Youth Music – Grants & Learning Officer (UK)

Working within our Grants and Learning Team you’ll play a key role in enabling music opportunities to transform children and young people’s lives.

You’ll be helping us to make grants to grassroots organisations and young people themselves and manage relationships with them. You’ll help us in our influencing role, catalysing change in sector practices around equality, diversity and inclusion and closing the gap between young people learning and earning in music.

Day-to-day the role will include supporting applicants and grantholders, making funding recommendations, analysing reports and providing feedback and support. As well as managing your assigned portfolio you’ll be liaising with a wide range of other stakeholders relevant to your areas of work.

We’re seeking a highly motivated individual to join the UK’s largest young people’s music charity and manage a diverse grants portfolio. Youth Music’s grants programme supports children and young people who face barriers because of who they are, where they live or what they’re going through. We’re keen to receive applications from people with lived experience of these issues.

We’d love to hear from people who have worked in organisations like the ones we fund or who have been in the music industry. You’ll know how the funding system works through being a grant applicant or recipient. If you’re experienced as a Project Manager, Music Leader, Freelancer or a Company Director then we’d love to hear from you.

As a confident communicator you’ll be equally comfortable talking to young people as you are providing people with funding advice, guidance and support. You have an eye for detail and aren’t fazed by monitoring, reporting, spreadsheets and databases. You’ll be passionate about listening to and understanding young people’s views and advocating for change.

You’ll be excited by the opportunity to build up your knowledge of how organisations are run and to support organisations to improve their approaches to equality, diversity and inclusion. You’re a collaborative worker who enjoys both working and contributing ideas in the team as well travelling on your own to build new relationships with a diverse range of people.

As a grants manager you’ll have an instinct for what’s important – when to give advice, and when to step back. You will have a broad understanding of some of these key areas; children and young people and their engagement with music, equality diversity and inclusion, safeguarding, and the music industry.

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 5th Jan 2022

Link to apply: Grants & Learning Officer for Youth Music | Youth Music