Head of Music Service

November 12, 2023

Job Description

Job title: Head of Music Service

Company: Camden Council

Job description: Starting salary: £64,086 – £76,802 plus a travel allowance

Job Level: Level 6, Zone 1

Work Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD and 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent – Starting in April 2024

Closing date: Sunday 19 November 2023 at 23:59

Interviews to be held: First interview – week commencing 28th November second interview – 1st December 2023

Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion.

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

About the team

The Camden Music Service aims to ensure that every child in Camden can engage with meaningful musical activities in or out of school, harnessing the opportunity of being in a world-class city for music and the arts.

The role

Surrounded by exceptional music, musicians, and professional arts organisations, the Head of Music Service will lead the development and delivery of an ambitious Music Service, ensuring strong outcomes for young people across Camden and providing strategic support for schools.

You will shape the long-term strategic vision and delivery model for the Service. You have the opportunity to support many future generations of musicians, as well as enabling young people to develop the broader skills they need to flourish throughout their life.

The existing post holder is retiring in April 2024.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Katie Wetherill (katie.wetherill@camden.gov.uk) to arrange this.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS. Please note Camden also offers the DBS update service.

About you

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting ‘www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories’.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential to be qualified to degree level, with music as a clear specialism either in a school or other professional musical setting. Additionally, you’ll hold Qualified Teacher Status or other appropriate teaching experience; and possess significant experience working with children and young people in schools or other relevant settings.

You will be an inspiring leader of music education with a vision for inspiring all Camden children and young people to engage in music. You will have the strategic leadership skills to successfully implement this vision across the borough, alongside an unconditional commitment to social justice and active promotion of equality of opportunity.

You will use your music education expertise to credibly develop strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including schools, parents, politicians, funders, and board members. Using your excellent team leadership, project management and financial planning skills, you will lead a core central team and large team of freelance instrumental teachers to deliver service excellence; and will ensure the team is equipped to deliver a busy annual programme as well as high-profile, large-scale events.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit ‘www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits’ to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10261597/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

We will only consider applications from candidates who complete a ‘Why Me – Supporting Statement’ and address the criteria outlined in the ‘About Me’ section of the Job Profile.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our citizens are represented in leadership roles and positions of power. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website by copy and pasting the below URL into your browser: https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

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Expected salary: £64086 – 76802 per year

Location: London

Job date: Sun, 22 Oct 2023 06:27:15 GMT

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