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Trainee Instrumental Teachers – Brass

£16,141 – £17,514

This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and committed brass specialist with relevant ability and aspirations to support this creative and ambitious organisation moving forward.

The 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
Contract Type
Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
24th July 2018

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.

Person Specification

Music and Education
Strong music skills on relevant instruments, and the ability to support learning on a range of instruments including voice.
Interest in and enthusiasm for inclusive whole class instrumental teaching
ICT skills (especially within music)
Capacity to communicate with and enthuse children across the ability range.
Mutual respect and good relations
Ability to build good relationships, working in partnership with school and other city music staff, with respect for different skills and approaches
Commitment to music for all
A willingness to recognise and celebrate children’s musical achievements and interests
Capacity to communicate with and enthuse children across the ability range
Awareness of the challenges of effective music education for all pupils in a city context
Continuing Professional Development
Commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and a willingness to learn
Ability to be reflective and self-aware and to evaluate own teaching and CPD needs
Commitment to working towards the Certificate for Music Education and gaining within one year.
An absolute commitment to safeguarding and to ensuring that children and young people are kept safe at all times
Work Related Circumstances
Ability to travel across the city
Flexible approach to working hours to enable support for events and activities

As the post holders will regularly be undertaking work directly with young people an enhanced DBS clearance will be required
These posts are subject to the ACE Music Education Hub Grant
Due to the nature of these posts, a flexible approach to hours will be necessary and may include evening and regular weekend work to support performances and other initiatives. With proportional posts, hours and days may vary according to changing school/government demand
This is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities of these posts. The post holders may be required to carry out any other duties as directed by a supervising officer, the responsibility level of any other duties should not exceed those outlined above.

Key responsibilities:

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
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
To be part of a team supporting colleagues with area bands and other ensembles as appropriate
To actively promote city ensembles such as Nottingham Music School and the area band network
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.
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
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 (downloadable from by email to

Please note applications can only be received by e-mail.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24th July at noon. Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th July.

Closing Date:
24th July 2018
26 July 2018
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