Head of Marketing and Communications

Head of Marketing and Communications

Founded in 1963 by the world-renowned violinist and educator Yehudi Menuhin, the School provides a place for musically gifted children from around the world to develop their talents to the highest level within a stimulating academic environment. It was accorded the status of Centre for Excellence in the Performing Arts in 1973 and has a global reputation as one of the world’s leading music schools.

Today’s school provides a holistic education for around 80 exceptional pupils aged from 11 to 19, with specialist tuition on the stringed instruments, piano and classical guitar. Pupils split their time between their academic and musical studies and are given many opportunities to perform in front of an audience. Concerts take place regularly in The Menuhin Hall, but also in local state schools, care homes and churches, carrying on Menuhin’s belief in the importance of giving back to the community.

As the School approaches its 60th anniversary in 2023, the Governors are finalising a full strategic review of the future direction of the school, with several exciting initiatives on the horizon.

The Menuhin Hall

Yehudi Menuhin’s vision was that his School should be deeply embedded within the local community. Over 15 years, The Menuhin Hall has transformed the connection between the School and residents, and now forms a vital part of the local cultural ecology. With circa 75 events per year, the Hall draws in audiences primarily from Surrey and the nearby counties; the nearest venue of similar standing is in London. Built in 2006 to the highest specifications, the award-winning 315-seat Hall attracts nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, including celebrated YMS alumni, such as Nicola Benedetti, Melvyn Tan and Tasmin Little, and other globally renowned artists, such as Steven Isserlis, Evelyn Glennie, Radu Lupu and András Schiff.

The Yehudi Menuhin School are looking for a Head of Marketing and Communications to join the team on a permanent basis.

Location: Stoke d'Abernon, Cobham, Surrey (flexible working patterns available)

Salary: £55,000, plus fantastic benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced marketing and communications professional to have a significant impact on the future of both The Yehudi Menuhin School and The Menuhin Hall. The successful candidate will join the School at a pivotal moment in its history, as it embarks on another 60 years of providing a world-class musical education to some of the most talented young musicians from around the globe.

The Head of Marketing and Communications will be responsible for shaping and communicating the Yehudi Menuhin School and Menuhin Hall brands and developing innovative marketing and communications campaigns to a wide range of stakeholders and audiences. You will lead on the development and communication of The Menuhin Hall brand to raise its profile with audiences as a centre for cultural excellence in its own right.

If you are passionate about the performing arts, this role provides an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the School and it’s fantastic heritage.

This role requires the ability to work strategically while directly ensuring consistent and high-quality delivery of campaigns across multiple communication channels to achieve the organisation’s charitable and commercial objectives.

I am keen to speak to a self-starter with an entrepreneurial attitude, drive, and a passion for achieving results, you will be collaborative and approachable, able to enthuse colleagues on the bigger picture while keeping an eye on detail. With high standards of personal and professional integrity, you will also have the ability to work in in a pressurised environment, manage competing priorities and deliver results within changing circumstances and priorities. Naturally in joining, you will have an enthusiasm for working in a school and engaging with young people.

If you would like to receive a job description and further information about this role, with details on how to apply, please contact Hannah Whittington:

hannah.whittington@harrishill.co.uk 02078207302

Closing date: Wednesday 20th April 5pm