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We’re Hiring: Awards Administrator

We’re hiring for a full time Awards Administrator on a fixed term 12-month maternity cover contract starting from 12th April 2021. 


The Awards Administrator supports the delivery of The Ivors Academy’s presentations of Ivor Novello Awards. 

Ivor Novello Awards are currently presented annually at The Ivors (in September to mainly recognise songwriters and screen composers) and at The Ivors Composer Awards (in December to recognise classical and jazz composers, and sound artists) with additional, occasional, presentations of an Academy Fellowship. 

Reporting to the Awards Manager it is a pivotal support role delivering the Academy’s high profile award projects that ensure the organisation publicly celebrates the creative excellence of UK songwriters and composers.

Responsibilities include the delivery of each award project’s call for entries, organising and administrating our awards committee meetings and supporting the delivery of successful judging across each award project. Event administration from processing ticket applications, managing invoicing and supporting event management as required. Asset acquisition and supporting digital engagement projects. Carrying out research and accurate awards data management via the Academy’s CiviCRM system.

We’re seeking a project administrator who is a proactive team player and has experience of working remotely. The following skills & competencies are also required: 

  • Strong administration skills demonstrating a high level of attention to detail and experience of accurate data administration. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse audience. Experience of a high level of customer service. 
  • Knowledge of UK songwriting and contemporary composition community and interest in music industry practices. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and see tasks through to completion. 
  • High level of computer literacy with experience of Microsoft Office, data management systems (CRM), wordpress and demonstrable knowledge of remote meeting software, such as Zoom, for delivering multi-faceted meetings. 
  • Good understanding of financial processes and compliance. 
  • Event administration experience.


£24,000 per annum


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this role is currently remote working with a view to both office and events-based work as and when governmental restrictions allow. As such, this role would suit a candidate who is based in London. Additionally, a membership of a co-working space in Central London will be provided as part of your employment.


11.59pm 28th February 2021


th April 2021

To apply please send a covering letter, outlining your interest and suitability for the role, and a current CV to Fran Matthews, Director of Awards : fran@ivorsacademy.com


The Ivors Academy exists to support, protect and celebrate music creators in the UK. We are the independent professional association representing songwriters and composers in all genres, whether they create song, symphony or sync. We can trace our history back over 70 years. And we are entirely self-funded, relying on the continued support of our members and partners to carry on our work. Music is the most profound, enduring and popular of art forms. It crosses all borders, conveys all emotions, and touches all people. None of the music that the world loves exists until brilliant songwriters and composers create it. We represent, support, protect and celebrate the creators of music.

Our Ivor Novello Awards are the ultimate accolade for songwriting and composition in the industry. The Ivors mainly celebrate the talents of songwriters and screen composers, whilst The Ivors Composer Awards celebrate music creators in the classical, jazz and sound art fields. 

We campaign together nationally and internationally to ensure that the rights of our members are protected, especially as our industry continues to rapidly change. And we cultivate talent, developing a community across the country in which our members share their valuable knowledge, creators cross-pollinate and collaborate, and all voices are heard. We guide new talent entering the industry and continue to encourage our members as they progress to greater successes. 

We are the champions of music creators. We are The Ivors Academy.


Our values are that we’re inclusive, respecting and championing difference and diversity; generous in our time, experience and understanding of each other; focused on cultivating, celebrating and campaigning for our members; proud of our role and heritage while constantly staying relevant and forging new innovations; and we demonstrate integrity through our actions, words and commitments.

The role of Awards Administrator requires dependability and flexibility in working approach at different phases of each project. Sensitivity and a respect and adherence to codes of confidentiality. A desire to see projects through to a high standard from initiation to completion. 


We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion or belief.  

We particularly encourage applications from the following under-represented groups and communities identified within our industry to join The Ivors Academy team: black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQI+ communities.  


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