Piano Accompanist and Instrumental Tutor

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024 09:00

Salary: £33.58 per hour (£29.96 plus £3.62 holiday pay) part time hours

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Start Date: September 2024

The Prospect Trust is a leading Multi-Academy Trust in the South of England, with an aim of providing outstanding education for all learners within a family of local academies. There are currently three academies within the Trust: The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Tomlinscote School and Frimley Church of England Junior School.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Music Department within an outstanding Sixth Form College. We are seeking a proactive individual to provide an excellent level of support to both staff and students in the College.

Key strengths of The Sixth Form College are:

  • ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted 
  • Achievement of high grades with excellent value added;
  • Outstanding teaching by a team of experienced and motivated staff;
  • Exceptional levels of support for students both inside and outside of lessons;
  • Innovative use of IT to promote learning embedded as a regular part of normal teaching.

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The Role: Piano Accompanist and Instrumental Tutor

Each accompanist is allocated approximately 20 students of all instruments. It is his/her responsibility to accompany these students in internal and external concerts, assessments, instrumental lessons and other events as and when required, and to rehearse with them as required to achieve a performance of the highest possible level.  The successful candidate will also be required to accompany the weekly rehearsals for the Contemporary Voices choir (Wednesdays 1215 - 1315) and the Chamber Choir (Thursdays 1615 - 1715) as well as the several concerts throughout the year.

 We are looking for a teacher who displays the following characteristics:

  • A thoughtful and self-reflective approach to pedagogy;
  • A desire to be an outstanding practitioner;
  • Ability to demonstrate a variety of teaching methods and musical styles;
  • An ability to teach students covering a wide range of abilities and experiences;
  • A passion for their instrument/voice;
  • Excellent performance and theoretical knowledge and a desire to build on this; and an
  • Enthusiasm for working with 16-19 year old students.

In addition we are looking for a candidate who recognises the critical importance of developing our students’ literacy and numeracy skills and will implement this as an integral part of their teaching.  

The successful applicant is expected to be flexible, not afraid to meet challenges, and innovative in their approach to teaching.

Hours required: The majority of duties to be carried out within the hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday during term time plus some limited work during evenings as required for concerts and other events.

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The Curriculum Area of Music

There are currently four specialist teachers in the Music department who teach Eduqas Music A level, Edexcel BTEC Music Performance and Edexcel Music Technology to over one hundred and fifty students.  There are also currently thirteen specialist instrumental/vocal teachers.

Key strengths are:

  • Achievement of high grades with excellent value added;
  • Outstanding teaching by a team of experienced and motivated staff;
  • Exceptional levels of support for students both inside and outside of lessons;
  • Innovative use of IT to promote learning embedded as a regular part of normal teaching.

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How to Apply

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please contact Stuart McSweeney (Curriculum Manager: Music) on smcsweeney@farnborough.ac.uk / 01252 688240.

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk by 9am Wednesday 24th April.

Interview date: Week commencing 29th April. 

Early applications are encouraged, as the Trust may at its discretion elect to both interview and select candidates before the advertised closing date.

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Other Information 

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to acting in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulation; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

Prior to the interview, an online search will be conducted by HR, to identify any past or current incidents or issues that might affect your suitability to work with children and undertake this role.  Please note this online search will be carried out only on publicly available information and be limited to issues relating to your suitability to work with children and/or in an educational environment. Issues that arise will not automatically be a bar to your employment at the Trust but may be discussed with you at interview. This is in line with statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for an interview. 

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The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The job description fully sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of the post. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.