Director of Music

Boys (3- 13)
Girls (3- 13)
Weekly Boarding
Ashfold School

Do you dream of taking pupils on a musical journey to meet Peter and the Wolf, join Rocket Man on the Starlight Express, travel through the Planets Suite to the dark side of the moon or just go on a flight with a bumble bee to Hotel California?

We are looking to appoint an energetic Director of Music for September 2021 to join the dynamic staff at Ashfold School. The successful candidate will be genuinely passionate about music and be able to enthuse the children about, and promote the enjoyment of, music through their inspirational teaching. Alongside developing the musical abilities and appreciation of our students, the successful candidate will be able to showcase their creative talents in arranging and delivering high quality musical productions.

The successful candidate will possess a Degree or equivalent in Music, be a Grade 8 pianist and will have experience of delivering musical productions. They will naturally exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills, have effective interpersonal and organisational abilities and, possess an aptitude for fostering positive relationships with the children, staff and the wider school community.

The School

Ashfold is an established co-educational Preparatory School for around 280 children aged 3 - 13, set in a beautiful Jacobean mansion with its own thirty-acre estate in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside just thirty minutes from Oxford.

The school has expanded significantly over the last fifteen years and invested heavily in its infrastructure and support systems. We aim to give every child the firmest possible grounding in the core academic subjects, within a small caring family community where children know both each other and all of the staff.

Application Closing date: 9 am on Monday 2 November 2020

We reserve the right to close the application process earlier if we receive sufficient suitable applications from candidates.

Interviews: Thursday 19 November 2020

Ashfold is committed to the protections and safety of its children and the successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Charity Number 272663.

Further Information

Job Details

  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Term: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 02 November 2020
  • Salary: Competitive

School Details

  • Founded: 1927
  • Religion: Christian
  • Boys' Boarding: 8 (9- 13)
  • Girls' Boarding: 22 (9- 13)
  • Total Pupils: 272