PRS Foundation – Grants & Programmes Manager (Industry Funds) – UK

Are you a music industry professional looking for an exciting role supporting music creators and making a significant difference to their careers?

If so, then our latest vacancy could be for you:

PRS Foundation, Grants & Programmes Manager (Industry Funds)

Full-time permanent role, £30,000-£36,000 p.a.
Based in central London

Who are we?

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

We are a small, committed and friendly team of 10 full-time and 4 part-time staff and we play a crucial role investing in the future of new music and supporting talent development across the UK by enabling music creators to realise their potential.

Since 2000, PRS Foundation has given more than £44 million to over 8,500 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes which respond to specific needs and gaps in funding.

9 out of the 12 Mercury Prize 2022 nominees had received this vital PRS Foundation grant support (including the winner Little Simz) and the charity has supported BRITS, RPS, AIM and Ivors Award-winners. Perhaps more than anything this demonstrates that timely investment in exciting, diverse and innovative talent works.

We believe that all talented music creators should be able to create innovative and exceptional music, develop sustainable careers and reach audiences internationally.

Widely respected as an adventurous, proactive and inclusive funding body, PRS Foundation supports a huge and exciting range of music activity – from grants to songwriters and producers to develop their careers, to artist development programmes, residencies, festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas.

Our vital and timely support, which is overseen by our specialist team and network of independent advisors, is known as a kitemark for quality and innovation.

Is this job for you?

Do you have broad and up-to date knowledge of challenges for artists, songwriters and producers who are seeking to further develop their career? Are you passionate and knowledgeable about all kinds of new music including Black Music genres, pop and electronic music? If yes, then read on!

We are looking for a passionate, collaborative and inclusive team player with experience of working in the music industry or arts and cultural sector and an understanding of talent development, music funding and its importance to diverse music creators across the UK.

The selected candidate will manage some of the Foundation’s flagship and ground-breaking programmes including the PPL Momentum Music Fund, PPL Momentum Accelerator, and the Hitmaker fund.

You will be able to work effectively in a busy, hands-on role. You will have a strong track record as a manager of teams or projects with a keen attention to detail. You will be excited about the opportunity of contributing to a small, dynamic organisation which is ambitious and continuing to evolve.

PRS Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity, so we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. We’re especially keen to hear from people from Black, Asian and other diverse communities who are currently under-represented, as well as from women and gender expansive individuals, and Deaf, disabled, and Neurodivergent candidates.

How to apply and what happens next?

If you are interested in working with us, download the full job description and fill in the online application form.

The application form is made up of four sections:

  1. Your contact details
  2. A statement explaining why you wish to do this job and why we should employ you
  3. Employment/self-employment history
  4. Equal opportunities monitoring.

Do not simply send a CV as this will not be considered.

If you have any difficulties at all with this process – please contact or call 020 3741 4233.

Application deadline: Monday 3rd April at 12-noon.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 17th April 2023.

If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on 11th April 2023, you should assume that you have not been short-listed for interview. We regret that we unlikely to be able to give feedback to those who are not short-listed.

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