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Lead Teacher for Percussion

Up to £34,523 FTE

West Sussex Music is seeking a dedicated, dynamic and experienced visiting music teacher to join a specialist team that provides high quality support to Percussion and Drum Kit teachers across West Sussex. This new role involves regular teaching responsibilities in an area of the County, at a Saturday morning Music Centre and one day per week of leadership time

West Sussex Music
West Sussex
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent, Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
9th July 2018

You will have the opportunity to enhance and develop your career within a forward-thinking music hub and be involved with all areas of our educational delivery. This includes ensemble & sectional direction, together with a mix of beginner, intermediate and youth level tuition, in addition to WCET first access programmes, as well as supporting the development of West Sussex Music’s renowned County Ensembles and enrichment programme for gifted and talented students.

This post may be offered on a full-time or part-time basis.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following essential attributes:

• Outstanding and creative orchestral percussion practitioner with high expectations for pupils and colleagues
• A confident instrumental performer
• Ability to direct instrumental ensembles at all ability levels
• Belief in the benefits of an holistic approach to music education
• Effective communicator with colleagues, schools and pupils
• Highly organised, hardworking and a professional role model
• Dedicated team player who is willing to contribute to the success of West Sussex Music
• A positive, proactive individual able to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new ideas
• Commitment to furthering their own continuing personal development
• Understanding of recent developments in music education and pedagogy

Benefits include:

• Up to £34,523 FTE (dependent on skills and experience)
• Teachers’ pension
• Business mileage between schools
• Continuing professional development opportunities
• The support of a great team

West Sussex Music is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will always be taken up in advance of interview, and we may contact other previous employers for references.

How to Apply

Application forms are available to download on our ‘Working for West Sussex Music’ page at:
For further information contact or telephone 08452 082 182.

Closing Date:
9th July 2018
Friday 13 July (3pm onwards)
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