PRS Foundation

Senior Grants & Programmes Manager

Who are we?

PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres. We invest in the future of music by supporting the creation of new music and enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world.

Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports a huge and exciting range of new music activity – from composer residencies and artist development programmes to festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas. Our support, which is overseen by our specialist team and network of independent advisors, is known as a kitemark for quality and innovation. Since 2000, PRS Foundation has given more than £32 million to over 6,800 new music initiatives.

Is this job for you?

Do you have a broad and up-to date awareness and understanding of the challenges for music creators who are seeking to develop their career? Are you passionate and knowledgeable about all kinds of new music including contemporary classical, alternative, Black British music genres, folk, jazz, electronic and pop? If yes, then this role could be for you. 

PRS Foundation is looking for a driven, collaborative and inclusive senior manager with experience of working in the arts & cultural sector or music industry and an understanding of talent development, music funding and its importance to diverse music creators across the UK.
 
The selected candidate will lead the planning, management and evaluation of all of PRS Foundation’s grants and programme activities.
 
You will be able to work effectively in a busy, hands-on role. You will have proven leadership skills and a strong track record as a team or project manager. You will be excited about the opportunity of leading a grants team of 5 people and contributing to a small, dynamic organisation which is ambitious and continuing to evolve.  

What happens next?

If you are interested in working with us, please download the job pack which includes an application and equal opportunities form. In addition to these forms, please submit a statement explaining why you wish to do this job and why we should employ you, with reference to the job and person specification. Please ensure that your statement is a maximum of 300 words. Do not simply send a CV as this will not be considered. Please send your application to westley@prsfoundation.com 

Application deadline: 10am Monday 29 July.
Interviews will be held on 20 to 22 August. 

If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on Friday 16 August, you should assume that you have not been short-listed for interview. We regret that we will not be able to give feedback to those who are not short-listed. 

PRS Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity, therefore we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community 

Registered charity 1080837. 

We look forward to hearing from you.