Education Officer

What we can offer

We are Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and music is in our DNA. We use the power of music to enrich the lives of people affected by life limiting illness, isolation or disability and we are the largest music therapy charity in the UK. Post pandemic, charities and education providers have had to become agile and flexible and adapt new ways of working.   We have thrived on these challenges and Nordoff Robbins is now looking for an Education Officer to join our Education team to help us reach and train more people across the UK.

We are NR

If you want to work at a charity with people and music at its heart; that is committed to providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace full of inspiring colleagues who work tirelessly to put those we exist to serve front and centre of everything we do; if you want to work collaboratively with integrity and kindness and are willing to come with us on a journey as we work together and collectively come to work with strong backs, soft fronts and wild hearts, we could be your next team.

Are you NR?

If you are values driven, courageous, curious, agile, flexible, enthusiastic and future focused (without losing sight of the here and now), if you can bring positivity and accountability to your work, if you strive for brilliance, challenges excite you and if you would speak with passion and dedication about our cause we want to hear from you!

What we are looking for

What we need:

Our Education team

Nordoff Robbins is a charity which provides music therapy, music therapy education and research. Our education activities are broadly divided into three areas:

  1. The provision of two validated programmes: our two-year full-time Master of Music Therapy (MMT) training programme (which qualifies musicians to become music therapists) and the six-year part-time MPhil/PhD programme (which enables qualified practitioners to learn research skills whilst learning more about an aspect of their own practice). Our current validating partner is Goldsmiths, University of London, which whom we work closely and with whom we enjoy a positive, creative relationship
  2. The offering of opportunities to the wider public to learn more about the Nordoff Robbins approach to music therapy via a range of short evening courses and one-off events as well as our International Summer School which is focused on the needs of music therapist from other countries
  3. The support of our employed therapists with CPD opportunities and access to a high-quality resource centre which is based in London but nationally accessible.


About the role

As Education Officer, you will support all of these areas of educational activity. To do so, you will liaise closely with:

  1. The Director of Music Services responsible for Education
  2. The Convenors of the MMT programme and the MPhil/PhD programme
  3. The music therapist(s) co-ordinating our public engagement programme(s) and CPD activities, including any online provision


Don’t worry, you don’t need to be musical, but you do need to be able to work cross-organisationally with colleagues in all areas of the charity to help with our Education mission.

What we offer:

3 best things about the job (in our humble opinion)


  1. A unique role working with current and prospective students and graduates and the charity as a whole, providing a wealth of exposure, experience and opportunity.


  1. You will be instrumental in supporting our entire Education department, driving forward our values and culture, and you’ll be invited to bring bold and creative ideas and solutions to help us deliver a high level of learning support.


  1. We may be small, but our ambitions are mighty and you will working in a fast paced, experienced, highly knowledgeable team directly impacting our ability to bring Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy to those that need it most.


A salary of £29,582 plus £1500 London Weighting where applicable, total £31,082

Pension scheme

31 days annual leave (pro rata)

Currently hybrid working (mix of office based in our North London office and home working)

Salary sacrifice benefits including cycle to work

A true People First charity with training and career development as part of our core

An inclusive culture – and lots of music!

This role is full time

How to apply

I am NR

Please apply with a CV and cover letter to detailing your interest in the role and how your skills and experience match our requirements (please note applications without a covering letter will not be considered. Why? We want to hear about you as a person not just a list of your work accomplishments).

This role is subject to a Basic DBS check

We are a Disability Confident Employer

For further info, contact


Application Closing Date

Friday 18th March 2022

Interview Date

From week beginning 28th March 2022