Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fwd: Head of Research Vacancy - Nordoff Robbins

Vacancy Head of Research

Salary: £38,254 pa plus £1,500 London Weighting pa

Location: London, NW5 1PQ

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person to
lead our small team of researchers (currently including researcher,
data analyst and a research assistant) in pursuing a portfolio of
research and impact evaluation activities which support the charity's
work across a wide range of settings across England and Wales.

Nordoff Robbins is the UK's largest provider of music therapy services
after the NHS. We train our own music therapists on our Master of
Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins): Music, Health, Society programme and
also run a music therapy MPhil / PhD programme (both of which are
validated by Goldsmiths, University of London): there are
opportunities for the post holder to contribute to each of these
programmes. The main focus of the post, however, is to lead and manage
a portfolio of research and impact evaluation activities which support
the work of the charity.

Given the attention to empirical detail and the focus on
personal-musical experience within the Nordoff Robbins tradition, as
well as the turn to the social in music therapy more generally in
recent years, we require the post holder to be particularly
experienced in qualitative methodologies. However, it is also
important that they are able to make use of quantitative methods and
to support researchers' work across the methodological spectrum.

We anticipate attracting applications from candidates whose PhDs and
subsequent research experience lies in the fields of music therapy,
music sociology, music psychology or other related fields.

The post has become vacant following the appointment of the current
post holder to a prestigious position at the Royal College of Music.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit the
careers section on our website:


Closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm Friday 13th October 2017.