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WAR CHILD (Events), SAVE THE CHILDREN (Liaison), KOBALT (Distrib.)

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Employer: WAR CHILD
Location: UK – LONDON
Salary: £37,985 – £42,939 PER ANNUM, DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
Date Posted: Oct 23rd 2018

The Music and Events Specialist (FTC, 12 months) is a specialist role and key player in War Child’s wellknown Music and Events team.

The Music and Events team creates powerful experiences that bring people together to inspire and entertain and is driving War Child’s place as one of the leading charities within the UK music industry.

Building on War Child’s 25-year history of working with the best from UK music, the Music and Events Specialist will use their network and live events experience to deliver a portfolio of creative, innovative and income generating events for War Child.

Based in London, the post-holder will have exceptional relationship management skills, strengthening and growing our relationships within the music industry and showcasing the power of music to do good.

The ideal candidate will be able to start by early December in order to get up to speed ahead of our flagship BRITS Week shows in February.


War Child, the charity for children affected by war. We are the only specialist charity for children in conflict, delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and Yemen.

We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution – from supporting Syrian children to access education, to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and upholding the rights of children caught up in juvenile justice in Afghanistan.

We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers.


Using their networks and specialist expertise of the music industry, the Music and Events Specialist will work with the Head of Music and Events to develop a portfolio of live events and other fundraising products that leverage our relationship with the music industry to raise valuable funds for War Child.

The Music and Events Specialist is responsible for being a key liaison with the music industry, stewarding our relationships with some of our highest profile supporters.

They will use their creativity and commercial know-how to approach new partners and develop and deliver some of our highest profile live events ultimately cultivating War Child’s unique support to raise funds via the music industry.


  • Accountable for delivering live events safely in line with the concept, plan and budget; using your learning and expertise to contribute to an overall balanced portfolio of live music events for the department.
  • Responsible for identifying and putting forward appropriate and viable opportunities and new partnerships for the music industry to further support our work and raise valuable funds.
  • Act as an ambassador for War Child within the UK music industry, building and maintaining strong relationships with, artists, labels, sponsors, promotors, media partners, venues and agents, amongst others. Manage multiple relationships across all levels of seniority whilst being able to negotiate their support for War Child. Steward key relationships with high profile supporters that are long-lasting and raise profile and funds for War Child.
  • Work with other Fundraising and Marketing teams and global War Child agencies to identify and deliver ways in which the music industry can enhance their work.
  • Build and maintain strong internal relationships with departments such as Press and PR, Digital and Advocacy so that they maximise the value of our music industry partners to War Child.
  • Recruit, manage and develop the Music and Events Officer to provide assistance in delivering the team plan, with a particular focus on ensuring that the post-holder builds their own profile and network within the UK music industry.
  • Responsible for ensuring our events and products are delivered safely and their brand identity is protected and enhanced
  • Create, develop and manage media, brand and sponsorship partnerships for our live events, ensuring that War Child’s intellectual property, creative assets and rights are reasonably used in line with our Brand Guidelines and Communication Policy
  • Ensure that relevant data about our supporters, events and products is captured to feed a culture of learning and continuous improvement within the team
  • These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.


  • Networked within the UK music industry with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with artists, labels, sponsors, promotors, media partners, venues and agents, amongst others
  • Expert in the workings of the music industry including key figures in the industry, promotional and touring cycles, artist marketing campaigns and market trends
  • Experienced in producing and delivering sector-leading live music events that are proven to deliver against their concept, budget and plan and manage risk appropriately in order maintain War Child’s reputation
  • A highly competent negotiator with the ability to negotiate successful agreements with artists, labels, sponsors, promotors, media partners, venues and agents, amongst others
  • Able to work effectively as a team leader within a fast-paced event delivery environment, with the ability to quickly problem solve, make logistical decisions to maintain the integrity of an event and stay calm under pressure
  • Able to meticulously plan and budget for events as well as manage your workload and your team’s workload to meet deadlines, manage priorities and hit targets
  • Able to recruit, develop and manage line reports, empowering them to deliver against the annual plan and budget
  • A confident presenter with the ability to pitch War Child passionately, concisely and professionally to potential supporters across all levels within the UK music industry
  • Always demonstrating a passion for music, proactively meeting contacts and willing to attend events in the evenings and weekends


Our work with children to keep them safe is the most important thing we do.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children in all areas of our work.

Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Samantha Robertson, Acting Head of Music and Events,



Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • A satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check
  • Receipt of three satisfactory references
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK (roles based in London only)

Location: UK – LONDON
Salary: £44,000
Date Posted: Nov 6th 2018

Save the Children’s Fundraising and Marketing department, fights for children every single day. Inspiring millions of people, from individuals to large corporates, to support our quest for change.

As Senior Artist Liaison Manager you will be a core part of the Brand Marketing department, responsible for recruiting, managing and developing high profile supporters, influencers and ambassadors to deliver passionate advocates, audience, cut through and brand reach for Save the Children. You will also be accountable for developing creative and innovative strategies delivering STC’s core objectives and helping teams to deliver their work to help change the future for children. In addition you will:

  • Be accountable for delivering significant marketing and communication initiatives involving celebrities – to both UK and global strategic AL objectives
  • Work independently with autonomy to provide leadership and high-level expertise around mission critical, key organisational moments plus other projects and activities
  • Organise international programme visits, liaising with the programme and other relevant teams to deliver to high professional standards, including clear briefing packs and schedules
  • Write and present inspiring proposals for artists, agents, managers and publicists, translating and defining the right pitch for the right potential ambassador.

To be successful you will have extensive experience of working with talent and the decision makers associated with them. You must be an expert in your field and have worked with artists and Digital Influencers who have both global and domestic reach. High level negotiation, influencing and networking skills are essential, as is the ability to pitch and secure involvement of new talent, through written approaches and one-to-one meetings. In addition, you will have:

  •  Significant experience setting strategic direction, driving creative ideation, plus planning & project managing of influencer activity
  • High level project management, planning and prioritisation skills to manage a varied workload for yourself and your team
  • Comprehensive knowledge of media and marketing markets, including tabloid, news and current affairs and demonstration you can deliver PR and social cut through
  • A proven ability to work reactively, spotting opportunities presented by external events and acting quickly to take advantage of them
  • A ‘Black book’ of personal contacts across Digital Influencer talent, celebrities, management, PRs and other.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 20th November 2018

Location: UK – LONDON
Date Posted: Oct 26th 2018

Our incredible Neighbouring Rights team has come a long way since the start. The team is close-knit and dedicated and is in need for a tech-savvy, detail focused individual to help manage the end to end royalty & accounting process.

Working in the heart of the City overlooking the Thames, this role is highly data-focused in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment, but in return you will be given the opportunity to add value and improve our royalty processes so we can continue to build the music services company of tomorrow. Besides being keen on systems and the tech side of the industry, you are a problem solver, graceful under pressure and a creative thinker.

Our Neighbouring Rights team prides itself on its bespoke, robust service to clients, drawing on secondary data to test reporting by collecting societies and negotiating the complex distribution policies and qualifying criteria in order to maximize revenues to artists such as Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Passenger, Icona Pop, John Newman, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Red Hot Chili Peppers to mention a few.

Working at Kobalt, you will help empower creators in today’s complex and change the music landscape – ideal for someone with an incredible drive, enthusiasm & of course, a passion for music!


  • Ensuring the timely receipt of incoming royalty statements & payments from our society partners
  • Converting, importing & processing incoming statements mainly using Excel
  • Matching royalties accurately to our internal database (sometimes 2-3 weeks solid so you need to be ok with repetitive tasks from time to time)
  • Investigating royalty identification issues & initiating royalty queries with societies
  • Assisting with the generation of royalty statements to our clients to strict deadlines
  • Providing intelligent data manipulation & analysis using Excel


…numeracy skills & experience manipulating large sets of data in Excel

…tech savvy and finds it easy to learn & adapt to new systems

…outstanding written and verbal communication with a good eye for detail

…ability to prioritize, self-start, chip in and meet tight deadlines

…worked proactively in high-pressure, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment

…a ”hard & smart” approach to work and a roll up sleeves and get it done mentality

…a love for helping teammates achieve their own goals too

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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