The Service is seeking to appoint, with effect from January 2022, an enthusiastic, dynamic and well-qualified teacher of upper strings. The person appointed will be required to teach violin and viola at primary, secondary and post 16 levels, inspiring and motivating young musicians in a variety of contexts. They will need to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of teaching and learning and the ability to direct orchestras and lead ensembles at our thriving Music Centre. They will be expected to make a full and distinctive contribution to the work of the Service. Some experience of Whole Class Ensemble Teaching is very desirable.
Most Music Centre rehearsals take place on Saturdays, and teachers work Tuesday through to most Saturdays during term time. Instrumental lessons for older pupils usually take place outside curriculum time. Teachers will be expected to travel between schools during the school day with any instruments and equipment that they require.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a committed team of teachers in an established Service with a reputation for high standards, which is recognised as making a very significant contribution to the Island’s cultural life. This post is issued with a Medium Term Employment Permit (MTEP).
Contact: Tim Wright, Head of Guernsey Music Service on (01481) 226097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.
Closing Date: 1 October 2021
Shortlisting Date: 5 October 2021
Interview Date: 15 October 2021
Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role. This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met. The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.
Note – Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.
Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:
– Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate’s current line manager
– Occupational Health Clearance
– Satisfactory, Enhanced, Disclosure and Barring Service Check with Barred Listing Check. Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft, violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
– Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
– Possession of a valid Employment Permit
Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.
The States of Guernsey and the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and unsupervised volunteers to share this commitment. The post holder will therefore be required to undergo an Enhanced and Barred List DBS check and is recommended to be registered with its Status Update Service.
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