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Children's Choir Teacher - Part-time

Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-3088-74T
  • Posted:18/01/2022
  • Pay:£30-£35 per hour depending on experience
  • Start Date:Spring 2022
  • App Close Date:21/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Early March 2022


The Church of England Parish of All Saints, Burham and Wouldham seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced children’s singing teacher to take after-school classes of primary school children to lead to the formation of a children’s choir.

This is an outreach  project to work with children from the two local Church of England primary schools and the two local special schools to introduce them to church choral music and other musical  traditions; for a children’s choir to sing at monthly Sunday morning services and at Christmas, alongside the existing adult choir.

The teacher will work with the children during term-time in a forty-five minute  lesson after school at Wouldham School from spring 2022 onwards, and introduce them when appropriate to sing at the specially programmed Sunday Family Eucharist once a month and at a Christmas Family Service.

Hopefully, this project will:  strengthen the relationship between the church and its two village Church of England primary schools and two local special schools; connect the church in the community of the new 1,000 house village, Peters Village,  under construction in the parish; enhance the children’s self-esteem and confidence through experiencing the joy of communal singing; and continue the practice of a choral tradition in worship in the 900-year old church.

The successful applicant will be remunerated for an hour a week term-time lesson and a one-an-a-half hour choir session at monthly services and at Christmas. It is envisaged that this project will last initially for two years, subject to review. There will be a six-month probation period for the appointee, who will be expected to be self-employed and appropriately registered for personal tax purposes with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. The church has employment liability insurance.

A Parish Liaison Person would be in attendance at each lesson.

The post will commence as soon as possible and will last initially for up to two years, subject to the applicant completing a six-month probation period satisfactorily. Potential applicants are welcome to discuss the post informally by telephone call to the Rector, the Reverend Mike Hayes, on 07964-697556. 

The post holder will report to the Organist and Choirmaster, or the Rector in is absence. The postholder will have no other persons to manage or supervise.

Information about the school

Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School is a village school nestling close to the banks of the River Medway and close to both the M20 and M2 motorways. The school prides itself on the provision of a high quality learning experience that enables all children to feel valued and welcomed as part of the school family. We set and maintain high expectations in standards of achievement and behaviour and then share these clearly with all concerned. Partnership with parents is a priority for us as is effective working with other local schools. We have a strong Christian ethos and this is reflected in all areas of our school. The school has grown massively over the past few years and has recently moved into new, state of the art premises. We are oversubscribed with waiting lists in most year groups. We also host a satellite provision of Nexus Foundation Special School, working closely with the team to provide high quality inclusion for all.

We are committed to the safeguarding of our children as a top priority and all recruitment practices will ensure that personnel are safe to be with children. Everyone must have effective references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

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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).