Salary range: £63,218 - £68,883 p.a.* plus inner London allowance £3,182
Hours of work: 36 hours per week*
Location: Brent Music Service, Claremont High School and other locations from time to time
* Terms and conditions may be negotiable for the successful candidate
Head of Brent Music Service – Delivering every child’s entitlement to music
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a successful service delivering music education in Brent. Brent Music Service provides a vital role in supporting every Brent child’s entitlement to music education and is the lead for Brent Music Education Hub.
You will lead a service of four senior staff, two teaching teams (school-based programme and instrumental/vocal tuition) and a support team, and lead the further development of traded services and the sourcing of additional funding to ensure that Brent children and young people access the very best music education.
We are seeking a highly motivated, inspirational colleague who is passionate about music education. You will have experience of delivering a broad range of high quality music provision that engages children and young people, develops their skills, and ensures that they build the confidence to reach their full potential and perform at the highest level.
You will have proven senior experience as a successful leader of music education in a music service and/or educational setting. In addition you will have the skills to inspire a team of staff and to develop their skills to deliver high quality music education.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong partnerships with schools and other organisations, including those providing funding opportunities.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name and contact details.
Closing Date: 9 March 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: Thursday 19 March 2020 (at Anson Primary School)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.