Teacher of Double Bass (Hourly Paid), Hackney

Closing date:

Hackney New Primary SchoolHackney
Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £30 per hour
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Hackney New Primary School is an outstanding school striving to create something unique and special in the heart of London. We are distinguished by our commitment to music as a core subject alongside English and maths and our mission to keep the development of the whole child at the centre of our work.

We are looking for an outstanding Teacher of Music to join our growing team. Ideally this person would have…..

A Music Degree or significant instrumental study to post grade 8

Double Bass Specialism

An inspirational, creative and motivated teacher

Able to plan and enable outstanding and memorable learning

Committed to excellence, inclusion and high expectations

Passionate about enabling every child to fulfil his/her potential

An effective organiser with good interpersonal skills

Flexible and able to respond to change quickly and effectively

Proactive team member committed to building an ‘exceptional’ school

This post consists of a whole day on a Wednesday, made up of 4 bass lessons for children in year 1, 2, 3 and 4 and joining the rest of the music team for the delivery of the year 3 and 4 orchestras in the afternoon.  The music team will then lead a whole school singing assembly before an hour of training with the music team and/or wider school staff.

Hackney New Primary School can offer:

16 keen and well motivated young bass players

2 year group orchestras

Comprehensive weekly training

A broad School Curriculum where music is elevated to a core subject with English and Maths with equivalent status, curriculum time and resources

An award winning music programme, where every child in the school has a daily music lesson, and all children from year 1 onwards learn a stringed instrument

An experienced music team in Kodaly and Dalcroze based methodologies and specialist string teaching within which to develop

A state of the art New School Building, with 2 dedicated music rooms and 4 music studios

Strong links to Arts organisation in London 

A commitment to your career aspirations and professional development

A strong leadership team and founding team

A clear vision for the future – please see our website www.hackneynewprimaryschool.org 

A vibrant school community

Closing date and interviews: We wish to appoint as soon as possible and request that any applicants return their applications as soon as they completed and arrangements will be made to interview candidates as soon as applications are received

Start Date: September 2019

Salary: £30 per hour  


Visits to meet the team and see the school are strongly encouraged. Alternatively, we are very happy to have an informal discussion by telephone.


Hackney New Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of all children, through its policies, practice and monitoring procedures. Any applicant wishing to work around children can expect to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS). If shortlisted for interview your motives for working in a school setting will be explored. Knowing that racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination exist, we promote justice, fairness and equality in all areas of school life. All backgrounds and groups, including those with disabilities, are welcome to apply.


Address: Hackney New Primary School, 81 Downham Road,

      London, N1 5TR


Tel: 020 3019 3470


Email: primary@hackneynewschool.org


Website: www.hackneynewprimaryschool.org 


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Address: 81 Downham Road, Hackney, London, N1 5TR, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 3019 3470