Head of Strings, Surrey

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive Peri Rate + Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Charterhouse is a stunning school and a wonderful place in which to live and work.  Founded in 1611 and located in its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming since 1872, the School has 820 pupils aged between 13 and 18, all of whom are boarders, except for about 40 'day boarders'. It recently announced its intention to extend its co-educational provision, currently only offered to its sixth form, to all year groups from Year 9 commencing in 2021.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a superb violinist and teacher with experience and a love of nurturing and directing chamber music. The successful applicant will have a portfolio of between 15-30 individual pupils; the number is negotiable. The successful applicant will want to play a full part in the musical life of the School, including attending/directing concerts, masterclasses and competitions.

The post will suit a professional musician happy to commit to specific hours within the week in addition to formulating a teaching timetable. Currently these comprise rehearsals as follows;

  • Wednesdays 1730-1820 Chamber Orchestra rehearsal
  • Fridays 1730-1815 String Orchestra (Junior Strings) rehearsal
  • Direction of quartets and other ensembles at times to suit

For more information and to apply, please download the application pack from the TES or our website at www.charterhouse.org.uk  Completed applications should be emailed to:  headmaster_hr@charterhouse.org.uk 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 23 February 2018 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter.  Shortlisted candidates will be asked to perform and teach.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  They must ensure compliance with the School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. This appointment will be subject to checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and with past employers.

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More about Charterhouse
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 291 500
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Charterhouse is a beautiful school and a wonderful place to live and work.  It was founded in 1611 and moved to its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming in Surrey in 1872. Few schools can offer such a splendid backdrop for teaching a...