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Visiting Music Tutor (African Drums)

Bedales Prep School, DunhurstHampshire

Permanent, zero hours contract

An inspiring and enthusiastic individual is sought to join our thriving and successful Music Department, to run inspiring weekly workshop-style djembe groups with children between the ages of 7 and 13.

Bedales Prep, Dunhurst is renowned for its focus on music and arts and its pupil-centred approach to learning and your teaching style will support and enhance this ethos.  

Experience & Background

An inspirational and encouraging tutor, who can motivate students and encourage an ethos of listening, working together and having a great time making music. The tutor would be working in an enthusiastic and passionate department lead by a team of professional musicians. We also regularly collaborate with the art, dance and drama department in an atmosphere of creativity and artistic vision.  A team player with good communication skills, you will have an enthusiastic approach in all of your dealings with pupils, colleagues and parents.


  • Enable the pupils to perform musically and to achieve their full potential in music examinations, competitions and concert performances as appropriate. 
  • Facilitate one-to-one lessons and coaching ensembles. 
  • Carry out pupil assessments and provide written reports. 
  • Complete any administrative tasks in relation to the post including recording missed lessons.

If you have a good degree or diploma in Music, have highly effective teaching skills, the ability to inspire, empower and motivate pupils to engage with new initiatives with a genuine commitment to putting pupils first and an enjoyment of working with young people, we would welcome your application.

This post is Regulated Activity.

Hours of Work

We can offer approximately two and half hours of work that take place during a day from 11am and finishing at 4pm, with the possibility of another hour timetabling and student sign-up permitting. There is also the scope to develop drumming at the senior school. Termly concerts include the djembe groups and the teacher will be expected and paid to come along to lead and support. There is some flexibility as to when this tutoring can take place and applicants are invited to provide information on the days and hours of their availability as part of their application.

Benefits: Our benefits include free on-site parking, free school lunches during term time, funded healthcare cash plan,  life assurance, pension and personal accident cover.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button. CVs cannot be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application form.

Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 17 December 2021

Interview date: Ongoing from week commencing 10 January 2022

Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy early in light of a large response.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Prohibition from Teaching Checks, Prohibition from Management Checks.

The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:

• Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;

• fostering a culture of openness, safety, equality and protection;

• providing a safe and welcoming environment where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to;

• playing a key role in prevention of harm and an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm; 

• When concerned about the welfare of a pupil, acting in the best interests of the pupil. 

All staff have a key role to play in identifying concerns early and in providing help for children and are expected to act in accordance with the school Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job candidates to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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