Director of Music, West Berkshire

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Pangbourne CollegeWest Berkshire

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Start date: Required from April or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Our salary package will recognise your experience, qualifications and commitment
Contract term: Permanent

We wish to recruit an inspiring Director of Music to head up our very successful Department and continue the development of the musical life of the College. By your example and leadership, you will continue to increase the number of pupils involved in music and their levels of attainment.

An excellent classroom practitioner, you will bring passion and enthusiasm to the role along with the ability to teach engaging and focused lessons for all age groups. Experience of teaching GCSE and A Level is essential. You will hold a relevant degree along with the desire and dedication to ensure high standards of pupil progression and attainment.

Experience of conducting choirs will be an advantage, given the important role the College Choir has in the life of the school community. Ideally you will be also an accomplished pianist and possibly be able to play the organ.

We have a strong musical heritage at the College and are able to offer specialist musical teaching from our purpose-built Music School. The College is an All Steinway School and has Steinway pianos in all our musical facilities, including the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel.

The Department runs a number of choirs, bands, and other ensembles and, for the right candidate, there is the opportunity to conduct the locally-acclaimed Pangbourne Choral Society.

As Head of Department, you will have strong people and administrative skills to provide strategic direction and creative development of Music within the College, cultivating teaching and learning by ensuring high expectations of staff and pupils within a happy and purposeful environment. We welcome applications from candidates in either the state or independent sectors.

We offer excellent working conditions set in beautiful grounds. Our salary package will recognise your experience, qualifications and commitment. You will be expected to contribute fully to the wider life of the College. Accommodation on site may be available.

Further information about the College and an application pack can be found on our website​ 

Completed applications should be sent to Nikki Roberts, HR Manager, via email: 

Closing date: 11 December 2019. 

Interview date: 23/24 January 2020.

In line with our recruitment policy and for the protection of our pupils, you will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and employment reference checks. Pangbourne College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You must be eligible to work in the UK.

More about Pangbourne College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Pangbourne, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 8LA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 984 2101
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