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Trainee Instrumental Teachers – Bowed Strings and/or Brass and or/Woodwind

£16,141 – £17,514

This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and committed brass and/or string specialists with relevant ability and aspirations to support our creative and ambitious organisation moving forward.
Successful applicants will be able to support excellent whole class music teaching in city schools, inspire and enthuse children in city ensembles and play a key role in promoting the service aim of providing exciting musical experiences for all children that connect with the many not the few.

Nottingham Music Service
Nottingham City Schools
Closing Date
23rd May 2018

Purpose of post: To work as part of a team implementing Whole Class Ensemble/In Harmony and other music programmes in Nottingham City. This is a training post enabling the post holder to develop key skills and experience of the teaching environment and of working with both children and peers. This is a one year fixed term post and, as part of the role, post holders will be expected to complete the Certificate in Music Education. This qualification is an essential part of this post and will be funded by the music service.

Key responsibilities:
1. To work mainly as part of a team (with some individual work where appropriate) supporting the delivery of Whole Class Ensemble/In Harmony and other music programmes within Nottingham City
2. To support city music staff, class teachers, teaching assistants and others, and input into the planning of lessons, suitable for specific school circumstances, tying in to existing schemes of work and assessment procedures, and locating or adapting suitable resources
3. To be part of a team supporting colleagues with area bands and other ensembles as appropriate
4. To actively promote city ensembles such as Nottingham Music School and the area band network
5. To attend staff development and training days, develop own skills in line with nationally recognised best practice and work towards gaining the Certificate for Music Educators
6. To take personal responsibility for looking after music service instruments in use during taught sessions and to observe and support staff in ensuring that children are taught safe handling, providing simple servicing, and coordinating with other members of the music service team where more extensive work is necessary
7. To contribute to the city’s aim of providing exciting musical experiences for all children, that connect with the many not the few, and help to raise student and teacher motivation, achievement and self-esteem

We offer a competitive package which includes:
• Up to 6% employer contributions into a company pension scheme
• A commitment to your continuing professional development
• Work while you train – your CME qualification and teaching fees paid by NMS

How to Apply

Please send a covering letter, your CV and completed application form (which can be found at by email to Please note applications can only be received by e-mail.

Applications to be returned before noon on Wednesday 23rd May. Interviews will be held w/c Monday 4th June 2018.

Closing Date:
23rd May 2018
week commencing Monday 4th June.
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