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Coventry Music Lead

Soulbury 12-15 (+ SPA)

You will lead, develop and manage the traded and funded activities of Coventry Music, alongside its role as Lead Organisation of the Coventry Music Education Hub.

Coventry City Council
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
4th June 2017

You will lead, develop and manage the traded and funded activities of Coventry Music, alongside its role as Lead Organisation of the Coventry Music Education Hub. This includes:

• working in partnership with schools to provide a high-quality, broad and balanced curriculum which seeks to enrich the lives of children and young people in Coventry
• establishing and maintaining an effective trading business model and overseeing the implementation of a business development strategy

You’ll need:

• a relevant professional qualification at graduate level

• experience of working at a senior level within the Music Education sector

• an understanding of the delivery requirements and expectations of The National Plan for Music Education (Henley 2012)

• the ability to manage the demands of varying partnerships and stakeholders

About us

Coventry is a vibrant and ambitious City where we value diversity.

Following a redesign of Education Services this is an exciting time to lead and implement a new model for Coventry Music from September 2017.

Coventry Music is an organisation within the People Directorate of Coventry City Council and is the major provider of music provision across the city for children and young people.

Coventry Music is the Lead Organisation for the Coventry Music Education Hub which exists, with a range of partners, to deliver the aims of the National Plan for Music Education (2012).

We provide music tuition across the city for children and young people. This work includes Whole Class Ensemble Tuition, Instrumental tuition, out of school ensembles and music performance opportunities.

We want to attract applicants who are enthusiastic and highly motivated in developing a successful, cost effective Music service that maximises the Music Education Grant.


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include working from home (subject to project/service area requirements) and a generous holiday allowance (starting at 35 days including bank holidays). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, ‘MyCar’ scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Working Pattern

37 hours per week

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

How to Apply

For more details, see below

Closing Date:
4th June 2017
19th June 2017
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