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Teacher of Violin and Strings (minimum 0.4FTE)

Up to £35,127

Buckinghamshire Learning Trust is a Charitable Trust working with the Local Authority and education providers to support continuous improvement. The Trust delivers a range of services to support leadership, management and improved outcomes for children and young people as well as schools and early years settings across Buckinghamshire and beyond.

Buckinghamshire Learning Trust Music
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
9th February 2017

We are the lead organisation in the Buckinghamshire Music Education Hub and work with Schools and a range of education and music industry partners to deliver, co-ordinate and support access to a wide range of musical opportunities for young people up to the age of 18 in a wide variety of formal and informal settings. The Music Service provides instrumental and vocal tuition on an individual, paired, small group and whole class basis to school-aged children across the age and ability range in Buckinghamshire, through delivery in Primary, Secondary and Special schools; local area Music Centres and wider contexts. BLTM also run an extensive range of ensembles across the County, for beginner to advanced musicians, including the Buckinghamshire County Youth Orchestra, celebrated Aylesbury Big Band and award-winning Classical Guitar Consort. We support and deliver a full schedule of concerts and large-scale performances throughout the year, including the Royal Albert Hall; the Wycombe Swan; international venues and a wide variety of local, national and school festivals. BLTM maintains the development of high quality music education as its highest priority, providing curriculum support in all types and phases of school, ongoing professional training for teachers and musicians and networks for all kinds of musicians and educational and industry professionals to work creatively together.

Buckinghamshire Learning Trust Music is looking for a Teacher of Violin and Strings to:

  • Deliver individual and small group teaching from beginner to advanced level on Violin
  • Deliver whole class practical musicianship from Years 3 – 6 using Stringed instruments
  • Develop and lead ensembles within schools and Saturday morning Music Centres on behalf of BLTM
  • Support public performance opportunities for students
  • The ability to teach piano would be beneficial

Candidates may be specialists on Violin but may also be required to do some teaching of Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

The position is a permanent contract and reviewed annually through the BLT Performance Management process. The precise number of hours and specific duties will be decided at interview according to the skills and experience of the candidate. You will need to be a creative, dedicated and pro-active teacher with a passion for music and an eagerness to work as part of a team. You will be required to work closely with schools, parents and other musicians and be flexible in your working patterns. This post does involve the requirement to work at one of the Local Area Music Centres on a Saturday morning and on a minimum of one evening per week.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please contact or visit for more information and to obtain a recruitment pack.

Buckinghamshire Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and continuously improving the educational experience for each and every student in Buckinghamshire and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Closing Date:
9th February 2017
Thursday 16th February & Friday 17th
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