Director of Music (Senior), Richmond upon Thames

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Hampton Court HouseRichmond upon Thames

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Hampton Court House is a fast-growing co-educational independent school situated in beautiful riverside parkland between Richmond and Hampton in southwest London. The school is all-through from Pre-Nursery to Year 13.

We are looking to employ an inspirational musician to fill the the role of Director of Music (Senior) from September 2019. The role would suit those that are classically trained but have interests in a broad range of musical styles. The core of the job is teaching Year 5 to Year 10 students classroom music, and the successful candidate would be encouraged to adapt the syllabus creatively to reflect their own musical expertise and interests.

We seek an organised but passionate musician who has a genuine interest in child development to work closely with the school’s Director of Music (Junior). The role will involve co-ordinating the team of 10 peripatetic teachers, processing applications for individual music lessons and creating a timetable spreadsheet of private music lessons at the start of each term, with assistance from the Music Administrator. 

The Director of Music (Senior) will also share the responsibility of organising end of term concerts, which are key events in the school calendar, and will be encouraged to collaborate with other departments on assemblies and special cultural events where possible.

The role involves liaising with parents and colleagues on a regular basis, so excellent communication skills are a must.

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact the Director of Music (Senior) by email at

Salary – negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.

Deadline for applications: Friday 24 May.

Hampton Court House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Hampton Court House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BS, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8943 0889
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