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CEO / Head of Service

TP&C £59,601 – £66,978 dependent on experience

The CEO / Head of Service has overall responsibility for the vision, strategy and organisational resilience of Bromley Youth Music Trust (BYMT). As lead partner in the Bromley Music Education Hub (BMEH) the BYMT CEO is committed to working with partner organisations to deliver the promises of the National Plan for Music Education.

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
8th May 2019

Bromley is London’s largest borough geographically with around 50,000 Children and Young People (CYP) of school age.

BYMT has been housed in premises on the same site as Southborough School (formerly Southborough Infant School) since 1986 and in 2016 BYMT secured a ten year lease for this building.

BYMT is financially resilient with good reserves and the annual audited accounts show a balanced budget for 2018/19.

Originally part of Bromley Local Education Authority, Bromley Youth Music Trust became an independent charitable company limited by guarantee in April 1994 and in 2012 was recognised by Arts Council England as lead partner in Bromley Music Education Hub (BMEH). In their latest feedback letter, Arts Council England considered BYMT as ‘minor risk’. A very positive report in all areas.

The BMEH is a partnership of organisations committed to delivering the aims of the National Plan for Music Education for the CYP of Bromley. As lead partner of the BMEH, BYMT works with its various partners to deliver the promises of the National Plan. In addition we have recently strengthened our Adult Music offer and 300 adults regularly participate in activities throughout the week.

BYMT has established a reputation for its high quality comprehensive instrumental and vocal music education, through individual and group tuition in schools, as well as providing opportunities for performance in a wide range of settings to enhance the musical understanding and appreciation of the pupils and the wider community. In 2018, 18,644 children and young people made music with us, of which 5,072 had individual lessons.

This post arises from the resignation of the present postholder to take up a senior position in a creative / performing arts faculty in a local school.

We are seeking a CEO to lead BYMT and BMEH and offer more opportunities to more people whilst retaining the high-quality delivery BYMT is justifiably proud of. Our CEO will be a dynamic and strong leader with the strategic skills necessary to realise and fund our vision. An excellent team leader, you will support and develop a hardworking and dedicated team. You will have a proven track record of enriching lives through the power of music and education. A strong understanding of finance and funding, including grant applications would be an asset. As a powerful advocate for BYMT and communicator, you will inspire and build collaborative relationships with all stakeholders.

Bromley Youth Music Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

We seek to promote a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

Bromley Youth Music Trust is committed to valuing and celebrating diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all its staff and students. We are working to create a learning and working environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination, intimidation and all forms of harassment including bullying. Respect for rights is at the heart of our planning, policies, practice and ethos and we expect all members of our community to model this in their behaviour and relationships.

How to Apply

Applications will only be considered on the BYMT Application Form .

This can be downloaded from ‘Useful Documents’ and should be sent to

Louise Byrne,
Senior Administrator,
Bromley Youth Music Trust,
Southborough lane,
BR2 8AA.


BYMT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing Date:
8th May 2019
13 May 2019
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