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Head of Music

£59,644 - £65,608

This is an exciting opportunity for a flexible, responsive and innovative colleague to take on the leadership of the music service in Leeds. ArtForms Music is the lead partner in the highly successful Leeds Music Education Partnership (the Music Education Hub for Leeds).

Leeds City Council
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
10th January 2020

Our vision is for Leeds to be the UK’s best city by 2030. An essential part of this ambition is being the best city for children and young people to grow up in – to study, work and play. The further development of cultural education in the city is a key element of this ambition and ArtForms Music is passionate about enabling all children and young people to have access to high quality music education.

This post will be of interest to you if you have:

  • A passion for music education
  • Significant experience in developing and delivering high quality music education
  • excellent communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • a high degree of energy, enthusiasm and commitment to raising levels of achievement for children and young people.
  • A forward-looking and entrepreneurial mind set and experience of strategically managing a large budget.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful Employer and a Disability Confident Employer.

How to Apply

For an initial discussion regarding this role please contact Kevin Paynes (Learning Improvement Team) on
07891 270237 or at

To apply for this job, please submit an application via the Leeds City Council website below.

Interviews are scheduled for late January 2020.


Closing Date:
10th January 2020
Late January
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