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Music Teacher HCC17590

Job Details:

Salary Range: Main 
Work Location: Various schools in Hampshire
Hours per week: Part time
Contract Type: Permanent
Contact details for informal discussion: Liz Price, Senior Administration Officer on 023 8065 2037

Are you ambitious, dynamic and ready for a challenge?

Hampshire Music Service (HMS) is committed to giving every child and young person the chance to participate, enjoy and achieve by making music together.  We have 55,000 children and young people engaged in teaching and events each year, from small group instrumental tuition and class teaching to world music, rock, pop and jazz projects.
We are looking for enthusiastic and highly competent Class teachers for both mainstream and SEND settings with a passion for developing young people's music-making. This is your opportunity to bring your own musical skills and talents and share these to inspire others and make a difference to the musical education of 150,000 Hampshire pupils.
Please note that this is a part-time post - the hours to be worked will depend upon the circumstances of the appointee and the needs of the business - do please contact the recruiting manager if you have any questions.


For more information on the Hampshire Music Service please visit our website

Job Purpose:

A Visiting Music Teacher is accountable to a Senior Leader and through that post holder to the Head of Hampshire Music Service and will:

  • Inspire, motivate and enthuse young people in their music-making.
  • Support and promote the playing and singing of pupils in school music-making groups and in Hampshire ensembles and choirs.
  • Support and promote the music curriculum for pupils in Hampshire schools.
  • Teach in accordance with the timetable organised and prepared by the Hampshire Music Service.
Role Responsibilities:
  • Teach in schools and colleges as directed on the timetable and in accordance with HMS guidelines.
  • Direct or assist with an Area or County ensemble if so required.
  • Working within the framework of the Hampshire Music Award Scheme, undertake individual tuition of pupils through that scheme when required.
  • Contribute, when required, to area and cluster music events, and to workshops and performing events, to promote the work of HMS.
  • Liaise with headteachers, school music managers/co-ordinators, and heads of music departments to promote the highest levels of participation and achievement in music by Hampshire pupils and students.
  • Maintain and develop effective relationships with the schools on the timetable in order to develop their confidence in the quality of Music Service provision, so securing continued and increased purchase of Hampshire Music Services.
  • Encourage and support the development of all ensemble provision in Hampshire schools, and through Hampshire’s Area and County ensemble network.
  • Participate in the Hampshire Music Service programme of professional days to develop and maintain a high-level professional knowledge of current thought and practice in music education including in the National Curriculum.
  • Instrumental and voice teachers will provide an annual written report on the progress of each instrumental and voice pupil as required by each school on the timetable, commensurate with the schools’ own reporting schedule. Class teachers will contribute to assessment, recording and reporting schemes as appropriate to each school on the timetable.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings as and when required.
  • All teachers will carry out the necessary administration associated with the teaching duties. For instrumental teachers this is specifically lesson planning and the preparation of medium-term units of work for each class taught. Where possible the schools’ own scheme of work will be adhered to and contributed to.
  • The postholder will ensure full compliance with Hampshire guidance and regulations in all matters of health and safety, including off-site activities and child protection.
Essential Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • Graduate qualifications.
  • Qualified teacher status.
  • High level performance skills as an instrumentalist or singer.
  • Substantial recent and relevant teaching experience, including successful group teaching.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of developments in music education.
  • Ability to inspire and enthuse young instrumentalists and singers.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to liaise with teachers, headteachers, parents and governors.
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post.
  • Expertise and successful experience in organising, managing and conducting a music ensemble is desirable.
Working Conditions:
  • Objects up to 11-15kg  weekly.                                                                         
  • Use of a laptop.
  • Working with Children aged 4 – 16 years and People with Special Needs.                      
  • Verbal abuse and/or Aggression.                        
  • Noise (over 80Db).
Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a criminal records check. Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview.



Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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