UK Music – Head of Diversity (UK)

UK Music is looking for a Head of Diversity

Job Title: Head of Diversity
Location: London based with hybrid options
Salary Range: £60 – £65K
Reports to: Deputy CEO & Director of Public Affairs
Line Management Responsibilities: None
Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time Role (40 hours per week/ some flexible evenings and weekend hours).

We are keen to find the right person for this role and are very open to discussing part-time (salary pro rata) or contract options. Please indicate your full-time, part-time (number of days per week) or contract preference on your cover letter when applying.

About Us
  • UK Music is the collective voice of the UK’s world-leading music industry. We represent all sectors of our industry – bringing them together to collaborate, campaign, and champion music.
  • Our work to deliver on this mission focuses on the following areas:
    UK Music provides a platform for music industry leaders to share ideas, concerns and goals that allow us to speak on their behalf with an authoritative voice.
  • UK Music guides policy-makers towards decision-making in the best collective interests of our membership, now and for the future.
  • UK Music amplifies the voice of its member organisations, consistent with the collective interest, increasing and supporting their political access.
  • UK Music undertakes and publishes research on the economic and social value of music, acting as a resource for its membership and policymakers.
  • UK Music promotes the music industry as a key national asset to central, devolved and local governments and Parliaments, as well as other relevant policymakers, stakeholders and influencers.
  • UK Music advocates for copyright and related rights, which underpin music, to be recognised and valued at all levels of the UK government, throughout the wider economy and by consumers.
  • UK Music supports and encourages initiatives to grow the music industry’s talent pipeline and nurture the development of our future workforce.
  • UK Music works to boost diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in the music industry through a data-driven approach and supporting its members’ initiatives.

Role Purpose

Diversity is a key priority for UK Music. We have been collecting data biennially since 2016 to identify emerging trends and work out where the UK Music industry needs to improve. With the release of the Diversity 2022 report, we have gone deeper than ever before, with a richer database to dig below the surface to try and understand the disparities we often see across the music industry workforce and work out what we need to do to address them.

Working closely with our Chief Executive, Deputy CEO & Director of Public Affairs, our membership, and the UK Music Diversity Taskforce as the Head of Diversity, you will be responsible for the project management of the diversity strategy outputs, including the bi-annual Diversity reports, insights papers, events, and activities. Provide secretariat support to the UK Music Diversity Taskforce and tactical and practical DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) support to UK Music membership, as needed.

Role Overview

For this newly crafted role, we are looking for a confident and proactive individual able to lead on the shaping, development, and implementation of the overall diversity strategy, with the aim to boost diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in the music industry.

  • To work with the Chief Executive and Director of Public Affairs to develop and execute UK Music’s overall diversity strategy
  • To lead, execute and manage day-to-day activity on UK Music’s diversity strategy, including supplying advice and support to UK Music’s member organisations as needed
  • To work alongside the Chair and Vice-Chair of the UK Music Diversity Taskforce to develop a programme of activity for the Taskforce, including ongoing work in support of Five Ps- The Music Industry Action Plan and related initiatives
  • To provide secretariat function to the UK Music Diversity Taskforce
  • To deliver and participate in external events, e.g., panels, seminars, or launches, on diversity
  • To serve the business as the internal subject matter expert for all diversity-related activity across the organisation; Operations, Policy & Public Affairs,
  • Research and Communication, recommending best practice approaches and setting standards within the organisation

Experience and Knowledge
  • A confident and experienced DEI practitioner with broad subject matter knowledge and proven success in developing and implementing DEI strategies at a membership body or a commercial company
  • A working understanding of the music industry or related creative industries is desirable but not essential

  • Able to influence and drive action internally with key stakeholders, partners, and our members
  • Proven project management experience and able to manage competing workstreams and deadlines with a practical, professional, and pragmatic approach
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to articulate our work and that of our members to a range of audiences and stakeholders of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Able to build and grow trusted environments and networks
  • Able to confidently manage ambiguity and navigate potential complexities and challenges
  • We are a small team, and a collegiate attitude with an ability to muck in is needed
  • Strong IT skills with working knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft 365 Applications

How to apply

Please email a copy of your CV, a cover letter (not more than two pages) setting out how you meet the requirement within the job description and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to Stephanie Haughton-Campbell, Director of Operations

The recruitment process for this role will be a two-stage interview process – the first interview will be with a panel conducted virtually. The second interview is anticipated to be in person at a London location. Ahead of the interview stages, candidates will be asked to prepare a short presentation to be delivered as part of the first interview.

If you would like to have an informal discussion on any aspects of the role or the part-time and contract options prior to applying, please contact Stephanie Haughton-Campbell, at

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form here –

Advert posted: Monday 16 January 2023

Closing Date for applications: Midday – Monday 30 January 2023

UK Music is working to build a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from all applicants, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical and mental disability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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