Join Us – Practitioner Bank

NOTE: COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we work, but we are still keen to hear from prospective Music Leaders. Now more than ever we need talented and passionate people to be part of the SoCo family, helping us reach people to support their wellbeing and their musical journeys.

SoCo is a trusted community music organisation – and we’re only as good as our Music Leaders, so we really value the people we work with. We care about how people experience music and how it can benefit their lives. If you’d like to join us then read on, and please take a look at our Charter here.

SoCo Music Project is about quality and innovation as well as fun and inspiration.

At SoCo Music Project we believe that music is a powerful connector that we use to inspire our participants, young and old, and those that face challenges in their lives. SoCo Music Project is currently transitioning to become a charity; developing skills, health and wellbeing of our participants and improving lives is our main focus. We use music to help support, develop and empower people to enrich their lives and enhance a sense of self and community – especially those people who may be vulnerable in some way. We help build confidence, hope and resilience. Music is just the starting point…

At the heart of everything we do are our Music Leaders, who believe in the power of what they do. With a community music approach, we employ people who are passionate about helping people use music in their lives to progress, develop and make a positive difference.

SoCo Music Project Music Leaders come from all kinds of backgrounds – some are academic with degrees or doctorates in music. Others have followed less conventional paths, may be self-taught and some may have successfully used music to overcome problems in their own lives. Others are professional musicians in their own right.

So does that sound like you? Would you like to apply to join the SoCo Music Project Music Leader Pool and be considered for work?

Click on the links below to download/view the documents you need (plus there’s a form below if you just want to send us some quick details):

Job Description
Person Specification
Music Leader Registration Form
SoCo Music Project Manifesto

If you’re interested in joining us as a Music Leader, please be aware that work is very much dependant on the projects that we have funding for. If you join SoCo’s ‘Music Leader Pool’ and are considered for selection only when our funding provides opportunities to deliver new music making sessions.  This means that even after a successful application, you may not get work straightaway.

If you feel you’re right for our team, complete a Music Leader Registration Form and return with a covering letter to SoCo Music Project by email to or drop us a message through the form below (you can attached a completed registration form or CV through this form too).

As well as your musical abilities, it’s essential you include your experience and skills in engaging and working creatively with children and young people or vulnerable adults.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

    Communication Preference

    Preferred user groups (You can select more than one)
    Early YearsPrimarySecondaryYoung AdultsAdultsOlder People

    How much experience of delivering music activity do you have?

    Any specific areas of interest?
    SEN/DYouth JusticeSubstance MisuseMental HealthEducationCommunity Learning