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Role: Freelance Project Manager
Role type: Contractor (Self employed; part-time; hourly rate)
Hours: Approx. 5 hours per week
Start date: 7 September 2017
Reports to: Board of Trustees

Background

Soundmix is a small dynamic charity, running music workshops for young refugees and asylum seekers in London. Those young people are usually unaccompanied minors, have suffered trauma and are excluded from mainstream life and education. Our workshops are designed to promote social inclusion, to improve psychological wellbeing and core skills and to develop musical ability in a fun, safe environment.

Purpose of role

We run a successful (and very popular!) weekly workshop in Croydon in partnership with The Refugee Council and Children in Need. We also run ad hoc workshops in partnership with other organisations (such as Young Roots and DOST) and perform at public events (such as Refugee Week).

Job Description

We are looking for a competent and enthusiastic freelance project manager to coordinate and develop our projects (with particular focus our flagship project in Croydon), including the following activities:

  • Managing projects
    • Coordinate and develop our workshops and performances (including attending workshops and reporting on KPIs).
    • Coordinate and manage tutors and volunteers (including recruitment and training).
    • Assess and manage risk (child protection training will be provided).
    • Manage project budgets, expenditure and assets.
    • Manage marketing and PR (or recruit and manage a volunteer to do so).
  • Managing relationships
    • Support and develop our relationships with key partners (particularly Refugee Council and Children in Need).
    • Support the Board of Trustees with fundraising.
  • Reporting
    • Regularly liaise with our Treasurer on budgets and expenditure.
    • Regularly liaise with our Board of Trustees (including monthly reports and quarterly board meetings).

Person specification

  • Essential
    • NVQ level 4, PTTLS or equivalent community music tutor training, AND/OR proven arts project management experience.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in community or informal music and/or arts teaching as manager, peripatetic or project tutor.
    • Good communication, administrative and organisational skills (including managing staff, developing relationships and managing budgets).
  • Desirable
    • Experience of working with young refugees and asylum seekers or vulnerable minors.
    • Experience of working with a small charity and reporting to the board of trustees.
    • Good level of competence in playing and/or teaching a musical instrument.

Applications

Please submit your CV and a short cover note by email to soundmixproject@googlemail.com by 18 August 2017. We will carry out an initial telephone/skype interview and face-to-face interview with shortlisted candidates between 21 August 2017 and 1 September 2017. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.