The starting salary for this role is £25,738 per annum (pro rata to £32,173) for working 28.8 hours per week. This is a 24-month secondment / fixed term contract.
If you have an ambition to work within a progressive, innovative and creative organisation and you share our passion for equity, diversity and inclusion then we would love to hear from you!
Surrey Arts have an exciting opportunity for a coordinator to join our inclusive music projects team and play a key role in expanding our award-winning projects.
About the role
This is a key role that will give you the opportunity to improve the lives of some of Surrey’s most vulnerable children and young people by coordinating our flagship inclusive programmes. These include the UP! Orchestra, Music Connects, and our Youth Music funded programme, I Speak Music: Next Generation.
The role will primarily involve coordinating and developing music projects for, and with, children and young people with disabilities and children and young people who have been displaced from their country of birth.
You will work closely with a diverse team of music tutors and will have the responsibility of organising their schedules, ensuring they have access to appropriate musical equipment, facilitating reflection discussions, and collating evaluation from tutors, participants and partners.
You will learn from national leaders in the sector as well as having the opportunity to develop your own ideas, expertise and knowledge within a professional, friendly and aspirational team.
The post will involve working from home, from our office in Guildford, and attending occasional workshops and events during evenings and weekends across the county.
We are looking for a motivated and committed project coordinator with a passion for supporting vulnerable children and young people through the power of music.
As a strategic thinker you will be making links between Surrey Arts’ inclusive and mainstream ensembles, schools and other community projects. An example of this could be ensuring that a young refugee who has accessed an outreach workshop is able to continue their musical journey once a school place has been secured, or recruiting a young person from a local Special School to UP! Orchestra.
We are looking for an individual who:
- Possesses specialist knowledge related to the role of music to support vulnerable children and young people.
- Can make positive relationships with a diverse range of colleagues and partners, and with children and young people.
- Has experience of working on projects that benefit children from a range of social backgrounds.
- Has 2+ years proven experience in coordinating complex, multi-agency community arts projects.
Please use the personal statement (maximum 750 words) to tell us how your career experience to date qualifies you for this post (with particular reference to coordinating inclusive projects for young people), and what skills and attributes you will bring to the role. Please also tell us what Equity, Inclusion and Diversity mean to you within your practice and how you might implement these values within this role.
We particularly welcome applications from those who have lived experience of displacement as well as individuals who are from Black and People of the Global Majority communities.
About Surrey Arts
Surrey Arts is the lead partner for Surrey Music Education Hub. Surrey Music Hub’s 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.
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, and one that meets the needs of the whole diverse community of Surrey. Our Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy is central to our organisational development.
Strategic partnerships are an important part of what we do, and we maintain strong relationships with other music hub delivery partners. Surrey Arts is the lead partner for Surrey’s cultural education partnership, Culture Box Surrey and we have close links with Surrey’s Arts Council England national portfolio organisations (NPOs).Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th January 2023.
The interview process will take place on 9th and 10th February 2023.
The post is 0.8FTE (4 days per week) however we will consider a 0.6FTE post (3 days per week) for the right candidate.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List check will be required for this role.
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From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave (pro-rated for part time staff) 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.
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.