Syllabus Manager

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) - Products and Services Department

Circa £37,000 per annum

ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year. We support the teaching and learning of music, in partnership with the Royal Schools of Music. Our mission is to inspire achievement in music.

Reporting to the Learning and Qualifications Director, the Syllabus Manager is responsible for managing the review, refreshment and development of the syllabuses for ABRSM’s Graded Music Exams and other assessments. The role involves working in close collaboration with colleagues, inside and outside ABRSM, to ensure that each syllabus is relevant to the needs of learners and teachers and aligns with ABRSM’s musical aims. Responsibilities include managing the processes relating to the ongoing review of exam requirements, the publication of revised and new syllabuses and the compliance of ABRSM’s qualifications with the conditions of recognition of relevant regulatory bodies in relation to exam specifications.

We are looking for someone who is educated to at least postgraduate level in Music, or with equivalent experience, who has a sympathy for a wide range of musical styles and genres and a broad knowledge of repertoire. Knowledge of the regulation/accreditation of qualifications is essential, preferably with experience working within a regulated environment, as is experience of teaching music and/or experience within an education environment. You must have solid project management skills and be accustomed to handling several projects concurrently. We would also expect you to have experience of using research and data to make evidence-based judgements and decisions.

If you feel that you meet the requirements of this role, and are as passionate as we are about continuously improving our offer to our customers, we would welcome your application.

ABRSM offers its employees a range of benefits, including an interest-free season ticket loan and a contributory pension scheme.

For further details and to apply, please visit our careers site

Applications must be submitted online by 10am on 16 December 2016. 

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 11 January 2017.

For enquiries please contact Nicky Prentice

ABRSM is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect our workforce to share this commitment.