Director of Music
- Putney High School GDST
- £49,704 - £63,165 depending on experience
An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an inspirational and energetic musician to lead the thriving musical life of the school
Required from January 2020
The school has a national reputation for the quality and breadth of its music. Award-winning performances and compositions sit alongside a rich programme of activities within the community.
More than 300 girls in the Senior School sing in choirs, one third of the school gets involved in the House Music Festival and more than 100 peripatetic music lessons are taken each week by Year 7 pupils alone, with more than 30 extra-curricular weekly Music clubs.
Our students are spirited and vibrant, intellectually curious and keen to grasp all opportunities with both hands. As one of this country's leading schools, Putney High School is rightly proud of its musical heritage, which includes not only exceptional academic results in GCSE and A level and has a rich tradition of sending students to read Music at Oxbridge and at the music conservatories, including a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in 2019.
Established in 1893, the school is set in leafy, tranquil grounds close to the heart of Putney and to the River Thames. With already enviable facilities, in a great location the school will embark this summer on the next exciting phase of its development with a new music centre at its heart.
The position attracts a highly competitive salary package, commensurate with its status and responsibilities, and generous staff benefits including:
- Competitive salaries and pay progression
- Access to extensive professional development opportunities
- Training grants for qualifications
- Generous pension schems
- Free life assurance benefit
- a discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
- Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
- A Cycle to Work scheme
- Competitive terms and conditions of employment
Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2019 by 12.00 noon
Initial interviews will take place: Thursday 20th June 2019
Final Interviews will take place: Monday 24th June 2019
Putney High School is committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post
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