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Curriculum Lead

Join Our Team! Are you passionate about music education and dedicated to creating inclusive learning environments where every student can thrive? We are seeking a talented Curriculum Lead to join our dynamic team at Bury Music Service.

Bury Music Service
Bury, Greater Manchester
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Start Date
September 2024
Closing Date
17th May 2024
About Us

At Bury Music Service, we believe that music has the power to inspire, empower, and transform lives. Our mission is to provide high-quality music education opportunities that celebrate diversity, foster creativity, and cultivate a lifelong love for music in our community. We are committed to promoting equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work, ensuring that every student has access to the transformative benefits of music education.

Position Overview

As the Curriculum Lead within our Music Service, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and enhancing the music education curriculum offered to students within our schools. You will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum standards, ensuring alignment with national and local educational objectives while fostering creativity, inclusivity, and a love for music. By fostering collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, you will help us create meaningful learning experiences that resonate with students from all backgrounds and abilities.

As a member of our Senior Leadership team you will work directly with the Head of Service to continue to drive the organisation to excellence in Music Education.

Key Responsibilities

Curriculum Development:

  • Design, develop, and enhance music curriculum across all key stages and genres.
  • Incorporate innovative teaching methodologies, instructional materials, and technologies to enrich the learning experience.
  • Collaborate with educators, music professionals, and stakeholders to ensure curriculum relevance, effectiveness, and alignment with educational standards/requirements.
  • Deliver high quality music education in primary and secondary schools across the borough.

Assessment and Evaluation:

  • Establish assessment criteria, benchmarks, and evaluation tools to measure student progress, achievement, and programme effectiveness.
  • Analyse assessment data to identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to enhance curriculum delivery and student learning outcomes.

Professional Development:

  • Provide guidance, support, and professional development opportunities for music educators to enhance their pedagogical skills, content knowledge, and instructional practices.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and reflection among staff members to promote excellence in music education.

Community Engagement:

  • Cultivate partnerships with schools, community organisations, and cultural institutions to expand access to music education and enrich the cultural fabric of the community.
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders to identify needs, interests, and opportunities for program development and enrichment.

Advocacy and Outreach:

  • Advocate for the importance of music education and its benefits for students’ cognitive, social, and emotional development within the local community and beyond.
  • Engage with policymakers, funders, and advocacy groups to promote support for music education initiatives and secure resources to sustain and expand programming.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music
  • QTS
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, instructional design, and assessment within a music education context.
  • Proficiency in music theory, performance, and pedagogy across a variety of musical genres and instruments.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of national and local educational standards, policies, and trends in music education.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education, with a focus on serving students from diverse backgrounds and communities.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including Family leave, Holiday Pay, Pension, Music Mark Membership and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

Please complete an application form detailing your qualifications and experience related to the role of Curriculum Lead in a Music Education Hub. Applications should be sent to

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Closing Date:
17th May 2024
Week beginning 20th May 2024

About the Provider

Bury Music

Bury Music Service (strategic partner of the Greater Manchester Music Hub) is a not for profit music education organisation committed to delivering high quality music education and musical opportunities to children and young people in Bury.

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