#Job #Job opportunity #General Manager

Job title: General Manager  
Salary: £45k - £50k per annum (subject to experience) plus performance related bonus 
Hours of work: Full-time, based on 37.5 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work may be required. 
Reporting to: Director 
Job function: Administration
Job level: Senior Executive  

For more information on the main purpose of the job, key responsibilities, skills and experience required and the application process please CLICK HERE

Urban Development’s vision is to be THE talent development centre and national youth music organisation for commercial and urban music - recognised by the public sector for the social and cultural impact of our work and respected and rewarded by the private sector for the value we add to the commercial music industry.  Combining business acumen with an understanding of youth culture, our work stands at the crossroads where the creativity of new music meets the industry.  We offer a one-stop-shop for talent development led by artists, songwriters, producers and industry professionals with a proven track record of commercial success.  

Through sustained education, business/employment support programmes and showcase events, we help young people and emerging artists/professionals to access, and progress within, the highly competitive music industry. Urban Development, in partnership with East London Dance, announced this month that we have secured a joint funding bid from the Mayor of London’s Greater London Authority (GLA) Good Growth Fund for £1 million to match £1 million from Arts Council England Small Grants programme, to create the UK’s first National Talent House for urban music and culture in Stratford, east London.  Currently based at Tileyard Studios, we will relocate back to Stratford in Spring/Summer 2019. As we move into this next phase of growth, we wish to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic senior deputy to the Director to take over day-to-day responsibilities for programme management, finance and operational management as well as contribute to income generation.  Ideally having a business qualification, the successful applicant will have run a small company or a department of a larger organization in a music industry, education or social enterprise context.  

You will have a track record of income generation and managing a profit and loss account of at least £500k per annum.  The job will involve line managing 4 members of staff whose responsibilities cover project management and marketing across our portfolio of charitable and commercial work.  In the recruitment process, you will be required to evidence your past performance and set out your approach to this role in an exciting and fast-growing business as well as demonstrate how you will achieve the key performance indicators. For the full job description, please download the Application Pack CLICK HERE   

Interested candidates may first like to contact Pamela McCormick, Director/CEO on to request an informal conversation about the role.

Your application should consist of a cover letter giving as much information as relevant regarding why you wish to apply and what makes you a suitable applicant for this post as well as your current CV with references from two people who may be contacted in respect of your application.  Applications should be emailed to with General Manager in the subject title. 

Applications deadline: 10am on Monday 23rd April.

Date of Initial interviews: Wednesday 9th May at Tileyard Studios.