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Grants & Learning Officer

Job description

About Youth Music

Supporting life-changing music-making

We’re Youth Music. We’re a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people facing challenging circumstances.

We believe everyone should have the chance to make music.

Our projects help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too.

We know that those facing difficulties - economic problems, lifelong conditions, tough circumstances or behavioural issues - are often the ones who get the most out of music-making.

Youth Music offers meaningful chances to young people in complicated situations.

You can help us make a genuine difference to many more young lives.

For further information about our charity please visit: and for information about our grants programme please visit:

Key areas of responsibility

  • Grant-making – managing a portfolio of grants ensuring efficient and effective grant administration alongside building strong relationships with current grantholders and prospective organisations new to Youth Music’s funding programme.
  • Evaluation and learning – contributing to Youth Music’s evaluation and learning activities, analysing data to develop evidence of reach and impact. Producing content or resources for a range of internal and external audiences.

Summary of Terms and Conditions

Position: Fixed term to 31 March 2019Salary: Up to £30,140 full-time depending on experienceHours: 37.5 hours per weekHolidays: 25 days per year plus public holidays and additional days over the Christmas period when the office closesPension: 8% non-contributory employer contribution

How to apply

Click here for a full job description and information on how to apply. Please also download the following forms and submit these with your application:

Please email all completed forms before the specified deadlines below to with the subject line G&L Officer application.

Application Deadline: 10am on Monday 26 February 2018

Interview Dates: 1st interviews – Tuesday 6 March 2018 2nd interviews – Friday 9 March 2018

There will also be a short task to complete as part of the interview process, more information will provided if you are invited to interview.

If you require any adjustment to be made to the application or interview procedures for this post due to a disability, please let us know in the applicant details form and/or contact us by email or telephone to have a chat.

Completing your application form When completing your application form please clearly outline why the post is of interest to you and how your skills and experience match the person specification and job description.

We will go through your application in detail looking for specific evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills and experience required for the job. Unless you have covered all the essential criteria, and provided specific evidence, supported by relevant examples, you are unlikely to be shortlisted for interview.

Our approach As part of our commitment to a fair and open recruitment process Youth Music anonymises all applications we receive before shortlisting candidates for interview.

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