We’re recruiting for a Projects & Progression Coordinator

ITT portraits by Lizzie Coombes

We are excited to be looking for a Projects & Progression Coordinator to join our dedicated team.

Job title: Projects & Progression Coordinator
Reports to: Creative Programmes Director
Responsible for: Coordination of the ITT’s programmes, supporting beneficiaries on projects and into progression opportunities
Liaises with: Artistic Director, Finance & Operations Manager, Funding & Communications Director, Community Partners and Freelance Artists
Place of work: Shoreditch, London. A combination of home and office working (projects permitting)
Hours: 35 hours (5 days a week)
Salary: £24,000 – £27,000 per annum, depending on experience
Holiday: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Since 1995 we have led the way in using creative music making to inspire change in people in prison with our Music in Prisons programme and have successfully established community-based programmes for former-prisoners (Sounding Out) and young people experiencing challenging circumstances (Making Tracks).

“You helped me to realise the potential I’d forgotten I had and maintain positivity about the future since my release. You have shown me it’s never too late to learn, improve my skills and progress down a new chosen career path,” former-prisoner on our Sounding Out community programme

The Projects & Progression Coordinator role

The Projects & Progression Coordinator will support the Creative Programmes Director with the coordination of ITT’s projects. Tasks include but are not limited to: liaising with community partners and project staff, researching partnering opportunities and progression options for ITT’s beneficiaries, supporting beneficiaries during project participation, project monitoring, some content creation and other administrative duties. There is also the possibility for this role to develop as we continue to increase our in-person delivery and range of projects following the pandemic.

Key areas of responsibility:

Project Coordination

  • Meeting with new and existing community partners to set up projects
  • Attending and supporting projects to ensure their smooth running
  • Creating resource packs for projects
  • Booking and sending project contracts to freelance artists and beneficiaries
  • Sourcing accommodation, transport and venues for projects
  • Organising Arts Award moderations for Making Tracks Planning and delivering Bronze Arts Award sessions during projects and submitting completed portfolios
  • Ensuring high quality monitoring, evaluation and data collection for all programmes, and supporting external evaluations where appropriate
  • Inputting, collating and extracting data from SurveyMonkey for funding reports
  • Posting of project CDs and Arts Award certificates
  • Assisting with marketing materials and social media channels as required
  • Inputting into the design of new projects
  • Delivering taster/recruitment sessions for prospective participants and additional support musicians as needed
  • Responding to Child Protection and Safeguarding concerns in line with ITT’s Child Protection Policy
  • Leading on the coordination and delivery of the Advisory Group quarterly meetings


  • Researching partnering opportunities for projects
  • Researching progression routes for beneficiaries
  • Researching local training providers and other companies working in the sector
  • Attending meetings as a representative, where necessary
  • Sourcing guest speakers for Advisory Group meetings

How to apply:

Please read the full job description and person spec for the role here.

To apply, please submit a 1-page covering letter outlining why you feel this job is right for you, your personal qualities, and any transferrable skills you may have, in reference to the person specification. Please send this along with a 2-page tailored CV to joe@irenetaylortrust.com by 10am on 19th September.

Depending on the volume of applications we receive, we may need to bring forward the closing date for applications as our small team has limited capacity.

If you would like to arrange an informal call before submitting your application, please email joe@irenetaylortrust.com

Interviews: will take place on 23rd September.

Equal Opportunities:

Irene Taylor Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to working towards a more diverse cultural sector. We welcome and encourage applications from all groups, especially those currently underrepresented in the arts.

We actively encourage applications from those with lived experience of the Criminal Justice System. However, due to the position having direct contact with our beneficiaries, we are unfortunately unable to employ anyone with an offence that prevents them from working with young people.

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