Location: Based in Castlewood, Clevedon
Hours: 7.4 hours per week
North Somerset Music Service’s Music Therapy team transform the lives of vulnerable children, young people and adults across the West of England region.
We currently work mainly in schools. Our growth plan is challenging, requiring us to expand our work across the health and wellbeing sectors, through community organisations, support agencies and national bodies. We want to ensure that every person in challenging circumstances in our region can benefit from Music Therapy.
This new role has been created to deliver this growth plan. You will lead our team of therapists, offering support and supervision, building a dynamic and inspirational team. The postholder will also be responsible for creating new business; instigating new leads, liaising and negotiating with providers and funders across the region, instigating new business streams and advising the senior management team on best practice in outstanding Music Therapy.
The role also provides support for schools in developing their wellbeing curriculum and contributing to music service outcomes for music in schools. You will develop wellbeing programmes for schools and advise schools on music therapy and wellbeing, through your knowledge of music therapy and education.
You will be a qualified and experienced Music Therapist, HCPC registered, and have a secure understanding of school pedagogy, ideally through a teaching qualification.
The role is one day per week (0.2FTE), based in Clevedon (North Somerset) and Little Stoke (South Gloucestershire).
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For an informal discussion, please contact Simon Lock, Music Service and Education Hub Lead on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Friday 06 August 2021
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.