Sound Check Programme Lead Tutor role | Future Yard


Full-time 35 hours per week, Monday-Thursday 9-5pm (3-4 days). Monday evenings, plus potential additional evenings/weekends, as required.
Salary: £27,000 PA
Based at: Future Yard, 75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AB
Closing date: 11th March 2022
Interviews: from 17th March 2022

We are delighted to offer a unique opportunity to lead our successful Sound Check programme and a new Sound Check Traineeship, the result of a partnership between Future Yard CIC and The Learning Foundry. Sound Check provides young people with the opportunity to gain the skills and experience to pursue a career in the live music industry.

Are you an experienced live music sector professional? Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with young people? Do you want to join one of the most exciting new music organisations in the UK?

We are looking to recruit a Sound Check Programme Lead Tutor – in partnership with The Learning Foundry – to lead on the delivery of our Sound Check programme, as part of the expanding skills and training offer at Future Yard.

Based at Future Yard on Argyle Street in Birkenhead, Sound Check supports young people from all backgrounds to build their skills and knowledge in a real industry setting. The Sound Check Traineeship is open to those aged 16-24, living in or near Liverpool City Region. The programme is free for young people to access and designed as an alternative pathway into music industry careers, specifically targeted for those too often excluded from the sector.

We are looking for experienced live music industry professionals with equally good communication skills who aim to inspire and enthuse young people with a love of music and support them to build the skills for a future career in the live music industry. Successful candidates will have a wealth of experience within the live music industry, potentially some teaching experience (though this isn’t essential) and will demonstrate a desire to learn and to develop professionally. The ability to work on your own initiative, but also as part of a team to deliver collective success, is essential.

Additional teaching training will be provided by The Learning Foundry for an exceptional candidate without formal teaching qualifications.

Applicants with a background in live sound, lighting, event management and delivery are particularly of interest; though those with a background in other areas of live music are also encouraged to apply.

The programme will run across three-four days (Monday to Thursday daytimes) at Future Yard. The new team member will also work on the delivery of our Sound Check programme on Monday evenings and may be required to support learners at other times (potential evenings and weekends).

There is scope for the role to be combined with existing freelance/work commitments, and there is also scope to combine the role with future work within the Future Yard events and production team.

If you are an experienced live music industry professional who can demonstrate a passion to work with young people, are positive, creative and professional, we want to hear from you.

We are particularly looking for people who have:

  • a passion to support young people and adults to achieve their fullest potential, no matter what their background, starting point or situation.
  • at least 5 years’ professional experience within the live music industry.
  • a robust knowledge and experience of the workings of a grassroots live music venue.
  • experience of working with individuals who are not in employment, education or training and delivering employability qualifications.
  • recent assessing/teaching experience.
  • a minimum of grade C Mathematics and English or Level 2 Functional Skills.
  • be able to work as part of a dynamic team, across The Learning Foundry and Future Yard, with flexibility and an appetite to continually develop.
  • a strong awareness and understanding of Mental Health issues.

The post holder will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Applications must be made via The Regenda Group. The closing date for applications is 11th March 2022.



The Learning Foundry is owned by The Regenda Group, who are managing the application process.
If you would like to have an informal conversation ahead of application, please email Cath Hurley on