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Instrumental Teacher

£17.55 to £24.61 per hour

As part of Children’s Services, Hertfordshire Music Service offers first class musical opportunities to thousands of young people in the county. We are an award winning service, recognised for our innovative and successful approach to holistic music education.

Hertfordshire Music Service Pay Scale.

To commence September 2017.

Progression up the pay scale is through successful annual Appraisal.
Part-time, hourly paid posts will be available for suitable applicants.
In special circumstances full time positions may be considered.
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed teachers of all instruments who are interested in joining our successful instrumental and vocal team. We have an extensive Whole Class Ensemble Teaching programme (First Access) and encourage all new teachers to include this in their work.
We offer a broad and diverse programme of activities including informal / community music and song writing workshops. For a fuller description go to
We are particularly interested in applications from teachers in the following areas:

• Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (First Access)
• Teaching of special educational needs and disabilities or vulnerable children and young people
• Workshop leaders interested in working in youth and community settings
• Some supported training may be available for less experienced applicants

If you are applying for whole class teaching you need to support your application with a video of your work either online or DVD.
If you do not hear from us by Sunday 23rd April this means that you have not been shortlisted for interview.
Hertfordshire Music Services uses safe recruitment practices for all posts.

Hertfordshire Music Service
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
7th April 2017

To provide instrumental/vocal tuition to young people in schools, music centres and other Music Service approved settings.

Principal Accountabilities

The main responsibilities are:
• To teach children and young people both in groups and on a one-to-one basis to play a musical instrument/voice
• To teach or direct larger groups of children, including groups in the First Access programme and ensembles or vocal groups
• To plan and prepare courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes and assessment plans
• To assess pupils’ progress and achievements and provide for parents/carers and schools, written and oral assessments, reports and references relating to pupils at least once a year
• To promote the general progress and wellbeing of individual pupils and groups assigned to the teacher
• To participate in meetings to plan and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning and regularly review methods of teaching and programmes of work
• To participate actively in self-evaluation, performance management and Continuing Professional Development
• To maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety, in schools, music centres and other settings
• To participate in meetings arranged by the Music Service which relate to the instrumental curriculum, or the administration or organisation of the Music Service, including pastoral arrangements
• To supervise and teach pupils for the Music Service as directed when the regular teacher is not available to teach them
• To participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for public examinations, including grade and GCSE/ A-level examinations and in assessing pupils for the purposes of such examinations, to record and report such assessments and participate in the preparation of pupils’ presentations and supervision during grade examinations where agreed.
• To provide clear pathways of learning for pupils, ensuring that the pupils are involved in appropriate ensembles and performing opportunities; to feed pupils into music centre and county activities, workshops, performances, holiday courses and taster sessions etc.
• To register the attendance of pupils and supervise pupils, whether these duties are to be undertaken before or during music sessions
• To contribute actively as part of the music centre team. This may include participation in the centre’s activities, such as in a Saturday Morning Music School, or directing an ensemble or music class during the evening
• To support schools and music centres by contributing to concerts, open evenings and parents’ evenings
• To undertake any other reasonable task related to instrumental teaching that is required by the Music Service, which may include pastoral duties when appropriate
• To submit data on pupils and activities to a Music Service administration base on request.

How to Apply

Please send your CV to

Closing Date:
7th April 2017
Tuesday 2nd May to Friday 12th May 2017
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