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Head of Development & Communications


Southbank Sinfonia at St John’s Smith Square is the exciting coming together of two much-loved and well-respected music organisations: the orchestra - Southbank Sinfonia, and the venue – St John’s Smith Square. Now one organisation, with a unified management structure, Southbank Sinfonia at St John’s Smith Square is a dynamic beacon for classical music.

This new position will see you playing a leading role in the organisation’s future development as part of the Senior Management Team. You’ll be working in a supportive, vibrant and fast-paced environment, collaborating with a wide array of colleagues, artists, stakeholders and supporters.

This is a breakthrough time for our organisation, as we embark on the 20th anniversary of the orchestra, a capital campaign for the concert hall, and the review and implementation of branding across the whole organisation.

You may have worked in development with an orchestra, a venue, or another art form before. Equally, you might bring a blazing passion for music from your development experience elsewhere. What’s crucial is that you’re eager to think creatively and are excited to join us.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Senior Management Team (alongside the Head of Operations, the Head of Finance and the two Co-Directors) and will provide leadership across the Development, Communications and Sales team.

Terms and Conditions

Full time – part-time or flexible working will also be considered
Salary:  commensurate with experience
Pension: Southbank Sinfonia at St John’s Smith Square operates operates a work-place pension scheme.
Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time), with TOIL scheme for additional hours
Annual Leave: 25 days per annum + statutory bank holidays
Probationary period: Six Months
Notice Required: Three Months

Office hours are 9.45am to 5.15pm at St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA or 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JQ. Flexible working, with a mix of office and home working is also possible 

Please apply by filling in the Job Application Form and send this, by email, to Barbara Wołczek on Barbara[AT]sjss[DOT]org[DOT]uk. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, all applications will be anonymised before consideration for shortlisting by the selection panel.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role please contact Simon Over by email: simon[AT]southbanksinfonia[DOT]co[DOT]uk.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 7th October 2021, 3pm

INTERVIEWS: Week Commencing Monday 11th October 2021

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