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Head of Programmes

Generator is on the lookout for a Head of Programmes to join our team.

Salary: £35,000

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours (5 days)

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne / Tees Valley / flexible working

Deadline to apply: Monday 22nd April 2024, 9 AM

About the role

The Head of Programmes will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing programmes that drive the development and sustainability of our music ecosystem and creative infrastructure in the North East.

About You

We’re looking for someone with proven experience in a leadership role within a similar organisation or industry. You will have strong project management skills with a track record of successfully delivering complex programmes and be experienced and proficient in managing budgets and financial reporting. You will have ambition to shape the region’s music ecosystem and creative infrastructure in the North East as well as a positive can do attitude.

How to apply

Please see the attached job description for further information: Head of Programmes

To apply for this role, please send your current CV and a cover letter (or equivalent video or other media) to with the subject line ‘Head of Programmes’.

Applications from under-represented groups are encouraged. Generator recognises that particular groups, communities and identities are under-represented in our workforce and we are taking positive steps to address this. As such we would especially welcome applications from:

  • Female, non-binary and other gender minority artists  (in keeping with our Keychange Pledge)
  • Artists who are d/Deaf, have a disability, learning difficulty,  significant long-term health condition which affects their daily life or would describe themselves as neurodivergent
  • Artists from a working-class background
  • Are from the African, South, East and South-East Asian, Middle East, Latinx or North African diaspora, or have experienced racism

Applications open on 25th March 2024 and close at 9AM on Monday 22nd April 2024.

About Generator

Formed in 1991 and based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Generator is the leading creative talent development agency and an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation. The organisation delivers a year-round programme of activity ranging from fully funded courses to one off workshops, seminars and networking events as well as a major music festival which over the years has provided a platform for chart-topping artists including Sam Fender, DuBlonde, Lanterns on the Lake and Nadine Shah. Headed by CEO Mick Ross, Generator’s core team are supported by its leadership board and youth advisory board as well as a number of freelancers and facilitators drawn from across the industry.

Generator’s work is generously funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority, Arts Council England, PRS & PPL Foundation, Youth Music, Community Foundation and the European Union Regional Development Fund. Generator is signed up to the Keychange pledge ensuring access for all across its programmes and is a living wage employer.

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