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Instrumental/Vocal Teachers, Whole Class Ensemble Teachers and Ensemble Leaders

£21.92 - £29.52 per hour

To meet increasing demand across the county, Hertfordshire Music Service is currently seeking to expand its pool of inspiring instrumental/vocal music teachers in many different instruments.

Hertfordshire Music Service (Hertfordshire County Council)
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent, Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
27th April 2022

To meet increasing demand across the county, Hertfordshire Music Service is currently seeking to expand its pool of inspiring instrumental/vocal music teachers in the following areas and instruments:

  • Countywide
    • Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET) Leaders for Ukulele, Strings, Brass and Woodwind
  • West (includes Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans)
    • Lower Strings
    • Piano
    • Guitar (all styles)
    • Brass
    • Woodwind
    • Percussion
  • East (includes Hitchin, Stevenage, Hatfield, Bishops Stortford, Hertford/Ware and Broxbourne)
    • Upper Strings
    • Percussion
    • Guitar (all styles)
    • Piano
    • Woodwind
    • Voice

We are seeking vibrant music tutors to use their experience and professional expertise to change the lives of children through music. Appointments will be made with a minimum number of hours, but we encourage and support all new teachers to expand and grow this work.

Why join Hertfordshire Music Service?
  • We improve the lives and life chances of children and young people in Hertfordshire and believe every child has a musical voice that deserves to be nurtured.
  • We are a values driven organisation at the forefront of innovative inclusive music tuition development and receive valuable support from Hertfordshire County Council, other funders and stakeholders.
  • We support the professional development of teachers from the start with a paid induction process that allows new teachers to develop their skills straight away.
  • We encourage our staff to be proactive and enable them to grow their own work through paid projects like our ‘Get Playing’ project.
  • There are numerous opportunities to explore a variety of different aspects to music education through the wide range of musical provision we deliver.

The role can involve individual, shared, and small group teaching, whole class teaching and ensemble direction. Work can take place during the school day, evenings, and Saturday mornings with the option of additional work on school holiday courses. This role may involve travel between agreed locations and therefore having your own vehicle is preferred, but not essential.

Our new teachers must be able to commit to deliver 33 teaching weeks over the academic year. Working hours will be agreed together with HMS. Your pay will be determined on the HMS pay scale (to be discussed on appointment). Teachers can progress higher up the pay scale through successful performance management.

About Hertfordshire Music Service

Hertfordshire Music Service (HMS) believes that all of Hertfordshire’s children and young people, regardless of background or circumstances, have the opportunity to discover or develop their unique musical voice and express themselves through the language of music.

For over 40 years Hertfordshire Music Service has successfully delivered musical opportunities to generations of young people throughout the county. The service is now one of the largest in the country with many thousands of young people involved in our weekly musical activities, supported by over 450 teachers.

HMS is a team of passionate musicians, teachers and educators who care deeply about enabling young people to experience the benefits of a high-quality music education. We deliver the incredible musical, personal and social outcomes that come from learning a musical instrument week in, week out.

Our 12 music centres across the county are local musical community hubs with the ambition of providing engaging, life-long music education as well as a wider variety of activities including music technology, music production and youth leadership opportunities.

Safeguarding, diversity & equality

Hertfordshire Music Service and Hertfordshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

How to Apply

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Closing Date:
27th April 2022
4th May 2022 to 6th May 2022
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