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Music Leader

T6 (£19,363) - T15 (£25,308)

We are seeking to recruit experienced, inspirational and exceptional Music Leaders to increase capacity and sustainability within Calderdale’s musical community. Vacancies in piano, guitar, and drums/percussion are currently available.

Calderdale Music
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent, Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
14th November 2021

Start date: 4th January 2022 (or sooner if possible)

Calderdale Music has become well established since its launch in 2015, building a large and varied client base and bringing together talented young musicians to perform and entertain at local and national concerts. Calderdale Music is supported by 14 highly qualified Music Leaders, and offers a wide variety of music programmes for schools and individuals of all ages within the Calderdale region.

We are now in the exciting and enviable position where we are set to grow and further develop the organisation for the future. We are seeking to recruit experienced, inspirational and exceptional Music Leaders to increase capacity and sustainability within Calderdale’s musical community.

The following positions are currently available:

  • Music Leader (Ensembles and Instrumental Tuition) with piano specialism, Full Time
  • Music Leader (Ensembles and Instrumental Tuition) with guitar specialism, Full Time
  • Music Leader (Ensembles and Instrumental Tuition) with drums/percussion specialism, 0.6 FTE

The advertised positions are at term time only (working 38 weeks a year) and Calderdale Music are open to job share applications.

Our Opportunity

The successful candidates will provide outstanding teaching and learning experiences and ensure that everyone is engaged positively in learning. You will be an experienced musician within your field with a proven ability both as a performer and as a teacher. You will also ideally have experience of directing large musical ensembles and concerts. These roles will also involve teaching for one evening per week and Saturday mornings at our Music Centres.

These positions represent a genuine opportunity to make a significant impact at Calderdale Music, centred on providing excellence, we aspire for our children and young people to be outstanding in all that they do.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A high level of support from staff and colleagues within Calderdale Music
  • A friendly and caring organisation, where all stakeholders work together for the benefit of the children and young people
  • Motivated, dedicated staff and a committed, active and supportive Board of Trustees
  • An organisation which supports pupils to aspire to the very best, with a broad and innovative curriculum offer
  • An excellent induction and continued professional development programme
  • The chance to accompany our talented musicians to high profile performances nationwide
  • An iPad for use in the classroom and administration

How to Apply

Please download the following documents for more information:

If you would like the opportunity to discuss any part of this exciting position in more detail, please contact to arrange a telephone meeting.

To apply, please complete the Calderdale Music Application Form in full in addition to attaching a supporting statement and email to

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information
The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

When completing your application, please provide two employment references. Calderdale Music Trust is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure & Barring Service. All references will always be taken up in advance of interview, and we may contact other previous employers for references.

Safer Recruitment
The safer recruitment process is an important aspect of protecting children and adults at risk of harm by keeping them safe. It applies to all individuals who have contact with, and access to, children, and applies equally to volunteers and paid employees. Calderdale Music Trust is committed to creating an environment that enables children to learn, develop and express themselves in a safe, understanding and encouraging environment.

Closing Date:
14th November 2021
Week commencing 22nd November 2021
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