• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    27 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Subject
Music
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
£26,395 - £41,611 (dependent on experience) plus Trust Responsibility Payment of £4,595 per annum

Job summary

The University of Kent Academies Trust would like to welcome a Director of Music to our community. This is a full time and permanent appointment for September 2021.

The successful applicant will be an experienced and qualified teacher with the charisma and experience to lead their department to new heights. Our Director of Music will have Trust-wide responsibility for the Music curriculum and development in our two schools, Chatham Grammar and Brompton Academy and will also have line management oversight of performing arts at Chatham Grammar. They will be proficient in at least one instrument and will have experience of offering enrichment activities within the arts, such as band, orchestra or choir.

Music and Performing Arts is a small but growing concern at Chatham Grammar, and whilst we currently offer many performance and participation opportunities for our students, we are looking for a Director of Music who can take this to the next level and will have proven strategies for doing so. Our new colleague will have experience of successfully managing a team and will be able to inspire and lead them to further success. This role will be attractive to candidates who are currently a Subject Leader or Head of Department who are seeking opportunities to work on a Trust-wide basis in collaboration with colleagues in two different settings.

The successful applicant will be coming to a multi-academy trust wide supportive learning environment, characterised by open management, and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic (and down to earth) leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer https://www.universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-with-ukat

Chatham Grammar offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with a commitment to ensuring that its students achieve good educational outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire to be happy confident young women ready to embark on a variety of aspirational careers. It benefits from being part of the University of Kent Academies Trust and has a current Ofsted rating of Good. Chatham Grammar is proud of its comprehensive website and would encourage applicants to visit for further information http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/

HOW TO APPLY

Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role.

We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and therefore we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age.

In order to follow social distancing guidance, visits to the Academy are not possible at this time, but we would be happy to arrange a discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to share our vision for this role with you. To arrange such a discussion, or for any other queries about the role, please email recruitment@universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk.

For further information, to download our application form or to send us your CV, please visit our website: http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/

The University of Kent Academies Trust 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 (DBS).

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
804 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Chatham Grammar

Chatham Grammar offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with commitment to ensuring that achieve good outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire be happy confident young women ready embark on aspirational careers. It benefits from being part the University Kent Academies Trust has current Ofsted rating Good. is proud comprehensive website would encourage applicants visit for further information http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/

School location

Rainham Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7EH

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