Vacancies

Chetham’s is home to three extraordinary places in the heart of Manchester – Chetham’s School of Music, Chetham’s Library, and The Stoller Hall – and we are united by one clear vision which is to bring people together. We believe in the power of music and creativity to unite people, and we are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of musicians and thinkers. If you can help us achieve our vision, we want to hear from you.

Disclosure and Barring Service. Reg. Charity No: 526702


Woodwind, Brass & Percussion (WBP) Administrative Assistant

Chetham’s School of Music is seeking a Practice Administrator to join the internationally renowned specialist music school located in city centre Manchester.  Chetham’s is a magical place, home to the UK’s largest specialist music school, the oldest library in the English speaking world and a world-class concert venue all in the heart of Manchester.

The job

  • This a part-time position for 14 hours per week over two days.
  • Ideal working days would include Monday/Tuesday and/or Thursdays, although flexibility required.
  • Term-time weeks plus 1 non-term time week (37 weeks)
  • To provide comprehensive administrative support for the Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department. The roles will provide a flexible support to the Joint Heads of WBP and will enable the Department to support the operational needs of the students and staff throughout the School’s term time
  • This is a job-share combined to cover 35 hours per week. Whilst both roles will support the full breadth of the WBP Department, ideally each role would hold a complimentary interest (e.g. one role holder to provide specialist support for brass/percussion, the other to provide support for woodwind).
  • September start date (subject to checks)

 In return

  • Salary range £6,956 – £7,397 pro-rata (£24,442 – £25,990 FTE) per annum.
  • Benefits including free catered lunches during term time, on site gym and free tickets to concerts.

Download: Job Description and Person Specification

Download: Application Form

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 19 June 2024

Interviews will take place on: week commencing 24 June 2024

Please ensure that you download and save the application form to your computer before completing the form, as completing within your browser may result in information not being saved.

Please send your completed application form to hr@chethams.com

Chetham’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Reg. Charity No: 526702


House Assistant (Resident)

Chetham’s School of Music is seeking a House Assistant (Resident) to join the internationally renowned specialist music school located in city centre Manchester.  Chetham’s is a magical place, home to the UK’s largest specialist music school, the oldest library in the English speaking world and a world-class concert venue all in the heart of Manchester.

The job

  • We are looking for a new House Assistant to join the boarding pastoral team to assist with the day-to-day care and boarding routines of the students. The role could involve working with our senior students aged 14-18 or our junior students aged 9-13.
  • The working week is divided into day or evening shifts which will be spread across the week, including some work at the weekend.
  • The role is residential role and accommodation is available all year round.

In return

  • You will be paid £11.44 for weekday hours and £13.59 per hour for any weekend work.
  • Benefits including free catered lunches during term time, on site gym and free tickets to concerts.

Download: Job Description and Person Specification

Download: Application Form

Closing date: 9:00am on Friday 31st May 2024

Interviews will take place on: W/C Monday 3rd June 2024

For further information please contact Julia Harrison at juliaharrison@chethams.com

Please ensure that you download and save the application form to your computer before completing the form, as completing within your browser may result in information not being saved.

Please send your completed application form to hr@chethams.com

Chetham’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Reg. Charity No: 526702

 


Practice Administrator

Chetham’s School of Music is seeking a Practice Administrator to join the internationally renowned specialist music school located in city centre Manchester.  Chetham’s is a magical place, home to the UK’s largest specialist music school, the oldest library in the English speaking world and a world-class concert venue all in the heart of Manchester.

The job

  • We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and supportive when working with young people (8-18).
  • This is a term-time only position.
  • This a permanent, part time role working 10-20 hours per week.
  • Our building opens at 7:30am and closes at 10pm daily, including weekends. We’re looking for staff interested in fixed shift work, anywhere from 10-20 hours per week.
  • The start date will be September 2024 (subject to checks)

 In return

  •  Hourly rate of £11.69 per hour
  • Benefits including free catered lunches during term time, on site gym and free tickets to concerts.

Download:Job Description and Person Specification

Download: Application Form

Closing date: 9am, Monday 3rd June 2024

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 12th June 2024

Please ensure that you download and save the application form to your computer before completing the form, as completing within your browser may result in information not being saved.

Please send your completed application form to hr@chethams.com

Chetham’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Reg. Charity No: 526702


Senior Development Manager

Chetham’s School of Music is seeking a Senior Development Manager to join the internationally renowned specialist music school located in city centre Manchester.  Chetham’s is a magical place, home to the UK’s largest specialist music school, the oldest library in the English speaking world and a world-class concert venue all in the heart of Manchester.

The job

  • We’re looking for an experienced and highly motivated fundraiser to join Chetham’s as Senior Development Manager to manage the development team in securing over £600k of income per annum across Chetham’s School of Music, Library and The Stoller Hall. This is a great progression opportunity for someone currently working in fundraising.
  • Supported by the Joint Principals, Head of Communications, the Creative Commercial Director and the Board: The Senior Development Manager will drive forward fundraising at Chetham’s and ensure that storytelling is used creatively to promote our vision – to make music and education more accessible, to enrich the lives of people in Manchester and beyond, and to improve wellbeing through the magic of music and learning. The role is ideally suited to somebody looking to grow into a senior fundraising role, and you will be supported by colleagues and mentorship from board members.
  • Our development team is small but ambitious and includes a part time Development Manager and full time Fundraising Administrator. Working alongside our communications department, the development team manage a variety of income streams including a successful trust and foundation portfolio, donations, growing major donor and patron programme. There is opportunity to grow income from regular giving, legacies and corporate.
  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years fundraising experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and confidence working with a range of different stakeholders. Experience working in a similar arts organisation with a track record of securing five-figure gifts and a knowledge of database systems is highly desirable.
  • This a full time, permanent role working 35 per week.

Chetham’s is a magical and vibrant place in which to work and will be of particular interest to candidates who have an empathy and passion for the arts, particularly classical music.

 In return

  • Salary starting at £37,437 per annum (salary up to £39,539 depending on experience)
  • Benefits including free catered lunches during term time, on site gym and free tickets to concerts.

Download: Job Description and Person Specification

Download: Application Form

Closing date: 9am, Friday 31st May 2024

Interviews will take place on: To be confirmed

Please ensure that you download and save the application form to your computer before completing the form, as completing within your browser may result in information not being saved.

Please send your completed application form to hr@chethams.com

Chetham’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Reg. Charity No: 526702

Please see important information for all roles at the bottom of this page.


All roles

Please accept our thanks for your application.  We’re, unfortunately, unable to respond to all applications received.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the School and invited to interview.  Except for cases where vacancies are open ended, we aim to make contact with successful applicants within three weeks of the specified closing date.

The recruitment process and associated paperwork is in line with the standard regarding safeguarding children and safer recruitment in education.

Any successful candidates(s) will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity.  You will need to declare any unfiltered convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs which you have ever had and give details of the offences.

Chetham’s School of Music is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in the interview process.

Please read this information alongside applications for ALL jobs with Chetham’s School of Music.


You may also be interested in looking at jobs advertised with The Stoller Hall

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer, which means we have committed to:
– ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
– communicating and promoting vacancies
– offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
– anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
– supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
– at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people