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Help Musicians UK provides help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives.

We are a spirited and energetic team who are passionate about music and are inspired to make a positive impact on others. Our working environment is supportive and we value those who work with us. We’re committed to equal opportunities and look for vibrant, dedicated people who will help us achieve our objectives.

Details of all the roles that we are currently recruiting for can be found below.


Creative Programme Officer

Contract Type:            Permanent contract – 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday)  

Salary:                         £23,000 per annum


For almost 100 years, Help Musicians has been providing help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives. We are an independent charity which aims to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians, offering an inclusive and holistic Programme combining Health and Welfare support and Creative Programme funding opportunities. We are passionate about creating a world where musicians thrive.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team in London as Creative Programme Officer.

Joining a small but dynamic team, you will be supporting the delivery of a range of grant schemes and development opportunities for musicians, coordinating projects from planning through to evaluation. This will involve assessing funding applications for eligibility, managing auditions and assessment processes, and liaising directly and regularly with supported artists throughout the duration of their funding relationship. You’ll be passionate about music, and making a difference, and will have opportunities to contribute to the design and implementation of new funding schemes in collaboration with the wider Programme department, led by insight, and responding to the needs of music creators.

Experience of financial processes and a keen eye for detail are vital as an important aspect of the role will be the processing of grant payments to individuals and organisations. In addition to this, you will be monitoring project budgets, expenditure and reporting, ensuring grants to individuals and organisations are used for the agreed purpose and deliver in impactful outcomes for music creators. Managing complex quantitative and qualitative data, you will use relevant information to compile key reports, case studies and impact information for the charity.

Further aspects of the role will involve being out and about in the music sector; co-ordinating advice sessions and wider support opportunities for musicians (such as online resources, mentoring programmes, networking and professional development events), representing the charity at a variety of industry events, and meeting with potential and existing partners.


You will have the following:

·         A good knowledge of and passionate interest in music across a range of genres

·         An understanding of the challenges faced by musicians in establishing a professional career

·         Knowledge of the music funding landscape

·         Knowledge of evaluation methods and principles

·         A good understanding of the current diversity agenda in arts and culture sector

·         Demonstrable project management skills and experience

·         Excellent presentation skills

·         Research and analytical skills

·         Experience of working for a music organisation and/or grant-giving charity

·         Experience of organising events

·         Experience of using a CRM database

·         Experience of monitoring project budgets


This is a fantastic opportunity to join us in achieving the charity’s ambitions to provide more support and reach more musicians than ever before.

To apply please complete the application form linked below.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 27 June at 5pm

All enquiries and applications should be made to

T: 020 7239 9100


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HR Advisor

£32,000 - £35,000 per annum

Permanent contract – 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) 

Kings Cross, London WC1X


The role:

We are looking to add to our team by recruiting a HR Advisor, whose role will be to offer support and professional advice to managers and staff across the charity on all areas of HR.

Reporting to the Head of HR, you will support colleagues across the business (with offices in London, Glasgow and Belfast) by advising and coaching managers on a range of staff management issues, coordinating recruitment campaigns, overseeing the administration of our monthly payroll and supporting the Head to deliver our people strategy.

We are working hard to achieve high standards aligned to the Investors in People Framework Standard, so you will play a key role in supporting the charity with its re-accreditation in 2020.

This a fantastic generalist role which gives you the opportunity to develop your skills across the broad HR remit, whilst working in a friendly, collaborative and supportive team.


To be successful:

You will have experience as a HR Generalist having previously advised managers on a range of employment matters and recruitment and selection campaigns. You will be CIPD level 5 qualified (or you may be working towards this or an equivalent qualification) and as such will have sound knowledge of current employment legislation and HR best practice. You’ll also have a pragmatic and logical approach to the work you do.

You’ll be personable and credible with strong communication and relationship building capabilities - excellent interpersonal skills and being a team player are absolute musts, as you will work with people at all levels across the business. Effective organisation skills are important, as well as experience of using IT and HR systems.


What we'll offer:

·         A very generous pension contribution as part of auto enrolment

·         Life assurance

·         Cash Plan with Health Shield

·         25 days holiday (plus office closure over Christmas period and 1-day extra holiday accumulated per year up to max 30 days).

·         Salary sacrifice schemes including season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme

·         Fruit, snacks coffee and tea etc.

·         Personal development opportunities

·         Staff Away Days and quarterly Staff Events


To apply please complete the application form linked below.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 1 July 2019

All enquiries and applications should be made to

T: 020 7239 9100


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