Singing Teacher

Job Title:        Peripatetic ­­­­­Singing Tutor (Self-Employed) (Maternity Cover)

Location: ­­­­­       Didcot Girls’ School, OX11 7AJ

Start Date:     September 2018

Approximate initial hours: 8 hours of maternity cover with potential for recruiting own students permanently (4+)

Job Description

Experienced and well-qualified singing tutors are invited to apply for this post on a Self-Employed basis which will involve teaching students from Years 7 to 13 in our music facilities at Didcot Girls’ School. This position is, initially, to fill a space in our teaching whilst one of our teachers is on maternity leave; however there is the potential for the right candidate to recruit their own students and remain permanent.

Students at the school tend to receive individual or paired, weekly lessons and it is up to the teacher as to whether they offer variations in duration and group lessons. These lessons take place either during the school day on a rota. Some teachers also offer lessons after school but this is in consultation with parents.

The Music Department is full of enthusiastic and engaged students who are keen to learn. There are a large number of students regularly engaged with singing, including 150 in the Year 7 and 8 Choir and 35 in the upper school choir. There are around 70 students currently having singing lessons at school, shared currently between two teachers and we expect this to grow as the school continues to expand. The school and department are very inclusive and singing forms a big part of this inclusivity during Music lessons.

The tutor we seek to appoint would be expected to teach engaging, relevant and stimulating lessons to every student. We also expect our visiting teachers to be involved in preparing students for school performances as well as GCSE and external instrumental/singing examinations as appropriate. It would also be beneficial for any appointed visiting teacher to be willing to promote the extracurricular life of the Music department.

All peripatetic tutors are responsible for their own billing and collection of tuition fees. It is expected that the teacher should have some form of union representation, for example with the ISM or Musicians’ Union.

The successful candidate will be subject to a full DBS Check.

To apply, please send your C.V. and a short letter outlining your experience to If you have any questions before or after applying about the Music Department, please feel free to contact the Head of Music at

The deadline for this role is Friday 11th May at 16.00.





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