Vacancies

18th November 2021

Head of Music

Salary Competitive

What We Offer

St Aloysius’ College is unique. Scotland’s only Jesuit school is situated at the very heart of the city of Glasgow, with a large campus right next to the Glasgow School of Art and near to the Royal Conservatoire, few schools feel quite so much part of the city.  Our iconic green blazer is as much a part of the city as the Clyde and Central Station! More than 800 students are educated across the Junior and Senior Schools (3-18).

The College is proudly a Jesuit and Catholic school but its community is diverse and our mission is to make a difference to the lives of all the young people in our care.

Jesuit network of schools educating over 2.5 million students worldwide. This brings unique opportunities for training, development, and engagement with leading schools worldwide.

The Opportunity

The Head of Music will lead the College’s music provision across the schools by ensuring that learning and teaching in music is consistently innovative, of the highest standards, and continues to lead to exceptional outcomes for all our young people. You will be required to inspire music making of all kinds in both our Junior and Senior Schools.

The role of Head of Music offers an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in shaping the direction of music across the College. The College has long-standing strengths in musical theatre and opera however this position offers the opportunity to develop the provision across other musical genres.

Our Schola programme runs alongside our other activities. This consists of five choirs who have performed recently at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, St George’s Chapel Windsor, and in Rome.

Your role will be to actively develop the breadth of our experiences in music and you will receive the leadership and resource required to achieve this goal. We are also currently looking to extend our curriculum offer and actively welcome new directions and opportunities.

Whether you are an experienced Head of Music or a colleague seeking a new challenge, this role offers a way to shape a whole new direction for the College’s musical life. The commitment of the College and the enthusiasm of learners and parents for Music make this a rare and exciting opportunity for a musician of vision.

In addition to the general responsibilities of a teacher the Head of Music will be responsible for the delivery of the music curriculum through the School and coordinating the extensive co-curricular provision.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate teaching timetable and will also be expected to participate in co-curricular music with a commitment to a variety of after-school activities.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying, application forms can be found on our website and should be completed and sent to Mrs Shona Thomson in the Human Resources Department at sthomson@staloysius.org not later than 9am on Tuesday 30th November 2021. CVs will not be accepted.

You should nominate two referees to support your application (please note referees will be asked to assess you against the person specification rather than being generic in nature).

We strongly believe in embracing and promoting diversity in all its forms and taking action to become a more inclusive organisation. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups for all positions which we advertise.

St Aloysius’ College places safeguarding of its pupils as its highest priority and as such, references will be taken up before the first round of interviews. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate qualification checks, advanced PVG clearance, and confirmation of your Covid19 Vaccination Status checks.  Appropriate safeguarding and safer recruitment questions will form part of the selection process.

The Head Master would be very pleased to discuss the post and any other aspect of the College with potential applicants and can be contacted directly by email or on 07961 549923.

The starting date for this post is flexible.

Job Description

Application Form

PVG Form

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