Jobs Test: Instrumental Teachers

£21.63 - £27.81 per hour - based on qualification and experience
30 teaching weeks across 39 week academic year
Variable hours - based on the needs of the service and demands for tutition
Auto-enrolment pension scheme available
School holidays and up to 9 additional weeks
Closing Date:15 Aug 2021

Are you a committed and energetic musician, keen to work with children and young people?

Would you like to join our vibrant team of music educators and take part in our varied programme of high-quality music activity for children and young people in the city?

We are looking for dynamic instrumental teachers to join our teaching panel. We accept applications for the teaching panel all year round, however, we currently have vacancies for teachers of the following instruments to join this September:

  • Keyboard/Piano
  • Guitar
  • Woodwind


Submitting an Application

Please note that these posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and are subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Application forms should be completed showing clearly how each of the criteria contained in the person specification has been met.

​If you are interested in applying for these roles, please e-mail your application to [javascript protected email address] as soon as possible. If you would like to discuss further regarding these opportunities please contact Mike Johnson on [javascript protected email address].

​Our preferred format for receiving applications is in Microsoft Word.

If your application meets our short listing criteria you will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications are also welcome from teachers of other instruments and interviews are arranged on a termly basis.

​Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd is a registered charity and pursues a policy of equal opportunities. Brighton Dome & Festival values diversity promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We believe having a diverse workforce will enrich our work. As Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled people are currently under-represented at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants.

Job Purpose

  • Provide a direct instrumental/vocal teaching service to schools and colleges through small group and individual tuition schemes and whole class tuition programmes.
  •  Support out of school learning programmes at music centres, summer schools, workshops
  •  and targeted music activities.
  • Support all pupils to make progress and achieve their musical potential.
  • Promote music making opportunities to new pupils through the service recruitment programmes.


Principle Accountabilities

  1. To provide instrumental/vocal learning opportunities in a range of settings in line with Music & Arts policy.
  2. To be responsible for the organisation of lessons by arranging classes, displaying lesson timetables and communicating with parents/carers in line with service policy.
  3. To monitor and record pupil progress and to provide written reports to parents, schools and the service in line with Music & Arts policy.
  4. To maintain records of instruments issued to children and young people/organisations by Music & Arts and schools.
  5. To support all pupils to achieve their musical potential by offering appropriate advice and guidance to children and young people and parents/carers.
  6. To provide opportunities for pupils to join ensembles, orchestras and choirs including supporting the audition process and to prepare pupils for public examinations as may reasonably be required.
  7. To support the service programme of concerts and events as may reasonably be required.
  8. To take part in the service professional development programme, participate in the service appraisal programme and attend meetings as required.
  9. To complete administrative tasks accurately and in a timely way in line with service policy and communicate effectively with service colleagues, schools and parents.
  10. To maintain good order and appropriate standards of behaviour amongst learners to safeguard their health and safety and to ensure that premises in which activities take place receive due care and respect.
  11. To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in line with the Service’s Safeguarding Policy.
  12. To carry out the above duties in accordance with the Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Equalities Policy.
  13. To carry out such other activities and duties as may reasonably be required.


This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was prepared. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot, of themselves, justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Person Specification

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate clearly how each of the person specification criteria is

met As part of the shortlisting process. The criteria will be assessed through the application form (A)

and the interview (I).



A Knowledge and experience

1.1 Knowledge of group and individual music teaching methods and instrumental performance practice. (A,I)

1.2 A music degree and / or educational qualification. (A)

1.3 Experience of music education working practices in a range of settings. (A,I)

1.4 Experience of organising and managing classes to create a stimulating learning environment which supports  

    musical progress. (A, I)


B Skills and abilities

1.5 Ability to perform to a high musical standard. (I)

1.6 Ability to use computer software programmes, keep accurate records, meet deadlines and work outside the  

     parameters of direct managerial supervision. (A, I)

1.7 Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to pupils, parents and other professionals in

    schools. (A, I)

1.8 Ability to be an effective team player and deliver the objectives of the Service. (A, I )

1.9 Ability to show sensitivity and objectivity in dealing with confidential issues, in accordance with the Service

    Child Protection Policy. (A, I)

C Personal qualities

1.10 Willingness to undertake evening and out of hours work and the ability to travel between different places of  

      work. (A)

1.11 A commitment to furthering Professional Development and ability embrace change. (A, I)

1.12 An understanding of Equal Opportunities policies and how they are applied to daily working practice. (A, I)



2.1 Previous experience in a music education post.