Our Music Service’s Tutor Team

Essex Music Service has a team of over 250 highly skilled and experienced tutors who provide music provision across the county, focusing on the core and extension roles of the National Plan for Music Education, across string, woodwind, brass, percussion, vocal, rap, keyboard, music technology tutors, with specialist teachers for whole-class instrument teaching, curriculum delivery, ensembles, SEND, and Inclusion work.

Our tutors work in schools as well as our own Music Schools and Community Music Centres: to see what provision we offer to our schools and communities, please see the tabs above. Tutors work with each student to encourage the best music-making from them wherever they are in the musical journey from beginning through whole-class tuition, to small-group and ensemble learning in-school and in the community, through to individual lessons, entering for music exams, local music competitions, concerts and performances, and entry for national and international music conservatoires.

Working for our Music Service

We take on new staff according to their ability to deliver on the core and extension roles as listed through the National Plan for Music Education link you can see above; delivering 1-to-1 tuition may be beneficial, but not our primary focus.

We do not work as an agency with floating staff, but instead our tutors are permanent employees of Essex County Council which brings the benefits of sick leave, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, Teachers’ Pensions and more.

Each tutor is assigned to a District Lead Tutor – we have one per district/borough of Essex. Each District Lead Tutor has a team of around 20 tutors, who maintains regular contact with tutors, acts as their first port of call, and for new staff is their mentor/buddy in supporting them in their induction and working with us.

Our staff undergo specific ESCB Level 2 Safeguarding and Child Protection training at least once every two years, are registered with the DBS Update Service, and work within statutory guidelines set out by Essex County Council. We also offer an unrivalled CPD/CPL programme for our staff, recently focusing on Technology in Teaching, SEND, Mindfulness and Connectivity, Small Group teaching (with London Music Masters), and a 1-day workshop with educational specialist Paul Harris.

Ultimately, we look for exceptional, ambitious, self-motivated candidates who seek the same for their students, and have a diverse range of educational and musical skills that will make stronger and broader the offer we make to the young people of Essex.

Applying to Work with Us

We only accept applications via this online form. We review applications each half-term and then invite candidates to interview according to need.