Head of Strings, Hampshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Winchester CollegeHampshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Part-time, three days per week

Winchester College seeks to appoint a violinist as Head of Strings to lead and direct the teaching of stringed instruments at the College; to coach string chamber music; to act as Leader (Concertmaster) of the Winchester College Symphony Orchestra; and to contribute to the general work of the music department.

Music has been central to life at Winchester ever since its foundation in 1382 when William of Wykeham made provision for 16 choirboys, Quiristers, who still provide the treble line for the Chapel Choir. Former Directors of Music include Thomas Weelkes, Jeremiah Clarke, Samuel Sebastian Wesley and Sir George Dyson. The Music Department is now one of the leading departments in the country. There are currently around 20 string players at post-Grade 8/diploma level in the College.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding violinist with extensive performing and teaching experience, who can demonstrate enthusiasm for sharing their musical experience with young people of all abilities. It is hoped that the appointee will wish to maintain an active professional performance schedule alongside their responsibilities to the College.

This is a part-time position, three days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) plus weekend concerts as agreed with the Master of Music.

Further information about the school can be found at www.winchestercollege.org 

For full details on the above post and to apply please click here

Only applications completed on the College website will be accepted. Please attach a full CV and covering letter with your application.

Closing date: Thursday 23 May 2019.

Interview date: Thursday 6 June 2019.

Winchester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and DBS checks.

(No agencies please)

More about Winchester College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1962 621100
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Situated in Hampshire, Winchester College is an independent, secondary school for boys aged between 13 and 18. The school was founded in 1382 by the Bishop of Winchester, William of Wykeham. It was expanded in the 19th Century to accommodate the popu...