Music Service Manager

Website Rotherham Council

Music Service Manager

37 hours per week, permanent

Salary: £44,624 – £47,665 dependent on experience (Pay award pending)

Rotherham Music is responsible for the delivery of high-quality music services across the borough, from teaching in schools, encompassing whole class teaching, small group and individual tuition, and ensembles to adult learning, community engagement programmes and collaborative programming across events and venues throughout the borough. The service also acts as the Lead Partner for the Arts Council funded Rotherham Music Education Hub, working with partners regionally and nationally to deliver high quality music education and experiences for 5-18-year-olds.

Our ambition is to provide access to music from before birth, through school and after school activities, with family learning, participation programmes encouraging expression that leads from passion to profession. Rotherham Music, provides music education to more than 4,000 children and young people each week across a range of musical disciplines for both in and out of school education. Alongside its provision for children and young people the service also supports a range of community music programmes from its Mini Melodies programme for pre-school children and their parents through to the extremely successful Care Home Choir project which was launched to help reconnect with older audiences following the pandemic.

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious Service Manager to lead on the design and development of the service, identifying and implementing new models of systems change, creating new products and services and ensuring high quality programme delivery is underpinned by a sustainable business model.

Our Music Service Manager will be a senior leader with a proven track record of delivering creative change management programmes, inspiring communities, and managing diverse teams of freelancers, volunteers and staff. We are looking for an engaging, credible, and confident individual to lead this team as it begins a new chapter. A self-starter with a passion for music, culture, arts and heritage, our new Service Manager will be well-connected in the sector and able to galvanise and inspire communities, performers, teachers, schools, funders and delivery partners to achieve the aims of the service and meet the challenge of the Rotherham Cultural Strategy.

The Music Service Manager will:

Oversee the strategic and operational delivery of the Music Service with accountability for the overall service budget and income targets

Design and deliver targeted audience development strategies to increase engagement and participation with music education and programming at all ages

Act as the accountable point of contact for Rotherham Music Education Hub with responsibility for governance and financial reporting alongside sector development and support within the wider sector network

Deliver a high-quality service to schools encompassing whole class teaching, small group and individual tuition, and ensembles through the management and supply of peripatetic teaching staff

Develop and deliver strategic business plans, fundraising strategies and oversee the management of resources across the service

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion please contact

Closing Date: Sunday 7th August 2022 (midnight)

It is intended that interviews will take place on either 17th or 18th August 2022 in person in Rotherham

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2024 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time).

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

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