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Brass Trainee Instrumental Teacher

£15,981 – £17,142 depending on experience

The candidate will carry out Whole Class Ensemble teaching with children and young people from across Nottingham City and gain a solid grounding in instrumental teaching and a recognised Level 4 teaching qualification as part of the Certificate for Music Educators programme.

Nottingham Music Service
Nottingham City
Contract Type
Full-Time Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
9th February 2022

This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and committed Brass Instrument specialists with relevant ability and aspirations to support this creative and ambitious organisation moving forward.

The successful applicant will be able to support excellent whole class music teaching in city schools, inspire and enthuse children in city ensembles and play a key role in promoting the service aim of providing exciting musical experiences for all children that connect with the many, not the few.

This post is a vital addition to our team and pivotal in developing a skilled workforce to deliver Whole Class Ensemble teaching, working with children and young people from across Nottingham City. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a solid grounding in instrumental teaching with practical training, learning on the job and the opportunity to gain a recognised Level 4 qualification (Certificate for Music Educators).

The Certificate for Music Educators is a key element of the trainee programme and progress will be reviewed throughout the year. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate appropriate progress by January 2023 to ensure continuation.

Key responsibilities:

  1. To work mainly as part of a team (with some individual work where appropriate) supporting the delivery of Whole Class Ensemble/In Harmony and other music programmes within Nottingham City,
  2. To support city music staff, class teachers, teaching assistants and others, and input into the planning of lessons, suitable for specific school circumstances, tying in to existing schemes of work and assessment procedures, and locating or adapting suitable resources
  3. To be part of a team supporting colleagues with area bands and other ensembles as appropriate
  4. To actively promote city ensembles such as Nottingham Music School and the area band network
  5. To attend staff development and training days, develop own skills in line with nationally recognised best practice and work towards gaining the Certificate for Music Educators.
  6. To take personal responsibility for looking after music service instruments in use during taught sessions and to observe and support staff in ensuring that children are taught safe handling, providing simple servicing, and coordinating with other members of the music service team where more extensive work is necessary
  7. To contribute to the city’s aim of providing exciting musical experiences for all children, that connect with the many not the few, and help to raise student and teacher motivation, achievement and self-esteem.

How to Apply

Visit our website here for more information and to fill out the Application Pack:

Candidates must send the completed application pack along with their CV and a cover letter to

Closing Date:
9th February 2022
Week commencing 21st February 2022
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