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Head of Music Service

Owing to the retirement of the existing post- holder, we have an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced music educator to join a prestige service based in the heart of London where legacies are made within the community we serve.

Camden Council
£45,504 – £52,786 per annum
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
10th April 2019

Directorate: Supporting People
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Job Level 5 Zone 1

Permanent, full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
Visit our website for information on Camden’s flexible working options

The role
Owing to the retirement of the existing post- holder, we have an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced music educator to join a prestige service based in the heart of London where legacies are made within the community we serve. This is a permanent role working on a full time basis and starting as soon as possible.
This is an exceptional service that has a history of excellence in music education. The successful applicant will lead the service so this job will be demanding. However, music is strong within Camden and currently every school in the borough engages with the service.
The Music Service organises instrumental tuition in the majority of Camden schools, runs 37 borough ensembles and choirs as well as two Saturday music centres. It organises regular performances including the bi-annual Schools Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall and works in partnership with professional arts organisations.
If you are an exceptional music educator and wish to be considered for this opportunity in education and training as head of service and wish to receive a full job description please submit an up to date copy of your CV as soon as possible.

About you
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a music related discipline and able demonstrate up to date knowledge of national policy and strategies for music education. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience of line managing a team within an education environment.
You will need to have a good understanding of strategic planning and policy development, best practice in music teaching and learning and confident in managing traded services and budgets to desired outcomes. If this sounds like your next big opportunity, then please apply.
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role before applying, please contact us at
This post will require an enhanced DBS check.

About Camden
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to Apply

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at

Closing dates for applications: 10 April 2019 until 23:59
Please quote reference: 1900007Y

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 15 April 2019 and 20 May 2019.

Closing Date:
10th April 2019
w/c 22 April 2019
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