Director of Music, Sonning-on-Thames

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Reading Blue Coat SchoolSonning-on-Thames

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Start date: Commencing in 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

 An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form   

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school of 490 boys aged 11 – 16, with a further 270 students in the co-educational Sixth Form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the river Thames. 

The School offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise their full intellectual, physical and creative potential. 

Commencing in 2018, this role is an exciting opportunity for a committed and ambitious musician to take over a department with a fine musical tradition and help it develop and grow. A new Performing Arts Centre is planned and you will have considerable input into the planning and construction of this facility. The department is generously staffed, well-equipped and benefits from the support of an ambitious new Headmaster and a Senior Leadership Team that values the role of music in the School.

You will hold a good honours degree, probably in Music, and ideally hold a recognised teaching qualification. 

The School provides a stimulating and vibrant environment in which to teach, and you will join a highly committed and enthusiastic academic team. Reading Blue Coat has been recognised by the Daily Telegraph as one of ten independent schools offering the best value in the UK.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website:  or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: 

Closing date for applications: 29th September 2017

Interviews will be held during the week of 9th October 2017.

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an Academic application form, and accompanied by your covering letter.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please

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More about Reading Blue Coat School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holme Park, Sonning-on-thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9441005
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