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Music Leader

£19,363 - £30,828 depending on experience and/or qualifications

Due to the expansion of Calderdale Music, we are seeking to appoint inspiring and passionate Music Leaders to deliver instrumental tuition, whole class ensemble and curriculum teaching in schools and lead and support ensembles.

Calderdale Music
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent, Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
30th June 2022

Start date: 5th September 2022

Guitar, percussion, strings and voice required but we would also welcome applications for other instrumental disciples for positions when they become available

Our Opportunity

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

The positions offered include small group instrumental teaching, whole class ensemble and curriculum teaching in schools and leading/supporting ensembles.

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

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

The following supporting documents are also included as part of the application pack:

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 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 is committed to creating an environment that enables children to learn, develop and express themselves in a safe, understanding and encouraging environment.

About Calderdale Music

Calderdale Music is committed to providing high quality music education and opportunities to children and young people, working to bring Calderdale communities together through music and the arts.

As the lead organisation for Calderdale Music Hub, operating from the stunning flagship Halifax HQ, we also work with local schools, cultural organisations and community groups to bring life-enhancing musical opportunities and live performances to the doorsteps of Calderdale.

Our vision for the future is to open life-long music and arts education opportunities to all, providing a cultural heart for Calderdale that unites, motivates and inspires people to live more creative lives.

How to Apply

Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 30th June 2022

Please complete the Calderdale Music Application Form in full and email to

Closing Date:
30th June 2022
11th July 2022
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