We Are Now Recruiting
Musician in Residence, Isle of Wight
Using music to rehabilitate prisoners and ex-prisoners
2 days per week, up to £23,690 (pro rata)
Changing Tunes, a Christian-based charity, is recruiting a new Musician in Residence for our work in HMP Isle of Wight (Parkhurst & Albany) and out in the local community. You will deliver four music sessions per week in HMP Isle of Wight, teaching & rehearsing groups of prisoners. You will also deliver our post-release programme supporting by other musicians, which consists of one-to-one mentoring, performances and monthly 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. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and/or a CTC check (the organisation’s policy on recruitment of ex-offenders will be sent to all applicants).
Deadline for applications is 11th July 2019.