Teacher of Music, Rutland

Closing date:

Catmose CollegeRutland

Date posted:
Start date: To start September 2019 or later as exiting contracts allow.
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS + Federation Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Music is a highly valued subject at the College, taught as a discrete subject in Key Stage Three and enjoying consistent numbers at Key Stage Four in both the GCSE and BTEC qualification.  Music has also seen a growth at A level where students will travel regionally to access our provision.  Alongside high standards of academic progress, the team have a strong commitment in providing extra-curricular opportunities for students through whole school productions, concerts, trips and visiting workshops.  Recent highlights for our students included a Year 7 trip to Matilda, a Performing Arts trip to Amsterdam and the opportunity for our Music Scholars to perform Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall.  We offer a broad range of individual instrument tuition that around a quarter of our students take advantage of. 

The College runs a number of extra-curricular music groups including choirs, bands and musical ensembles. At the Christmas concert, over one hundred musicians performed which highlights our commitment to this important subject.  Appointed candidates will share this passion of academic achievement and a commitment to help deliver the extra-curricular aspects.

For suitably qualified candidates there will be the opportunity to teach A level music at our partner school, Harington. The School was judged as Outstanding in all categories with staff enjoying the opportunity to work with mature and motivated students who have a passion for their subject. 

There are outstanding facilities throughout the College and Harington including a purpose-built theatre, designated music rooms, and a number of music practice rooms.    

Applications are welcomed from either NQTs, who will be well supported by experienced mentors and through our teaching school alliance; or from more experienced candidates where there are exceptional opportunities for further professional development and promotion.

For successful candidates there are exceptional opportunities for further professional development and promotion across the Federation.  The appointed candidate will be joining a strong and supportive team of specialist teachers who take pride in achieving the best outcomes for all students.   

Teachers are able to enjoy many additional benefits that come as part of working within the Federation. These include, amongst others:

  • Teachers at top of scale may receive up to a 2% pay award annually for good performance.
  • Relocation support for hard-to-recruit subjects.
  • Vast range of staff training including a funded Masters scheme, through our teaching school. 
  • Primary, Secondary and Sixth-form teaching opportunities.
  • Staff laptops.
  • Priority admission for children of staff to the College and Primary.
  • Flexible working; part-time and a job share considered.
  • A broad range of opportunities to engage in extra-curricular trips and activities. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and welcome applications from candidates looking for a variety of flexible working arrangements including, but not limited to; part time working and a job share. 

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.


Application forms and information are available online at www.rutlandfederation.com or by emailing office@rutlandfederation.com. 

  • You should write a letter of application on no more than 2 sides of A4.
  • You should complete all sections of the application form.
  • On the form clearly state the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two professional referees; it is our usual practice to ask for references before shortlisting and always to ask for references before interviews.
  • It is a condition of employment that you have a successful DBS check made and can provide proof of identity and qualifications gained.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive for positions, your application is unlikely to be considered if you do not follow these requirements. CVs are not accepted. 

The closing date is as soon as possible for anyone interested that is in contract, for a start date of September. 

For applications from NQTs and others not in contract, please submit your application by 12 noon on Thursday 6 June 2019. 

You should send your application to Stuart Williams, Executive Principal, Catmose College, Huntsmans Drive, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RP.  Applications can also be emailed to office@rutlandfederation.com.  

More about Catmose College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Huntsmans Drive, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1572 770066
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