Mentoring and Business Skills Officer | help musicians

Package: £26,500 to £30,500 per year (depending on candidate’s experience) plus a range of industry leading benefits
Location: London – Hybrid work trial from early 2022 with a minimum of 2 days in the London office (WC1X 9JS) with the flexibility to visit the London office more regularly as needed.
contract type: Continuous
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

About the role

help musicians is a charity that has been supporting musicians for over 100 years and is needed now more than ever as musicians try to recover from the effects of the pandemic. In 2022, the charity aims to reach many more musicians across the UK and raise awareness of the breadth of support offered to professional musicians from all musical genres.

The Musicians Services team is responsible for managing and providing support to musicians, and supports musicians through times of crisis and opportunity.

The Mentoring and Business Skills Officer sits in the Musicians Services department and is responsible for managing the charity’s career development support for professional musicians to empower them to learn, grow and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

You will be instrumental in supporting this area of ​​the Charity’s development by providing operational and administrative support to the Charity’s flagship service, Co-Pilot: the Musicians Mentoring Network (“Co-Pilot”). They coordinate the day-to-day operations of Co-Pilot and enable a professional service to musicians, providing timely communications with great attention to detail, producing accurate reports, assessing applications and offering warm, empathetic support in working with musicians and mentors to enhance their experience to maximize. You will report directly to the Mentoring and Business Skills Manager and will also provide support for future business skills programs.

For full role information, including job description and person specification, see our website.

About you

With experience coordinating development programmes, ideally in the creative industries, you are a motivated self-starter, have an excellent eye for detail and a passion to truly make a difference in musicians’ lives.

As a confident coordinator and strong team player, you demonstrate excellent communication skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholders. You will be adaptable, able to learn new systems quickly and work on multiple platforms and databases at the same time. Importantly, you will be able to meet deadlines effectively while maintaining a high standard of professional service to musicians. Due to the hybrid nature of the role, you will need to be able to work effectively and productively remotely and proactively seek support when needed.

You are keen to learn and develop your understanding of career development and the business skills landscape in the UK music sector, you have a keen interest in the needs of musicians and provide insight to guide the mentoring and business skills manager in shaping and developing to support career opportunities for musicians.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the charity at a time of exceptional growth to help us achieve our ambitions of providing more support and reaching more musicians than ever before.

How do I apply?

To find out more about the role and to download our application forms and apply, please visit our website at

All inquiries and applications should be sent to
T: 020 7239 9100

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 29, 9 a.m
Interview Date: Week of July 11th

about us

Help Musicians is a charity that loves music and has been working hard to make a meaningful difference in the lives of musicians across the UK for over 100 years. We want to create a world where musicians thrive.

A musician’s life can be precarious during a career with ups and downs. Opportunities are hard won, while challenges come all too easily, as fluctuating income and physical and mental health issues are common issues to overcome. Additionally, training can take many years and, in addition to investing in instruments and other equipment, can present financial barriers to creative progress. Help Musicians offers a wide range of help to support music creators in times of crisis and opportunity, ensuring musicians across the UK can fulfill their creative potential and pursue a career in music.

Unfortunately, the impact of the pandemic means the charity is needed more than ever. Since March 2020, we have provided emergency financial assistance to over 19,000 music professionals and increased access to our mental health services by 40%. In 2022, this ongoing need will continue on a large scale while the music sector recovers and rebuilds.

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