Opportunities to work with us
- 1 year fixed term contract, £24,000-£27,000 p.a.
- Monday – Friday 10.00 – 18.00
- Based in Streatham, South London
- Flexible/hybrid working model – remote working mixed with a staggered return to our Streatham Office (subject to Covid-19 restrictions to working in the office being lifted)
Purpose of the job
To co-ordinate the Foundation’s applications and assessment process across all the Foundation’s schemes, providing floating grant support, maintaining our user-friendly systems and coordinating the application, decision-making and grant-giving process. To coordinate the Evaluation and Reporting process, including maintaining online systems, corresponding with grantees, summarising evaluation results for the team and ensuring final payments are requested and processed.
Who are we?
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres. We invest in the future of new music and support talent development across the UK by enabling music creators to realise their potential.
We believe that all talented music creators should be able to create innovative and exceptional music, develop sustainable careers and reach audiences internationally.
Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports a huge and exciting range of music activity – from grants to songwriters and producers to develop their careers, to artist development programmes, residencies, festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas. Our support, which is overseen by our specialist team and network of independent advisors, is known as a kitemark for quality and innovation.
Since 2000, PRS Foundation has given more than £35 million to over 7,300 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes which respond to specific needs and gaps in funding.
Is this job for you?
We are looking for an articulate, organised and musically knowledgeable person, with at least 2 years professional experience and an active interest in a broad range of musical genres including pop, rock, electronic, classical, jazz, folk, and Black Music genres. You will have an understanding of talent development, arts funding, grant-making and its importance to a wide range of talented music creators across the UK as well as having an interest in the systems we run, spreadsheets, and the finance side of the grant making process.
You will have a broad and up-to date knowledge of new music and the challenges that not-for-profit organisations and music creators are facing in the current climate. You will be excited about the opportunity of contributing to a small, dynamic organisation which is ambitious and continuing to evolve. You will be able to work effectively in a busy, hands-on role
As a Foundation employee, we would expect you to operate as a collaborative, inclusive and respectful team player, championing and keeping up to date with the broad range of programmes the Foundation delivers whilst inspiring colleagues to support and champion the work you are directly responsible for. We expect staff to be passionate and driven team-players who can also represent the Foundation positively at events and conferences.
We expect all staff to demonstrate a commitment to the charitable mission and work of the PRS Foundation and to respect the efforts of the whole PRS Foundation team; full information can be found throughout our website
What happens next?
If you are interested in working with us then please:
- download the full Job Description here
- and then please fill in our online application form:
The application form is made up of four sections, 1) Your personal details 2) Short statement explaining why you wish to do this job and why we should employ you, 3) Employment/ self-employment history, 4) Equal Opportunities monitoring.
Do not simply send a CV as this will not be considered.
PRS Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity, so we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. We’re especially keen to hear from people from Black, Asian and other diverse communities who are currently under-represented.
We welcome applications from Deaf and disabled people. PRS Foundation and the teams at the PRS for Music office have a track record of supporting staff with additional access needs. The main PRS Foundation office is accessible and reasonable adjustments can be made where applicants may require additional support.
Application deadline: Monday 28th June 2021 at 10.00am. Interviews will be held on Monday 5th July 2021.
If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on Friday 2nd July 2021, you should assume that you have not been short-listed for interview. We regret that we will not be able to give feedback to those who are not short-listed.
For further information or questions please contact: Becca Basarab-King at email@example.com or 0203 741 4248.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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