Chapel Organist and Head of Keyboard, Kent

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The Duke of York's Royal Military SchoolKent

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Start date: 24/04/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,964 & DYRMS allowance £5,368
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required for 24 April 2019   Chapel Organist & Head of Keyboard 

We are looking to appoint a well qualified and experienced performer, and instrumental music teacher for this full-time post. A strong commitment to developing and encouraging music within a boarding school environment, and the ability to work well with others are essential. Experience of teaching piano, playing the Organ, accompanying/working with choirs and accompanying instrumental music exams is also essential. The successful candidate would be expected to play the Organ for all services, including Sunday services during the academic year; including Patronal services, Remembrance Sunday, Advent & Carol Services, Passiontide service, Pentecost service and Leavers’ Service.   A genuine drive and enthusiasm for music education is paramount for this exciting and evolving role.  

In addition there is a requirement to play an active role in boarding school life which includes tutoring, plus sports, clubs and other activities during the day, evenings and at weekends during term time.  Compensating time off is then taken off during the School holidays for the longer days required during term time. Starting salary: DYRMS Scale 7.27 (£24,964 to £28,609 per annum) and DYRMS allowance of £5,368 per annum.  Accommodation at a fair rent, may be available on site.   

Closing date:  Midday Thursday 21st February   Interviews:  Wednesday 6th March 2019 

An application form and further details can be obtained from the School’s website:, emailing or 01304 245027/23.  

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview by email.  

More about The Duke of York's Royal Military School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Dover, Kent, CT15 5EQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1304 245023
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The Duke of York’s Royal Military School is a mixed, non-denominational, state secondary boarding school with sixth form situated in Dover, Kent. It is a sponsor-led academy supported by a single-academy trust. A smaller than average secondary school...