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Head of Woodwind

DOYRMS Band 7 starting from £29,473 per year (£22,611 pro rata) plus £6,337 per year DOYRMS allowance

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School seeks to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative individual to develop and enhance the Woodwind Teaching within the Music Department and provide expert tuition to students of all year groups learning woodwind instruments.

Employer
The Duke of York’s Royal Military School
Location
Dover, Kent
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Start Date
September 2024
Closing Date
12th July 2024 at 12:00

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School enjoys a generously resourced Music Department, which spans all aspects of school life; academic, co-curricular, military band, as well as supporting dance and drama productions. The 60 strong Military Band benefits from dedicated practice, time, and is at the heart of the School’s ethos, values, and tradition. The Military Band or its Drum Corps perform at numerous events within and outside of the School, providing the accompanying music at our weekly parades. The School’s military history and tradition continue through the advancement of wider music in the School with generous support from our sponsor, the MOD. The School invests in three instrumental staff teaching woodwind, percussion, and piano/organ.

We run a successful Military Band project, giving all Year 7 students the opportunity to learn how to play a military instrument for free. For students demonstrating great promise and expertise, we offer scholarships for the duration of Year 8, which present a pathway to join the Military Band at a minimum Grade 3 entrance level.

The School now seeks to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative individual to develop and enhance the Woodwind Teaching and to provide expert tuition to students of all year groups learning woodwind instruments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach woodwind lessons to students aged 11-18, prepare students for music examinations, including GCSE and A-Level exam preparation, as required.
  • Rehearse and prepare the woodwind students as required for School parades and other functions.
  • Be responsible for the stock control and routine maintenance of all the School’s woodwind instruments.
  • Attend, and if necessary, perform at all musical rehearsals and performances as directed by the Director of Music.
  • Keep records of student attendance and prepare individual reports on student progress each term.

Additional Responsibilities (Tutor/Co-Curricular)

  • Responsibility for the welfare of a tutor group of students within an allocated Boarding House.
  • Monitoring the academic, behaviour, and general progress of students in the tutor group.
  • On a week day duty: lunch with students of the House, supervise the House during supper time, and monitor prep time proactively.
  • Contribution to clubs, sports, and activities, outside teaching/ instruction time.

How to Apply

Completed application packs should be sent by email to the HR Department at Recruitment@doyrms.com as soon as possible.

Application forms can be downloaded from the school website. For detailed information and to review the full responsibilities and expectations associated with this role, please download the Candidate Pack and Job Description available on the School’s website.

CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date:
12th July 2024 at 12:00
Interviews:
August 2024

About the Provider

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18.

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