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Join the highly successful ISM team, working to support musicians.

We are currently recruiting for two roles, Senior Public Affairs & Campaigns Manager and Senior Policy Officer. For more information please read the job advert and descriptions below.

Senior Public Affairs & Campaigns Manager

Permanent and Full Time – £42k - £45K per annum depending on experience

The ISM is looking for an experienced professional to work closely with the CEO to lead its public affairs function – it is an incredibly exciting opportunity for the right person. 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 and deliver real change across a range of policy areas from Brexit to Covid-19 and music education.

Your role will be to work alongside the CEO to manage the EA staff team together with the research, campaigning, communications and policy functions, ensuring that we do everything we can to support and protect musicians. 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 experienced public affairs and campaigning professional and have at least 3 years management experience. You will be able to demonstrate significant effectiveness in lobbying and advocacy and you will be a fantastic team player who can motivate colleagues and enjoys working in a very busy team. You will have excellent written and interpersonal skills with great attention to detail and strong emotional intelligence.

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.

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 24 May at 9.00. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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Senior Policy Officer

Permanent and Full Time – Circa £32k

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.

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.

Senior Policy Officer Job Description