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Director of Music

City of London School for GirlsLondon, City of

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and inspirational Director of Music to lead a flagship department in this top independent school. Based within the Barbican and with the rest of London on its doorstep, CLSG is uniquely positioned to produce music of exceptional quality and enjoys all the benefits of proximity to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, St Paul’s Cathedral and St Giles’ Cripplegate. Music is a fundamental part of the School culture and community, celebrating music of all genres and at all levels. Our partnerships and access to some great centres of music, allow us to offer some of the most inspirational music provision outside of specialist music schools. 

The postholder will take a leading role in the school’s culture; building on the existing concert programme and expanding further the range of opportunity and partnership. Music tours, concerts in and beyond the school, and working closely with the family of City schools, the Barbican and other institutions nationally and internationally, will be an important element of the job. The postholder will be an enthusiastic and effective leader; keen to guide an excellent staff and pupil team through to new and inspiring performance and opportunities in music. They will be an excellent conductor and have strong management and logistical skills. 

Working closely with the Second in Department, they will build good relationships with colleagues in the music department, they will encourage and establish high standards both in the teaching and learning of Music. Lesson observation is encouraged as part of good practice. The Director of Music should contribute fully to the development of the whole community in accordance with the aims of the school. 

The Director of Music is supported by a dedicated administrator. The Director of Music will line manage 32 VMTs.

Closing date: 26 January 2021, 9am.

Interview date: First round: 3 February 2021.

Due to the limitations of the current lockdown, the date for the second round is to be confirmed.

To apply for the post please complete the application form and equal opportunities form, together with a brief covering letter which explains why you feel particularly suited to the role and how it may fit in with your future aspirations. Please send your completed application to Bryony Smyth, Executive Assistant at

The City of London School for Girls is an independent, non-denominational girls’ school which is administered by the Corporation of the City of London. It is a member of the Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) and Girls’ School Association (GSA) and caters for pupils aged 7 to 18 years.

City of London School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and requires the same commitment from all its staff. 

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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