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Grants and Programmes Manager (Industry Funds) – PRS Foundation

Grants and Programmes Manager (Industry Funds)
Full time permanent role, £30,000
Based in central London.

Who are we
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres. We invest in the future of music by supporting the creation of new music and enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world.

Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports a huge and exciting range of new music activity – from composer residencies and artist development programmes to festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas. Our support, which is overseen by our specialist team and network of independent advisors, is known as a kitemark for quality and innovation. Since 2000, PRS Foundation has given more than £32 million to over 6,800 new music initiatives.

Is this job for you?
Do you have broad and up-to date knowledge of challenges for artists and songwriters who are seeking to develop their career? Are you passionate and knowledgeable about all kinds of new music including Black British music, pop and electronic genres? If yes, then this role could be for you.

PRS Foundation is looking for a passionate and collaborative team player with experience of working in the music industry and an understanding of talent development, music funding and its importance to diverse artists and music creators across the UK.

The selected candidate will manage some of the Foundation’s most popular programmes including our Momentum Music Fund, International Showcase Fund and Writer Producer Fund.

You will be able to work effectively in a busy, hands-on role. You will have a strong track record as a manager of teams or projects with a keen attention to detail. You will be excited about the opportunity of contributing to a small, dynamic organisation which is ambitious and continuing to evolve.

What happens next?
If you are interested in working with us, please download the job pack (below) which includes an application and equal opportunities form.

In addition to these forms, please submit a statement explaining why you wish to do this job and why we should employ you, with reference to the job and person specification.  Please ensure that your statement is a maximum of 300 words.

Do not simply send a CV as this will not be considered. Please send your application to

Application deadline: 10am Tuesday 23 April. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May.

If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on Monday 29 April, you should assume that you have not been short-listed for interview. We regret that we will not be able to give feedback to those who are not short-listed.

PRS Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity, therefore we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community

Registered charity 1080837.

We look forward to hearing from you.