Director of Music

Croydon, Surrey

Whitgift School

Job summary

Whitgift School
Generous salary and benefits package
Job Role:
Classroom teaching, Management
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for nearly 1500 boys, with over one hundred boarding pupils.  It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

Working alongside senior colleagues as well as outstanding creative teachers and musicians, this exciting post provides a unique opportunity for a well-qualified and inspirational professional to lead this thriving music department in one of the leading independent Schools in the UK from September 2020. 

We are looking for an excellent musician who possesses outstanding organisational and management skills who can lead a team of highly motivated visiting music teachers and full-time music staff. They will have a proven track record of teaching at all levels including GCSE, A’ Level and IB and be passionate in developing exceptional opportunities celebrating every pupil’s effort and achievement both in the classroom and on the concert platform. 

In return a generous salary and benefits package will be offered.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. 

For further information and an online application form, please visit For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email   

For more specific queries please feel free to contact Mr P J Yeo (Deputy Headmaster) on  

Applications will be reviewed daily and we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. 

Closing date: Midnight on 3 November 2019  

First round interviews:  Week commencing 11 November 2019

Second round interview: Friday 22 November 2019

Whitgift School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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