Royal College of Music
Job reference number: ERDC
Closing date: on Thursday 20th April 2023 (noon)
Salary: This is a senior staff appointment, and the salary will be commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the appointee
Could you be the next Director of the Royal College of Music?
The Royal College of Music is ranked as the global No 1 institution for performing arts in the 2023 & 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject, and trains gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors, composers, creative leaders and thinkers. Our iconic campus in the heart of London’s cultural area of South Kensington is home to our distinguished staff and over 900 students from 50 countries studying at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. An illustrious heritage, coupled with state-of-the-art digital technology, provides an unparalleled, dynamic learning environment. We are a diverse, international community fusing heritage and innovation as we engage with a global audience in new and expanded ways.
As Professor Colin Lawson steps down after a successful nearly twenty years at the helm, this is an exciting time to join the RCM as its next Director. The Director is responsible for setting the strategic direction and vision for the College with the approval of the Council and for managing the College’s resources. The Director will ensure that the RCM develops its excellent global reputation, positioning and profile as the leading conservatoire within its UK and international peer group. Candidates for the role will be inspirational and visionary leaders with a high level of knowledge and credibility in the world of music. They will be able to serve as an outstanding ambassador for the College and the future of music. The postholder will need to be strategic, helping the College navigate the issues facing the conservatoire sector in the coming years. Candidates will need to bring a strong commitment to supporting students, and a track record in furthering equity, diversity, inclusion and access.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Royal College of Music on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointment/royal-college-of-music/. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 20th April 2023.
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