MUSIC SERVICES ASSISTANT

We are currently looking for an experienced Music Services Assistant who will play an important role in the charity’s Music Services operation team by delivering effective administration and staffing of our reception area.

Our Director of Music Services, Simon Procter, writes - for mental health awareness week 2018:

Life can be tough in many ways and all of us find our mental resilience being challenged at times. For some people this results in a psychiatric diagnosis, perhaps accompanied by admission to hospital, whilst for others it is a matter of finding ways to stay afloat as happily and healthily as possible without hospitalisation or medication.

“Music therapy can provide opportunities for people to have their voice heard – this is a fundamental human need and one that many refugees arriving here after fleeing danger and turmoil in their own country feel they have lost, along with everything else,”

Toni Beardsall, Nordoff Robbins music therapist.

This May Bank Holiday weekend marked a milestone in Nordoff Robbins history as we delivered our very first music therapy sessions out of our dedicated new music therapy centre in Newcastle - the first of its kind outside of London.

As the largest and leading UK music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins is dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people by offering support through our own centres and by working in a range of partnership settings including care homes, schools and hospitals.

Robert, 53, has Down’s syndrome, and lives at a specialist care home in Huddersfield, where he is given the support he needs day to day. 

Robert spends a lot of time in his room, as he has a heightened need for personal space and he can become agitated by objects too close to him and noise from other people. He also has many phobias – including any kind of transport, which greatly limits his interaction with others, and leaves him at times very isolated. 

CORPORATE ASSISTANT

Do You LOVE music? If so we have an exciting new opportunity for someone to join the partnerships team here at Nordoff Robbins, the largest charitable provider of music therapy services in the UK.

The person we are looking for is creative, confident, enthusiastic, energetic LOVES music, and would like to work as part of a successful fundraising team.

MUSICAL IMPROVISATION

A four-week evening course exploring musical improvisation and the fundamentals of music and interaction. The course is active and practical – we will be making music together most of the time! We aim to develop your awareness, freedom and technique in musical improvisation. The course is suitable for people with all levels and types of musical experience, from experienced musicians to those with little or no previous experience.

Help us to reach more people than ever with our life changing music therapy by taking part in the Capital's biggest cycling event of the year!

Taking a cue from the London Marathon, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is a 100-mile challenge, offering a perfect, traffic-free ride. Everyone can enjoy a day in the saddle, starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then travelling through the capital and onto Surrey’s stunning country roads and through the Surrey Hills before  a spectacular finish on The Mall in Central London.

Nordoff Robbins South West & South Wales covers a wide geographical area from Cornwall in the west, over to south Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the east, and up to South Wales, Worcestershire and Herefordshire in the north. It is nevertheless a currently ‘small’ NR region with a total of 5 music therapists working for NR!

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