Job Vacancy: Administrator

07 Dec 2020

We are now recruiting for a dedicated, hard-working individual to join us in the full-time role of Administrator.

The RPS has a small team in which you can play a big part. The productivity and efficiency of the charity relies on having a devoted and enthusiastic Administrator in post.

For this role we are seeking a capable individual who has already proven themselves organisationally, demonstrating care and attention to detail in a range of responsibilities. You should know what it takes to work in a busy arts organisation, and be able to fulfil numerous priorities with efficiency and spirit.

This is a promising moment in the history of the RPS. We have embarked on a new Strategic Plan, set to advance everything we do to fulfil our charitable object of furthering curiosity, engagement and pride in classical music. We are evolving the opportunities we offer musicians, from our acclaimed Women Conductors courses to our longstanding Composers programme. As we set about building Membership of the RPS, we have also introduced a new series of filmed talks and events in which great artists and unsung musical heroes share their stories. Our venerable RPS Awards are evolving too: this year saw us broadcast them online for the first time and introduce a new award nominated by the general public, honouring achievements in lockdown.

The Administrator not only has a key role in all these initiatives, but also in ensuring and enhancing an efficient organisational foundation upon which all such ventures run. You will bring care and energy to fulfilling and fine-tuning the elemental details that make all our activities a success. You will take pride in helping to deliver our range of events and the opportunities we offer musicians, working closely with a range of partner organisations, industry professionals and the beneficiaries themselves. You will often be the first point-of-contact for people approaching the RPS, applying the same spirit and stewardship here that you will bring to overseeing a range of communications and social media. Your astute organisational instincts and scrutiny will also be vital to the smooth daily running and financial management of the charity.

We are looking for someone to undertake the role of Administrator full-time, working at our London office. Currently, owing to the pandemic, we are working partly in the office and partly at home but – all being well – hope to be back full-time in the office in early 2021.

Salary: up to £24,000 depending on experience


For more information, please take time to read the role brief linked below which includes the key responsibilities of the position, a detailed person specification, and how to apply. The closing date for applications is 11am on Tuesday 9 February 2021.

If you have any queries not answered by the role brief, we’d be delighted to hear from you. In the first instance, please email robin@philharmonicsociety.uk. Please note as we are taking a short break for Christmas, any enquiries received between 17 December and 3 January will be answered as soon as we can the week commencing 4 January. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.