In-Schools Programme Lead (Pimlico Musical Foundation)


Job summary

Pimlico Musical Foundation
In-Schools Programme Lead
Job Role:
Classroom teaching, Conductor or musical director, Instrumental or vocal teaching, Performing
Education, Professional
Contract Type:
Term time only
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

This is a new role with the Pimlico Musical Foundation leading their In-School Programme, which forms the core of their work with children in this highly diverse and complex part of London. Can you imagine a more deserving cause?

About us

We are the Pimlico Musical Foundation (PMF), a charity founded in 2015. We provide free musical education to a diverse range of local children, many facing considerable challenges, to help them thrive, and to enhance cohesion in the vibrant community we serve. We provide singing instruction across seven PMF partner schools and have a number of choirs for children and adults which perform locally as well as in other locations, including Westminster Cathedral, Oxford University, Opera Holland Park and the Barbican.

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Start date

We are looking for this role to start in September 2024.

In-school programmes

Our expert PMF staff provide bespoke music teaching sessions in PMF partner schools. We currently work with St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary, St Gabriel’s Primary, Millbank Primary Academy, Burdett Coutts Primary, Pimlico Primary and Churchill Gardens Primary to enhance the overall musical offering provided in these schools.

At the heart of our approach to teaching is the belief that musicianship should be taught in parallel with practical singing skills. We find that these teaching formats are particularly helpful in cultivating students’ enthusiasm and musical awareness, and allow PMF teachers to collaborate with schools to enhance the existing curriculum. They are not intended to replace the National Curriculum, or substitute for teaching already taking place in schools.

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Job description

Reporting to the CEO & Artistic Director, you will mainly work with our PMF partner schools, delivering a variety of curriculum-enhancing programmes. In particular, you will:

  • Deliver PMF sessions in a variety of formats, including:

    • KS1 and KS2 Singing assemblies

    • Choir sessions

    • Whole class singing sessions

  • Develop education resources and, in conjunction with the CEO & Artistic Director, devise schemes of work for PMF partner schools

  • Prepare students for termly PMF concerts

  • Have opportunities to rehearse and direct our choirs for children and adults, as appropriate

Person specification

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Experience working with choirs and young singers

  • Experience working in education settings

  • A good level of piano/keyboard skills, and the ability to accompany confidently within a school setting

  • Knowledge of choral direction techniques and effective warmups

The role requires someone who enjoys teaching children and recognises the importance of expanding access to high-quality music education.


Aside from delivering sessions on-site at PMF partner schools in Pimlico and in our office in St Gabriel’s Halls, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AA.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter to by 10am on Tuesday 6th March 2024.

We’ll quickly review your application and, if successful, get back to you with the next stage which will be a face-to-face interview (or online if this cannot happen). You will receive correspondence regardless of whether you are successful in reaching the interview stage or not.

The Pimlico Musical Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure and at least two independent references.

Information on PMF’s recruitment procedures is available here.

We are committed to improving diversity and inclusion in the cultural sector and therefore particularly

welcome applicants from under-represented groups. We are also happy to make reasonable

adjustments to the recruitment process if you inform us of any barriers you face during the application.

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