Director of Music, Uppingham

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Uppingham SchoolUppingham

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Exciting opportunity for an outstanding musician to join one of the leading schools for music in the UK and play a pivotal role in our vision to be the foremost school for music in the 21st Century.

Uppingham School’s musical pedigree and history is well-known. Being the first school to appoint a Director of Music in 1865, the School has an enviable music programme. Our pupils have the opportunity to play music every day of the week and many Uppinghamians aspire for excellence in their musical disciplines. As Director of Music, with your creativity and ambition, you will have the opportunity to take our musical reputation beyond Uppingham School.

Accountable for the vision, quality, delivery and effectiveness of the School’s musical programme, you will lead and manage the full-time and visiting members of the Music Department, oversee the planning and delivery of all musical events, and construct and articulate the vision for the ongoing development of Music at Uppingham.

Although demanding, the position is intensely rewarding. Because we are a busy boarding school, the opportunities to work with pupils are extensive and rich and we have a very exciting programme of weekly recitals, ability-led concerts, masterclasses and larger public performances in the UK and abroad that offer pupils of all levels opportunities to perform.

Facilities are excellent; with three buildings forming the Music School, offering excellent recording, recital, teaching and practice facilities. 60 practice rooms, numerous grand pianos and three organs facilitate a wide range of activities.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to establish and articulate an exciting vision for the onward development of Music at Uppingham we would be delighted to hear from you.

Uppingham School offers several benefits such as a pension scheme, a 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme, as well as free membership of the School’s dual-use Sports Centre (pro-rated discount for part-time colleagues) and a school fee discount scheme for children of staff. 

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 29th October 2018.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 9QE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1572 822216
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Uppingham School is a mixed, Church of England independent secondary school with sixth form and boarding, located in Leicestershire. The secondary school, situated in Uppingham has approximately 791 students on record.

Uppingham School was founded in...