Percussion Teacher (Visiting Music Teacher)

London, SE9

Eltham College

Job summary

Eltham College
Self Employed as agreed with College
Eltham VMT
Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Self-employed contract
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Description 

Job Title:         Visiting Music Teacher (VMT) Percussion 

Hours of Work:    5 – 6 hours per week (as a minimum upon commencement with potential             for more hours) term time only on a self-employed basis 

Reports to:         Director of Music

Closing date:      Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 8am 

Interviews to take place week commencing 4 July 2022 

Role and Person Specification 

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher of Percussion who will inspire a love of music and high levels of motivation in our students. The successful candidate will have experience both as a performer and teacher at all levels and be willing to teach students from beginner level up to Grade 8 and beyond, across both the Junior and Senior Schools (age 7-18).  

They will be flexible and pro-active in their approach and have good communication skills, and provide high-calibre lessons for pupils, enabling them to perform musically to the high standards expected by the School and to achieve their full potential in music examinations and concert performances as appropriate. This will be primarily achieved through one-to-one lessons, and assistance with ensembles, concerts and coaching as required. Visiting Music Teachers are responsible to the relevant Head of Section.  

Initially, the role will entail approximately 5-6 hours teaching, with room to expand if the successful candidate desires this. 

The Music Department currently consists of the Director of Music, six Heads of Section (Wind, Brass, Strings, Piano, Singing, Percussion), two academic music teachers, a Music Administrator and a team of 43 part-time visiting instrumental teachers. 

For more information about the Eltham College Music department, please visit:  

The post holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact will be to adhere to and will ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.  

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