£27,741 per year (Pro Rata)
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

The Swan Song Project is a unique charity that specialises in Celebrating Lives, Making Memories and Leaving Legacies. We are a small charity but have big ambitions to grow and make our service available to as many people as possible. Our new Partnerships and Engagement Manager will play a pivotal role in this development and will enable more people to leave their legacy in song.


Our core work involves supporting people who are facing the end of their lives or dealing with a bereavement to write and record an original song. The songwriting process allows people to reflect on their lives and relationships, create happy memories in a challenging time and leave a unique legacy that can provide comfort and joy for years to come. We also provide some group activities and produce a podcast on songwriting and bereavement.


Since being founded in 2017 The Swan Song Project has worked with patients in hospices across Leeds and Bradford to help them leave their legacy in song. During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 we made our service virtual allowing people to self refer and work with us over zoom. It is now a very exciting time for the organisation as we aim to expand our service offering both in person and virtual sessions to terminally ill and bereaved people across the country.


Our vision is for as many people as possible to have the opportunity to write and record their Swan Song. This role will be responsible for ensuring the service reaches those people and is accessible to them.


We are looking to recruit a Partnerships and Engagement Manager who will help manage this expansion of our services. The role will be responsible for maximising participation in the services of The Swan Song Project through developing effective partnerships and raising awareness of the charity. You will research and connect with other organisations in the sector who may wish to offer our service to their beneficiaries, this could include hospices, care homes, NHS palliative services, Bereavement and cancer charities to name a few. You will continually monitor and assess the efficacy of our engagement methods and seek to make improvements. This could include individual partnership building with key organisations or individuals as well as wider awareness raising within the sector and with the general public. You will also work with the team to develop a sustainable business model for the charity to continue its expansion.


The right candidate will be passionate about the work we do and appreciate the value of music in difficult times. They will have excellent people skills, be an effective communicator and have a sound knowledge of effective partnerships between organisations. They will have great attention to detail, be self motivated, ambitious and optimistic. As part of a very small team you will have to be able to work flexibly and adapt to changes quickly. You will also contribute towards the growth of the organisation through developing effective processes and policies.


The Swan Song Project has repeatedly demonstrated a profoundly positive impact on the people it has worked with and their loved ones. This impact continues to ripple as the songs live on for years to come and can be played regularly through generations. This has all been achieved with a very small team and we are so excited to replicate it on a much larger scale. If you are the person to help us do this we can’t wait to hear from you.


It is important to the charity that whoever we employ understands and embodies the values of the charity. More information about our values can be found on our website.


Applications close at 12pm on January 19th. Interviews to take place the week of Jan 24th.


For more information about the charity please visit our website and find us on social media.

Posted on: 30 December 2021
Closed date: 19 January 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Business Development, Operations

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