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Assistant Team Leader for Music- Dr Challoner's Grammar School

  • Location: Amersham
  • Ref: FS06853
  • Closing date: 26 February 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time

The opportunity

For September 2018, we are seeking to appoint an ambitious and talented musician to this rewarding post in an 11-18 grammar school with 1300 students including a co-educational Sixth Form. Dr Challoner’s is regarded as one of the leading grammar schools in the country. Music, both curricular and extra curricular, plays a very important part in the life of the school and the successful applicant will have a lead role in developing this further.

TLR 2.3 (£2,667 per annum)

About us

Dr Challoner’s has 1300 students and was graded as ‘outstanding’ in every category by OFSTED.  It is regarded as one of the leading grammar schools in the country.  As a National Teaching School, we provide an exciting range of professional development opportunities.

Please visit our website: www.challoners.com

About the role

We are looking for an experienced teacher with first-class musical credentials, able to lead by example, to be organised and creative in their approach in the classroom, and to manage others in terms of academic music methods and results.

We offer:

  • engaging, able and well-motivated students
  • an innovative approach to learning
  • outstanding facilities in every subject
  • a friendly working environment

About you

In return, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Take on the responsibilities of Assistant Team Leader, working with the Director of Music to plan the direction and future plans for the department as a whole
  • Play a full and active part in the extra-curricular life of the Music Department and school
  • Run large-scale projects and ensembles as directed by the Director of Music
  • Be an excellent administrator
  • Be an excellent accompanist, sharing recital duties with others in the wider music team
  • Act as a deputy for the Director of Music when required

Applications from candidates who have experience and strengths in one or more of the following areas would be particularly welcomed:

  • Chamber music
  • Composition
  • Examining for A-level, or GCSE exam boards

Other Information

Full details including an application form are available on the vacancies section of our website.

To apply for the post, please email a completed application form to Alison McAloon (Head’s PA and HR Officer). Email: employment@challoners.com. Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Chesham Rd, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. HP6 5HA. Tel: (01494) 787525.

Closing date: Monday 26th February (noon)

Interview date: Tuesday 6th March

Please note that earlier applications would be welcomed and shortlisted candidates may be interviewed before the closing date.

DCGS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all its students. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Our safeguarding policy is reflected in our recruitment process.

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