Administrator (Orchestras & Events)


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term – Full Time (36 hours)
Contract Details:
Fixed Term, Full Time
£27,000 to £31,764 per annum
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Location (Please use London or Greater London):
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Education - non-schools based
Children's Services
Business Area:
CSD - Education Performance and Planning

The role

This is a Fixed Term Contract until the 31st March 2020

Would you like to work with an outstanding and supportive team of passionate musicians and educators?

Wandsworth Schools Music seek an Orchestra & Events Administrator with experience of high level orchestral and ensemble playing to support our expanding number of ensembles and events.

In this position you will support the day to day running of all borough ensembles at the Wandsworth Music Academy, including acting as orchestral assistant and librarian. You will also lead on the administration of all aspects of the annual diary of events which includes performances at the Royal Festival Hall, London Jazz Festival, Wimbledon Tennis and Foreign concert tours.

You will also act as a key link between pupils, parents and the music service, providing office-based administrative support and music-specific support to the team as required.

Wandsworth Schools’ Music Service is one of London’s leading music education providers. We are passionate about delivering high quality and aspirational musical opportunities. Through our team of c.150 professional staff, we ensure that Wandsworth’s children and young people have access to an exceptional range of opportunities to learn musical instruments; sing; perform in ensembles and choirs; and progress to new levels of musical excellence.

This position would be well suited to someone with experience of administration in an arts/ music education/ orchestral establishment or has a strong musical background and enjoys working with children and young people. You will have;

  • Previous experience of administration in an arts/ music education/ orchestral establishment
  • Experience of handling financial transactions in a Local Authority or small business setting
  • A high level of musical proficiency as a practising musician, including the use of Sibelius notation software
  • Experience of maintaining precise and up to date records, paying due care and attention to the protection of personal data
  • Knowledge and understanding of Music Hub core and extension roles as outlined in the National Plan for Music Education
  • The ability to work proactively and with acute attention to detail and musical integrity
  • Outstanding communication skills and the enthusiasm, initiative and motivation to help us achieve the highest musical standards

Within the Application Form, applicants should describe how they meet each section in the person specification criteria provided to be considered for this post (i.e.Knowledge & Experience).  CV's will not be considered.

Work pattern

This is a busy full time position that requires flexible working and a willingness to work some extended days and weekends to accommodate service needs – this will include Saturdays and/ or Wednesday evenings at the Wandsworth Music Academy, attendance at major events or concerts and accompanying music service ensembles on foreign tours and residential courses

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include flexible working (where possible) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment


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