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Director of Music


26th January 2018
King's College, Cambridge
Closing Date:
12th March 2018

King’s College, Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Director of Music from 1 October 2019, in succession to Stephen Cleobury CBE, who will retire on 30 September 2019 having held the post since 1982. The position of Director of Music is a College Office, entitling the holder to become a Fellow of the College, with all the usual rights and privileges. Fellows are elected for five years at a time, normally with reappointment for further periods of five years until the retiring age (currently 67 years). A highly competitive stipend will be offered.

How to apply:

Further particulars, including details of the application process, may be downloaded from:

Applications should be emailed, by 9:00 am on Monday 12 March 2018, to Ms Bronach James, the Provost’s PA, at Interviews for longlisted candidates will be held on 24 and 25 April. It is hoped to make a formal appointment to the position by early June 2018.

Appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance and, according to King’s College School’s Safeguarding Policy, two references that address the question of the candidate’s suitability for work with children. While the substantive position will commence on 1 October 2019 there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to take up office in a shadowing capacity from June 2019.

For further information or informal enquiries candidates should contact the Dean, the Revd Dr Stephen Cherry (, 01223 331419), or Ms James (01223 331253).

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