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Assistant to the Director of Development & Alumni Engagement and to the More Music Campaign
Closing date: 9am Friday 15 June 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Salary: £25,396 - £28,102 per annum
Job ref no: 112-18
This is a full-time post on a permanent contract
Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, graduating from the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2017 and 2018 QS World University Rankings.
This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain direct experience of supporter and alumni engagement in the arts and higher education. The College is in the middle of a major fundraising campaign: More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that will transform our present building into a conservatoire fit for the twenty-first century. We are investing in two new performance spaces, more practice rooms, and are creating an interactive museum for our world-class historical instrument collection. We will also expand our vital scholarship and bursary programme as well as our digital aspirations and important outreach activities. We have secured over 86% of our £40Million fundraising target but we still have much to achieve. The post-holder will be integral to our success and will provide the key administrative support to the Director of Development & Alumni Engagement. The role also involves contact with the College’s high level donors and supporters, students, eminent musicians, many of whom are professors, among many others.
You will need excellent inter-personal, IT, communication and organisational skills, the ability to manage a varied workload and to work as a member of a team. Strong administrative experience, including of servicing committees, is also required. An interest in classical music and higher education is highly desirable.
The Secretariat is the administrative hub of the RCM and provides essential support to the College’s Directorate.
Please complete our 1) Application Form and 2) Equal Opportunities Form (available to download further down this page) and submit in PDF or Word format before the closing deadline for the post.
Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.
CVs without an application form will not be accepted.
For full details of this position please read the Job Description and Further Particulars documents:
Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS
020 7591 4784
If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.
The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.
All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.