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Lead Tutor for Music Academy

£9,260.80 pro rata (02.73 FTE of £33922.38)

Cognus is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Lead Tutor for Music Academy. This role will report to the Head of Music Service and collaborate with core team members to develop all areas, creating an inclusive service that helps every young person in the London Borough of Sutton make, be inspired by, and celebrate the music they love.

Employer
Cognus Limited- Sutton Music Service
Location
Carshalton
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
9th May 2021

1. JOB SUMMARY:

a) Collaborate with the Music Service core team members to develop all areas, creating an inclusive service that helps every young person in the London Borough of Sutton make, be inspired by, and celebrate the music they love.
b) To deliver the Music Education Hub Core and Extension roles, as outlined in the National Plan for Music Education. Ensure that children and young people in the London Borough of Sutton can benefit from high-quality music education experiences and opportunities.
c) To manage all aspects of the Music Academy, including quality assurance.
d) To manage the entries of termly graded music exams.
e) To deliver high-quality tuition at Music Academy.
f) Attend and support the planning of all Sutton Music Service concerts.
g) Attend and, where applicable, lead Music Service and Cognus Limited CPD sessions.
h) Attend at least one Sutton Music Education Hub Advisory Board meeting per academic year.
i) Develop musical experiences for Music Academy students by attending the annual music residential.
j) Represent Sutton Music Service at external events – at least one per academic year.
k) Collect and monitor key data and contribute to the annual Arts Council England Data return.

2. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

a) To be responsible for the day-to-day operation of Music Academy, be the designated First Aider on site, and be responsible for escalating safeguarding issues.
b) Work with the Music Service Business Manager and Business Support – Music to process lesson applications and create timetables.
c) Monitor student and staff attendance. Make sure that SpeedAdmin registers are completed.
d) Work with the Music Service Business Manager to manage tutor absence.
e) Manage the Academy Steward/s.
f) Be a point of contact for parents and monitor the Music Service shared inbox for Music Academy related emails.
g) Work with the Music Service Business Manager and Business Support – Music to ensure all Music Academy students have the opportunity to hire high-quality musical instruments from Sutton Music Service.
h) Liaise with the Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy Premises Manager.
i) Ensure high-quality music tuition by implementing the teaching & learning policy, observing tutors, and giving appropriate feedback.
j) Increase the take-up of Music Academy lessons and identify ways to promote tuition with particular emphasis on endangered instruments.
k) Be responsible for graded music exams and collecting and recording exam data in SpeedAdmin.
l) Contribute to and lead, where appropriate, the planning and delivery of events and concerts and including residential trips.
m) Be an example of best practice for lessons; plan musical experiences which demonstrate progression and high expectations, selecting appropriate learning materials/resources to build on existing skills and promote musical development.
n) Ensure risk assessments and standard operating procedures are followed in line with government guidance.
o) Identify best practice for instrumental and vocal learning as part of a working group.
p) To participate in arrangements for regular training and professional development, including lesson observations and CPD, as required.
q) Understand, adhere to, and promote the Company policies in all areas, including Safeguarding of Children, Data Protection, ICT, Health & Safety and Equality and Diversity.
r) To attend Music Service team meetings, leading agenda items as required.
s) Accurately collecting, monitoring, and reporting on all key data related to Music Academy.

How to Apply

If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, please apply to recruitment@cognus.org.uk with a CV and covering note (of no more than two sides, minimum font size 11) outlining your suitability.
(Full Job description on the Cognus website)

Closing Date:
9th May 2021
Interviews:
13 & 14 May 2021
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