PRS Foundation – Chief Executive (UK)

PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres.

We invest in the future of music by supporting the creation of new music and enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world.

Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports a huge and exciting range of new music activity – from composer residencies and artist development programmes to festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas.

Our support, which is overseen by our specialist team and network of independent advisors, is known as a kitemark for quality and innovation. Since 2000, PRS Foundation has given more than £32 million to over 6,800 new music initiatives.


We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead the Foundation through its next stage of development as it approaches the beginning of its third decade in 2020.

Our CEO collaborates with the Board and staff to develop and lead the Foundation’s vision, bringing extensive music industry networks and an understanding of artist development needs across not-for-profit and commercial music genres.

The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills, a passion for new music in all its forms and a strong track record in fundraising and managing relationships with major stakeholders.


If you are interested in working with us, please visit to download the job pack which includes an application and equal opportunities form. In addition to these forms, please submit a statement explaining why you wish to do this job and why we should employ you, with reference to the job and person specification. Please ensure that your statement is a maximum of 300 words. Do not simply send a CV as this will not be considered.

Please send your application to [email protected]

Application deadline: 10am, Friday 31 May. Interviews will be held 17 – 20 June.

If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on Friday 14 June, you should assume that you have not been short-listed for interview. We regret that we will not be able to give feedback to those who are not short-listed.

As part of PRS Foundation’s dedication to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion we particularly welcome applications from female, LGBT+, disabled and black and minority ethnic candidates.

Registered charity 1080837.

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