Assistant Director of Music, West London

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The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial SchoolWest London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is seeking to appoint a highly qualified, inspirational and enthusiastic Assistant Director of Music.  This is an opportunity to join one of the most successful and high profile school music departments in the country. The successful candidate will have experience of teaching and will be a confident, performing musician, able to bring their own particular skills to the Department. They will have a real passion for their subject and will be willing to contribute extensively to the musical life of the School.

Music is central to life at the Vaughan and the work of the Music Department is highly regarded. The Vaughan’s Schola Cantorum choir, is prominent in London’s professional concert life, providing boys for chorus work at the Royal Opera House and English National Opera, singing at the BBC Proms and the Aldeburgh Festival in 2017 and frequently giving concerts of its own alongside groups such as St James’s Baroque and His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. More than four hundred instrumental and singing lessons are given each week and there is a wide variety of ensembles and orchestras. Academic music is strong, with large numbers of pupils choosing to study music at GCSE and in the Sixth Form. The School has an impressive tradition of pupils winning Organ and Choral Awards at Oxbridge and many students go on to study Music at University.

To apply for this post, you must submit an application form and a supporting statement. Candidates will be called for interview upon receipt of application.  Informal conversations with the Director of Music are welcome please contact

Applications must be received by midday on Wednesday 21st March 2018. Interviews will be held on Monday 26 March.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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More about The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 89 Addison Road, Kensington, London, W14 8BZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7603 8478
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The Sunday Times Comprehensive School of the Year 2018 and London State Secondary School of the Year. 

About the School

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is a highly successful and oversubscribed Roman Catholic comprehensive school for boys, ...