Teacher of Oboe


Charterhouse School

Job summary

Charterhouse School
Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Charterhouse was founded in 1611, originally at Sutton’s Hospital in London, a beautiful set of buildings similar in style and feel to an Oxford College. The School moved to its present magnificent site near Godalming in Surrey in 1872. Set in a spacious landscape the towering neo-Gothic buildings are an imposing sight. Behind the dramatic nineteenth century façade lies a modern school looking to the future while enjoying its centuries-old traditions.  There are about 900 pupils aged 13 to 18, all of whom, except around 60, are boarders.  Currently over 70 girls are admitted to the Sixth Form each year and girls will be admitted to year 9 from 2021.  The School enjoys outstanding cultural and sporting facilities and an enviable record of academic and all-round achievement.  

We are looking to employ a visiting teacher of oboe to join the current Woodwind team of three who instruct around 50 pupils each week.  Pupils are taught classical repertoire and technique, while being encouraged to use this foundation to explore lighter repertoire, according to their taste.  Exams are not compulsory but many pupils choose to take AB exams and a number opt for Guildhall exams. 

The post involves teaching a prescribed number of pupils on an individual basis, although some degree of flexibility in numbers needs to exist depending on demand.  Each lesson or “hash” lasts 40 minutes, although there is a 5 minute break between each ‘hash’ enabling pupils to move within the school.  

Hours of work will take place during Quarter (term) between Monday and Friday from 8.30am to 6.25pm and on Saturdays from 8.30am to 1.25pm.  

Candidates should have appropriate teaching /or equivalent professional qualifications and experience, and have extensive recent relevant teaching / practical experience. It is anticipated that all staff engaged in instrumental teaching will have an active performance and practitioner profile and will be engaged with the development of best practice in musical performance and its assessment, as well as in current developments in pedagogy. 

For any informal queries please telephone Caroline Page, HR Manager, on 01483 291506. 

For further details and an application form, please visit our website at https://www.charterhouse.org.uk/about-us/employment-opportunities


Closing Date for Applications: Friday 30 October 2020.


Charterhouse 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 checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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