Music Teacher – Part Time 0.5


Blackheath High School

Job summary

Blackheath High School
Job Role:
Classroom teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Required from: January 2024 

Contract term: Permanent 

Hours: Part-time 0.5

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified and passionate Music Teacher to join a thriving and successful Music Department within an exceptional school.

You will ideally be a subject specialist in Music who is able to contribute to the planning and delivery of lessons up to GCSE and A Level, and who could help with the future development of the department and to deliver part of the co-curricular programme. 

There may also be the possibility of delivering peripatetic music lessons.

You will be an enthusiastic, positive and hard-working musician, who is able to teach specialist Music from KS3 to KS5. You will be a well-qualified graduate, with a proven track record of academic success and prior experience of working within a successful team. We welcome applications from qualified teachers, ECTs and those looking to begin a career in teaching.

If you can demonstrate equal passion for Music and working with young students and can contribute to our wide ranging co-curricular programme, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Music at Blackheath High School

Music is a popular and successful subject at Blackheath High School. We firmly believe all our lessons should be inclusive and the breadth of the curriculum allows students to experience a variety of genres. There is a wide range of co-curricular clubs from Sinfonia to Jazz Band, along with chances to show off musical achievements throughout the school year. Highlights include the Christmas Carol Concert at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, and the annual Senior School musical production. This allows students to explore high level music-making in a variety of styles.

Teaching in our Music Department takes place within a purpose-built suite on a dedicated floor of the Vanbrugh Park building. The suite houses a newly developed music classroom, 4 individual music teaching rooms, a percussion room and a Mac Suite.

About the School

Founded in 1880 by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, Blackheath High School is a selective school for girls aged 3–18. We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Following an £18 million investment, our brand-new Senior School has been redeveloped to provide state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that our school environment matches the excellent standard of education we provide.

There are many good reasons to work with us. Blackheath High School has a real sense of community, and you’ll be part of it. You’ll be part, too, of the wider GDST family and you’ll be in the company of some of the best and brightest people in independent education. We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please click the apply button.

Applications must be received by: 1st December 2023 at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place on: 8th December 2023.

Blackheath High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.


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