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Schools Music Coordinator

£20,000-£24,000 Pro rata (term-time only)

The Schools Music Coordinator will be a key contact for schools and for music service tutors. The role will play a key part in ensuring the coordination and delivery of high quality music tuition to schools in both individual and group contexts, fulfilling one of the Core roles which the Hub are funded to deliver.

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
Chelmsford
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent, Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
6th July 2018

JOB SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC is transforming how it delivers education services across one of the largest counties in the country in order to continue to improve and to ensure the best possible outcomes for every single child and young person. We are determined to build on our journey of improvement which has seen 94% of schools now being rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and to focus more effectively on areas such as our more vulnerable children and young people to ensure Essex provides a wholly inclusive education which can meet the needs of all of our children and young people.

Essex County Council (ECC) operates one of the largest Music Hubs in the UK through a grant from ACE and has undergone 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 Music Coordinator will be a key contact for schools and for music service tutors. The role will play a key part in ensuring the coordination and delivery of high quality music tuition to schools in both individual and group contexts, fulfilling one of the Core roles which the Hub are funded to deliver.

The role has responsibility for co-ordinating instrumental and vocal tuition and other musical opportunities in up to 600 schools across Essex. This will involve regular communications with schools to ensure that their varied needs are being met, alongside close work with over 300 music tutors with varied skills and specialisms. The activity coordinated by this post totals over £2.3million annually.

As well as providing assistance to the Schools Instrumental Music Lead Officer, the role will require close working with other Music Service officers to actively ensure a high-standard of service and a quality offer.

The Schools Music Coordinator will be responsible for the effective use of the Speedadmin administration software for all customers and music tutors, creating a more efficient and effective service.

Permanent, full time contract. Term time only: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (term-time plus 1 week)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
•Understand the needs of your customers and deliver the best possible outcomes through exemplar behaviour in accordance with ECC’s Values and Core Organisational Behaviours.
•Ensure strong communication with customers, ensuring that schools vacancies and needs are met in a timely manner.
•Careful strategic planning to ensure that the skills, location and availability of a large remote workforce are carefully considered when responding to school demands.
•Ensure effective use of data for reporting and planning purposes, in compliance with GDPR and other data protection legislation.
•Pro-actively improve administration process and procedures to ensure the best level of service.
•Work as part of a dynamic team to ensure a quality service for schools and the community.
•Support cross-service partnerships, initiatives and extension projects as required.
•Ensure maximum uptake by schools of instrumental and vocal services, especially the First Access/Whole Class Instrumental Teaching programme.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
•A sound experience or knowledge of music education and music education Hubs.
•Basic instrumental knowledge to inform service provision.
•Awareness of ‘the school environment’.
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
•Proven ability to work within an office-based team.
•Able to work under pressure, balance workload, and prioritise effectively.
•Highly-organised, methodical and efficient with a proactive, problem-solving nature.
•Strong IT skills.
•A good understanding of databases and systems.
•Experience coordinating and compiling large-scale data sets.

How to Apply

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Closing Date:
6th July 2018
Interviews:
13.07.18
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