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Head of Music

Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory SchoolCumbria

Job Title: Head of Music

Location: Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School

Contract Type: Full-time, permanent

Salary: Competitive, in line with skills & experience

Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School is situated in a spectacular rural location in the Lune Valley, an ideal place for living out the ethos of allowing children to be children. We strive to realise the potential in all of our pupils, from the classroom to the stage, or to the sports pitch.

We are now seeking a full time Head of Music, commencing in September 2021. The successful candidate will support the Director of Music in the running of the Music Department in the Prep School. 

Music has a central role here at Sedbergh. More than half of the pupils across all age ranges are involved in the extensive co-curricular output, be it through 1:1 lessons, or as a member of our choirs and ensembles. The department is housed in a separate building at the heart of the Prep School campus, and the School makes much use of the local church for concerts and chapel services, situated at the very foot of the school grounds.

Our ideal candidate will be a skilled musician, resourceful, highly motivated and hard-working. They will be expected to contribute to the extensive extra-curricular programme of music, including leading choirs and arranging concerts. 

The post will be available from September 2021.

How to Apply:

An application form may be obtained:

- by email from;

- as a download from this advert

To find out more about this vacancy please visit download the 'applicant info pack', visit the School website or contact us on

The closing date for applications will be Sunday 18th April 2021.

Initial interviews may be carried out remotely via Zoom. Shortlisted candidates will then be required to attend an interview in Casterton in the week commencing Monday 26th April. Please indicate if you would be unavailable for any date during this week.

Please note: early application is advised as an appointment will be made upon finding a suitable candidate. The School reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sedbergh School is committed to safeguarding & protecting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and The Disclosure and Barring Service.

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