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Senior Programmes & Events Manager

Job Role: Senior Programmes & Events Manager

Hours: 37.5 hrs a week (full-time)

Contract: June 2024 - June 2025 (12 months with a 3-month probation)

Location: Hybrid: Central Leeds Office / Working from Home

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 PA (depending on experience) 

Closing Date: Sunday 19 May, Midnight


We’re looking for an experienced Senior Programmes and Events Manager to join our team. The post-holder will oversee all our external-facing projects, including our Record Label, Events, Conferences and Magazine.


We’re looking for someone with experience in all aspects of programme delivery including managing budgets, project planning and evaluation, as well as managing people. 


You’ll be working closely with the CEO, COO, Senior Partnerships and Development Manager and other senior managers to set and achieve the yearly organisational strategy. You’ll also be working closely with project teams to design and deliver a series of change programmes for marginalised people in the music industry and other creative fields.


Our mission is to work towards an industry that is equitable, inclusive and diverse. We particularly encourage applications from people of colour, women, trans and non-binary people, disabled & neurodiverse people, people from working-class backgrounds and other currently under-represented communities in the music industry.


We welcome your skills wherever you have developed them. We’re not looking for an expert on music production and distribution to work with us, but enthusiasm for local music scenes, supporting emerging artists and live music events is a must. 


A large part of this role is supporting LGBTQ+ inclusion work in the creative industries, you do not have to be LGBTQ+ to do this role, but we ask that you have an understanding of the challenges that LGBTQ+ communities face in the creative industries and that you are willing and open to learning. We are an organisation actively working towards trans equality. 


We require a cover letter of no more than 600 words, telling us why you’d be a great fit for the role and how your experience matches those in the job description.


To apply we’ll ask you to fill in an online form with the following information and questions: 




Phone Number 

Upload a CV

Upload a cover letter (600 words)

1. Can you give us an example of a time when you have line-managed or led a team successfully? What was the key to this success?


2. Tell us about the most effective project you've managed. What worked well, how you did you engage stakeholders, and how did you track progress?


3. What do you think the biggest challenge is for marginalised people looking to further their careers in the creative industries and how would you address that challenge in this role?


We also ask you for Diversity Monitoring information**


If you have access requirement that means you need to apply another way, please email 




**this information is held separately to your application and isn’t considered as part of your application. It is removed from our system after 12 months in line with our GDPR and Data policies.


Freelance Writers


We are always on the look for new contributors and writers for our Magazine. Please contact our editor Andy with examples of your previous work and a short paragraph about why you would be a good fit for the Magazine. 


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