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Primary Music Lead

£32,000 per annum

The Primary Music Lead is a managerial role within BMT and is responsible for leading and developing music education in primary schools across Bristol.

Bristol Music Trust
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
1st September 2020

Now in its seventh academic year Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the award-winning music education hub for the city of Bristol, part of Bristol Music Trust (BMT) who look after the activities of Colston Hall. As part of Creative Learning and Engagement (CLE) at BMT, BPM ensures that all children, whether in schools or community settings, can access and take part in high-quality musical activities.

The Primary Music Lead is a managerial role within BMT and is responsible for leading and developing music education in primary schools across Bristol. You will lead on training and supporting teachers in schools and other settings with best practice pedagogy and through the development of inspiring teaching resources and curriculum.

Through the Bristol Musical Schools initiative, you will establish strategic partnerships with schools, multi academy trusts and cultural organisations to increase opportunities for all children to experience live music, play an instrument, sing, perform and compose. At the heart of this role is a commitment to inclusion and an ability to support schools in diverse communities traditionally less well served than others.

To be successful, you will be committed to Continuing Professional Development, have strong musical skills and substantial teaching experience. You will have an excellent understanding of best practice in music education, experience of directing musical ensembles and groups across all genres of music, and the ability to inspire young people.

This is an exciting time to join us; BPM has a vision to make Bristol the UK capital of Young People’s Music, and in September 2018, BMT started work on its £48M programme to transform Colston Hall into an international standard concert facility and a National Centre for Inclusive Excellence.

We welcome applications from teachers who may need a term two start and those with larger notice periods will also be given serious consideration.

We are committed to diversity and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled applicants as BAME and disabled people are under-represented within Bristol Music Trust.

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday, 1 September 2020.

Bristol Music Trust is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, we recognise, respect and value individual difference and wish to attract applicants from all sections of society. The Trust has silver status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility, and we are Disability Confident Committed.

How to Apply

If you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this challenging and inspiring role, then please apply on our website:

Closing Date:
1st September 2020
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