Taunton School has an outstanding opportunity for an inspirational, enthusiastic and innovative musician and educator to become a crucial member of a thriving Music department, supporting the development of its next exciting chapter.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional musician with a real passion for academic Music and a thorough knowledge of developments in practice and pedagogy. In addition, you will be an engaging and inspiring individual, with the vision to promote continued high levels of musical performance across the Senior School.

The role will involve teaching Years 9 to 13 including GCSE, A-Level and the IB Diploma Programme, whilst working with the Director of Music to lead the teaching and learning throughout the Senior School. Leadership within the substantial co-curricular Music programme will also be a fundamental and exciting aspect of the job. The department is committed to creating opportunities for every student to flourish in Music, and your initiatives will be supported by experienced staff, both in the department and in the wider school.

There is scope for undertaking significant areas of leadership, to create a lasting impact and to take a full part in an ambitious shared vision.

How to Apply

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    For more information about working at Taunton School, and to view the detailed job description and person specification for this role, please visit tauntonschool.co.uk/about/job-vacancies/

    The Director of Music, Toby Carden, would be happy to answer any specific questions – he can be contacted at Toby.Carden@tauntonschool.co.uk

    To apply, please click on the role and ‘apply for job’ on the job page.

    Equal Opportunities

    Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age. Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.

    If you have a disability and require any assistance with the application process please contact tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk


    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check.

    Closing Date

    The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Wednesday 4th January 2023, however, applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    Interviews will take place during the w/c 9th January 2023.

    If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Due to numbers of applications received for our roles, we do not provide feedback at this stage.

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