Now recruiting: Musical Inclusion Practitioner & Manager

We are excited to open applications for the role of Musical Inclusion Practitioner & Manager (full time, part time or job-share). This is an entirely new role – created in response to the evolving needs of our organisation and the communities we collaborate with.

The role

Working both as a music leader and project manager, across a diverse range of Drake Music’s Learning & Participation and Training initiatives, the postholder will champion inclusive practice and lead on/contribute to discussions and debates in the field of musical inclusion.

Passionate about all kinds of music and the potential of technology to remove disabling barriers to musical participation, the Musical Inclusion Practitioner & Manager will be a key member of the DM team. Working closely with various stakeholders, they will advocate for true equality, diversity and inclusive practice, sharing key messages widely and leading from the front across the music education and community music sectors. They will also exemplify inclusive practice by delivering accessible music sessions in a range of settings.

Ours is a unique organisation and we can adapt this role to suit different skills and abilities. We would be happy to consider applications for a full-time or a 4-day week position and could also accommodate a job share.

Drake Music is an Equal Opportunities employer.

We are specifically welcoming of Disabled applicants and will make any reasonable adjustments required for any part of the recruitment process and to support you in your role. In addition, we are especially welcoming of other under-represented groups including LGBTQ+ people, people of colour and women.


An application pack can be downloaded below which contains more information, including a job description, person specification and Equal Opportunities monitoring form.

Application Pack – Musical Inclusion Practioner and Manager (word)

Application Pack – Musical Inclusion Practioner and Manager (pdf)

Please send a covering letter (no more than 3 pages of A4), CV and completed Equal Opportunities monitoring form by email to by the deadline below.

We are happy to receive applications in different formats, including audio and video recordings (no longer than 10 minutes).

Please ensure that your application clearly addresses the essential and desirable requirements for the role, as detailed in the person specification in the application pack.

Please also indicate whether you are applying for:
a) Musical Inclusion Practitioner & Manager (F/T); or
b) Musical Inclusion Practitioner & Manager (P/T 4 days per week)
c) Musical Inclusion Practitioner & Manager job share – split as 2/3 days or 2.5/2.5 days per week

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please email us at to arrange a suitable date/time.

Please note: This role is for one year initially, renewable annually, subject to continuation of funding.

Application Deadline: 19 September 2018 (midnight)
First-stage Interviews: 3 October 2018