Singer / Songwriters – and early years music facilitators For ‘Sing our Story’  – Groundswell Arts


Groundswell Arts is a not for profit organisation established in 2010 to develop inclusive and creative projects alongside and for educational and creative settings. We are seeking to employ freelance musicians and singer songwriters  – to work on our upcoming schools and early years programme  ‘Sing Our Story’

‘Sing Our Story’ is a newly rebranded version of our flagship programme ‘ The Lullaby Project’ which has been running since 2011 and has received funding from Youth Music to be rolled out and delivered for the coming three years in Haringey, Waltham Forest and Enfield.

The project is based on a specific methodology, which involves working directly with the parents and carers to compose songs for and about their children. It is designed to support families and involves a therapeutic, sensitive and bespoke approach to music making.

 In addition to the song writing process you will be leading families, young children (0-5) and practitioners in music making activities and sharing useful pedagogy to support parents with making music in their home.

 To ensure the quality of the programme musicians will be mentored and supported in their work throughout by Groundswell Arts and will attend training days and reflection meetings during the programme.

Applicants can read a report about this programme at

 Essential Requirements

·         The ability to compose lyrics and music in a quick turn around environment;

·         A proficient ability on an instrument e.g. Guitar, keyboard.

·         A willingness to sing;

·         An Ability to work with people from a range of backgrounds, cultures and circumstances;

·         Own and are willing to use you own instrument

·         The Ability to deliver a 20-30 min music session each session (Training given)


Non Essential Requirements

·         A technical knowledge of recording music (though this is included in training)

·         Have previous community music or early years music experience

·         Have worked / Trained in music therapy

The Successful candidate will:

·         Be committed to the values and ethos of Groundswell Arts

·         Have a sensitive personality, be understanding and a very good listener;

·         Have an interest in community and early years work;

·         Be a great communicator;

·         Have an interest in music for children and early years music pedagogy;

·         Be flexible and creative;

·         Organised and reliable;

·         A Willingness to learn


If successful applicants must be able to commit to an initial full day training date on September 9th 2019

Applicants must provide Groundswell Arts with a full DBS check or be prepared to have one carried out.


Applicants will receive a fee of  £1350 per  project

How to apply 

Please apply via email to with your C.V and short statement about why you would be interested in working with us and what you can bring to the role.

Closing dates for applicants 28th June 2019

We will be in touch with successful applicants to arrange interviews for 11th July

Groundswell Arts is an equal opportunities employer and we would be particularly interested in hearing from BAME candidates so that our delivery team represents the diverse communities we work with.

We look forward to hearing from you