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Royal College of Music

Archived: Assistant to the Deputy Director & Director of Research


Job reference number: 101-20

Closing date: 9am Friday 6 March 2020

Interview date: Thursday 19 March 2020

Salary: Grade 5, £26,376 – £29,180 per annum. Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 900 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries, who will become outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for Performing Arts in the UK for the fourth consecutive year in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain direct insights into the senior management of Britain’s leading conservatoire. This position provides administrative support to the Deputy Director, who leads the College’s operations, including its international work, and the Director of Research, who leads the College’s world-class research activity.  It involves daily contact with students, eminent musicians, many of whom are professors, the College’s international partners, and Council members, who come from a wide range of backgrounds: the City, media, the House of Lords, and the professions. You will quickly become fully engaged with the strategic priorities of the College and you will also be expected to take responsibility for discrete projects, events and other areas of work.

You will need excellent inter-personal, IT, communication and organisational skills, the ability to manage a varied workload and to work as a member of a team.  Strong administrative experience, including of servicing committees, is also required.  An interest in classical music and higher education is highly desirable.

The Secretariat is the administrative hub of the RCM and provides essential support to the College’s Directorate.

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time, basis and is immediately available.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website:

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format to Shevone Atkins, HR Assistant, at

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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