Association of British Orchestras

BSO Participate Programme Manager

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra £26,790 Closing date 25 July 2022
The Programme Manager leads and delivers a pioneering programme which champions inclusive life-long creativity and aims to improve health and wellbeing through music-making. Projects range from a Recovery Orchestra in Bristol to a family orchestra in Exeter, Dementia friendly and care home concerts, community orchestra events and creative music-making for health and wellbeing with specialist partners such as Bristol Drugs Project and Social Prescribers. As part of a dynamic Head Office team, and collaborating with BSO Associates and community and health partners across the South West, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone with creative, community or arts and health project management experience to shape, innovate and drive this vital work supported by the Head of BSO Participate. The role will work sensitively with a range of participant groups of all ages and backgrounds, including families, people experiencing mental health challenges and older people and people living with dementia to deliver both in-person and digital activity. We are looking for someone who is great with people, organised, creative and flexible and passionate about diversity and inclusion in music.

Please visit to download the job pack. Please complete the online application form and a cover letter outlining your skills, experience and aptitude for the role and how you meet the Person Specification.

The BSO is committed to equal opportunities 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.

Contact details
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
2 Seldown Lane

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