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Musician in Residence / Music Teacher - Full-time

Oasis Restore, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-4007-53T
  • Posted:12/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS 1 to 6 (£30,000 to £41,333)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:22/04/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:30th April & 1st May 2024


  • Are you passionate about your field of expertise and want to share this with the next generation of musicians, music producers and more?
  • Are you able to pass on knowledge in a way that makes it fun for young people to learn?
  • Do you want to be a part of a new way of teaching and a courageous team developing the UK’s first secure school?

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a teacher of music to join the team in contributing to and delivering an outstanding curriculum at the UK’s first secure school. We are looking for people with experience of teaching or a career in trade looking to make a transition into teaching and make a difference to the lives of children in custody.

Whilst the role is advertised as full time, we can consider flexible working requests such as part time working by the successful candidate. When considering any such requests we would match this against our operating requirements. If you would be interested in exploring whether we could potentially accommodate a flexible working pattern or not, please can you state this in the additional sheet within the application form providing as much detail as possible. Our full-time working patterns are Monday to Friday at 35 hours per week.

Oasis Restore represents a revolution in youth justice: an opportunity for children within the criminal justice system to experience a truly restorative environment, that creates the potential for them to thrive in the future. As a founding teacher, you will play a key role in designing and delivering a music curriculum that provides nurturing, therapeutic and educational community that embeds hope, stability, and opportunity for children in our care. Come and develop your career within an organisation dedicated to transforming lives. 

The role and what we are looking for?

Your role as a music teacher will be integral to the progress of all children at Oasis Restore, to deliver aspirational educational outcomes. You will be responsible for outstanding teaching that develops curious and dedicated learners, keen to develop their instrumental/vocal skills, music theory, sight-reading, composition, and music production; to support students' musical growth and meet their individual needs and interests. You will have the opportunity to teach a second subject area, developing your own practice with the necessary support to deliver consistently outstanding teaching. You will launch and continuously contribute to a creative music curriculum and enrichment offer underpinned by progressive pedagogies, in line with the national curriculum and a variety of formal qualifications, setting a true gold standard for learning.

You will be an integral part of a passionate, committed, and ground-breaking multidisciplinary team, working integratively towards improving the outcomes for children so often overlooked. Together, we will devise strategies to empower children to take ownership of their own learning journeys, so preparing them for successful transitions into the next phase of their journey. You will teach class sizes of 5 children, with the support of two additional staff to tailor learning support to each student, with access to specially designed education buildings with two brand new music studios, ICT suite and a teaching classroom.

Information about the school

Oasis Restore is the UK’s first secure school that is a proof-of-concept policy initiative funded by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Youth Custody Service. Oasis Restore’s mission is to transform the life chances of children aged 12-18 years in the criminal justice system through delivering psychologically informed, integrated practice that centres on trusted, safe relationships between staff and children. Oasis Restore is a learning community that embeds hope, stability, and opportunity for children beyond the secure school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Recruitment
  • Address:Oasis Restore, Sir Evelyn Road, Rochester, Kent , ME1 3YB
  • Telephone: 0207 9214243
  • Email: recruitment@oasisrestore.org


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.