Music School Administrator (term-time plus additional days)


King's College School. Wimbledon

Job summary

King's College School. Wimbledon
£27,809 plus excellent benefits
Job Role:
Education, Professional
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Required as soon as possible 

King's is an extremely sought-after school with outstanding academic results and a vibrant co-curriculum. It strives to appoint able, committed, and compassionate colleagues to help ensure every child at the school achieves their best.  Overlooking Wimbledon Common, the school is situated in one of the most attractive parts of south-east England and benefits from exceptional grounds and facilities.

We are seeking to appoint a Music school administrator responsible for delivering day-to-day administration of the Music department across both junior and senior schools. This is a busy role in a thriving department which requires excellent organisational skills to support its smooth running. The focus of this role is to help deliver around seventy-five events per year and administer around sixty ensembles across the junior and senior schools.

Key responsibilities:

  • Event management for all senior and junior school concerts and events: administration of setting up events, sending out all related communication (including via School Post)
  • Providing administrative support for Music trips
  • Ensemble management, including rehearsal schedules for all groups, communication with parents, pupils and staff and ensuring up-to-date registers are kept
  • Providing PA support to the Director of Music, Head of Junior School Music and other staff as required, including distributing correspondence via School Post as required
  • Taking minutes at departmental meetings  

Person specification:

Essential skills:

  • Experience of having worked in an administrative capacity
  • Must be methodical and well-organised with excellent attention to detail 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Able to establish a good rapport with pupils, parents and staff alike
  • Strong IT skills – fully conversant with MS Office (especially Word, Teams, Sharepoint and Excel)  
  • Flexible and able to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of simple budgeting and accounts processes 
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and willing to assist with general Music administration as needed

Desirable skills:

  • Event management skills 
  • The post would particularly suit an applicant with some musical background and understanding, though this is not essential 

Terms and Conditions

  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Salary: £27,809 based on working 37.5 hours per week across 35.2 weeks pear year (34 weeks of term + 6 days, one day at the start and end of each term) + 75 additional hours
  • Normal working hours: 8.00am-4.00pm.  Full-time 37.5 hours per week; term-time plus one day before the start and after the end of each term. An additional 75 hours a year will be paid for evening and infrequent weekend work to cover duties at music department events.
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free lunch in the Dining Hall during term-time
  • Programme of health benefits
  • Discounted membership of the King’s Sport Club

Further details, including a full job description and application form are available from the school's website, by clicking the apply button above. 

Closing date:  Monday 16th May 2022 at 9am

Interviews:  Monday 23rd May and Tuesday 24th May 2022

Early applications are welcome - the interview process may be staged and some interviews held in advance of the closing date if there is a large number of applicants for the role. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

King’s College School is fully committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity in its recruitment of teaching and support staff.

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