The Military Wives Choirs – Artistic Planning and Engagement Manager (Maternity Cover)


Responsible for: The artistic planning and delivery of all music and performance activity, and oversight of all marketing, PR and communications

Reporting to: Director

Contract:  12-month Maternity Leave Cover, 37.5 hours per week

Location: Working from home with regular office visits (at least weekly) and attendance at events; commutable to City of London office

Travel: UK travel and attendance at events and projects; may require occasional overnight stays

Salary:  £35,000 per annum

Start Date:  End of June 2021

The organisation

With 72 choirs and nearly 2000 members in British military bases across the UK and overseas, the Military Wives Choirs is a charity that brings all women in the military community, not only wives, closer together and empowers them through singing.

Families of service personnel move around frequently, and it can often be tough to put down roots or make new friends, particularly when loved ones are away for long periods of time. Research shows that singing in a choir can help to alleviate stress and can contribute to an improvement in mental health. The Military Wives Choirs, therefore, has a vital role to play by bringing women in the military community together to sing.

This role has responsibility for both the charity’s primary objective, increasing wellbeing through music, and the Military Wives Choirs’ position as an established artist with a busy performance calendar. This combination, of musical inclusivity at a huge scale alongside a really exciting artistic proposition and well-loved brand, is unique in the sector.

Role Summary 

The charity employs a small team, the Choirs Support Team (CST). The CST runs the operations of the charity and supports the network in its day-to-day life, through financial management and fundraising, music, performance and media opportunities, and administrative support.

As Artistic Planning & Engagement Manager, you will have a range of responsibilities and will deputise for the Director when required. You will report regularly to the Board of Trustees through the submission of Board papers to propose projects and report on activity, and membership of certain Board subcommittees.

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Application Process

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your interest in the Military Wives Choirs to Julia Hudson, Artistic Planning & Engagement Manager

Closing Date: midnight Monday 31 May 2021

Interview dates: first interviews w/c 1 June 2021, second interviews w/c 7 June 2021

For an informal discussion, please email Julia at

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