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Musician in Residence - Full-time/Part-time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-545S
  • Posted:22/10/2021
  • Pay:VIAT 4
  • Start Date:November 2021
  • App Close Date:05/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Musician in Residence

Closing date:      5 November 2021

Start date:          ASAP

Interviews:         TBA

Pay scale:       VIAT 4    

Our ref:               


Valley Park School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

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.

Are you the outstanding colleague for whom we are looking?  Are you….

  • An outstanding pianist/keyboard player?
  • Passionate about promoting Music in schools?
  • An exceptional all-round musician in a range of musical styles?
  • An excellent practitioner who wishes to develop students musical ability?
  • A strong team player?

Valley Park School (Maidstone, Kent) is both a very highly respected and over-subscribed school and we are able to offer an exciting opportunity for you to join us as Musician in Residence from November 2021 (start date dependent on terms of notice). Valley Park School has been designated Good by Ofsted and so the right candidate will help to drive the school towards its vision of academic and pastoral excellence.

This is a role for a committed and motivated professional who would like to work in a school that provides a wealth of opportunities for both its students and staff. We have a strong ethos at Valley Park School and we are looking for a visionary team-worker who would fit into our established workforce.  This post is suitable for an outstanding and experienced pianist and keyboard player who is comfortable playing in a range of styles.  The successful candidate will also have excellent music production skills, using Logic Pro X.

Come and join our dedicated team of professionals who are always willing to support new staff in the best interests of our students. Our school continually evolves in our drive for excellence; we aspire to provide excellent academic results alongside excellent pastoral care. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across our Multi-Academy Trust (VIAT) is also available to provide: networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.

If you are interested in this role, please download the application form and send your completed application to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk .

Salary and hours to be discussed at interview.  This is advertised as a full-time position, however part-time can be agreed for the right candidate.

Information about the school

Valley Park School is a thriving community in the heart of Maidstone, comprising approximately 1600 students across years 7 to 13.

We have a specialism in the Creative and Performing Arts. Ofsted in their visit in March 2020, noted that students “conduct themselves with maturity” and “work hard in their lessons, always trying their best.” We are seeking a passionate teacher to join us on the next stage of our journey.

Please return your completed application form to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk . The Valley Invicta Academies Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, based in Maidstone, Kent. The Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools which work in partnership to provide nothing less than outstanding education for all our young people. Presently the Trust is responsible for five primary schools and four secondary schools:

VIAT Primary Schools Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase and Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough.

VIAT Secondary Schools Invicta Grammar School, Valley Park School, The Lenham School and School of Science and Technology Maidstone.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 661671


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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).