Youth & Ensembles Officer



Application Deadline

Job description

The world-renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is seeking a Youth & Ensembles Officer to work as part of our Learning & Participation team. Each year the CBSO’s Learning & Participation department provides over 70,000 engagement opportunities through our diverse programme of activity which takes place throughout Birmingham and across the Midlands.

The CBSO’s Learning & Participation programme currently provides performance and workshop opportunities for early years groups through to older people living in residential care, a broad programme of schools based activities for both mainstream and special schools, a 200 strong community choir, partnership programmes with Music Education Hubs, community groups and care providers and a series of main season orchestral concerts for schools and families.

The CBSO Youth Orchestra is also managed through the Learning & Participation department. Working with 110 exceptionally talented young musicians each year, the CBSO Youth Orchestra undertakes ambitious repertoire and commissions new works from some of the UK’s leading composers, in addition to working with world class conductors and soloists.

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV of no more than two pages together with the names of two referees and a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 explaining why you think you are our ideal candidate to:

Hollie Dunster, HR Manager
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF

If you have any queries relating to the application process, please contact Hollie Dunster on 0121 616 6515

If you would like to know more about the CBSO, or the job itself, please feel free to contact Katie Lucas, Director of Learning & Engagement, at to arrange a confidential conversation.


Hollie Dunster



0121 616 6515


Full-time member of CBSO staff, based at CBSO’s purpose-built rehearsal and administrative home, CBSO Centre, in central Birmingham.

  • Salary will be £19,675 per annum.
  • CBSO staff are entitled to 25 days annual leave plus Public Holidays.
  • Working hours will be determined by the needs of the role, and will not be less than 35 hours per week. The basic working week runs Monday to Friday, but there will also be some requirement for attendance at evening events (e.g. rehearsals) and for work at weekends. There is some provision for flexible working.
  • This post is subject to a six month probationary period.
  • On the successful completion of the probationary period CBSO staff are entitled to become a member of the company pension scheme.
  • All CBSO employees are expected to adhere to all the CBSO’s policies.
  • Please note that this post is subject to a DBS check.

The CBSO is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.