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Sage Gateshead

Archived: Silver Programme and Well Tuned Gateshead Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 18th December 2019.

Department & Team: Public Engagement Programme / Creative Learning
Location: Sage Gateshead / North East region
Working Hours: 28 hours per week / may include some evening & weekend work
Salary: £21,343 to £24,167 per annum (SCP 22-26)
Duration of the role: Fixed term until January 2021

Introduction to Sage Gateshead
Founded in 2004, Sage Gateshead has an international reputation as a new centre for music combining performance, education and participation working across a wide range of musical genres and reaching a broad audience. Founded with a mixed business model, the charity’s turnover of £15million combines, box office, commercial, fundraised income with public subsidy.

Sage Gateshead runs:

  • Royal Northern Sinfonia, the UK’s only full-time contract chamber orchestra
  • One of the largest creative learning programmes in the UK
  • A Performance Programme of events and festivals across musical genres (folk, classical, rock, indie, jazz, electronic) for 360 days of the year
  • One of the biggest conference and events businesses in the region
  • A folk development agency, Folkworks
  • An iconic visitor attraction, designed by Foster + Partners on the banks of the Tyne with a large public space, three auditoriums and 26 learning spaces.
  • A series of railway arch spaces

In 2014 Sage Gateshead completed its first decade. During this period the charity had:

  • 6 million visitors
  • 1.5 million participants
  • 1000 conferences
  • 4000 concerts
  • £283 million of economic benefit to the region

About the Silver Programme
The Silver Programme is part of our Public Engagement Programme. The Silver Programme provides a diverse range of musical activities for people over 50 in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. Each week, over 1,000 people come together to sing and play music with sessions ranging from steel pans, guitar, ukulele, African drums or the recorder. Participants can come and sing rock and pop music, operatic choruses, songs from the shows, folk songs, soul and more.

Overall purpose of the job
The purpose of this role is it to coordinate all aspects of our Silver Programme, which includes regular daytime term-based classes and one-off participatory performances and activities for people over the age of 50.

This is a very hands-on practical role, focused on planning and coordination of a wide range of activities associated with the Silver Programme.

Working closely with colleagues in the Creative Learning department, wider Sage Gateshead teams and external partners, the Silver Programme Coordinator will support management and delivery of the Silver Programme.

Main Duties and responsibilities

  • Champion excellence and inclusion and seek to build reputation of the programme regionally and nationally.
  • Support Programme Management: Support the management of the programme ensuring excellent coordination of provision.
  • Support Programme Delivery: Support programme delivery to ensure resources are best deployed to achieve programme outcomes and results.

Support Programme Management
Support the management of the programme ensuring good coordination of provision.

Coordinate the Silver Programme and Well Tuned Gateshead, ensuring good organisation/integration of activities, events, resources and assets so that outcomes and financial targets are met, and participants benefit from high quality, inclusive provision.

Systems and Processes (includes internal communications)

  • Support the Programme Manager and Programme Leader in effective programme planning.
  • Maintain systems and processes for effective programme management (organisational software including but not limited to Tessitura, Artifax, Exchequer).
  • Implement action plans and coordinate delivery or provision, activities and events.
  • Timetable courses, classes and workshops, including room and resource allocation.
  • Support tracking and monitoring of tutor and staff hours, keeping records up to date in accordance with agreed systems.
  • Use data management systems to support and report on programme activities.
  • Create programme risk assessments.
  • Represent the programme at cross-company meetings as required.


  • Maintain an appropriate level of safeguarding and pastoral care for participants.

Resources and Assets

  • Produce and distribute physical and intangible programme resources (e.g. teaching support/delivery materials, guidance, session plans)
  • Task-manage any Programme Assistant(s) where required.
  • Ensure activities and events are appropriately staffed.

Financial and Fundraising

  • Support the Programme Manager to ensure that budgets are monitored effectively.

Marketing and Recruitment/Sales

  • Work closely with the Programme Manager, Programme Leader and marketing team on the marketing and promotion of activities.
  • Ensure external communications are clear and effective using key agreed messages.
  • Develop programme marketing assets and collateral.
  • Coordinate programme social media including relevant programme updates.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support the Programme Manager in effective monitoring and evaluation.
  • Contribute to all aspects of monitoring and evaluation including reporting.
  • Support implementation of any Quality Frameworks alongside Sage Gateshead’s Critical Evaluation Framework where required.

Partnership Working

  • Support the Programme Managers and senior management where relevant in establishing and maintaining strong relationships with external partners.

Please visit the website to view the Silver Programme and Well Tune Gateshead Coordinator- Maternity Cover job description for full role details including person specification.

Sage Gateshead recruitment pack can be viewed here, outlining our recruitment process.

Terms and Conditions
We believe Sage Gateshead is a great place to work – an innovative and friendly environment, where no two days are ever the same.

The holiday entitlement for this post is 33 days pa pro rata (including statutory holidays).

The salary for this post is £21,343 to £24,167 pro rata per annum (SCP 22-26).

We also offer subsidised parking for staff members, as well as a discount in our café, and access to a voluntary health cash plan, bike to work scheme, travel ticket scheme and auto-enrol pension.

How to Apply
Applications must be made on a North Music Trust online application form.

We regret that CV’s cannot be accepted. If you have any queries about your application please contact 0191 443 4586 or email:

Completed applications should be returned no later than 9am on Wednesday 18th December 2019. var ClickMeter_pixel_url = ‘//’;