Instructor of Music

Pay: Unqualified Teacher’s Scale + SEN Allowance

Hours of work: Part-time, 0.4fte

Location: The teaching timetable can be based at any of our sites but in the first instance it will be based at BCH (Birmingham Children’s Hospital) and Newbridge House.

James Brindley is a stand-alone Academy based in a wide variety of locations across the City of Birmingham. In the course of a school year we educate over 3,000 pupils for periods ranging from a few days in hospital to several years in one of our teaching centres. The majority of our pupils have complex medical needs and many have been out of education for a significant period of time prior to joining the school. We offer a full-time curriculum to young people from EYFS to KS5 and our aim is always to enable them to ‘close the gap’ and to exceed expected progress during the time they are with us.

We are seeking an outstanding practitioner to join our Music Department as a Music Instructor (0.4 FTE) in our Hospital provision. There are currently 3 permanent members of staff teaching Music at KS3, KS4 and KS5. We have a separate Primary team who work with EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils (mainly in hospital settings). The Instructor of Music will be expected to liaise closely with the Music Lead to provide outstanding music education to pupils.

You should have successful experience of teaching music theory to at least a grade 5 standard, be proficient in reading music notation/tablature and the ability to teach keyboard, guitar and ukulele. You should also be able to sing whilst playing an instrument.

Closing date: 8am 30th April 2021

Interviews: 7th May 2021

Start date: September 2021

Please be aware that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check and any offer of employment is made conditional of this. You will also be required to register and pay for the DBS update service and ensure that documentary evidence is produced to ensure annual compliance and updates. You will also be required to provide written consent for the employer to access this information at any time.

Completed applications to be submitted by email to:

James Brindley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this.