Job opportunity

Senior Policy Officer – ISM

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Closing date: 31 May 2021

Join the highly successful ISM working to support musicians

The ISM is looking for an experienced policy professional to work closely with the Senior External Affairs Manager and the CEO to develop high quality expertise in key policy areas affecting the music profession. These policy areas range from Brexit and Covid-19 through to music education, streaming, diversity and inclusion and copyright. The ISM’s lobbying and advocacy is second to none so we are looking for an extremely committed individual who will go the extra mile to support the music profession.

Your role will be to prepare policy briefings for a range of stakeholders,  consultation responses and rebuttals, and undertake research to support our lobbying activities across all relevant policy areas. The ISM has seen significant growth in terms of its membership over recent years which now stands at close on 11,000 members and much of this growth has been driven by its campaigning.

You will be a highly dedicated policy professional and be able to demonstrate significant effectiveness in previous policy roles. You will be a fantastic team player with empathy for the arts together with excellent written and interpersonal skills and great attention to detail.

You will be joining a professional staff team who are normally based in Bayswater, London but are currently working from home, where the emphasis is on good communication and team work.

For a full job description please click here. There is a part-time remote working option. Salary is circa £32k.

 To apply please send a full CV and covering letter saying why you are right the person for the job to [email protected] and join us in supporting the music sector at this critical time.

 Closing date is Monday 31 May at 9.30.  Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.


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Job Details

Organisation: Incorporated Society of Musicians

Location: Central London

Salary range: £30,000 - £40,000

Closing date: 31 May 2021

Contract type: Permanent

About the Organisation

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK's professional body for musicians and a nationally-recognised subject association for music. Since 1882, we have been dedicated to promoting the importance of music and protecting the rights of those working in the music profession. We support approximately 10,000 musicians across the UK and Ireland with our unrivalled legal advice and representation, comprehensive insurance and specialist services. Our members come from all areas of the music profession and from a wide variety of genres and musical backgrounds. We campaign tirelessly in support of musicians’ rights, music education and the profession as a whole. We are a financially independent not-for-profit organisation with no political affiliation. This independence allows us the freedom to campaign on any issue affecting musicians

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