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Director Of Music - Full-time

Marlborough House School, Cranbrook

  • Ref:KCC886-6005-11T
  • Posted:14/02/2020
  • Pay:commensurate with the responsibilities of the post
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:02/03/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:week commencing 9th March 2020


About the role

We wish to appoint a skilled and passionate musician to lead our thriving Music department. He/she will have strong inter-personal skills, infectious enthusiasm, a thorough understanding of how children learn and the ambition to continue developing our vibrant and creative Music department.  Above all, he/she must be an excellent teacher who will excite all pupils about music, actively seek out and nurture potential, whilst supporting and inspiring those children who show particular musical talent.

Music plays a significant role in the life of the School. The aim of the department is to deliver a high quality musical education, placing a strong emphasis on diversity of music, where enjoyment and excellence is nurtured in equal measure. 

All staff at Marlborough House School have an important role to play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All staff at the School are subject to a full DBS check.  

Please refer to the full job description person and specification for further information.

How to apply

Please download our application forms from the School's website and return, electronically (in MS Word format please) to recruitment@marlboroughhouseschool.co.uk or by post to the School in an envelope marked RECRUITMENT.

Please note that only applications which are on School application forms can be accepted and that applications received after the closing date will not be considered for shortlisting.

Information about the school

Situated in beautiful, spacious grounds on the edge of the Kentish village of Hawkhurst, Marlborough House is a thriving school for 3 to 13 year olds, consisting of a Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep school. We also offer flexi-boarding opportunities.

Marlborough House is a happy school community where ‘Valuing Self and Others’ is at the heart of everything we do. Everyone here receives a warm welcome; ours is a school where you will hear laughter, where “some children really do skip between lessons” (Good Schools Guide, July 2016) and where pupils, teachers and parents are known as individuals. Teachers and children work together to achieve the highest standards underpinned by the strong value system and growth mind-set, adopted from the outset by children and teachers alike. Our beautiful 34 acres of grounds provide the perfect setting for sports matches and hugely successful Forest School programme – described by the Independent Schools Inspectorate as a ‘natural and inspiring focal point’ for reflection.

At Marlborough House we look to balance class spaces with our promise to deliver a high quality education where the focus is still very much on the individual. We are committed to employing and developing inspirational teachers who have passion, drive, and vision, but most importantly, the ability to bring their ideas to life and really make things happen.

Our website www.marlboroughhouseschool.co.uk provides a great deal of useful information about us and will give you a flavour of life at Marlborough House.

All staff at Marlborough House are responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of pupils for whom they are responsible or with whom they come into contact and are expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding policy at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the postholder becomes aware of any actual or potential risk to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.