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We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and experienced Visiting Music Teachers to join our thriving Music Department from August 2022. The successful candidates are expected to deliver progressive programmes of study tailored to the individual pupils’ needs, whilst encouraging participation in the department’s extensive extra-curricular programme in both Junior and Senior Schools. An ability to teach a wide range of styles from traditional repertoire through to musical theatre is essential.
There are several sizable music events in the Heriot’s calendar in which the VMT’s play a pivotal role: two concerts a year in the Usher Hall, one at Christmas for predominantly Senior School pupils and one with only Junior School performers in May. Major concerts also take place in the Queen’s Hall, St Cuthbert’s Church and St Giles Cathedral. Other events in school include a Junior School Music Festival, Senior House Music Competition, as well as many other internal and external events throughout the year. The school presents pupils for both ABRSM and Trinity exams, entry for either board being at the discretion of the VMT. In addition to “Grade” exams, VMT’s also play an important part in preparing pupils for the Performing element of SQA exams.
Hours of Work: The VMT is expected to deliver a minimum of 30 lessons per pupil, per session during term-time.
Lessons take place on the school campus between 7.30am and 4pm, and should each last 30 minutes. Notwithstanding the availability of room space, VMTs are free to determine their own hours of work and availability.
Remuneration: £36.60 per hour (£18.30 per 30-minute lesson) inclusive of holiday pay.
Pension Scheme: You will have the option to join the Heriot’s Pension scheme.
Sick Pay: Entitlement is to Statutory Sick Pay, subject to qualifying conditions.
Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application accompanied by their CV and the completed application form (below) for the attention of The Director of Music, C/O The HR Department:
By Email: email@example.com
Closing Date for Applications is Noon on Friday 08 July 2022
Heriot’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and the successful candidates will be required to obtain membership of the PVG scheme.
George Heriot’s Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
George Heriot’s School is governed by George Heriot’s Trust, Scottish Charity number SC011463