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Brenda Seymour has been appointed as General Manager at Norfolk & Norwich Festival! She will be leaving her post as Strategic Hub Development Manager at Norfolk Music Service in November and will be missed! We are sure she will make a superb addition to the NNF team and look forward to working in partnership with her in her new role.

Norfolk Music Service is therefore recruiting for a new Strategic Hub Development Manager. Please see a summary on the vacancy below and click this link to view further information: 48126 CHLE Information Pack 11-19 (.doc)


Location: Professional Development Centre (Norwich)
£41,574 – £45,384 per annum (Scale L)
37 hours per week

Norfolk Music Service sits within Educator Solutions, a not-for-profit trading enterprise, wholly owned by Norfolk County Council. The Music Service acts as the lead organisation for Norfolk Music Education Hub: a partnership of over 60 organisations, coming together to provide the best possible music education for the children and young people of Norfolk. Since the change in leadership of the organisation in September 2016, there has been a real appetite for increased partnership working which has created opportunities for development of the core offer and scope for expansion of the types of activities we present. The Music Service needs to continue to facilitate high quality teaching and learning and demonstrate excellent value for money whilst improving upon the breadth of offer and forging lasting relationships with schools, partners and stakeholders.

Due to the promotion of the existing postholder, the role of Strategic Hub Development Manager has become available within our forward thinking and ambitious Music Education Hub. The post of Strategic Hub Development Manager was introduced in 2017 and has improved advocacy for schools, informed the overall strategic offer and nurtured strong networks throughout the county. We have a large team of committed and talented Instrumental Music Teachers and as Strategic Hub Development Manager, you will have direct responsibility of overseeing and supporting some of this team. You will play a large part in the operational running of the service as an integral member of the senior management team.

Under the direction of the Head of Music Service the main duties of the post will include:

  • Leading the development of Norfolk Music Education Hub ensuring the aims and objectives of The National Plan for Music Education are delivered
  • Enhancing, developing and forming partnerships to enable the Hub to further evolve for the benefit of the Children and Young People of Norfolk
  • Directly line managing Music Teachers working in schools across the county and the Instrument and Music Co-ordinator
  • Overseeing and evaluating Hub Partner Delivery and being the overall point of contact for the Norfolk Music Education Hub
  • Raising aspirations, creating confidence and providing opportunity for all Children and Young People throughout Norfolk

To be shortlisted for interview your application will clearly evidence:

  • Expertise in effectively managing and motivating teams to achieve substantial service improvements
  • Experience of line managing teams of staff including setting targets and managing performance
  • Experience of creating partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and engaging organisations to work towards a shared vision
  • Knowledge of how Music Education Hubs contribute to the overall national music education picture

To arrange an informal discussion about any aspect of this post please contact Alison Corfield, Head of Music Service on alison.corfield@educatorsolutions.org.uk

Redeployment closing date: 6 November 2019
All other applicants closing date: 13 November 2019

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