We have a vacancy for the role of Schools’ Curriculum Lead Officer
Our core team has undergone an exciting redesign to better meet the needs of our young people, and to support our staff, parents, schools and communities. This role works closely with the Head of Service, Music Strategic Lead Officer, and Business Manger in forming part of the Strategic Lead team of the Music Service.
This is a hugely exciting time for the Service, and for the people of Essex, and we look forward to appointing to this role an experienced specialist who is dynamic, collaborative, highly effective, responsible, well-informed, and who enjoys the challenges and rewards of working in a large, energetic and vibrant team.
The deadline for this role is the 3rd of February 2021.
Joining Our Tutor Team
With our team of over 220 music tutors, Essex Music Services caters for vocal and instrumental lessons across the county through our provision of Learn-It!
We constantly monitor our workforce to ensure we have the best tutors for schools. In 2018 we appointed a team of rap tutors to work with students in secondary schools on request, and these tutors now are part of our highly skilled and experienced teams of string, woodwind, brass, percussion, vocal, keyboard, music technology tutors, and our team of specialist teachers for SEND.
We supply our teaching in-school and in our evening and weekend Community Music Centres and have a team of specialist teachers for our Play-It! scheme, where we provide 10 free sessions of whole-class instrumental tuition for KS2. Our tutors which run ensembles for schools have undergone specialist training, alongside supporting our County Music Groups.
Our tutors work with each student to encourage the best music-making from them, be that through entering for music exams (i.e. ABRSM, Trinity, LCM & Rockschool), local music competitions, and entry for national and international music conservatoires.
Our staff undergo 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. They are mentored at least once per year for each part of their work with us, and, we run an unrivalled CPD/CPL programme for our staff, recently focusing on Technology in Teaching, SEND, Mindfulness and Connectivity and a 1-day workshop with educational specialist Paul Harris.
Applying to Work with Us as a Tutor
We look for more than just high quality 1-to-1/small group tuition both face-to-face and online: 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.
During normal service, our managers review applications once per term – mid-September, late January, and early May, with interviews in November, February, and June. We are happy to receive applications at any time, and in exceptional circumstances might invite candidates to interview outside of our usual interview schedule.
Successful candidates are invited to a panel interview at County Hall, Chelmsford, and if successful at this stage, they are then invited to a session at one of our community music centres in order to see candidates working with students in 1-to-1/small group and/or in an ensemble setting. After successful interviews the candidate would then be offered a position as a music tutor, subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.
Please note: only applications made via the form (available via the pink button below) will be considered. Unsolicited CVs sent to our office will be discarded without notice.
In addition, please be advised that we will not be looking for new tutors until the Easter 2021 at the earliest.