Vacancy: Music Specialist

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
9.00am on 27 June 2023
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
1 September 2023
Contract type
There are permanent and temporary posts available. Please indicate on your application what you would prefer
Grade D (£21,189) up to UNQ1 pro rata, depending on skills and experience
0.6 FTE (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) term-time only, plus 5 INSET Days a year (39 weeks a year in total)
Hackett Place, Hilperton, Trowbridge BA14 7GN
Role overview
We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, talented and appropriately experienced Music Specialists to deliver the Music curriculum at The Mead Primary School in Trowbridge. The school has almost 550 children on roll, split across two sites; a larger site with 14 classes and a Nursery is in Hilperton, and a village setting with 4 small classes (including pre-school provision) is in Wingfield.

We are looking for suitably experienced Music Specialists who are:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Passionate about providing memorable learning opportunities for all children
• Dedicated to all of our children, with a belief that all children can succeed
• Innovative, creative and forward thinking, and committed to their own professional development and learning
• Looking to become part of an inclusive and collaborative Trust
• Confident practitioners, who demonstrate outstanding practice and have high expectations of achievement and behaviour

We have a number of posts available, on both permanent and fixed term contracts. You do not need to hold Qualified Teacher Status for any of the positions, but you will need to:
• Hold a music degree (Essential)
• Be qualified to L3 or above in Teaching and Learning (Desirable)
• Be proficient at playing the piano
• Demonstrate an ability to lead music across the school
• Work collaboratively with the music leads at other Trust schools

Our Music Specialists are responsible for leading Music across the school and delivering the highest quality Music teaching to all children. They lead on engagement in whole school performances, seasonal shows and other Music activities (such as Young Voices), and are responsible for the development and implementation of our Music and performance curriculum. As this will be a new team, you will need to be prepared and excited by the thought of creating new working relationships, establishing new ways of working, and building on what is a well-established and successful Music curriculum at the school.

How to apply
Please refer to the Information Pack for details on how to apply for this role.

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College and National Online Safety account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff

Information Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published online (including social media platforms) as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

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