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Cover Pool Teachers – Durham Music Service

£18,169 - £36,961 pro rata to hours worked

Durham Music Service requires a pool of temporary instrumental staff, to be used to cover staff absence.

Applications will be welcomed from all disciplines. Durham Music Service provides lessons and programmes in the following main teaching areas :

• Upper Strings (violin/viola)
• Lower Strings (cello/double bass)
• Woodwind (flute/clarinet/sax plus double reed in some schools)
• Brass
• Guitar and Ukulele
• Percussion
• Piano and Keyboard
• Curriculum (EYFS to KS2)
• Singing

Durham County Council
Your normal place of work will be Ushaw College, but you may be required to work at any location within County Durham and Darlington.
Closing Date
6th June 2021

Durham Music Service is the lead partner in the Music Education Hub for County Durham and Darlington.

We are keen to invite applications from teachers who wish to be involved in delivering both whole class ‘First Access’ programmes and small group tuition. The job involves travel across County Durham /Darlington Borough and candidates must be able to meet this provision.

The service is committed to safeguarding children. All candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and safety of children and young people. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of two supportive references and a successful DBS check.

The County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community

Further details are available from Durham Music Service, please email or if you wish to speak informally about the role and/or your application please contact Carolyn Norris (Deputy Head) via e-mail at

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 14 June 2021 remotely via Microsoft Teams

Required qualifications: Applicants must have a recognised music performance qualification (Grade 8 or equivalent) on their principal instrument.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

How to Apply

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team via e-mail at or

Closing Date:
6th June 2021
Week commencing 14 June 2021 remotely via Microsoft Teams
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