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Programmme Manager

Career stage: Senior

As Programme Manager, you will work alongside the Artistic Director and CEO to ensure that the logistical planning and communication needs of NYJC are fulfilled. The post ensures that all aspects of the charity’s programme is well coordinated and communicated internally and externally, keeping our operations smooth and efficient. At the time of appointment NYJC will be going through a transitional phase as it seeks to permanently relocate to the Midlands as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) Transfer programme, and recruits for a num- ber of positions – particularly the new role of CEO, Marketing and Coms Officer, as well as additional trustees and a midland based Chair. Accordingly, it is essential that you are a strong self-starter, autonomous, dependable and familiar with arts education, in order to make sound decisions within agreed frameworks. The post suits a good team-player with technical and communication skills that can relate to a variety of audiences: from students to parents to music professionals and promoters. You will doubtless have a passion for music and know how to plan well- established and innovative events that cater for our school-aged audience (8-18).



– Support the Artistic Director in the planning and execution of NYC’s artistic activities, including NYJC’s Summer Programme of 4 residential courses (3-day vocal jazz camp, 6-day composition summer school, 7-day improvisers’ summer school and 4-day feeder short course), the Creative Leadership Ensemble, partner NYMO collaborations, Music for Schools and regional programme of workshops, curriculum and online resources delivery, year-long Ambassadors training Scheme (for early career creative music leaders keen to become part of our faculty) and CPD face-to-face and online seminar day management.

– Support the CEO in the planning and implementation of NYC’s administrative activities, including scheduling, budget planning and records of day-to-day project accounts.

– Maintain the DBS records for contracted staff and ensure NYJC’s child protection policies are clearly communicated.


– Act as the prime point of contact for students enrolling in the Company’s activities, and their parents and carers.

– Work with outside bodies as required to ensure the delivery of the Company’s activities programme.

– Maintain good relations with parents, students, tutors, ambassadors and the wider education/jazz community.

– Create and update application and enrolment forms, student contracts, and course handbooks. – Generate and manage Student signposting and progression routes.


– Maintain the charity’s database of participants and other stakeholders in its work, including preparing reports based on its content.

– Collect data and ensuring its management is GDPR compliant.

– Record and track the student profile and progression route of each participant within NYJC and beyond.


The responsibilities of this role include making decisions affecting young people at NYJC events and may involve handling young people’s contact details. Therefore the position requires a successful DBS disclosure. Charity number 1135060 Company number 6978971


Through personal example and clear action, you will ensure a positive approach to equality of opportunity for staff, teachers, regional partners, musicians and volunteers involved in the delivery of the NYJC activities.

National Youth Jazz Collective

Administration, Charity, Non-Profit, Community, Development, Management, Outreach
East Midlands, Hybrid
£30,000 - £33,000 pro rata
Apply by
Sun 21 Apr, 2024

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