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Music and Entertainment Manager

London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

War Child looks forward to a world in which children’s lives aren’t torn apart by war. Our mission is to support and strengthen the protective environment for children who, as a result of conflict, live with a combination of insecurity, poverty and exclusion. We’re on the ground protecting children suffering the worst effects of war including child soldiers, victims of sexual violence and abduction, disabled children and street children. We’re keeping them safe, getting them into education and giving them the tools and support to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Purpose of the Role

We believe in the power of music to get our message across and we’ve put on the most prestigious and memorable gigs in history to improve and change the lives of all children affected by war across the world.

War Child has a proud heritage of using music to raise our profile and income. In preparing for the next stage of our growth we are looking to increase and diversify our music income in a sustainable way. This will include a major focus on developing new fundraising concepts, relationships and events while maintaining and developing our current music event portfolio.

The Music & Entertainment Manager role is crucial for our award-winning and creative Fundraising Division, in helping to raise funds to enable this rapid growth and expansion of our impact. We are looking for an exceptional, dynamic and creative candidate to play a lead role in reaching our fundraising targets of £20million by 2019 and in delivering a new innovative strategy which will expand across all entertainment streams.

Key Responsibilities

o Work with the Head of Entertainment and Development to deliver a new entertainment strategy alongside the Music Events Specialist.

o Contribute to War Child’s five year strategy by delivering and exceeding all business objectives and targets including financial target of £1million.

o Deliver and exceed annual target of £250,000 from new brand partnerships, sponsorships and content from concept creation, pitching through to delivery.

o Download the War Child Application Pack and complete the Application Form from our website ( (*Please note that individual CVs will not be accepted).*

o All completed application forms must be sent to to reach War Child by Sunday 22rd November 2015 at 5.00pm.

o First stage interviews will be held on Thursday 26th November 2015.

o Second stage interviews for selected candidates will be held during week commencing on Tuesday 1st December 2015. At the second interview, candidates will meet with some of the wider War Child team and will also be expected to complete a short assessment test.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: War Child - United Kingdom
  • Location: London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-22

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