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Staff Music Instructor (Brass), Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen

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Robert Gordon's CollegeRobert Gordon's College, Aberdeen

Salary: Linked to SNCT scales plus RGC Allowance

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Date Posted:

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Start date: December 2020


Robert Gordon’s College is seeking a qualified and experienced instructor to provide instrumental tuition in brass instruments to a range of pupils across the school and to lead and manage instrumental groups during and after school hours. The successful candidate will be expected to teach pupils from Primary 4 upwards both individually and in groups and to lead and manage instrumental groups during and after school hours. The post requires a high degree of enthusiasm and dedication to encourage pupils to prepare for music exams (ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall) and participate in ensembles.

This is a full time, permanent post, available from December 2020.


● To provide high quality instrumental lessons in both Junior and Senior Schools

● To advise and guide pupils on all aspects of their instrumental education

● To assist in developing the music curriculum as it relates to instrumental music

● To contribute to and support all activities of the music department during and after school hours

● To undertake in-service training, review and professional development

● To encourage pupils to attend lessons regularly and to participate in ensembles, including on an extra-curricular basis

Planning and Assessment

● To prepare lessons and courses in instrumental music

● To assess, record and report on the progress and achievements of instrumental pupils

● To assist in preparing instrumental pupils for SQA examinations

● To prepare pupils for external exams up to Grade 8 level as appropriate

Teaching and Learning

● To teach agreed groups and individuals effectively

● To help organise and participate in school ensemble and musical activities

Organisation and Administration

● To implement all procedures and practices of the music department

● To participate in the administration and organisation of the music department with regard to own area of responsibility

● To work co-operatively as part of a team

● To ensure that College instruments are maintained in good condition

Interact with Colleagues and Pupils

● To maintain good order and discipline among pupils

● To safeguard health and safety

● To communicate effectively with colleagues, parents and pupils


● To the Head of College through the Head of Music

The salary for the post is linked to SNCT national teachers’ pay scales with the addition of a Robert Gordon’s College Allowance, currently 4% of salary.

Applications should be made by letter enclosing a full CV with the names of two referees by Tuesday 24 November 2020 online or by email to: quoting reference TES/16-10-20/StaffMI .

Applications closed

More about Robert Gordon's College

Type: Mainstream School

Phase: All-through with sixth form

Funding status: Independent

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 3 - 18 years

Denomination: Non-denominational

Address: Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1FE, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1224 646 346


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Robert Gordon’s College is an independent, co-educational nursery and day school for children aged 3-18 years. It is a school community with a very strong sense of identity, built on our history and tradition of excellence in the city of Aberdeen, wi...