We are hiring!

We are looking for an Administrator to join our small, friendly team.  

We are looking for a highly organised and responsible individual to oversee the smooth running of our charity office and procedures, providing clerical support to our Coordinator, Therapists, and Trustees.

We are a small charity, and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they are highly organised, able to multitask with ease and to work under their own initiative. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as very good interpersonal skills. They will be familiar with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.  They will have experience as an office administrator, secretary, or relevant administrative role.

It is a requirement that the Administrator works in our office at the Lee Jones Centre in Liverpool, L5, although working from home may be possible on an occasional basis by arrangement with the Coordinator.

Duration:   7 hours per week over 1 day or 2 half days.

Rate:  £12.00 per hour.

For a full job specification and an application form, please contact Mary Clayton at:


Closing date for applications: June 30th

We are hiring!

We are looking for a music therapist to join our team and work for one day a week in school term time. 

Hours per day: Six

Location: Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Setting: A community primary school for pupils who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. This is a small, caring school with a very good appreciation of therapeutic interventions. Reasons for referral to music therapy at the school include supporting pupils’ social, emotional and communication needs, improving self -esteem and reducing anxiety.

We are looking for a creative, sensitive, enthusiastic therapist with excellent communication skills and the ability to be musically playful. The successful candidate will have the skills and confidence to establish effective working relationships and therapeutic outcomes. Experience of working with children and young people who need additional emotional support is essential. Applications from newly qualified therapists will be considered.

The post will be on a self-employed basis. Sessional rate: competitive.

Management and administrative support will be provided as well as opportunities for CPD

Initial contract: Until December 2021, with the possibility of the contract being extended.

MusicPlace North-West is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to keeping them safe.  Applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and to be registered with the HCPC. Professional Indemnity Insurance is also a requirement of the post.

Closing date for applications is Friday March 25th @ 5pm

Interview date tba If you would like a job specification and an application form or if you would simply be interested in finding out more, please contact Mary Clayton at musicplacenw@gmail.com

We are hiring!

Do you have good organisational skills and an eye for detail?

Are you experienced in bookkeeping and the management of day-to-day financial tasks?

Would you like to provide support for our small but well established charity, which provides music therapy services and works to improve the wellbeing of children and adults in Merseyside and Cheshire.

This may be the opportunity for you!

We are looking for a Bookkeeper/Financial administrator to join our small, friendly team.

Hours: 4 hours per week

Salary: £12 per hour

This work can be done remotely from your own home.

For further details and a job specification please contact Mary Clayton at musicplacenw@gmail.com

Thanking the National Lottery Community Fund!

We would like to say a huge thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund for awarding us the funding to carry out our Music Together Project at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Chester where we will provide music therapy for patients receiving end of life care, respite care, outpatients attending the Living Well Centre at the hospice and their carers.

The difficult time of the Covid pandemic has meant less time with loved ones over the past year, and we are delighted to be able to offer this project to support some of the people most affected at this crucial time.  




We are recruiting volunteers to join our board of Trustees

We are looking for people with the following skills and experience:


Health and Social Care.

We need people with specific skills who are able to give some of their time to help us. You will have the opportunity to work closely with a small and friendly team and the chance to make a real difference to our charity.

Applications are particularly welcomed from people from the BAME community

The MPNW board of trustees meets five times a year, usually virtually and occasionally in our Centre in Liverpool. This opportunity is for an initial three-year term.

How to apply:

Contact Gill Miller (Chair of Trustees  gill.miller@aol.com ) or Mary Clayton (Coordinator musicplace@liverpool.ac.uk   ) if you would like to arrange an initial informal discussion, or alternatively, forward your letter of application and CV to musicplace@liverpool.ac.uk

Application deadline: Applications for this volunteer position can be submitted at any time.


We have been providing online music therapy sessions throughout the Covid Pandemic in order to continue to give support to our clients during these difficult times.

We are very grateful to everyone for their support this year.

Our Aviva Crowdfunder campaign raised a fantastic £1,439 (including Gift Aid). Many thanks to all our supporters who gave so generously and helped us set up our digital music therapy service.

In the summer we received the brilliant news of a Covid 19 Emergency Fund grant from the Steve Morgan Foundation. This grant helped us expand our digital service, including buying much needed equipment.

We were delighted to receive a grant from the National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund, part of the Government’s £750m support package for charities. This grant has helped us continue to develop the digital service and plan a new outreach programme. More news of this exciting project to follow!

It has also been wonderful to have had support from ‘LCR Cares’, the Liverpool City Region Covid 19 Community Support Fund (managed by Merseyside Community Foundation). This grant has helped us with the essential core costs of running our service and enabled us to provide music therapy sessions to a wide range of people, including face to face sessions where this has been possible. Music is a wonderful tool for bringing people together even whilst maintaining social distancing. There has been a big increase in the need for emotional and mental health support over the last year.


Our project ‘Music therapy online’

Hi everyone, one week left to reach our target!!

We are SO grateful to you all for supporting our Aviva Community Fund project ‘Music therapy online’ and for your generosity. One of our clients said recently ”Our lives would all be so much the poorer without this vital joining together through the wonderful language of music“.

Could you help us by sharing the link with your friends?



Our Aviva Community Fund Crowdfunder campaign

We recently launched a Crowdfunder campaign through the Aviva Community Fund scheme.

The campaign, entitled Music Therapy Online, is designed to enable us to expand our online  sessions and make them available to anyone who thinks they could benefit from such support. By providing online therapy, many more people can access our service, and from a wider geographical area.

We are so grateful to the people who have already signed up to support us and help us reach our funding target.

Please visit: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/music-therap for more information about how to support us and to donate to our campaign.

Thank you!

Many thanks indeed to all our kind supporters who’ve donated to our fundraising campaign .You are helping us provide on line music therapy sessions for vulnerable and isolated people. Thank you!

Fundraising Campaign

We’re fundraising through LocalGiving to help us sustain and adapt our music therapy services throughout Covid-19 social distancing measures for people needing support across the North West.

We are providing on line music therapy sessions for some of our service users.

The aim now is to expand the therapy sessions and make them available to anyone who feel they could benefit from such support.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

  • Donations

    MusicPlace North-West now have a Local Giving account for anyone wishing to donate financially towards our work. You can find our Local Giving page on the top bar under "donate"

    Thank you for your donation, we are a small charity so every penny really does count!

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