Association of British Orchestras

Communications Administrator

National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain £20,000 Closing date 16 August 2021

NCO is the only national charity in the UK that exists to inspire children aged 7 – 14 years old from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music.
Our new strategy focuses on excellence, inclusion, child voice, creativity and wellbeing and our vision places child wellbeing at the centre of our organisation ‘to be a place where children (and grown-ups) can flourish through music’.

Through the experience of the pandemic, we have been able to move our strategy and vision on far faster than had life been normal. NCO Online has enabled us to consult, evaluate and have an open dialogue with children, their families and our freelance community. We’ve been able to discover how digital can enhance every part of our strategy and we’ve built more partnerships and collaborations with artists, organisations and businesses than ever.


NCO has an immediate need for the development of a creative and effective communications strategy to both drive and underpin our developing organisational vision. Simply put, we need to tell people about the brilliant work NCO does, alongside identifying young people to participate in our programme and even more people to support what we do.

Our new Communications Director will determine the strategy to deliver these objectives, and this role will play a crucial supporting part in the day to day activity that underpins it.

As our Communications Administrator, you will be responsible for helping raise and maintain a positive and consistent profile for our organisation’s work at local, regional and national levels via press, media, web and social media platforms. You will help us to deliver brilliant customer engagement by coordinating communications and data management for the children (Members) in our programme, and other key stakeholders. You will support vital marketing campaigns to help us reach new audiences and generate more support for our organisation. You will work closely with all teams across the organisation to help NCO and further your own professional development.

For further information about the position, and to apply, please visit our website.

NCO is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer and attracting diverse talent from sections of the community currently underrepresented in the culture sector to help us to develop a more diverse workforce.

Contact details
Unit 2.3, Streamline
436-441 Paintworks
Arnos Vale

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