Northern Ireland Regional Officer (Part Time)
Musicians' Union

  • Part-time
  • Northern Ireland
  • Closing Date: 15th July, 2024

Are you based in Northern Ireland and have an understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by working musicians? Do you advocate for working musicians in a variety of settings? Are you keen to make a difference?



The MU represents over 35,000 musicians across the UK working in all sectors of the music business and we are currently looking to recruit for a new role, a Northern Ireland Regional Officer (part time) to work within the Scotland & Northern Ireland (SNI) Regional Team.



The role will focus on identifying areas within the sector to develop Union membership and profile in Northern Ireland. It will develop and undertake initiatives, strategies and projects to maximise the recruitment and retention of members in Northern Ireland primarily, and Scotland where required. It will also be part of the SNI regional team delivering MU services and benefits to members, including responding to member enquiries and providing support and advice.



This role will be hybrid, working between home and an office base in Northern Ireland. It will report to the Scotland & Northern Ireland Regional Organiser and is offered on a part time (0.6 FTE) basis such that it might fit alongside other responsibilities or commitments. The choice of days worked will be agreed in advance with the line manager.



The successful applicant should have an understanding of the political and trade union landscape as it relates to culture and the arts. They will also be able to undertake travel within the region, occasionally requiring overnight stays, and on a few occasions UK wide.



We are offering a salary of £50,757 (pro rata) and offer excellent staff benefits, pension, and training. We will provide the equipment necessary to carry out the role.


For an application form and full job description, please visit our website:


http://musiciansunion.org.uk/a...


Closing date for applications is Monday 15 July 2024 at 12:00. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Zoom on Wednesday 31 July 2024.


If you require this application in a different format or reasonable adjustments to be made to the recruitment process, please contact recruitment@themu.org to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.


The MU’s mission is to create an equitable music industry where all musicians can thrive. We’re committed to doing the same with our workplaces.


As our membership becomes more diverse, we’re working to make sure our teams reflect our members. We actively seek and encourage applications from disabled candidates and candidates from the Global Majority.


At the MU we welcome people with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. You’ll be encouraged to be your authentic self and you’ll have the freedom to develop professionally and personally in a supportive and empowering workplace.


We invest in several ED&I initiatives, including:


  • A recently established Global Majority Employees Network.A commitment to the UK Music 10-point plan and the 5P’s to embed 
  • ED&I in every area of the MU.
  • Regular ED&I training to promote inclusion and develop understanding.

There is more work to be done, but we are committed to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion because it makes us a stronger, more successful Trade Union.

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