Chief Executive

Nordoff Robbins


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Salary £90,000-£100,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    06 June 2019

  • Client

    Nordoff Robbins

Ref: GSe54008

Nordoff Robbins is the leading independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. The past four years have been an extraordinary time of change, development and growth and last year we changed the lives of over 10,000 people.

After five successful years leading the charity, Julie Whelan will be stepping down later this year and now is an incredibly exciting time to join the organisation as we move into our next five-year strategy. We are looking for a passionate, committed and experienced senior leader who has led organisations through growth and change to drive forward our ambitious plans to deliver music therapy to even more people across the UK.  

This is a strongly ambassadorial role and you will enjoy engaging with our supporters, partners and donors at all levels.  As such, you will possess outstanding influencing, communication and interpersonal skills as well as sharp commercial acumen combined with experience of income generation and a deep appreciation of the life-changing impact music can have on our beneficiaries’ lives.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to lead an organisation that is dedicated to changing the lives of some of the most vulnerable and isolated people through the wonder of music.

Closing date10am Friday 7th June 2019
Preliminary InterviewsWednesday 19th and Thursday 20th June 2019
Stakeholder DayMonday 24th and Tuesday 25th June 2019
Final Panel InterviewThursday 4th July 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Rebecca O'Connor: 0207 426 3373

Peter Guilder: 07545 441 127