Doctoral Programmes Coordinator

Doctoral Programmes Coordinator

Job reference: 501-23

Closing date: 9:00 AM, 22 September 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 4 October 2023

Salary: £52,701 - £60,371 per annum (pro-rata).

Hours: 0.5FTE (17.5 hours)

Term: Permanent

Available: Immediately

Working in collaboration with the Head of Research and the Doctoral Programmes Administrator, the new role of Doctoral Programmes Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day running of the College’s doctoral programmes, including management of the admissions process, delivery of the College’s doctoral training programme and doctoral events, monitoring of student progression, provision of supervisor support and training, oversight of transfers and final examinations, and management of programme budgets. The postholder will supervise doctoral students where appropriate to their field of expertise and undertake a programme of research and knowledge exchange.

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

•    Substantial experience within HE in doctoral supervision, doctoral training and doctoral examining. 
•    An understanding of the needs and expectations of doctoral students from a wide range of backgrounds, and specialising in a range of different music-related fields 
•    Research and knowledge exchange specialism in an appropriate subject area, producing REF-submittable outputs of at least internationally excellent quality 
•    High levels of organisation, time management, and resilience in the face of multiple demands

This post is offered on a permanent, part-time (0.5) basis and is immediately available. 

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form, 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website), and 3) 3-page Summary CV highlighting relevant academic administrative roles and research achievements. Submit in Word or PDF format by email to  

Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

For full details of this position please download the Applicant Information Pack above.

To apply, please complete the following forms, which can be downloaded from further down this page:

  1. Application Form
  2. Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by email to Human Resources at or by post to Human Resources, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

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CVs without an application form will not be accepted. All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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For more information please contact Recruitment

Zuzana Klejova and Helen Czarnomski

HR Assistant

0207 5914782 and 0207 5914840

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