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Music Programme Administrator

£18,000 - £20,000

Kent Music is a significant provider of music education in Kent and the lead partner of the Music Education Hub for the county. As Music Programmes Administrator for Kent Music, the post holder will take a hands-on role in coordinating the development of all out of school provision including Kent Music’s music centres, after school groups and ensembles, early year’s centres and community music programmes.

Employer
Kent Music
Location
Maidstone
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
2nd December 2016

Working closely with the Head of Education and Head of Partnerships & Development, the post holder will take a hands-on role in coordinating the development of all out of school provision including Kent Music’s music centres, after school groups and ensembles, early year’s centres and community music programmes.

Main Duties

Working alongside the Head of Education, Head of Partnerships & Development and Area Leaders, aid with redefining and developing Kent Music’s out of school opportunities and programmes.

Work with the Education Manager (Tuition) to build provision and fill gaps in tuition and ensembles.

Work with the Head of Communication to create any marketing required and raise the profile of our opportunities, ensure that all out of school provision on the website is kept up-to-date and that events are well circulated including social media.

Negotiate contracts for venue hire and keep an accurate and up-to-date record of centre venue bookings and revenue.

Ensure appropriate measures and documentation are in place for Health & Safety and Child Protection.

Collate data on pupil numbers, administer a budget and put in place effective evaluation processes for centres and programmes.

Be the main point of contact for any queries regarding the music centres and programmes, responsible for raising and dealing with any issues presented by centre users.

Any other duties as requested by line manager.

Person Specification

Essential requirements:

  • 5 GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English and/or a Level 3 (diploma/A Levels) qualification in a relevant subject such as music, creative/visual arts, business or event management
  • Experience of organising music education activities and looking at ways to build provision
  • Understanding of current trends in music education and of the context surrounding the work of Kent Music and partner music education organisations.
  • Experience of working alongside peripatetic music teachers and knowledge of successful music centre models
  • Excellent written and communication skills and relate well to people in a wide range of roles and contexts including parents, teachers and school personnel.
  • Ability to think strategically in setting realistic aims and objectives for Kent Music to develop the provision of music centres and identify gaps in provision
  • Experience of devising effective evaluation processes to ensure that the stakeholders’ voice is heard to inform future delivery
  • Well organised and able to prioritise a complex workload.

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of handling customer complaints
  • Experience of working with and managing budgets

 

Other Information

You will be based at Kent Music’s offices in Maidstone and required to travel throughout Kent and thus have access to a car and possess a full driving license.

Working hours are 37 hours per week. The holiday entitlement for this post is 22 days per year, rising by one day per year to a maximum of 27 days. This entitlement is in addition to statutory bank holidays.
You will be computer literate, able to use all Microsoft Office programmes and the internet.

How to Apply

For a full job description and application form please email Alison Haigh at ahaigh@kent-music.com. The closing date for completed applications is 4.30pm on Friday 2nd December 2016.

Closing Date:
2nd December 2016
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