 8th and 15th May 2024
Closing Date:
21st April 2024 at 23:00

About the Provider

National Youth Jazz Collective

National Youth Jazz Collective is the nation’s leading provider of inspirational, high-quality training & performance opportunities for young musicians & their music leaders.

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