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Grants & Learning Officer

Calling all music lovers! If you know how to manage a diverse grants portfolio of innovative music-making projects and have a passion for supporting young people, then this is the role for you…

Youth Music funds music-making projects across England that help children and young people aged 0-25 to develop personally and socially as well as musically. They work particularly with those who don’t get to make music because of who they are, where they live, or what they’re going through.

They are seeking two highly motivated Grants & Learning Officers to join the UK’s largest young people’s music charity and manage a diverse grants portfolio of innovative music-making projects.

The role will involve managing a variety of relationships with Youth Music grant holders across a set of assigned regions, helping to shape their strategy locally and nationally, and contributing to the design of their funding programmes and evaluation activities.


Grant Making

  • Managing a portfolio of grants ensuring efficient and effective grant administration alongside building strong relationships with current grant holders and prospective organisations new to Youth Music’s funding programme

Evaluation and Learning

  • Contributing to Youth Music’s evaluation and learning activities, analysing data to develop evidence of reach and impact
  • Producing content or resources for a range of internal and external audiences



  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively build and manage relationships
  • Understanding of the social issues facing children and young people today
  • Familiarity with funders, charities and not-for-profits
  • Organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills (you will be required to read and respond to applications and reports)
  • Proficient IT skills, including Microsoft Office and database software
  • Passion for music and interest in its benefits for individuals and society


  • Experience of working or volunteering in music education, grants management, youth work or advocacy, education or not-for-profit setting
  • Knowledge of grant making processes (application, assessment, funding agreements and monitoring)
  • Experience of analysing information for evaluation and/or assessment purposes and producing associated reports
  • Understanding of the outcomes approach in project planning and evaluation
  • Experience of project management, including financial planning and management
  • Understanding of the music education landscape and related government policy
  • Understanding of organisational best practice (financial health, governance, equality and diversity)


  • Follow this link to apply
  • The deadline for applications is Monday 29th July 2019, 10am
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website