Association of British Orchestras

BSO Participate Community, Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra £27,000 - £28,500 Closing date 09 October 2022
Championing creativity and improving health and wellbeing through music, the Programme Manager will shape and deliver a wide-ranging programme of Community, Health & Wellbeing projects. This currently includes a Recovery Orchestra, care home concerts, family projects, creative health and social prescribing programmes, symphonic music-making days and dementia friendly events.

Working with BSO musicians and communities across the South West this is a fantastic opportunity to build and develop this vital programme of work. We are looking for a strategic participation manager with great partnership skills who is passionate about inclusion, creative health and community music-making.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra champions the role of culture in people’s lives. As well as residencies in Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Portsmouth and Poole the BSO challenges barriers to high-quality music for all and nurtures the music and creativity of people all across the South West.

The BSO is committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusion and values diversity in its workforce.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other equality characteristic, and make appointments purely on ability to fulfil the role.

We actively welcome applications from individuals with backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts.

We are proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process. If you need any of the application documents in a different format, or have questions about or require support with the application process, please get in touch with

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 9 October 2022

If you would like more information or a confidential chat about any aspect of the job before applying, please contact Bea Hankey at

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