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Whole Class Instrumental Music Teachers

£34.50 per hour

Surrey Arts are currently looking for teachers with skills and availability to provide Whole class teaching of Woodwind (clarinet, recorder, toots), Violin, Ukulele, and Guitar. Teachers are needed in all areas of the county, with afternoon sessions particularly required.

Surrey Arts
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent, Hourly paid
Closing Date
3rd July 2022

Applications close at 23:59 3 July 2022.

Surrey Arts are currently looking for teachers with skills and availability to provide Whole class teaching of:

  • Woodwind (clarinet, recorder, toots)
  • Violin
  • Ukulele
  • Guitar

Teachers are needed in all areas of the county, with afternoon sessions particularly required. 2 days (12hpw) but could be extended for the right candidate/s)

Please note this can be combined with any instrumental vacancies that we are also advertising.

Please indicate on your personal statement which instruments you are happy to teach in whole classes, and in which geographical areas of the county you would be prepared to travel to.

The Role:

We are looking for motivated and committed music leaders to join our thriving team of teaching staff. You will be helping to deliver high-quality and innovative music education to children and adults at various schools and venues around the county through weekly instrumental and vocal tuition. You will teach both online and face-to-face and be part of a forward-looking team developing innovative and student-centred learning opportunities.

As well as weekly activities, Surrey Arts delivers a number of enrichment activities such as holiday courses, workshops and events that staff help support and deliver.

In this role you will be supported by a team of administrators who will organise your schedule and timetables and will be in regular contact with parents, schools and yourselves to ensure the services delivered meet our high expectations.

We deliver 30 weeks of regular lessons within the school academic year plus a range of additional activities and professional training for staff. Staff are expected to be available during the school academic terms and there are opportunities for additional work during the holiday periods.

We provide regular training and professional development opportunities which staff are expected to attend.

The hourly rate for this role is £34.50 (pay award pending), inclusive of holiday pay. Salary is pro-rata to hours worked. We are also looking for teachers who can work during and after school hours including Saturdays. Tutors are supported by an instrumental team lead and there is constant support from a dedicated music administrator and line manager.

About You:

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Hold a recognised music diploma, degree, or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of achievement in their own field of practice
  • Possess specialist musical knowledge related to their instrument or field of practice, and are able to perform or create music to a high standard
  • Are reflective practitioners with a passion for continued learning and development
  • Can make positive relationships with children, young people and the wider Surrey Arts team
  • Have experience of working with children from a range of social backgrounds
  • Are aware of current initiatives in the UK music education system

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information, please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights into the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

The Organisation:

Surrey Arts is part of Surrey County Council and our values support our vision, shape our culture, and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.

Surrey Arts is the lead partner for Surrey Music Education Hub. Surrey Music Hub’s aim is to work in partnership to ensure that children and young people from all backgrounds receive music education that is high quality, wide-ranging, sustainable and accessible to all, and that there are clear musical pathways along which children and young people can progress.

Surrey Arts is an ambitious and forward-thinking organisation that places young people at the centre of our work. We are committed to developing Surrey Arts as a genuinely inclusive organisation, and one that meets the needs of the whole diverse community of Surrey. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy is central to our organisational development.

Surrey Arts teaches in excess of 5000 young people every week through instrumental and vocal tuition, music groups and regular activities. We also work cross-arts and deliver vibrant performing and visual arts programmes.

There are over 400 schools in Surrey and Surrey Arts works in, or with, many of them. Excellent school relationships are central to our work. Strategic partnerships are an important part of what we do, and we maintain strong relationships with other music hub delivery partners. Surrey Arts is the lead partner for Surrey’s cultural education partnership, Culture Box Surrey, and we have close links with Surrey’s Arts Council England national portfolio organisations (NPOs).


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work-life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. Teachers will be able to join the Teachers Pension scheme and you will also have the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment:

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

How to Apply

Please visit the job on our website at  and click ‘Apply Online’ to apply.

When applying please ensure you provide full employment history (explaining any gaps) and full details of relevant qualifications. Please focus your personal statement on how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the ‘specific qualifications and/or experience’ part of the job description.

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List check will be required for this role.

Contact details:

If you wish to discuss the advertised role(s) further please contact with your queries and a member of the team will get back to you.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing Date:
3rd July 2022
W/C 11 July 2022
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