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OPUS Music CIC Vacancy

OPUS Music CIC (OPUS) is a Community Interest Company specialising in the use of music within health and social care, for the benefit of the health and wellbeing of patients, carers and health/care professionals. OPUS was created as a constituted, non profit-making organisation in 2000, established a specialism within Music in Healthcare practice in 2010, and became a Community Interest Company in 2012. 

OPUS’ vision: Music as an intrinsic part of health and social care, everywhere.

OPUS’ mission: To champion the use of music to connect and transform the lives of all people within health and social care. 

OPUS works to create a culture where music within health and social care is embraced, and its value to the health and wellbeing of all people within these spaces is routinely recognised and promoted. 

OPUS is dedicated to gaining an increased understanding of, and working to remove, barriers for people and organisations to engage with music as a means to improved health and wellbeing. 

The organisation is comprised of a growing, highly talented and experienced team of professional Healthcare Musicians and Trainers, managed by its Chief Executive, and governed by a dedicated group of Board Directors, including leaders from the Arts, Health and Education sectors. 

OPUS forms the hub of a network of high-quality, creative, socially-engaged practice, formed largely through its training, apprenticeship, mentoring and advocacy programmes. OPUS is viewed both nationally, and internationally, as a UK leader in the delivery and development of this work. 

PUS Music CIC (OPUS) is looking to engage a dynamic, forward-thinking person to manage OPUS’ marketing and communications. This role is offered initially for a period of 2 years and is offered on a flexible, self-employed basis of 80 days per year. The role is supported by funding from Youth Music’s Recharge Fund. We hope to both expand and extend the role over the 2-year period subject to further funding.

 Role Purpose 

  • With support from Chief Executive Nick Cutts, to continuously develop and enact OPUS’ marketing and communications strategy 
  • To engage stakeholders and audiences in dialogue through appropriate methods and platforms in order to capitalise upon partnerships and expand OPUS’ reach 

Operational Responsibilities

  • To create and post marketing and communications content (with support from the Chief Executive and artistic team) to ensure that the messages and stories of OPUS’ practice are heard by a wide variety of stakeholders and audiences
  • To work alongside marketing and communications teams within partner organisations to ensure that communications are appropriate, collaborative and impactful
  • To ensure that OPUS’ web-based content is up-to-date and refreshed appropriately 
  • To promote training and other opportunities to the Arts/Music and Health/Care sectors utilising media/platforms as deemed appropriate (with support as required from the Chief Executive and/or artistic team)
  • To develop marketing and communications materials (with the support of the Chief Executive and Creative Team) as appropriate  
  • To engage in networking, gathering contacts and connections for OPUS through a variety of channels 
  • To keep informed on current developments within this rapidly developing area of work and respond to these in a timely manner.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of application detailing how you meet the person specification (no more than 2 sides of A4), with an accompanying CV, including the names of two referees to 

Please direct any questions to Chief Executive Nick Cutts: Tel: 07786 157515 

Your application should arrive no later than 5pm on Wednesday 26th October. 

We will inform candidates who have been shortlisted for interview on Friday 28th October. Interviews will be held via MS Teams on the morning of Friday 4th November. 

For more information about this role visit the OPUS CIC website.

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