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Area Manager West and Coastal

£39,957 - £43,620 p/a (Scale L) 37 hours per week

Norfolk County Council are recruiting for an Area Manager West and Coastal to work with Norfolk Music Service. The post holder will further the Music Service's detailed and insightful knowledge into the area’s demographic and help to meet the different needs, varying engagement strategies and wide ranging musical aspirations and experiences of the various localities.

Norfolk County Coucil
Professional Development Centre (Norwich)
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
30th April 2018

Norfolk Music Service sits within Educator Solutions, a not-for-profit trading enterprise, wholly owned by Norfolk County Council. The Music Service acts as the lead organisation for Norfolk Music Education Hub: a partnership of over 100 organisations, coming together to provide the best possible music education for the children and young people of Norfolk. Since the change in leadership of the organisation in September 2016, there has been a real appetite for increased partnership working which has created opportunities for development of the core offer and scope for expansion of the types of activities we present. The Music Service needs to continue to facilitate high quality teaching and learning and demonstrate excellent value for money whilst improving upon the breadth of offer and forging lasting relationships with schools, partners and stakeholders.

In order that the Music Service can provide the most appropriate types of musical opportunities throughout the county, it is important that we have a detailed and insightful knowledge into the area’s demographic. All of our localities have very different needs, varying engagement strategies and wide ranging musical aspirations and experiences. The Music Service have now identified the need for a locality-based approach and, as a result, need to implement a number of strategies to engage with these diverse communities. We have a large team of committed and talented Instrumental Music Teachers and as Area Manager, you will have direct responsibility of overseeing and supporting some of this team. You will play a large part in the operational running of the service as an integral member of the senior management team, Head of Music Service, 2 Area Managers and a Strategic Hub Development Manager.

Under the direction of the Head of Music Service the main duties of the post will include:

· Maintaining and developing a cohesive, strategic overview of your geographical area ensuring quality music provision in relation to local need

· Contributing to the leadership, management and operational running of the Music Service as a whole

· Supporting schools by informing the overall strategic offer and nurturing networks to build and improve upon current buy-back levels

· Managing a team of peripatetic tutors, deploying them throughout the locality and maintaining an overarching view of activity

· Retaining a proportion of direct contact teaching time in order to inform and maintain the high standards of teaching and learning across the county

· Fully engaging with the Norfolk Music Hub and contributing to the development of the Hub offer at a local level through partner liaison and raising the Hub’s profile in schools

To be shortlisted for interview your application will clearly evidence:

· Substantial current music education experience in school and music service settings

· A proven track record of developing and implementing strategies to raise the standards of teaching and learning

· Expertise in effectively managing and motivating teams to achieve substantial service improvements

· Experience of line managing teams of staff including setting targets and managing performance

· Clear knowledge and understanding of current music education issues

· Knowledge of the new National Curriculum in Music and how Music Education Hubs contribute to the overall national music education picture

How to Apply

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Alison Corfield, Head of Music Service on

For further details and to apply visit:

Please quote job reference: 30587 CHAE


Norfolk County Council welcomes applicants irrespective of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We are committed to supporting flexible working practices for our employees.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date:
30th April 2018
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