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Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

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First Access Coordinator- Guildford

  • Reference:orbis/TP/817/3765
  • Positions:1
  • Salary:£20, 440 per annum for working 24 hours per week
  • Category:Learning and Development
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:24
  • Posted on:17 August 2019
  • Closing date:8 September 2019
  • Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
  • Location:Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad St, Guildford, Surrey


£20,440 per annum for working 24 hours per week based at Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad St, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3BH.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

At Surrey Arts we are looking for an experienced coordinator to work with one of our Senior Managers to organise the provision of the First Access music programme. An interest in music education would be a beneficial.

You will be involved with publicising, organising and monitoring training events for our First Access offer at school Key Stage 1. In practice this means agreeing dates, venues and course content, then contacting schools to book delegates on to the training sessions. You will need to ensure a good geographical spread of training opportunities across the county and a variety of training levels and content over time.

Excellent organisational and communication skills are important as you will need to liaise with outside partners and providers and ensure that everybody is kept up to date with clear and timely information. You will also need to be IT literate as creation and maintenance of spreadsheets, invoicing, monitoring of resources and school engagement, and gathering data for Arts Council England annual returns are all central to the role.

Whilst you will not be expected to deliver the actual training, you will need to be comfortable meeting and presenting to small groups of Head Teachers and other school staff. This is necessary as you will be expected not only to introduce the training sessions but also to promote the wider Surrey Arts music education offer, both within training sessions and when visiting individual schools.

While this role is primarily based at Surrey Arts main office in Guildford, visits to other venues around the county are required, therefore you will need to have the willingness and ability to travel around the county to meet the demands of the role.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full role profile.

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Contact details

For an informal discussion e-mail at and a member of the Surrey Arts leadership team will call you.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 8th September 2019.

Interview dates are to be confirmed.


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  • Updated: 12 Jul 2020