Director of Music
Commencing: September 2024
Closing date: Monday 29 January 2024 at 12 noon
This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional and suitably experienced candidate to lead an outstanding Music Department. The Music Department at Haileybury is currently flourishing; music sits at the heart of the life of the School.
The Director of Music has overall responsibility for the delivery and promotion of all aspects of performance music at the School. In determining the vision for music at Haileybury, the Director of Music ensures musical opportunity for all pupils, whilst also playing a lead role in music outreach and engagement in the local community. They will also maintain the highest standards of vocal and instrumental performance. The next Director of Music will foster the strong musical tradition of the School and will be driven by an ambition to take music at Haileybury to the next level.
The Director of Music role is a demanding and a wide-ranging role. Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with the ability to form strong professional relationships are essential. We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational individual who is a keen advocate for the importance of music in schools and who feels that they are ready for their next professional challenge.
Please see the attached candidate brief for further information.
Haileybury is an outstanding independent co-educational boarding and day school of around 900 pupils aged 11 to 18. Established in 1862, the School is situated on a beautiful 500-acre estate in Hertfordshire.
Haileybury has an outstanding national and international reputation, and was recently judged by the ISI to be excellent in all areas.
Benefits offered include membership of the Operations staff pension scheme, lunch in the School’s Dining Hall (subject to hours of work), and use of the School’s facilities including gyms, a swimming pool, tennis club, and our health and wellbeing centres.
How to apply
To apply for the above position, please complete the attached application form in full, with reference to the enclosed candidate brief and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 29 January 2024 at 12 noon.
Please be aware that we cannot consider an application unless the application form has been filled in completely, including details of your full employment history.
The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date; candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The School has a diverse pupil body and is committed to its strategy of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds to enrich our collective knowledge and experience. Appointments will be made on merit.
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Haileybury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants for the above post must be willing to undergo child protection vetting, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.