Assistant Teacher of Music and Accompanist, West Sussex

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Ardingly College SeniorWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020, initially for a fixed-term period of one year until August 2021
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £14,825.89, inclusive of 4.2 weeks' holiday pay
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Ardingly College has an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated recent graduate to join a successful Music department from September 2020. 

The role involves assisting the Director of Music in the life and work of a busy and successful Music department. It would suit somebody considering a teaching career, though no teaching experience or qualification is required.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about music, who has a love of learning and who wishes to share that passion with enthusiastic and energetic young people.

The successful candidate will have very strong keyboard and sight-reading skills and the ability to play the organ would be preferred. Having a willing and flexible approach to working, coordinating and collaborating with other teachers and musicians in the department is vital.

The College provides a stimulating teaching environment, with a lively and vibrant Common Room, engaged pupils and supportive parents. Induction and mentoring are provided for all new teachers, both within the department and across the College. An active Professional Development programme enables all staff to enhance their teaching and develop their wider professional skills. 

Situated in a beautiful location within easy reach of both London and Brighton, Ardingly College is well situated for teachers of all ages and stages, from those starting out in a teaching career to established teachers looking to settle in an attractive part of the South East. 

Participation in the school’s busy extra-curricular programme is expected of all teaching staff and there is considerable scope for staff to get involved in a wide range of activities.

This role is offered initially for a fixed-term period of one year until August 2021. The role is full time, during term-time only and the salary for the role is £14,825.89, inclusive of 4.2 weeks holiday pay. Accommodation is available for the successful candidate, if required.

The College offers a wide range of benefits including pension, private health insurance, sports and leisure facilities, and salary sacrifice schemes.

For further information and to apply, please visit 

Closing date: Tuesday 28th January 2020, although applications will be considered on receipt. 

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 3rd February 2020

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2-18, a member of the HMC and a school of the Woodard Corporation.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post including enhanced DBS checks.

More about Ardingly College Senior
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: College Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1444 893000
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Ardingly College is an independent co-educational school for pupils aged 2 – 18 offering both A level and IB.  Founded in 1858, Ardingly College is a school of over 1050 pupils, including those in the Prep and Pre-Prep. Located in the beautiful ...