People Advisor

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 including ours have found themselves in a whole new world of People and HR.  We have thrived on these challenges and Nordoff Robbins is now looking for a People Advisor to join our People team to help in our mission to reach more people through the power of music 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:

About the role

You’ll be joining our brilliant People team at an exciting time. We’re a small, fast paced team with big goals.  We are in our biggest recruitment drive ever in 2022 and are working on a number of key People projects that will ensure that Nordoff Robbins Colleagues have a fulfilling career and are able to bring their whole selves to work.  The People team will be the engine room driving and supporting culture, wellbeing, people development and process.

Now more than ever we need people who can create bold, inspiring new ideas for recruitment, retention, EDIB, learning and development and colleague engagement to name just a few. We’ll achieve success by coaching, collaborating, and communicating with teams across our charity to understand what makes our colleagues tick, creating and implementing innovative initiatives and practices, and allowing everyone a true sense of belonging. Your work will have a direct impact on transforming the lives of more people affected by life limiting illness, isolation, or disability through music.

Central to the ethos of the team is how we learn and grow together, doing this both through sharing insights as we collaborate or through training, learning and development – and the work of Brené Brown specifically ‘Dare to Lead’.

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 bring awareness of our mission, vision and achievements to the world.

What we offer:

The three best things about the job (in our humble opinion) 

  1. This role provides an excellent opportunity for growth and development and to gain exposure to a wide range of work and be involved all aspects of the colleague lifecycle.


  1. You will be instrumental in driving our forward our values and culture, affecting real change and positioning us to be an inclusive employer of choice.


  1. You will be invited to bring bold, creative and forward thinking ideas as well as help support our ‘Brilliant Basics’ of business as usual, working with a passionate and experienced team.


A salary of £30,572, plus £1,500 London Weighting where applicable (pro rata), total £32,072

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, but we would consider part time for the right candidate – please specify in your covering letter.

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

10th March 2022

Interview Date

Week beginning 14th March 2022