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Music Administration Assistant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/26394/26038
  • Published: Thu 21/07/2022, 11:53 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,243 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Guildford

The starting salary for this role is £23,243 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

Surrey Arts is part of Surrey County Council, and we are the lead partner for Surrey Music Education Hub. Our aim is to work in partnership to ensure that children and young people from all backgrounds receive music education that is high quality, wide ranging, sustainable and accessible to all, and that there are clear musical pathways along which children and young people can progress.   

Our Values  

Surrey Arts is an ambitious and forward-thinking organisation that places young people at the centre of our work. We are committed to developing Surrey Arts as a genuinely inclusive organisation, fostering a culture of belonging where all are respected and valued and one that meets the needs of the whole diverse community of Surrey. Equality, diversity and inclusion is central to our organisation and we are committed to its development at all levels of the organisation as outlined in our EDI strategy.   

Our Work  

There are over 400 schools in Surrey and Surrey Arts works in, or with, many of them. Our teachers teach in excess of 5000 young people every week through instrumental and vocal tuition, music groups and regular activities. We also work cross-arts and deliver vibrant and diverse performing and visual arts programmes. Excellent school relationships are central to our work.   

About the Role   

This exciting new post is part of our music administration team who help support the delivery of music teaching to thousands of children across Surrey both in school and after school.  

As a Music Administration Assistant, you will undertake a variety of administrative duties including: 

  • Working with teachers, schools and parents to schedule music lessons and activities 
  • Maintaining accurate records on our central database   
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with schools across Surrey   
  • Be first point of contact for customers via phone and email  
  • Support area teams with administration of ensembles, workshops and events 
  • Support the service at large scale events   
  • Be prepared to work occasional evening or weekends to support at events. Time off in lieu will be given. 

The Ideal Candidate

First and foremost, you will be motivated and passionate about working for Surrey County Council and must have demonstrably successful experience in an administrative role. You will be proactive and able to use your own initiative. You will also show a commitment to your own personal development and training.  

You will:    

  • Have previous experience of working in a busy office environment 
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate positively and effectively with different stakeholders, including the general public, schools, and the Surrey Arts team 
  • Be well organised and able to work under pressure, on occasion to tight deadlines   
  • Have excellent IT skills including using modern cloud-based IT systems, data entry skills, and experience of using CRM systems 
  • Be used to working accurately and methodically   
  • Able to work both autonomously and as part of the wider Surrey Arts team 
  • Have a 'can-do', problem solving and collaborative approach 
  • Be committed to an inclusive agenda and hold equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of your work. 

We would love to hear from you if you have the same passion for Arts as us at Surrey and if you would like to help ensure we are able to deliver an excellent level of service to our customers. 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 07/08/2022. 

Interview dates are to be confirmed. 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact sastaff@surreycc.gov.uk by e-mail and someone will respond to you. 

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit. 


A laptop will be supplied for flexible working. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/26394/26038
  • Published: Thu 21/07/2022, 11:53 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,243 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Guildford

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