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The National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) is currently seeking to appoint a new Programme Manager

Location: LCB Business Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester, LE1 1RE
The role requires the individual to be in the office for 3 days a week.
The role will include some occasional UK travel and residential programmes where overnight stays will be necessary.

Application Deadline: midnight 21st April 2024

You can find further information on NYJC and a full CEO description by downloading the PROGRAMME MANAGER INFORMATION PACK


As Programme Manager you will work alongside the Artistic Director and CEO to ensure that the logistical planning and communication needs of NYJC are fulfilled. The post ensures that all aspects of the charity’s programme is well coordinated and communicated internally and externally, keeping our operations smooth and efficient. At the time of appointment NYJC will be going through a transitional phase as it seeks to permanently relocate to the Midlands as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) Transfer programme, and recruits for a number of positions – particularly the new role of CEO, Marketing and Coms Officer, as well as additional trustees and a midland based Chair. Accordingly, it is essential that you are a strong self-starter, autonomous, dependable and familiar with arts education, in order to make sound decisions within agreed frameworks. The post suits a good team-player with technical and communication skills that can relate to a variety of audiences: from students to parents to music professionals and promoters. You will doubtless have a passion for music and know how to plan well- established and innovative events that cater for our school-aged audience (8-18).


PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT – Support the Artistic Director in the planning and execution of NYC’s artistic activities, including NYJC’s Summer Programme of 4 residential courses (3-day vocal jazz camp, 6-day composition summer school, 7-day improvisers’ summer school and 4-day feeder short course), the Creative Leadership Ensemble, partner NYMO collaborations, Music for Schools and regional programme of workshops, curriculum and online resources delivery, year-long Ambassadors training Scheme (for early career creative music leaders keen to become part of our faculty) and CPD face-to-face and online seminar day management. – Support the CEO in the planning and implementation of NYC’s administrative activities, including scheduling, budget planning and records of day-to-day project accounts. – Maintain the DBS records for contracted staff and ensure NYJC’s child protection policies are clearly communicated.
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT – Act as the prime point of contact for students enrolling in the Company’s activities, and their parents and carers. – Work with outside bodies as required to ensure the delivery of the Company’s activities programme. – Maintain good relations with parents, students, tutors, ambassadors and the wider education/jazz community. – Create and update application and enrolment forms, student contracts, and course handbooks. – Generate and manage Student signposting and progression routes.
EVALUATION AND REPORTING – Maintain the charity’s database of participants and other stakeholders in its work, including preparing reports based on its content. – Collect data and ensuring its management is GDPR compliant. – Record and track the student profile and progression route of each participant within NYJC and beyond.
The responsibilities of this role include making decisions affecting young people at NYJC events and may involve handling young people’s contact details. Therefore the position requires a successful DBS disclosure.

Terms of Employment

Salary: £30,000 – £33,000 pro rata, dependent on experience.

Annual Leave: 28 days pro rata per annum, including public holidays

Hours of Work: Equivalent to a 0.6 contract of 3 days a week, with 6-month probation and a review at 1 year.

Application Process:

Please send your CV and one-page cover letter to NYJC’s Chair, Dan Francis, at outlining your suitability for the role and reasons for applying.

Please mark the email’s subject as “Application for NYJC’s CEO role”

Application Deadline: midnight 21st April 2024

Email from NYJC to all applicants: 5pm 29th April 2024

Round 1: Round 1: 10am-5pm 8th May 2024 (In Leicester)
Round 2: 10am-4pm 15th May 2024 (in Leicester)
Employment Start Date: Anytime 28th May to 1st August 2024: Depending on notice needed to be served.

Should you have any questions about the role or NYJC more generally, please contact our Chair Dan Francis on and/or Executive Artistic Director Issie Barratt on (NB: Issie may be slow to respond while on the summer programme audition tour 10th March – 14th April 2024).

You can find further information on NYJC and a full CEO description by downloading the PROGRAMME MANAGER INFORMATION PACK