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Head of Events Operations

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and passionate Head of Events Operations to join our team to play a leading, central and developing role in the planning and delivery of our growing portfolio of events and outreach work across the UK.

About Us

Our mission is to deliver good mental health and recovery through music. Tonic was founded in 2012 as a direct response to the lack of creative support for people experiencing mental health difficulties. It was founded upon the belief that participation in music and the arts can aid you in your recovery from mental illness. From our early events promoting mental health awareness, we now champion mental health action. By providing opportunities for people to participate in music and the arts, we directly support them on their journeys of recovery.​

Our Tonic Rider programme promotes good mental health in the music industry. Tonic Rider provides free training and support to music industry professionals, both remotely and at venues.

As the Tonic community keeps growing, we will continue providing creative mental health support to promote Recovery Through Music, while promoting good mental health in the music industry through the Tonic Rider programme.

Job Outline

The Head of Event Operations post will hold overall responsibility for the planning and delivery of all operational aspects of our in-house, outreach and contract events and our expansion of outreach work. The post-holder will be directly hands-on in this role for our major events and contracts and will oversee and guide the operational planning and delivery for smaller events. They will lead on event and fundraising strategy and project management and provide methodology, systems and working templates to ensure our ways of working are consistent and excellent. They will supervise, mentor and train a small event team and develop volunteer teams across the UK. The role requires being available to work onsite for our events which will include weekends and nights.

Hours Per Week: Full Time / 37 hours per week

Salary: TBN

Contract: Permanent (subject to satisfactory 6 month probationary period)

Days / Hours of Work: Flexible (to fit with needs of the service).

Evening and weekend work is a prerequisite of this post.

Place of Work: Home Working and onsite working across the UK.

Holiday Entitlement : 28 days Plus Bank Holidays

Pension: Staff Pension Scheme

Reports to: CEO / Board of Trustees


Applications for this position are now closed.

Our Core Values


We believe that participation in music and the arts can promote and sustain good mental health.


We champion a recovery-based approach for those experiencing poor mental health.


We believe in empowering people to create healthy environments that promote good mental health.


We advocate discussion, education and inclusion as a means to reducing stigma and breaking down barriers.​

Our Vision

We strive for an inclusive world where those experiencing poor mental health have the hope, support and respect they deserve.

Equal Opportunities

It is the policy of Tonic to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status. Furthermore, Tonic will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification that could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.


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