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Schools Instrumental Music Lead Officer

£30,000-£42,000

Essex County Council (ECC) operates one of the largest Music Hubs in the UK through a grant from ACE and is undergoing significant transformational change to further enhance customer focus, service and delivery in line with the requirements set out in the OFSTED report of November 2013. The Schools Instrumental Music Lead Officer will play a key part in leading the effectiveness of music tuition in schools, ensuring that tutors are effectively line-managed, fully trained, developed and motivated to provide excellent individual and ensemble tuition. The role will operate under the tight financial constraints of the grant and traded income. It will also be responsible for providing appropriate data on music tuition.

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
Chelmsford, Essex
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
5th May 2017

Schools Instrumental Music Lead Officer – (11483)

The Role:

Essex County Council (ECC) operates one of the largest Music Hubs in the UK through a grant from ACE and is undergoing significant transformational change to further enhance customer focus, service and delivery in line with the requirements set out in the OFSTED report of November 2013. The Schools Instrumental Music Lead Officer will play a key part in leading the effectiveness of music tuition in schools, ensuring that tutors are effectively line-managed, fully trained, developed and motivated to provide excellent individual and ensemble tuition. The role will operate under the tight financial constraints of the grant and traded income. It will also be responsible for providing appropriate data on music tuition.

Job Purpose Summary:

The purpose of this job is to ensure high performing instrumental and vocal music tuition meeting all agreed service standards.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Line Manager Core Accountabilities

  • Manage the organisation to a high-performing, customer-centric culture through exemplar behaviour in accordance with ECC’s Values and Core Leadership Behaviours.
  • Manage employees in working flexibly and collaboratively across structural boundaries as part of project or process teams in support of key outcomes.
  • Manage the development of organisational capability through good people management, including the training, development, mentoring and coaching of team members.
  • Thinking creatively, challenging the norms, and constructively challenging those around them (including those more senior) to ensure continuous improvement, commercial astuteness, and inspire the same in employees.
  • Ensure the proper assessment, management and mitigation of risk, including Health and Safety and Business Continuity.Work as part of project or process teams as required under the new operating model, ensuring excellent cross functional output.

Role Specific Accountabilities

  • Ensure instrumental music tuition delivers its outputs, ensuring best value for money and accurate in-year spend.
  • Engage with appropriate stakeholders to define requirements and achieve quality, timely and value for money services.
  • Meet customer standards and ensure consistent adherence to both designed outcomes and agreed service levels.
  • Use specialist skill, knowledge and experience to ensure the effectiveness of instrumental and vocal music tuition, ensuring that it is best in class enabler of ECC’s corporate output.
  • Provide expert instrumental music tuition advice and guidance to Head of Music Service as required.
  • Ensure compliance with all external and internal regulation, including supporting Business Continuity exercises, and effective Conduct and Safeguarding policies.
  • Oversee the work of the Schools Instrumental Music Coordinator in administering all tuition effectively.
  • Work with Payroll, HR and utilise county systems to effectively line-manage a large number of music tutors.
  • Ensure the instrumental music tuition offers all Essex children aged 5 to 18 the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
  • Ensure that vocal and instrumental music tuition provides clear progression routes that are available and affordable to all young people.
  • Contribute to the development of the Essex Music Education Hub online presence and propose opportunities for development in the area of Schools Instrumental Music tuition.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Professional qualification Honours Degree or equivalent in music (required) and professional teaching qualification (preferable).
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the requirement of Music Hubs in the National
  • Music Plan
  • Evidence of successfully delivering outcomes in instrumental music tuition provision.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Experience of generating income from a variety of sources.
  • Experience of high quality curriculum provision.
  • Experience of effective workforce management.
  • Experience of managing change in a complex environment.

How to Apply

Please visit Essex County Council website by clicking Apply Now below.

Closing Date:
5th May 2017
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