Director of Music and Head of Performing Arts – Uppingham Careers

Director of Music and Head of Performing Arts

Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Location: Maidwell
Closing date: 20 March 2023, 9:00 am


Maidwell Hall is seeking a Director of Music and Head of Performing Arts to play a pivotal role leading and developing our Music Department, whilst establishing and driving our fledgling Drama and Dance provision.

The Director of Music and Head of Performing Arts will be responsible for the Music and Performing Arts provision from Reception to Year 8, primarily teaching Music, as well as over-seeing Drama and Dance throughout the School. They will also be responsible for the co-ordination of timetabled and co-curricular activities for Music and Performing Arts, always ensuring the delivery of an ambitious curriculum, which is reflective of the school’s values.

The successful candidate will advance the vision for Music and Performing Arts at Maidwell, where we seek to promote a love of Music, Drama and Dance for all, offering a platform for those with particular interest and ability to thrive in these areas. They will encourage an awareness and enjoyment of a wide range of artistic forms, traditions, cultures, and styles.

Significant Music teaching experience at prep school or junior level is essential as is the ability to play piano/organ to a high standard.

Music and the Performing Arts at Maidwell

From September 2023, facilities for music will include a newly constructed music facility with a large teaching room, ensemble spaces, six instrumental teaching/practice rooms and office space for the Director of Music and Head of Performing Arts. Our multi-purpose hall within the Prep School serves as a large performance space for concerts, with space for smaller concerts and recitals in the heart of the original school building. Our ambition is to build a dedicated performance hall.

As part of the Uppingham Group of Schools, Maidwell Hall offers an extensive range of benefits, such as:

  • Westfield health care package
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount
  • Retail and restaurant discounts, via Westfields
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

The Uppingham Group of Schools is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcomes applications from anyone who feels they could fulfil the role.

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

Closing date: 20 March 2023 at 9.00am.

Interviews: 22 March 2023. 

The Uppingham Group of Schools is is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

Director of Music and Head of Performing Arts – Candidate Information Pack

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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.