Published on October 26th, 2020 by gavin

Brass Bands England Announces New Career Opportunities

Brass Bands England is seeking to appoint a number of talented individuals in a range of newly-created roles. The creation of these roles has been made possible by the £227,189 awarded as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.

BBE’s Education and Development Co-ordinator, Sarah Baumann, commented: “The invaluable funding received as part of the Culture Recovery Fund allows us to create a number of projects that will benefit bands of all levels. This includes the recruitment of 5 brass specialists as part of the ‘Brass Foundations’ youth project to support tuition in local bands in their area, create educational resources, find new ways to recruit young players and form strong links between youth bands and Music Hubs in their community. We know that many Hubs have seen a reduction in uptake for brass tuition from schools, and so we feel this opportunity will be invaluable in ensuring young people continue to take up brass instruments and find their love of music within their local brass band.” 

As part of this education programme, Brass Bands England is keen to hear from bands across England wanting to take part in the scheme. All enquiries can be directed to Sarah Baumann on [email protected].

In addition to the opportunities created as part of the Brass Foundations youth project, Brass Bands England is also seeking to recruit a Digital Marketing, Communications and PR Manager to promote not only the work of Brass Bands England, but the brass banding sector as a whole and a Digital Training Resource Co-ordinator to manage the creation of a host of new training resources on a range of topics, and continue the development of Brass Bands England’s popular webinar series.

Applications for all positions should be received by 12.00 noon on Friday 6 November. Interviews for all roles will be held between Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 November. Full details on the above posts can be found at

In addition to the roles announced today, there are further consultancy and employment opportunities to be advertised in the coming weeks. 

Digital Marketing, Communications & PR Manager

(full time post – 35 hours per week)

Salary: £32,000

Working as a key member of the BBE team, the post holder will be responsible for raising the profile of BBE as an organisation, and of the brass band sector nationally. This will include a focus on increasing engagement with BBE events, website and membership resources through digital and traditional media. BBE welcomes applicants with a minimum of 3 years experience in a marketing role, experience in social media management and the ability to confidently develop and implement an effective digital marketing strategy. This is currently a 6-month contract, with plans to secure funding to continue.

Youth Development Brass Specialist (x5)

(part time post – 14 hours per week)

Freelance fee of £7,680 for a 6-month period

This is a local role for an experienced and motivated brass teacher to provide tuition and training resources for a brass band in their area. Working independently, the post holder will be one of five tutors across England providing similar work. The post holder will have an active role in recruiting new young musicians to take part in tuition, and have an inventive approach to promoting opportunities. In addition to providing tuition for the youth brass band the tutor has been paired with, they will also create learning materials for larger groups. Although the post-holder will be working independently, they will be part of a larger working group led by BBE. This is currently a 6-month contract, with plans to secure funding to continue.

Digital Training Resource Co-ordinator

(part time post – 21 hours per week)

Freelance fee of £10,800 for a 6-month period

Working as a freelance addition to the BBE team, the post holder will be responsible for the creation of engaging, interactive training materials for brass bands on a range of topics. These will include digital worksheets, presentations and training videos on topics such as band management, financial resilience and much more that will be accessed via the Brass Bands England website. BBE welcomes applicants with excellent written and communications skills and experience creating educational resources. The role will include assisting on a large range of BBE activity.

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