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Royal College of Music

Archived: Doctoral Programmes Coordinator


Job reference number: 501-23

Closing date: 9am Friday 22 September 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 4 October 2023

Salary: Grade 9, £52,701 – £60,371 per annum (pro-rata). 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 excellence was recognised by the 2023 QS World University Rankings, in which we were ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the world for the second year running.

Working in collaboration with the Head of Research and the Doctoral Programmes Administrator, the new role of Doctoral Programmes Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day running of the College’s doctoral programmes, including management of the admissions process, delivery of the College’s doctoral training programme and doctoral events, monitoring of student progression, provision of supervisor support and training, oversight of transfers and final examinations, and management of programme budgets. The postholder will supervise doctoral students where appropriate to their field of expertise and undertake a programme of research and knowledge exchange.

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • Substantial experience within HE in doctoral supervision, doctoral training and doctoral examining.
  • An understanding of the needs and expectations of doctoral students from a wide range of backgrounds, and specialising in a range of different music-related fields
  • Research and knowledge exchange specialism in an appropriate subject area, producing REF-submittable outputs of at least internationally excellent quality
  • High levels of organisation, time management, and resilience in the face of multiple demands

This post is offered on a permanent, part-time (0.5) 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, 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website), and 3) 3-page Summary CV highlighting relevant academic administrative roles and research achievements. Submit in Word or PDF format by email to

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

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.