Musician in Residence – Ashfield

We are recruiting:

Musician in Residence at
Ashfield Prison (Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire)

1.5 days per week; up to £23,000 (pro rata)

Changing Tunes, a Christian-based charity, is looking for a musician to work 1.5 days per week at HMP Ashfield, Pucklechurch (South Gloucestershire). The role will be to lead three 2.5 hour music sessions, creatively facilitating music by teaching & rehearsing groups of prisoners. It will also involve post-release work consisting of one-to-one mentoring, performances and group sessions conducted in the community.

You will need to be a skilled and confident musician on at least two instruments, and be able to teach (to basic level) the guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and singing. Most of the work involves guitar tuition and band rehearsal, but other styles and instruments are also valuable. Above all, applicants must be confident, flexible and comfortable with many musical styles.

The work also involves organising occasional concerts in prison, concerts for ex-prisoners in local churches, and performing with prisoners at prison chaplaincy services. No experience working in the prison system required – full training will be given by both Changing Tunes and specific training relating to HMP Ashfield. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check and/or a CTC check.

For more information, refer to the Values Statement, Job Description and Person Specification, below. For any queries, email Kate Hacker, Office and Finance Manager at Changing Tunes at or call on 0844 414 6083.

Download the application pack: 

Please peruse the job description and vision and values documents carefully before submitting an application, as they will give you insight into the type of person we’re looking for in this role.

To apply, download an application pack above, complete the application form, and return it to Kate Hacker by 5pm on 27th January 2017.

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