Job opportunity: Musician or music leader with experience of working with young people at risk

  • Are you a musician with substantial experience in working with young people at risk of offending or young offenders?

  • Based in or near Gloucestershire?

  • The Music Works are looking for an experienced music leader/mentor for a part-time/flexible contract

Download this page as a document: Making It music leader ad June 2018

If you’re committed to enabling all young people to reach their potential through music, and interested in joining a growing charity at an exciting time in its development, then read on.

We’re looking for a music leader/mentor with experience in youth justice work for our Making Itprogramme . The programme involves young people at risk of offending/young offenders in modern music making, in partnership with Youth Support.

However, over time there may be opportunities to work on our growing set of programmes which are helping to transform lives through music in Gloucestershire, through work in schools, APSs, hospital education, in our community studios and at festivals/events.

The Music Works is a Gloucestershire-based charity that transforms lives through music. We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning and in life. We work with around 3,000 young people a year in schools, APSs, Hospital Education, community settings and in our three community studios/rehearsal spaces in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. We specialise in bands, music technology and production, singing and songwriting, rap and beatboxing. We’re funded by a range of charities and government bodies including Make Music Gloucestershire and Youth Music. Read more about how we work and our long term goals.

What we’re looking for

Experience/skills in at least four of the following areas:

1. Performing/recording/industry experience
2. Skills in modern music genres – rock, pop and urban music
3. Experience in the youth justice sector or experience working with young people at risk of offending
4. Experience of working with people with a range of social/personal/educational needs and musical interests/abilities
5. The ability to work with young people in groups to engage them in musical activity and inspire them – particularly those facing barriers in music, learning or life

Along with:

6. Excellent communication and teamwork skills, and the ability to develop good relationships with young people, parents/carers and colleagues
7. A personal commitment to the vision and values of The Music Works
8. Project management skills would be a bonus although they are not essential

Due to the nature of the role you will need to have a full UK Driving Licence or the ability to get around the county.

How to apply:

Send your CV and a covering letter (no longer than 2 pages) explaining why you are interested in the role and suitable for this post by midnight Sun 8 July to bblowers@themusicworks.org.uk Interviews will be scheduled for mid July in Gloucestershire at a venue to be confirmed.

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