Social staff play a vital role on our residential courses. As well as creating a safe and stimulating environment in which our young musicians can explore and enhance their skills and passions, our friendly residential courses also help to broaden the social development of our young musicians. Social staff provide the pastoral care and the fun!

Thank you for having such wonderful and sensitive support and pastoral staff who really do understand these youngsters so well - in particular their giftedness, needs and foibles.

NCO Parent

The role involves looking after the young musicians while they are not in rehearsals and includes a variety of tasks – welcoming new arrivals, devising and helping with leisure time activities, supervising meals and more. Each course has approximately 11 social staff working together as a team. As our courses are held during the Easter and Summer school holidays we typically have a number of university students applying to be social staff; however, we welcome applications from anyone aged 19 or over.

We need people who can work well together using all their different skills and abilities to make a happy, effective team. At times it will be hectic so we need people with energy and the willingness to be flexible. A new member of social staff would always be mentored by a more experienced staff member during their first course.

If you think you have what it takes to be a friendly, responsible member of our social staff team then we would be delighted to hear from you. Please complete our application form and return it to us. Upon receipt of satisfactory references and clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service we will put you on our register.

Application Form