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Teacher-in-Charge- Colchester Music School

£4,006 up to £4,727 (actual salary)

We are currently seeking to appoint a part time Teacher-in-Charge to run Academy East Music School based at the Colchester Institute. This is Essex’s most successful Music School with 190 students on roll and over 30 music tutors working there. This role would suit a candidate who thrives in a fast-moving, problem solving environment.

The role is 30 weeks per annum on Saturdays 0800-1400 but the successful candidate will need to be prepared to work additional hours in order to complete planning and administration tasks outside the music school.

Employer
Essex County Council/Essex Music Services
Location
Colchester
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
26th December 2016

The Role:

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.

We are currently seeking to appoint a part time Teacher-in-Charge to run Academy East Music School based at the Colchester Institute. This is Essex’s most successful Music School with 190 students on roll and over 30 music tutors working there. This role would suit a candidate who thrives in a fast-moving, problem solving environment.

The role is 30 weeks per annum on Saturdays 0800-1400 but the successful candidate will need to be prepared to work additional hours in order to complete planning and administration tasks outside the music school.

Job Purpose Summary:

The purpose of this job is to work with schools, pupils, parents and music service staff to ensure high quality music education opportunities for the young people of Essex.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities, Non Line Manager Core Accountabilities

•Work with Music Service Officers to ensure that the music school is well attended, and that the offer is promoted effectively to the local community.
•Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and provision at the Music School on an ongoing basis and – in collaboration with the Music Ensembles Lead Officer- produce an annual development/action plan for the Music School including ideas to develop the music school and make sure that the 3 strands of provision are in operation (Tuition, Ensembles, Theory/Aural)
•To produce forecasting budgets for the music school. To monitor income and expenditure and supply the Finance Lead Officer with regular updates, especially if schools is not on track to stay within set limits.
•To attend regular training days to stay up to date with development in music education; networking events with other Music School Teachers-in-Charge; and undergo Level 2 Child Protection Safeguarding training at least every two years.
•To make sure that the music school operates within ECC Health and Safety parameters including making sure that the music school have enough First Aiders and fire marshals; that correct sign in and out procedures are in operation; and that Music Service Safeguarding and Conduct Policies and Procedures are adhered to.
•To collate data, as instructed by EMS, to assist with annual data return for Arts Council England and other music service operations; and assist with Business Continuity exercises.
•Oversee general administration of the Music School, including tutor pay claims, timetables, absence returns; work with Music Service Officers to find replacement tutors in the case of absence.
•Represent Essex Music Services through effective relationship building with the host venue, with parents, carers, students and tutors.
•Ensure that pupils have regular performance opportunities as well as effective signposting to other relevant progression, performance and other developmental opportunities (eg. county ensembles).
•Work with Music Service Officers to ensure build better relationships with local schools, parents and other organisations; contribute to a connected and diverse music education offer across Essex.

Knowledge, skills and experience

•Music Degree, Diploma or equivalent (essential)
•Teaching qualification (desired)
•Experience leading or managing teams
•Extensive experience delivering music education in a range of settings
•High-level performing arts administration
•An ability to evaluate effective teaching and learning on an ongoing basis
•Experience creating effective programmes of work in a music education setting
•A strategic approach to organisational development and vision
•Experience of community engagement including promotional activities
•Effective and professional relationship building with a range of partners and stakeholders
•Awareness of the wider and challenges and opportunities within music education more broadly

How to Apply

Apply online by going to http://www.workingforessex.com/ and searching the job.

Contact Beverley.lockyer@essex.gov.uk with any queries

Closing Date:
26th December 2016
Interviews:
11 January 2017
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