WE ARE HIRING - Project Manager

WE ARE HIRING - Project Manager

Project Manager

We are seeking a self-motivated and self-sufficient energetic Project Manager to develop, manage and coordinate aspects of our Community Music Projects including Arts Council NPO funded projects and The Create 2020 community music project in Haringey. CM has raised three-year funding from the Arts Council and National Lottery Community Fund Reaching Communities to continue and grow the projects and the role will include development of projects.

You will be responsible for working closely with senior management, the music leaders from CM, the youth workers and all other stakeholders in the project. You will have responsibility for coordinating project activities and evaluation, delivering project outputs and ensuring the projects are delivered to a high standard and on time and within budget.

The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator with a high level of numeracy and the ability to read and interpret data and be able to evidence at least three years’ experience of running community arts/education or similar projects. The role is initially PT 3 days per week and can be offered freelance or as a fixed term contract.

The project is part of the outreach programme run by CM from its base near Brick Lane, Shoreditch area that houses accredited courses, youth music workshops, professional studios, and artist development projects. If you are enterprising and ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. 

CM has been providing access to world-class creative arts education for young people and adults since 1983. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to learn, develop and unlock potential. 

Community Music believes in safeguarding its users and successful candidates will be subject to references, DBS check and additional safeguarding training. 

Main purpose of role

Coordinate and manage the music leader team from CM who run the training and workshops including team meetings and evaluation meetings.

Liaise closely with the manager and youth workers at the centre over the logistics of the workshops, the evaluation data collation and developing new activities.

Ensure the safety and maintenance of the equipment owned by CM at projects

Attend weekly staff meeting (currently video conference) for CM core staff.

Manage and deliver a high-quality evaluation process for the three-years of the funding using three main outcomes already agreed with the funding agency. Ensure the efficient collation of evaluation data from the centre staff and music leaders in order to evaluate the project effectively.

Manage the project budget.

Work with centre staff to arrange a summer scheme for 2023, 2024, 2025.

Work with centre staff to deliver roll-out tasters each year to other centres as advised by stakeholders

Prepare progress reports to the funding agency as required in collaboration with CM’s Development Consultant.

Work with centre staff to engage users of the project in feedback and evaluation.

Work with CM CEO and Project 2020 Director to disseminate the project’s achievements and act as advocate for the project when required at meetings and conferences.

Undertake other activities occasionally that are required to deliver the project effectively.


Minimum 3 years project management experience

Minimum 3 years Previous experience in community project experience

Understanding of general finance and budgeting

Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google documents

Strong numerical skills 

Ability to build and maintain relationships

Ability to manage relationships at levels

Decisive and assertive skills

Good written and verbal communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to perform under pressure and to tight deadlines

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

High attention to detail

Excellent planning and organisational skills

Ability to work independently and in a team

Adaptability and willingness to roll sleeves up and get involved with all parts of the business

Degree qualified or equivalent 

A willingness to be part of a safeguarding team culture

Desirable Qualifications

Music and/or creative background 

A strong drive, bias to action and “get things done fast”-mentality

Previous experience in fundraising will be an advantage


Part time 3 days per week

Fast-paced music, creative and arts environment with a lot of responsibility and self-management

Competitive salary £30,000 pro rata

Strong supportive team culture

Potential for Hybrid working

Training & CPD budget

Company pension scheme contributions

Deadline for applications is 14th April 2023

If this post is of interest to you, please submit your CV and cover letter to everyone@cmsounds.com