Director of Music, New College School, Oxford

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New College SchoolOxford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates with appropriate qualifications for the post of Director of Music at New College School from September 2018.    

The post offers the opportunity to engage with lively young minds in a friendly community where music is highly-valued. It requires a teacher who can enthuse pupils about the subject and who is able to develop their confidence in this key area of the School’s provision, promoting school choral and instrumental music to the highest standards. The successful applicant will have an excellent command of Music as a practical and academic discipline, have appropriate keyboard skills, be able to give individual as well as class lessons, and have appropriate managerial and administrative acumen, such that he or she is able to recruit and manage a large team of Visiting Music Teachers and administer music examinations and timetables. 

The successful candidate will be expected to take overall responsibility for the annual pattern of concerts, sharing detailed organisation with the Assistant Director. The music department is also active in providing music for school plays. 

The Director of Music is also expected to give especial attention to the choristers’ musical education in School and to liaise with the Organist (Director of Music) of New College, Mr Robert Quinney, over the choristers’ general musical development. Moral support for the choristers at Evensong from time to time is axiomatic to the post, but all choristers are day pupils and, aside from Saturday Morning Music School (for which time off in lieu is given), there are no further regular duties at the weekend.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and knowledgeable teacher and capable leader to make a strong and committed contribution. We are looking for a candidate with a love of the subject, a collegial attitude and an enthusiasm for the ethos and aims of the School and College. 

Application forms should be accompanied by a brief covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Robert Gullifer, and should be sent to Mrs Dee McCusker, Head’s PA, New College School, Savile Road, Oxford, OX1 3UA office@newcollegeschool.org no later than noon on Friday 2nd March 2018. Interviews will take place the week of 5th March 2018.

This is a re-advertisement.  Previous applicant's details will be kept on file for consideration.

New College School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared when applying. The applicant may post such a declaration in an envelope marked ‘Private & Confidential for the Headmaster’. The successful applicant must obtain Barred List clearance and DBS clearance at enhanced level.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Address: 2 Savile Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3UA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 285560
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