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Peripatetic Music Teacher OCC6780

Job Details:


Salary Range: Unqualified Teacher's Pay Range

Work Location: Schools in the south of the county 

Hours per week: 20%

Contract type: Temporary - from January 2019 until July 2019

Closing date: Monday 10th December 2018

Interview date: After Thursday 13th December 2018 (to be confirmed)

Advert Text:


The Oxfordshire County Music Service is an “Outstanding Music Service” with an international reputation. It offers weekly instrumental tuition and other activities including vocal, performing arts and music theory groups; area Music Centres, ensembles and youth orchestras (two of which tour internationally); courses during the school holidays, ensembles for adult musicians and Saturday afternoon workshops.


The Service is looking for a Woodwind Teacher with flute specialism to join a large team. We would like to hear from you if you enjoy working with young people, making music and are:


  • Able to teach pupils from beginner to post grade eight standard in primary and secondary schools
  • Able to teach students individually, and in groups
  • Experienced in Wider opportunities style teaching (see selection criteria)
  • Willing to work flexible hours during the week


Schoolteachers Pay and Conditions (Qualified or Unqualified) and subject to local agreement. Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Job Purpose:


  • To promote high standards of learning in the Music Service through the effective teaching of individuals, small groups and ensembles
  • This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all County Child Protection Policies are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies
  • This Job description should be read in conjunction with the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions (STPC) Document and the provisions of that document will apply to the postholder
  • The performance of all the duties and responsibilities shown below will be under the reasonable direction of the Head of Service; Senior Managers, or other Managers if appropriate, will be mindful of his/her duty to ensure that the employee has a reasonable workload and sufficient support to carry out the duties of the post
  • This job description will be reviewed at least annually and any changes will be subject to consultation. The Service’s grievance procedure will be used to resolve any dispute arising out of the job description. Other relevant policies may be the County Council’s Stress at Work Policy and the Dignity at Work Policy
  • This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all relevant County policies and procedures are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies

Role Responsibilities:


In addition to the duties outlined in the STPC document currently in operation, or any subsequent legislation, you will be responsible for:


  • planning and delivering engaging lessons that allow all students to make good progress
  • helping all students to develop as independent learners
  • ensuring vulnerable students or students with special educational needs or disabilities receive the appropriate support
  • leading and/or accompanying (if appropriate) ensembles for the music service as required which may be on Saturdays or after school
  • ensuring your ICT skills are good and used appropriately in teaching, as this is now an essential part of music education
  • working actively to develop professional expertise by seeking and participating in on-going professional development and supporting the development of colleagues
  • participating in the Music Service annual appraisal system
  • keeping abreast of current developments in music education
  • liaising with Music Service staff, schools, parents and other teachers as required
  • actively encouraging all your students to participate in Music Service and School ensembles/activities
  • providing students with constructive feedback on their progress and achievement and communicating this to parents as appropriate through email, phone and the Music Service reporting cycle
  • completing and maintaining accurate records as required and providing this information to other staff when requested
  • attending meetings and staff development/in-service training
  • working within the policies and procedures of the County Council and County Music Service
  • undertaking any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure the efficient and effective running of the Music Service

Essential Role Requirements:


Educational achievements, Qualifications, Training and Knowledge:

  • Ability to perform to a high standard (any genre considered)
  • Knowledge of current resources and issues in the teaching of music
  • Experience or ability to teach students from beginner to post Grade 8 standard
  • Experience or ability to teach a variety of styles/genres
  • Experience or ability to accompany students on the piano to a basic level and create/use backing tracks to accompany students



  • Experience of accompanying students on the piano and the ability to use and create good quality backing tracks
  • Experience of teaching individuals and small groups


Job related aptitude and skills:

  • Ability to conform to Music Service administrative procedures
  • Ability to attend work regularly and on time
  • Good knowledge of ICT enabling use of email, internet and basic office applications, as well as music specialist software e.g. Sibelius or Logic


Personal qualities:

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with parents/carers, school and other staff
  • Ability to negotiate with schools and be flexible around timetabling issues
  • Ability to communicate in an appropriate manner with children of all ages

Special Requirements:

  • Satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Use of a car or motorcycle
  • Possession of a full driving licence
  • Ability and willingness to work reasonable hours outside of the normal school day



  • Sufficient stamina to undertake peripatetic teaching in a range of locations necessitating moving around the county


Equal Opportunities:

  • Commitment to and understanding of, the principles of Equal Opportunities for all, in employment and the delivery of services

Desirable Role Requirements:


Educational achievements, Qualifications, Training and Knowledge:

  • Music college diploma or equivalent
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience of choral leadership


Educational achievements, Qualifications, Training and Knowledge:

  • Good piano and accompaniment skills



  • Experience of teaching whole classes

Vetting Requirements:


This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact details for an informal discussion:


For more information telephone 01865 816990


Our Organisation 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.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.

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