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Trainee Teacher Programme

£17,842 pro rata

Applications are invited from exciting, energised, new entrants to the profession to join NMPAT’s Teacher Training Programme and learn what becoming an instrumental and vocal teacher in the 21st Century entails.

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust
Trainee Teacher Programme
Contract Type
Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
11th June 2021

Trainee Teacher Programme

Ideally suited for recent/new graduates, this is a unique opportunity to join a new graduate training programme, candidates should be proficient in their principal instrument, ideally to degree-level or equivalent standard. Applications are welcome from practitioners in any instrumental or vocal discipline.

Previous teaching experience is not necessary but candidates must be enthusiastic about a career in instrumental and vocal teaching. Candidates will need to have excellent communication skills, be well organised, presentable and have a passion for the musical and broader education of children and young people.

NMPAT TTP Posts offer:

A range of mentoring and training opportunities throughout the academic year and regular peer to peer feedback sessions

Professional experience with the opportunity to grow and develop personal skills

Enrollment in the first year of the CME (Certificate of Music Educators) course, delivered by the MEHEM consortium (Music Education Hubs East Midlands)

The opportunity to: observe, teach, team teach, participate in residential courses, work with some our award-winning county ensembles and also in one of our local Saturday morning Centres and to fully participate in the life of one of the busiest and most successful Music Trusts in the UK

Potential for consideration for future permanent professional employment as a teacher

Contracted posts will be for a fixed 11 – month term (1st Sept to 31st July), on the NMPAT pay scale: £17,842 pro rata, including enrolment in an employee Health Care Plan. Potential future earnings on the NMPAT Teacher scales: £20,092 – £31,346.

For an informal discussion please contact Andy Kirkwood (NMPAT Deputy Head and TTP Co-ordinator) on 01604 637117 or

How to Apply

For full details and an application form, please visit

Closing Date:
11th June 2021
Proposed interview date: w/b 21/06/2021
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