Programmes Leader Wanted

June 2023

Merton Music Foundation
September 2023 Start

Part Time (0.8)

£27,200 per annum (£34k FTE)

London, SW19 and Remote Working

Are you a highly organised musician / educator with excellent IT skills who is passionate about instrumental music provision in schools?

Our vision is a borough where music resonates along the corridors of every school and echoes throughout the community. A place of aspiration where every child can find their first notes, make progress and flourish as a young musician.

Merton Music Foundation (MMF) is seeking to appoint a Programmes Leader to support the management of its inclusive in-school instrumental and vocal teaching programmes as well as leading on the implementation of a new initiative to ‘Be More Charity’. This newly created role will sit in the organisation’s Middle Leadership structure and work closely alongside a range of colleagues and stakeholders to increase engagement with the Foundation’s activities and support a busy programme of concerts, projects and events.

2023-24, the academic year in which MMF is one of the Mayor of Merton’s nominated charities, will be a time of change for MMF and all English Music Hub Lead Organisations (HLOs) as we navigate the national HLO re-bidding process ahead of September 2024. We are therefore interested in meeting candidates who can adapt quickly, work flexibly and are open to growing with the role as the Foundation’s needs change and develop.

The successful applicant will be highly digitally competent and incredibly well organised; able to collaborate effectively with others and work independently to achieve results. Significant experience of instrumental or vocal teaching in a school setting, either in a 1-1 or whole class context is highly desireable; we hope to meet candidates from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including technology-based specialisms. This role is offered on a part-time (0.8), permanent basis – MMF delivers a wide range musical activity in schools and its Music Centres, so there may also be an option to take on additional teaching hours by arrangement and as suitable to the musical competencies of the successful applicant, if desireable.

Merton Music Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and have made a vision commitment to being ‘an inclusive cultural organisation – not just in what we say, but also in what we do’. We believe that representation matters and actively seek to diversify our workforce at all levels of the organisation. We warmly encourage applications from historically under-represented groups, including but not limited to; members of the global majority; members of the LGBTQ+ community; people who identify as non-binary or gender queer; people with a disability; and people who are neurodivergent. Decision to appoint will be made solely based on candidate merit and business need.

Job Description & Person Specification

Please read this document carefully before applying.

How To Apply

We invite you to discuss the role informally with our Chief Executive, Elisabeth, before applying if you wish. Please send your phone number to: to request a call back.

Application Forms (Word)

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Submitting Your Forms

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Key Info

Application Deadline

9am on Monday 3rd July 2023


Tuesday 11th July 2023

Support & Accomodations

If you need any additional support or require accommodations to be made to complete your application, please contact us using the email address above.  

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