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Music Department Assistant

Dunottar SchoolSurrey

Dunottar School, Reigate - Job Specification 

Music Department Assistant  

Fixed term for one year commencing September 2021 

Twelve Hours per Week (working pattern to be agreed with successful candidate) 

£20-£25p/h depending on experience 

Closing Date:  Sunday 18th April 2021 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to recruit before the deadline. 

Interviews: tbc 

Dunottar is a co-educational school for pupils aged 11-18 set in extensive grounds of 15 acres on the outskirts of Reigate. With a new Headmaster in September 2017, the school is on a very exciting journey.  The school is experiencing fast growth in pupil numbers and it is undergoing a £6.6 million capital development programme to accommodate future growth. Our new Sixth Form centre was completed in May 2019, with our new whole school Assembly Hall scheduled for completion in January 2021. 

Dunottar is a great place to work, with a team of highly professional and committed teachers and support staff.  We incorporate best practice from independent schools and academies right across the United Learning Group, whilst retaining our unique, friendly ethos in Reigate where pupils are nurtured to make significant personal progress at the same time as achieving excellent academic results.  United Learning is an organisation which prides itself on providing a working and learning environment which encourages ‘the best in everyone’.  You will join a network of staff belonging to over 80 other schools, with opportunities to engage with fellow professionals which far exceed what one school could achieve on its own.  Personal development and career opportunities are excellent.  

The Music Department 

The Music department has experienced rapid growth in recent years with an increasing number of children involved in musical performances.  The school teaches Music to both GCSE and A-Level. A Large number of pupils take instrumental and/or singing lessons across all year groups and the department leads a busy schedule of choirs and ensembles, with concerts, performances and musical trips taking place throughout the year.  

The school is excited by the addition of the new assembly hall which will consist of new Music and Drama classrooms, practice rooms and a performance space. The addition of this new performance area will provide even more scope for our musical groups.  

The Role 

We are seeking an inspirational and experienced musician to assist the music department in the running of weekly co-curricular music activities such as choirs and instrumental ensembles. The successful candidate would be a first-study pianist and be willing to accompany pupils in concerts, grade exams and school musical events as required.  

In this role, you would relish the opportunity to join our successful and friendly music department and make a significant contribution to the co-curricular activities of our thriving and well-equipped music department across the whole School.  

The successful candidate will share our passion for developing the work of the department and sharing good practice.  

Key Responsibilities    

Assist the music department in the running of weekly co-curricular music activities such as choirs, instrumental ensembles and musical production rehearsals 

Accompany pupils in concerts, grade exams and school musical events as required 

Teach theory lessons and coach pupils preparing for grade examinations 

Assist the Director of Music with the administration of concerts and trips 

Produce programmes, posters, publicity and communications with parents and outside organisers regarding concerts. 

Assist with the display of department activities and pupils’ work. 


Maintain a database of the department’s instruments.  

Maintain records of the results of instrumental exams. 

Act as steward during grade exam periods. 


Any other tasks as may reasonably requested by the Director of Music or Headmaster. 

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