Association of British Orchestras

Assistant to the Deputy Director and Director of Development

Royal College of Music £26,882 - £29,656 per annum Closing date 25 March 2022
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2021 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the sixth consecutive year, and top in Europe for second year running.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain direct insights into senior management of Britain’s leading conservatoire. This position provides administrative support to the Deputy Director, who leads the College’s operations including its international work, and the Director of Development, who is responsible for the College’s fundraising strategy and development. It involves daily contact with students, eminent musicians, many of whom are professors, the College’s international partners, and Council members, who come from a wide range of backgrounds: the City, media, the House of Lords, and the professions. You will quickly become fully engaged with the strategic priorities of the College and you will also be expected to take responsibility for discrete projects, some events and other areas of work.

You will need excellent inter-personal, IT, communication and organisational skills, the ability to manage a varied workload and to work as a member of a team. Strong administrative experience, including of servicing committees, is also required. An interest in classical music and higher education is desirable.

The Secretariat is the administrative hub of the RCM and provides essential support to the College’s Directorate.

This is offered on a full-time, permanent basis and is available from April 2022.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

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