Lead Teacher of Music


We are seeking a bright, committed and focused individual to join our academic team as Lead Teacher of Music at White Lodge in Richmond Park.

The successful candidate will lead the Music department (KS3 and KS4) and be an integral member of the wider academic team, as both a teacher and academic tutor. They will deliver inspirational learning that motivates young people to achieve their very best, and promote the subject within the school to encourage, as far as possible, uptake at KS4.

This role is responsible for the successful running of the Music Department, leading and managing staff within the department effectively and the successful candidate will be expected to play a full and active role in the broader school life, such as weekend activities.

The successful candidate should have considerable experience as a music teacher, coupled with strong communication skills and an ability to build rapport with all stakeholders. Strong keyboard and choral experience is desirable for this role.

All new academic staff, who are non-residential, are required to commit to one evening duty every two school weeks in one of the boarding houses by arrangement with the Assistant Principal (Pastoral & Welfare).

Duration: Permanent starting September 2022

Hours: 0.8 FTE (approx.). This is a part-time post based on a normal working week of Monday to Friday throughout term time. The school will try to accommodate all teaching into 4 days each week, but cannot guarantee this in any particular year. There are no academic lessons on Saturdays however all staff are expected to undertake weekend activities in line with the details below and applicants should be aware that there are a number of parents’ meetings and other formal school events at the weekend.

Location: White Lodge, Richmond Park. Please consider the remote location of this role prior to applying. Your own transport is necessary as the school is not on public transport networks.

Salary: In line with the UK teacher’s main scale with consideration of knowledge, skills and experience

In return we offer a contributory pension scheme, Lifeworks, local discounts, season ticket loan, and cycle to work scheme. We also provide run monthly ‘lunch & learn’ sessions and seated massages.

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Please note that you must complete our application form to apply for this position and CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Wednesday 27 April 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 2 May 2022

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and further pre-employment checks to comply with boarding school recruitment regulations.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. At The Royal Ballet School we are committed to creating an environment where every one of our employees feels part of our team and can flourish, regardless of their background.

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