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Peripatetic Vocal Teacher

£16,461 - £32,834 Associate - MPS

Durham Music Service (DMS) requires a Peripatetic Vocal Teacher for September 2017.

Durham Music Service
At an approved location
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
19th April 2017

Durham Music Service is the lead partner in the Music Education Hub for County Durham and Darlington. As a nationally known and highly successful Music Education Hub, DMS delivers projects with world famous partners such as The Halle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The King Singers.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Durham Music Service for a peripatetic vocal teacher. We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, experienced, committed, motivated, hard-working, organised and enthusiastic colleague to achieve the highest standards for our music students. As part of the post the successful candidate will support and train the highly successful Durham County Youth Choir and Training Choir.

Durham County Youth Choir is one of Durham Music Service’s flagship senior ensembles and performs in high profile events within Durham and Darlington and beyond. The choir and training choir rehearse weekly during term time (Friday 4:15 – 7pm) and you would be expected to be involved in additional weekend/evening concerts during term time.

Applicants must have a recognised vocal music performance qualification (Grade 8 or equivalent) and either a teaching qualification or previous teaching experience. They must also be able to demonstrate a high standard of choral conducting.

We are keen to invite applications from teachers who wish to be involved in delivering both small group tuition and whole class ‘First Access’ programmes. The job involves travel across County Durham /Darlington Borough and candidates must be able to meet this provision. Teachers employed by the service enjoy nationally agreed conditions of service.

The service is committed to safeguarding children. All candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and safety of children and young people. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of two supportive references and a successful DBS check.

The County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community

If you wish to speak informally about the role and/or your application please contact Carolyn Norris (Deputy Head) on 03000 262368.

How to Apply

This post is not open to job share.

Durham Music Service
Ushaw College
Tel: 03000 262368

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email:

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Closing Date:
19th April 2017
Interviews will be held during week commencing 08 May 2017
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