Teacher in Charge of Music

Teacher in charge of Music
Red Balloon of the Air

Location: Milton, Cambridge with the possibility of outreach work in Essex

Hours: 16 hours over 2/3 days with the potential to increase, term time only

Salary: from £26,488 FTE Pro-rata (actual £10, 595.20 actual)

Start Date: Wednesday, 4th January 2023


We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic teacher of Music to deliver and develop our Music offering as we expand our curriculum. Our students love music and the requirement for a formal offering has come off the back of the launch of a successful Music club that was run in 2021/22, which is still being offered to students as an extra curricular activity. We have several students who had never picked up an instrument, but who are now looking to take more formal lessons and consider music as a GCSE having been part of the Music Club.

The Teacher in Charge of Art is the curriculum manager who shares, with the Head of Education and Admissions, the responsibility for delivering to the students the curriculum within a designated subject area, ensuring that each pupil receives positive encouragement to develop their potential to the full according to the stated aims of the provision. The Teacher in Charge will be responsible for developing the quality of teaching in their areas of responsibility. A Teacher in Charge is responsible for resource allocation, be it for individuals or developing groups.

As a teacher, the post holder will teach small groups of students online while working alongside other staff to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with a core group of students, their families, and other professionals supporting them.

Some key responsibilities include:

  • To investigate and develop the pedagogy of online music sessions for our cohort
  • To develop negotiated learning projects in the subject
  • To monitor and evaluate student progress to ensure we can meet external reviews
  • To understand the educational needs of children who may have mental health problems (e.g. anxiety, depression, PTSD), school-related anxieties or refusal, SEN, extremely low academic confidence and self-esteem, and to adjust teaching strategies to meet individual student needs
  • To teach and facilitate one-to-one and small-group negotiated learning sessions for young people in online or face-to-face environments
  • To investigate and potentially support the online delivery of qualifications in music

For full details of the role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification

To be considered for this role as a minimum you will need:

  • A teaching qualification (e.g. QTS, PGCE, and other teaching qualification / certification)
  • 2 years+ teaching experience in your subject area
  • Experience in teaching students with SEN is desirable
  • Full cleaning driving licence and access to own vehicle for potential business use is preferred
  • Excellent musical and IT skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal and online
  • Excellent curriculum knowledge
  • Understanding of adolescent development, trauma, bullying and its effects


Job Description

Teacher in charge of Art

Candidate Pack

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Teacher in Charge of Music

To Apply

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Closing date

  • The deadline for applications is 10th October 2022
  • Interviews will be held on the 18th of October 2022. There is a two-stage face-to-face interview process.
  • All applicants will be contacted to advise if they have been shortlisted for an interview


Red Balloon Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Red Balloon of the Air is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status.