Job Reference: 2423
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion.
Camden is listening to everyone, including you.
We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
About the Team
The Camden Music Service aims to ensure that every child in Camden can engage with meaningful musical activities in or out of school, harnessing the opportunity of being in a world-class city for music and the arts.
Surrounded by exceptional music, musicians, and professional arts organisations, the Head of Music Service will lead the development and delivery of an ambitious Music Service, ensuring strong outcomes for young people across Camden and providing strategic support for schools.
You will shape the long-term strategic vision and delivery model for the Service. You have the opportunity to support many future generations of musicians, as well as enabling young people to develop the broader skills they need to flourish throughout their life.
The existing post holder is retiring in April 2024.
If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Katie Wetherill (email@example.com) to arrange this.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS. Please note Camden also offers the DBS update service.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting ‘www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories’.
To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential to be qualified to degree level, with music as a clear specialism either in a school or other professional musical setting. Additionally, you’ll hold Qualified Teacher Status or other appropriate teaching experience; and possess significant experience working with children and young people in schools or other relevant settings.
You will be an inspiring leader of music education with a vision for inspiring all Camden children and young people to engage in music. You will have the strategic leadership skills to successfully implement this vision across the borough, alongside an unconditional commitment to social justice and active promotion of equality of opportunity.
You will use your music education expertise to credibly develop strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including schools, parents, politicians, funders, and board members. Using your excellent team leadership, project management and financial planning skills, you will lead a core central team and large team of freelance instrumental teachers to deliver service excellence; and will ensure the team is equipped to deliver a busy annual programme as well as high-profile, large-scale events.
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Find out more about the full details of our benefits.
How to Apply
In keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.