Student Music Development Co-ordinator Sabbatical

This is an exciting one-year opportunity for a recent Durham University graduate. The post holder will work within Experience Durham supporting Music Durham and the development of student music.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 20th January 2017.
Applications should be submitted, by email, to j.r.lawrence@durham.ac.uk.
Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to be offered the post and what skills and experience you possess to allow you to succeed in the role.
Interviews will take place on the week beginning 23rd January 2017.

Start date: 1st August 2017.

Grade Grade 1.1 – £14,323
Contract Full time, fixed term
Hours 37.5 hours per week

The successful candidate will work closely with Experience Durham and Music Durham to:

• Assist in the development of a cohesive and coordinated approach to student music within the University
• Increase participation in student music within the University;
• Enhance the profile and promotion of student music within the University.

Role and Duties

Society Development
• To support and encourage the on-going development of existing and new music groups and activities.
• To work with student music groups to research and provide activities and opportunities that meet the diverse needs and interests of students.
• To support student groups and societies in the administration, organisation and development of their activities, events and structures.
• To work to ensure a culture of participation, empowerment and personal development within student music groups and societies.
• To provide administrative support to societies and groups on budget, income and expenditure, student group plans and the end of year report.
• To ensure the successful implementation of policies and procedures for student music groups and societies.

Undergraduate V.C Scholars
• To support the development and engagement of V.C music scholars and report on their achievements.
• To ensure that all V.C Music scholars are fully engaged in Durham student music.
• To work with scholars to ensure that they understand and fulfil their responsibilities.
• To establish a mentor programme for incoming scholars

Marketing and Promotion
• To work with the Partners and individual student organisations to increase the profile of student music and enhance the promotion of individual productions within the University.
• To work within existing marketing and publicity frameworks to increase the profile if opportunities designed to increase levels of student participation.
• To work with Partners to improve the publicity and promotion of music events within the University.

Community Programme
• To coordinate the development and delivery of a community programme in conjunction with SCA.
• To signpost volunteer students towards SCA projects, encouraging them to work in local schools and to support teachers in the delivery of school music.
• To work with SCA to target local schools to help expand and develop their curriculum time 

• To work alongside SCA to ensure volunteering projects are running to safe and professional
standards, DBS checks are completed and all volunteering hours are recorded accurately on the
volunteer data base.

Person Specification

Applications will be measured against the criteria listed below. Applications must provide evidence of how candidates meet the criteria.

Essential criteria
• Recent graduate of Durham University as an undergraduate or postgraduate student
• Experience of music performance
• Experience of organisation and leadership within student music groups
• Willing and able to work in student-led, democratic environment
• Commitment to equal opportunities and removing barriers to participation
• Able to work effectively in a team and using own initiative
• Detailed knowledge of music

Desirable criteria
• Knowledge of marketing
• Experience of broadening engagement and participation
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including use of Microsoft Office

Applications

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 20th January 2017.
Applications should be submitted, by email, to j.r.lawrence@durham.ac.uk.
Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to be offered the post and what skills and experience you possess to allow you to succeed in the role.
Interviews will take place on the week beginning 23rd January 2017.