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Primary Music Co-ordinator

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2463
  • Published: Wed 08/11/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/12/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

Salary Range £53,485 - £57,470 + pending pay award 
Job Level: Soulbury Consultant
Work Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD and 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent - Starting in April 2024
Closing date: Sunday 3rd December 2023 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: week commencing 11th December 2023
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion.  

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us 

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

About the team

The Camden Music Service aims to ensure that every child in Camden can engage with meaningful musical activities in or out of school, harnessing the opportunity of being in a world-class city for music and the arts.

The role

The Primary Music Co-ordinator works within the Music Service supporting music-making within and beyond the class-based curriculum in all the borough’s Primary and special schools and overseeing the whole class first access instrumental programme which takes place in almost all of our 40 primary schools. The postholder will also play a role in developing and maintaining relationships with arts organisations and higher education providers. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS. Please note Camden also offers the DBS update service.

For in-depth information with regards to this post please view the job profile.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Deborah Rees (deborah.rees@camden.gov.uk) to arrange this. 

About you

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential to hold Qualified Teacher Status or have other equivalent teaching experience; and to have significant experience teaching in primary schools and working with visiting instrumental teachers. 

You will be a confident and inspiring teacher of music, with an unconditional commitment to social justice and active promotion of equality of opportunity. With excellent written and spoken communication skills, you will have experience of planning, budgeting and delivering multi-stakeholder projects, and of keeping everyone involved contributing, informed and engaged. 

You will have the ability to use music technology with children, and to produce materials for CPD, festivals and curriculum purposes. Experience of delivering CPD would be an advantage, as would experience of working with external organisations to deliver exciting musical experiences to children. 

This role will require occasional evening and weekend work. 

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. 

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information 

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10294083/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section. 

We will only consider applications from candidates who complete a ‘Why Me – Supporting Statement’ and address the criteria outlined in the ‘About Me’ section of the Job Profile.

If selected for interview, you will be expected to deliver a 20-minute lesson to a class, undertake a range of inbox tasks, and give a ten-minute presentation as follows: 

Plan a project to encourage more composition in the borough. It should involve at least 4 primary schools. You will need to make/suggest some resources, including one that you can use with minimal instrumentation in a KS2 class in your demonstration lesson. 

In a ten-minute presentation, tell us about the project, how it will work, who will be involved, what your role will be, how you will share it more widely. Draft a budget to show the likely costs. 

Inclusion and Diversity 

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website by copy and pasting the below URL into your browser: https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity

Asking for Adjustments 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2463
  • Published: Wed 08/11/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/12/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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