Head of Strings


The Perse School

Job summary

The Perse School
£33 p/h + holiday pay
Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

The Perse is one of the country’s leading co-educational independent day schools, providing a high quality education to pupils aged 3-18 in Cambridge. 

The Perse Upper School is looking to appoint an inspirational, highly qualified Head of Strings from March 2024. The role offers an exciting chance for the post-holder to assist and advise the Director of Music in the maintenance and development of an excellent and exciting provision of orchestral string tuition within the School.

Music is a dynamic, ever-growing department with a rich and varied programme of high quality events throughout the School year. Our overriding aim is to foster a culture of inclusivity and music for all but with a mindfulness for realising the potential of our most gifted pupil musicians.

Individual instrumental tuition at The Perse is subject to a private arrangement between parents and self-employed Visiting Music Teachers; as such, there is no individual instrumental tuition associated with this employed Head of Strings position. However, applicants who specialise in the teaching of violin (and viola, if offered) may wish to consider separately sending their CV along with a covering letter to music@perse.co.uk in support of an application for onsite private teaching of Perse violinists and violists on a self-employed basis. 

Further details including how to apply can be obtained from our website: https://www.perse.co.uk/work-with-us/

The successful applicant will be employed by the School on a casual contract.

Closing date: 11th December 2023 at midday but applications will be considered as they are received; The Perse School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.

The School actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Safer Recruitment

The Perse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). All work carried out at the School on a regular basis amounts to regulated activity.  This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. The School is committed to acting in the best interests of the child so as to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The School requires everyone who comes into contact with children and their families to share this commitment. Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.

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