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Music Programme Co-ordinator

  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • Posted 10 months ago
  • 19,564 plus London Weighting
  • Closes September 17, 2017
  • Applications have closed

BritishCouncil British Council

The Organisation

The British Council was founded to create ‘a friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s international standing, prosperity and security. The programmes we use to do this are wide-ranging and cover the arts, education, English, science and society.

The Arts

Our UK Arts team works with the British Council’s global network of offices to achieve significant impact and change by finding new ways of connecting and seeing each other through the arts. Our team in the UK has three main groupings: We have six art form teams; three cross-disciplinary teams; and three country-specific teams in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our aim is to see stronger creative sectors across the world that are better connected with the UK.

We believe arts and culture are vital to prosperous, secure societies, and that offering international cultural connections and experiences strengthens their resilience. We are uniquely able to make a difference thanks to our extensive and diverse networks in the UK and internationally, enabling us to respond to the individual context of each place we work in.

The Team

In the Music team we use our connections and understanding of the UK contemporary music sector across all genres from classical to urban to advise and support our international colleagues on working with music within cultural relations programmes and provide a link to the UK. Together we develop projects to encourage showcasing, collaboration and professional exchange. We work in partnership with musicians, composers, festivals, venues, journalists, programmers, sector organisations and other sector professionals to build relationships between the music communities across all genres in the UK and around the world.

The Opportunity

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time Music Programme Coordinator to provide administrative support, project assistance and professional sector liaison, making efficient use of processes and systems, to ensure the smooth running and satisfactory delivery of Music Department’s work.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following essential knowledge & experience:

Experience of office administration for example organising travel, finance, events and diary management.
Excellent knowledge of and interest in UK music sector and a wide range of contemporary UK music.

Some of the main opportunities/challenges include: (Please see Role Profile for full details of the duties)

Managing competing demands on time and resource.
Ensuring projects run smoothly and to plan, working alongside programme managers to achieve this
Proactive project management from contracting through to finance including purchase order and invoice processing within a large corporate system.
Maintaining up-to-date records of contacts and activity to support music programming and evaluation.
Maintaining good relationships across art form groups and business support teams (especially finance, IT and facilities).
Build knowledge across all genres of the UK music sector, live, recorded and broadcast
Works closely with the Communications manager in Music team
Equality Comment & Equality of Opportunity (UK)

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.


Generous pension
32 days annual leave
Flexible working policy
Childcare vouchers
Season ticket loan

The closing date is Sunday 17th September 2017 at 23:59 UK time and we are looking to schedule the interviews Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September.