Director of Music

Ref: 5900

Perrett Laver

Faculty of Music’s building, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London

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Role Managed by:

Lucy Platts

Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6279


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 22/07/2022

Formal Interview Date: w/c 3rd October 2022

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance wishes to recruit a new Director of Music at a particularly exciting and significant time for the world-renowned conservatoire. Trinity Laban is one of the UK’s largest conservatoires and the only one which combines the disciplines of music and contemporary dance.

Situated in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and the Stirling Prize-winning Laban Building in nearby Deptford, Trinity Laban is a leader in the education of professional dance, music and musical theatre artists. A forward thinking and outstanding Higher Education Institution, our purpose is to advance the art forms of music and contemporary dance, seeking new means of artistic education and expression, embracing innovation, experimentation and excellence and bringing together talented performers and creators to train, perform, collaborate and research in inspiring spaces.

In the fast-changing world of higher education, the post of Director of Music at Trinity Laban is a hugely significant role in UK performing arts education. Building on Trinity Laban’s already well-established artistic and educational profile, the new Director of Music will make a significant contribution to our continuing mission to redefine the future of music education and training in the UK.  The role represents an exciting opportunity to maximise creative influence and innovative leadership and will suit an ambitious, versatile and talented individual with a well-established professional profile and extensive networks in the music world.  Proven interest and experience across our Faculty of Music’s distinctive portfolio, together with experience of leading effective change and promoting and encouraging organisational innovation, are all essential for this role.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of achievement and experience in successfully leading large teams and managing budgets at a senior level within a significant cultural or academic organisation. A persuasive communicator with an ability to influence by collaboration, authority and personality, our new Director of Music will inspire, engage and motivate through high levels of personal gravitas and integrity, joining the Trinity Laban Executive team in steering the Conservatoire to ever greater achievements as we take forward our ambitious aims.

Completed applications should be uploaded at quoting reference 5900. The closing date for applications is midday (BST) on Friday 22nd July 2022.

For informal inquiries please contact Lucy Platts on  

Closing date for applications, 22nd July 2022.  Formal interviews will be held in London during the week commencing 3rd October 2022.

Further information about Trinity Laban can be found at           

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. 

All of our taught programmes are validated by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  Research degrees are validated by City University, London. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No. 51090. Registered Charity No. 309998.




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