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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Instrumental Teacher (Casual)

London Borough of Havering
To be confirmed
Working Pattern:
Part Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
17/09/2021 at 15:40
London Borough of Havering

£26.30 inclusive of holiday pay. Looking for two inspirational teachers. (Piano/ Organ/General Music Teaching ) for sessional work to include Saturday mornings, weekday and after school. Hours to be confirmed. 

About Us

Havering Music School is the Local Authority Music Service for the borough.  We provide instrumental and vocal tuition in primary and secondary schools in Havering.  Our team of over 66 teachers deliver some 500 hours of tuition per week in schools and there are currently over 2,500 students learning to play instruments with HMS.

As well as tuition in schools we offer a wide range of out-of-school-hours activities.  These include lessons, 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 & Weekday Music Centre for school age students as well as adult provision.

We have a full range of bands, choirs, ensembles and orchestras that rehearse weekly at our Music Centres and perform regularly in local venues e.g. the Queen’s Theatre and at other community sites.

Our reputation for producing excellent players is growing across London and, as a result, our students are regularly invited to perform with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and Royal Opera House in various educational projects. 

About the Job

We invite applications from enthusiastic and motivated instrumental and vocal teachers to join our expanding service.  Throughout the year we have opportunities to teach all orchestral, band and contemporary instruments and voice.  We are also developing our electronic music provision.

You may be asked to teach adults as well as in secondary and primary schools throughout the borough.  You must have skills to teach to grade 8 minimum on your main instrument and should demonstrate a knowledge of the ABRSM and/or Trinity examination syllabus.  You may be expected to teach in groups.  We are particularly interested in applications from teachers who are also willing to lead mixed beginner ensembles, musicianship classes and whole class instrumental provision.

The post currently pays TBC per hour plus holiday pay and is pensionable through the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

About You

The successful applicant will have recognised musical qualifications or demonstrate evidence of equivalent experience.  Experience of instrumental teaching in small and large groups will be an advantage.

You will need to be energetic and full of enthusiasm and in return you will find the experience of passing on your expertise enormously rewarding.  You will also need to be resourceful and organised.

We have a supportive management team and regular in-house training.  Through our wide partnership links we can also offer frequent and varied additional CPD opportunities.

The post is subject to an Enhanced Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

For an informal discussion about the post, please email musicschool@havering.gov.uk

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 17th September 2021, however, interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interviews are scheduled to be held during September 2021, at which you will be asked to give a short performance; this may be virtual if restrictions change.

Havering Music School – Additional Information

Instrumental / Vocal Tutor:

Lessons are normally taught in groups (usually 2-3 students) and the post holder will need to demonstrate a wide range of teaching styles and approaches to suit the needs of schools and students. Many students in Havering take graded music exams at the Music Centre. They are also encouraged to join our many ensembles and perform regularly at concerts. A car is helpful for weekday teaching, although a number of our staff travel by public transport and lack of own transport is no disadvantage.

Duties will include any or all of the following as appropriate:

•        Group teaching at a range of primary and secondary schools.

•        Individual teaching as directed – including adults.

•        Possibility of teaching at our Saturday morning or Weekday Evening Music Centres as necessary                  and  agreed.

•        Conducting groups and ensembles or tutoring them alongside a director as necessary.

•        Travelling between schools.  Travel time is not paid for but travel expenses (i.e. fares/ petrol costs                etc.) can be claimed for between schools.

•        Pay and travel expenses are claimed monthly in arrears.

Saturday Music Centre / Weekday Evening Music Centre:

Saturday Music Centre and Weekday Evening Music Centres take place weekly during term time (36 sessions per year).  Teaching is usually one-to-one or a group of two and takes place at Havering Music School and at the adjacent Havering Sixth Form College site. Conducting or tutoring ensembles is sometimes an additional requirement of the post, as is attendance at evening/weekend concerts.  Dates are published well in advance.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

This vacancy is now closed