Head of Singing and Choral Director – Uppingham Careers

Head of Singing and Choral Director

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time/flexible, dependent on candidate
Basis: Permanent/Part Time, dependent on candidate
Salary: Competitive
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 27 February 2023, 9:00 am


Required: September 2023

This is a wonderful opportunity for a first-class musician and singer with the personality and talent to inspire young people to enjoy making music at one of the leading schools in the UK.

Music is a core part of the Uppingham experience. Our pioneering history as a leading music school is well-known, and Uppingham’s present-day performance and ensemble work is in a very good place.

We are fortunate to have many choral musicians in the School of an exceptional quality and their ambition needs to be fulfilled and sustained by an outstanding leader. The Head of Singing and Choral Director will play a pivotal role developing our vocal programme and will be an enthusiastic advocate of singing within the School.

The Head of Singing and Choral Director oversees all aspects of singing in the school and teaches individual singing lessons to students of all ages and abilities. They will also work closely with the Director of Music, expanding and developing our choral programme. This will include training, conducting and overseeing a number of school choirs and vocal ensembles, as well as organising regular faculty concerts, masterclasses and vocal performance platforms.

Ultimately, the Head of Singing and Choral Director will ensure that musicians of all abilities are offered cultural, aesthetic and intellectual challenges and are enabled to reach their full potential both within the School and at regional and national levels.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and inspirational character with excellent vocal knowledge, with a proven track record of being able to teach singing to a variety of age groups.

Whilst we have many accompanists in the department, the ability to direct rehearsals from the piano and accompany individual students would be highly desirable.

In return, Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff (subject to change at any time)
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice
  • Occupational Health Services to support staff who have health/medical issues
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 27 February 2023, 9.00am.

Interviews: Friday 3 March 2023.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.