The Director of Music at Cardinal Pole Catholic School will lead an ambitious Music programme to stretch and challenge our most able musicians while encouraging musical enjoyment for all.
We are looking for a strong performer, in the classroom and/or other platforms, a sense of imagination and a commitment to the role, who has a clear ambition and enthusiasm for Music, and will be fully involved in the life of the school. The successful applicant also needs to have a love of Music of many different forms, a desire to encourage pupils to perform Music and to respond to it with enjoyment and understanding and motivation to work with pupils and young people.
You will be recognised as an outstanding musician and teacher: dynamic and imaginative. You will lead by example to motivate and work with others, when implementing initiatives and managing change and will maintain the culture of inclusion within the school community where all views are valued and considered.
Essential skills include the direction, conducting and development of choirs and orchestras/bands. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to get on with a wide range of people and to support and encourage musicians of all abilities. Well-developed organisational and IT skills are expected, and an understanding that the work of the Director of Music is not limited to the hours of the school day.