Teacher of Orchestral Percussion


Repton School

Job summary

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

About the job

Repton School and Repton Prep School seek to appoint a talented and well-qualified graduate to be Teacher of Orchestral Percussion from September 2020. The successful candidate will enter fully into the life of the Music Departments and the School as a whole. They will have an outstanding track-record for percussion teaching and will be an experienced performer. Above all else they will have the ability to engage and inspire the range of pupils with whom they come into contact. 

Repton has invested significantly in this aspect of the department, with a dedicated and well-equipped Percussion Room. The postholder will teach Orchestral Percussion pupils (currently 12) across both school sites, from ages 7 – 18, and will work with the Directors of Music on developing an ambitious programme for this key section of the department. They will also direct percussion ensembles as appropriate. Some drum kit teaching may also be available  

All Visiting Music Teachers are expected to keep up-to-date with developments in good teaching practice.  

It is expected that the role will require 1 – 1 ½ days per week across both sites. The successful candidate will be paid at the appropriate rates for individual tuition (£36.52 per hour), rehearsals (£29.23 per hour) and for leading ensembles (£38.36 per hour); rates are inclusive of holiday pay at 12.07%.   

In accordance with the Children Act any appointment to the Repton staff is conditional on criminal records clearance and the successful candidate will be required to supply the necessary information and documentary evidence.  References will be obtained on all candidates called for interview and applicants should be aware that the interview will contain questions relating to the candidates suitability to working in a post involving children.

Candidates should apply to Mr Oliver Walker (omw@repton.org.uk) with a covering letter and fully completed application form, which includes the names and addresses of two professional referees, and should also complete the Repton School Employment Application Form by midday on Friday 18th September 2020 .   It is expected that interviews will take place w/c 21st September.   Applicants will be contacted for interview if they have been successful in the short-list process.

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