Director of Music

Brighton, East Sussex
TLR 2:1
30 Jan 2019
25 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time



Director of Music

TLR 2:1

September 2019 Start

Varndean School requires an enthusiastic, committed and outstanding Director of Music.

At Varndean we believe that arts education is a right more than a luxury. Our ambition is that every student in key stage 3 has access to and tuition in a musical instrument supporting excellent musical progression.  Students will have the widest opportunities to take part in ensembles, groups, choirs and orchestras. You will have had significant experience in whole school music provision and curriculum excellence.

Our aspirations are high and your entrepreneurial musical skills, drive and leadership will be evident in the high quality work that you have undertaken with young people. Varndean plays a strategic role within Sound City, Brighton and Hove's Award winning music hub and Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance and the successful candidate will take a role in this growing area of work.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Molly Goodchild PA to the Headteacher at Varndean School. Email:   

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday 25th February and the interviews are currently scheduled for the following week.

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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