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Associate Music Teacher's – Woodwind and Keyboard

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Zero Hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/08/2019 12:00
£23.58 per hour
Hours per week:
Zero Hours
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Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Music Hub, Little Stoke Primary School BS34 6HY
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Closing date:
27 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

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Associate Music Teacher’s – Woodwind and Keyboard

Summary of Post

We are currently looking for Associate Music Teachers who specialise in one of the following instruments:

• Woodwind
• Keyboard

To teach a musical discipline or disciplines to classes, groups of learners, or individuals as directed, including regular reporting on progress and the control of equipment; and to contribute to the work of the South Gloucestershire Music Hub (SGMH) in accordance with the broad policies and practices of Music Education in South Gloucestershire, specifically to:

Deliver high quality music teaching across the range of abilities, ages and musical interests within schools

Work with the Music and Arts Strategy Manager and Music Progression and Participation Leader in organising, planning and providing teaching that results in the highest possible standards of musical achievement for all.

Work with the Music and Arts Strategy Manager and Music Progression and Participation Leader to ensure a broad and challenging musical experience for all.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

This post is based within Integra – Integra is the trading arm of South Gloucestershire Council.

Main Duties

1. To teach music to individuals, small groups and possibly whole class groups and to provide expert advice and guidance for the school in the teaching of music and to ensure the highest possible standard of achievement for all.

2. To act as the first point of contact for the school on day to day matters relating to the music programme and to act to resolve difficulties in the first instance wherever possible.

3. To ensure that the equipment used for music is maintained to a high standard and new equipment is ordered when necessary in liaison with the Music and Arts Strategy Manager and Music Progression and Participation Leader.

4. To take responsibility for pupils when delivering music teaching

5. To attend staff meetings and seek continual professional development in all matters affecting work.

6. To be aware of and implement school policies and to actively promote the agreed aims and vision of the school.

7. To follow music hub guidelines in line with additional requirements from the school.

8. To adhere to the music hub code of conduct at all times.

9. To promote South Gloucestershire Music Hub to enhance students’ musical opportunities.

Delivering lessons to pupils

10. Using clearly structured teaching and challenging learning activities; they interest and motivate pupils, and advance their independence as learners.

11. To formulate lesson plans for pupils at all stages of music ability and skills, from beginners onwards.

12. Communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to support their learning.

13. Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities in which they are involved.

14. Use behaviour management strategies, in line with the school’s policy and procedures, which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.

15. Where relevant, guide the work of other adults supporting teaching and learning in the music lesson.

16. Recognise and respond effectively to equal opportunities issues as they arise, including by challenging stereotyped views, and by challenging bullying or harassment, following relevant policies and procedures.

17. To maintain class discipline in whole class music sessions.

Assessing and recording the development, progress and attainment of pupils

18. Monitor pupils’ responses to learning tasks and modify their approach accordingly.

19. Monitor pupils’ participation and progress, providing feedback to teachers, and giving constructive support to pupils as they learn.

20. To work to the National Curriculum and any external examination board standards i.e Trinity/Associated Board/Rockschool

Reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils

21. Contribute to maintaining and analysing records of pupils’ progress

22. To advise and inform parents of their children’s progress.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Have achieved at least a Grade 8 qualification in their first instrument and be able to demonstrate they are still performing at this level

Have experience of working with children

Hold a full driving licence and have the capacity to travel to a range of workplaces

Have sufficient understanding of their area to support pupils’ learning, and be able to acquire further knowledge to contribute effectively and with confidence to the classes in which they are involved

Be familiar with the age-related expectations of pupils and the main teaching methods in relation to music instruction

Understand the aims, content, teaching strategies and intended outcomes for the lessons in which they are involved, and understand the place of these in the related teaching programme

Aware of the statutory frameworks relevant to their role

Know the legal definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN), and are familiar with the guidance about meeting special educational needs given in the SEN Code of Practice

Know a range of strategies to establish a purposeful learning environment and to promote good behaviour


Have achieved at least a Grade 5 qualification on the piano/keyboard and be able to demonstrate they are still performing at this level

The ability to conduct an ensemble

Additional Information

For an informal discussion please contact Benjamin Stevens (Music Progression and Participation Leader) or Richard Jones (Music and Arts Strategy Manager) on 01454 863147.

The post is based at South Gloucestershire Music Hub, Little Stoke.

DBS: Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.. The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business.

Salary: £23.58 per hour

Hours: Zero hours

Closing Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019 at noon

Interview Date: Tuesday 3 or Wednesday 4 September 2019

Vacancy Ref: CYT900/884

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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