UK Music – Head of Research and Analysis (UK)

UK Music is a campaigning and lobbying body that represents the collective interests of the UK music industry.

We promote the cultural and economic worth of music, the development of public policy to support that worth, publish industry research and support education, skills and training.

Reporting to the Deputy CEO and Director of Public Affairs, responsibilities as below:
  • Gather and analyse data for UK Music’s annual headline report, covering the economic value of the music industry, as well as music’s contribution to tourism.
  • Gather and analyse data, as advised by UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce, to support the publication of the biennial report into diversity in the music industry.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Communications and Digital Communications Officer draft and develop UK Music’s headline research publications, exploring innovative ways to highlighting key findings.
  • Lead UK Music’s response to press and public questions about research and data.
  • Provide chairmanship, administration and organisation to UK Music’s Research Working Group as necessary to deliver UK Music research objectives.
  • Maintain regular contact programme with all UK Music members, including at a senior level, on UK Music’s key research work, as well as attend meetings of UK Music’s sub-Board structures when relevant.
  • Present on research and data at UK Music Board meetings.
  • Manage UK Music’s relationship with external partners commissioned to deliver research projects.
  • In conjunction with the Research and Policy Officer –
    • Develop original and robust research and data to support UK Music’s policy and campaigning work.
    • Provide data and material to support responses to public consultations, ad hoc industry projects and UK Music’s regional development work.
    • Liaise, on behalf of UK Music, with key officials at key government and devolved bodies (eg. DCMS, HM Treasury, Intellectual Property Office) on research and data, as well as attend relevant Creative Industries Council working groups.
    • Work with the Director of Education and Skills to support elements of UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership (MAP), including advising on the research priorities of MAP members and providing presentations to students and academics on music industry research and data.
Skills required
  • Outstanding oral and written skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Persuasively argue a point of view with credibility.
  • Forensic eye for detail with an ability to interpret financial and numerical data related to the music industry from a number of sources and draw conclusions.
  • Confident in using a range of research materials and actively seeking new sources of information.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to handle many different projects at the same time.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Collegiate approach with an ability to muck-in.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills.
  • Work on their own initiative.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads.
  • Strong IT skills.
Experience and knowledge required
  • Strong understanding of the music industry, its component parts, the challenges they face, as well as UK Music’s role within the sector and why the political process matters.
  • Background in economic analysis, developing research methodologies and producing robust empirical data that stands up to scrutiny.
  • At least five years’ experience working in the music industry, a trade body, trade union, think tank, Parliament, Government (central, devolved, City Region or local authority) or other equivalent public policy environment.
How to apply

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, covering letter (not more than two-pages) setting out how you meet the requirements within the job description and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, found here, to by 9am Monday 28 October 2019.

Please state on your application whether you have a preference to work three or four days a week in the role.

For further information on the role please contact Tom Kiehl on 07720 496 555.

Applicants should be available for interviews during the weeks commencing 4th and 11th November.

UK Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or 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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