Havering Music School is the LA Music Service for this borough. We provide instrumental and vocal tuition to the majority of our primary and secondary schools and to the two colleges.
We have a team of nearly 80 teachers delivering some 750 hours of tuition per week in schools and there are currently around 3,000 pupils learning to play instruments with HMS. As well as tuition in schools we offer a wide range of out-of-school-hours activities, including opportunities to play or sing with other musicians in ensembles and to perform in our many concerts.
We have a very large and successful Saturday Music Centre as well as a variety of activities at the Wednesday and Weekday Music Centres.
We have a tradition of excellence in classical genres but we teach the full range of orchestra, band and contemporary instruments and voice. As well as some very high profile classical organisations, we are working with some very exciting music tech partners, NYJO, the Corps of Army Music and the Indonesian Embassy.
Music Education Manager- (36 hours per week- Term Time only)
Soulbury E- £50561-£54359 pro rata (plus London Weighting £2099)
(The post is potentially available as a job-share.)
This is a new post, created following a recent restructure. The primary purpose is to manage instrumental and vocal learning in the Music School, including driving participation in choirs and ensembles.
This role will set the standards for teaching and learning and will lead the teaching teams to meet these standards.
We are looking to develop our jazz provision, rebuild the strength of our brass band and find a new way forward for our Whole Class Ensemble Tuition and this post will drive those areas.
The programme isn't already decided though, and the Music School Manager will welcome new ideas, new partnerships and new projects, particularly those that enable us to work with new groups of children, in new ways and to outcomes that are not traditional for music services.
Summer School is the best week of our year and takes place during the first full week of the long vacation - 27th to 31st July in 2020. This role will plan the programme and will be required to head up the week (you will want to!). Time off in lieu will be given for this.
This is a management and leadership role, not a teaching role. Nevertheless, there will be chances for you to take part in making music and to develop yourself as a musician.
You are an accomplished instrumental/vocal tutor and ensemble director (genre/instrument unimportant). You set high educational and professional standards and have the confidence to challenge, support and guide colleagues to improve their practice.
You might not be a qualified teacher but you have a good understanding of the National Curriculum for Music.
You share our passion for performance as integral to musical learning.
You should have experience of work with cultural partners, either as a participant or managing projects.
You value a wide range of musics. You value all instruments and voice.
You bring fun and a sense of humour to your work. You work collaboratively and have your team's back. You care about other people and, above all, about the children for whose benefit you work.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gary Griffiths on 01708 450313.
All applications must be made online.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11th November 2019.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. We are looking to appoint the successful candidate mid-November for a handover.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Internal Shared Services team on 01708 433333.