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Senior Manager, Ensembles and Wider Opportunities (0.8 FTE)

(£37,912- £41,542 fte)

Kingston Music Service is looking for an inspiring leader to manage our award winning ensembles and oversee our whole class wider opportunities programme in schools. This post provides an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development of the service and help broaden and grow the range of services we offer within Kingston. This post is 0.8 FTE however 0.6 FTE may be considered.

Kingston Music Service
Kingston Music Service (Hook Centre)
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent, Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
25th October 2019

Kingston Music Service (KMS) is the lead organisation for the Kingston Music Education Hub which is funded by Arts Council England. The service is a forward thinking and vibrant department providing high quality instrumental lessons, music ensembles, concerts, festivals and support to schools across the borough. We are passionate about offering a progressive and inclusive music education to our pupils providing them with a variety of inspiring experiences.

The successful candidate will bring their previous experience in Music Education to the development of the borough wider opportunities programme and ensemble provision, ensuring high levels of student engagement, clear progression routes and a range of performance opportunities.

You will:
– Provide inspirational and constructive leadership to the Kingston Music Service ensembles and their conductors to ensure high levels of engagement and performance
– Oversee the organisation and running of the ensembles including the recruitment of students
– Manage all concerts and events ensuring our young people have a large variety of high quality performance opportunities
– Manage and develop the first access wider opportunities programme
– Extend pathways from first access in to instrumental learning

The post holder needs to have an excellent up to date knowledge of music education including music examination curricula and national initiatives. They should ideally have management experience (including the observation of staff, appraisals and leading inset or training for staff) and a passion for providing high quality music experience for pupils. As this role may involve some teaching alongside mentoring of staff, you should be an exemplary music teacher, and be able to inspire children and play a key role in promoting the service aim of providing inspirational musical experiences for all children.

The Council is focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for its communities. To do this the Council needs managers who thrive in a networked organisation and who can provide strong operational leadership.

The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
Local government pension scheme
Season loan ticket Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.

As expected with a post of this nature, the post-holder could be required to attend meetings and other events outside normal hours. The post-holder will therefore need to manage their work-life balance flexibly to meet the needs of the role.

How to Apply

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Closing Date:
25th October 2019
30th October 2019
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