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Royal College of Music

Archived: Governance Services Manager & Clerk to the Council

Job reference number: 109-22

Closing date: 9am Thursday 16 June 2022

Interview date: Monday 4 July 2022

Salary: Grade 9, £48,730 – £55,822 per annum. Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade.

The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers. We were ranked top global institution for performing arts in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

The Governance Services Manager & Clerk to the Council supports the College’s governance, is secretary to the trustees of the RCM’s legacy pension scheme, manages and administers the College’s student complaints and disciplinary processes, manages the College’s fellowship schemes and manages the College’s processes for the appointment of personal chairs and readerships.

Working closely with the RCM’s Deputy Director, the governance role supports the Council and its committees, including in providing advice on governance best practice, dealing with often highly sensitive and confidential matters.

These roles require a high level of judgement, diplomacy and tact, initiative and a wide range of professional knowledge, skills and experience. They require a high degree of autonomous decision-making and action and involve extensive liaison both internally across departments and externally. Particularly in relation to managing and administering student complaints and disciplinary processes, the postholder will need to exercise compassion, tact and sensitivity.

This post is offered on a full time (1FTE) basis and is available from 1 September

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 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.

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