We’re Hiring! Programme Manager

Could you be our new Programme Manager? If you’re passionate about Music, Technology, Disability and Inclusion then OmniMusic would love to hear from you.

If you are a strong, collaborative project coordinator and keen social media communicator, eager to evolve with a small, growing charity – then you might be our kind of person.

OmniMusic makes it possible for people with disabilities and learning disabilities to enjoy the creative benefits of music making. With just the twitch of a muscle, or the flicker of an eye, our Assistive Music Technology (AMT) unlocks the benefits of creative music making for all.

Based in Stockport, we work across Greater Manchester in SEND settings, special schools and adult community disability groups. OmniMusic became a charity in 2017 after 30 years in the sector facilitating inclusive, accessible music workshops using, adapting and developing new AMT.

This year we recruited a new CEO and are now embarking on an ambitious future vision for the organisation. We are growing our team to help us to deliver that vision, to make music accessible through the use of technology.

Programme Manager (0.6fte)

Salary: £18,000 pa for 3 days a week (£30,000 fte)

Working Hours: 22.5 hours/week (opportunities for flexible working by agreement)

Contract Type: 12 mths Fixed Term Contract (with scope to extend pending funding)

Location: Stockport (hybrid working by agreement)

Start Date: May 2023, or soon thereafter


The main responsibilities of the role are to manage the day to day running of our programmes, from planning to delivery, evaluation and monitoring. Working alongside our small team you will:

We are looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, personable, highly motivated and able to balance competing deadlines.

A significant part of the role is to broaden the reach of the charity, so someone able to find creative and original ways of telling the story of OmniMusic to new participants, partners and audiences would be ideally suited to this role.

Being a small charity this will be a varied role with a great deal of autonomy which would be ideal for someone with experience of managing community or arts projects who is now looking to gain experience into the broader management and development of a charity.

There will be plenty of opportunities to develop your strategic skill set, local networks and contribute to the future shape of our organisation.

Who We Are

OmniMusic uses the potential of Assistive Music Technology to enable everyone to make music. We aim for everybody, whatever their age or experience, to reach their full creative potential whilst challenging society’s assumptions about disability.

Since 2017 we have worked with more than 250 disabled adults and young people across Stockport and Greater Manchester. We are seeking to appoint a new Programme Manager to work alongside our new CEO, trustees, founder and consultants to continue delivering and expanding our work.

This is an exciting time for OmniMusic as we lay out our vision for the future of the organisation.

How to Apply & Recruitment Process

Download the Job Description and Person Specification below.

Please email your CV and a Cover Letter of no more than 500 words describing how your experience meets the job description and person specification to recruitment@omnimusic.org.uk

Applications must reach us by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 May.

Unfortunately, applications after this point can’t be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the end of the day on Tuesday 9 May. If you have not heard from us by this time, your application wasn’t successful on this occasion.

Interviews will take place w/c 15 May and will involve a set of interview questions with a panel and a short presentation on a topic to be confirmed with your interview appointment.

As per our commitment to Equal Opportunities, we will work with candidates to make reasonable adjustments to assist you throughout the recruitment process.

Access and Inclusion Commitment

OmniMusic is a disability arts charity. We work with people with a range of birth and acquired disabilities, complex learning disabilities and neurodivergent.

A number of our core team are representative of the communities we serve, and we are conscious and proactive to ensure that our team continues to reflect our values as an organisation.

For this reason, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you require any adjustments to apply for this job; eg. this document in a different format, or to submit your application in a way that is more accessible to you.

We commit to offer a guaranteed interview to any disabled, D/deaf or neurodivergent applicant who meets the Essential person specification criteria for the job role.