Visiting Music Teacher (VMT) Administrator (term-time plus additional days)


King's College School. Wimbledon

Job summary

King's College School. Wimbledon
£28,260 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 Visiting Music Teacher (VMT) administrator responsible for successful delivery of instrumental Music examinations and lessons across the junior and senior schools. This is a busy role in a thriving department which requires excellent organisational skills to support its smooth running.  The department includes 40 VMTs, overseen by Heads of Instruments, delivering around 600 instrumental lessons per week.

Key responsibilities:

  • Daily administration of instrumental lesson registration and absence procedures
  • Administrative support for all instrumental lessons including passing new applications to Heads of Instruments, auditing number of lessons given each term by VMTs
  • Ensuring VMTs are kept up-to-date with relevant school calendar information
  • Communication with parents, pupils and staff regarding instrumental music lessons
  • Administration of all Music examinations – Trinity and ABRSM, including entries, timetables, results and billing 
  • Ensuring timely production of instrumental reports by VMTs

Person specification:

Essential skills:

  • Experience of having worked in an administrative capacity
  • Excellent IT skills – fully conversant with MS Office (especially Word, Teams, Sharepoint and Excel)  
  • 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
  • Flexible and able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and willing to assist with general Music administration as needed

Terms and Conditions

  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Salary: £28,260 based on working 37.5 hours per week over the equivalent of 37 weeks per year (34 weeks of term + 1 week at the start of each term) + 30 additional hours
  • Normal working hours 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week; term-time plus one week at the start of each term. An additional 30 hours a year will be paid for evening 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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