Director of Music – Prep School

Date Posted: Monday 16 November 2020

Vacancy Type: full-time-term

Closing date for application: 30/11/2020

Interview date: 02/12/2020

Job Details

Fixed term for up to 4 ½ Terms (Maternity Cover)

Required for March 2021

Do you have a personal love of music, are passionate about learning and have the ability to inspire the same in others?  The Director of Music at the Prep School is a pivotal role, building musical foundations and enjoyment of music, identifying and nurturing young talent, and training young singers and instrumentalists.  Working both in class and through provision of quality extra-curricular activities, the post holder’s vision and management will create a climate that will enable every child to flourish.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of leading a high achieving department and success at training and conducting choirs, orchestras and bands.  With strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, the post holder will tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of students and support them to excel.

This is a temporary position for up to 4 ½ terms with a start date of March 2021.  Whilst ideally a full time role, some flexibility around hours and start date may be possible for an exceptional candidate.

In return we offer:

  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities
  • An opportunity to join our warm, vibrant and ambitious community
  • An extensive benefits package; free lunches, generous pension scheme, free life assurance
  • Competitive salary

To apply for this role please complete and return the Job Application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send this by email to our HR Department @ As the school is currently closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, we therefore ask that if for any reason you are unable to email your application to us and wish to deliver or post a hard copy of your application, please contact our HR team in the first instance to make arrangements to do this in order that we can ensure your application reaches us safely. You may incorporate further details, including your own bespoke CV if you wish, together with any observations on the job description you may have, along with your covering letter.

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 30 November 2020

Interviews will be held from Wednesday 2 December 2020

The High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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