Assistant Director of Music

Starts September 2019

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Assistant Director of Music to play a pivotal role in supporting the Director of Music at Forest and lead on academic matters as directed by the Director of Music.

Championing the academic study of music, inspiring colleagues and pupils alike, and promoting the best possible musical pedagogy, he or she will also be expected to contribute to the exciting extra-curricular provisions of the department.

The successful candidate will be 

  • A first-class musician who is open-minded and enthusiastic in their approach to music education
  • An outstanding teacher, with a strong interest in, and knowledge of the latest music pedagogy
  • Innovative in their approach to teaching and learning, driving forward exciting educational initiatives that improve pupils’ learning experiences and maximise their progress
  • Proactive, flexible, forward-looking, and enjoy working in a collegial and reflective environment


Forest has a long-standing reputation for its outstanding Music Department.  The co-curricular programme, and in particular Music, is at the core of the educational provision. There is an incredible array of musical ensembles and choirs and Forest is a school where music is not simply an additional activity but a subject where those pupils who wish to pursue it to the highest level regularly achieve that goal.  Many pupils attend conservatoire Junior Departments and are members of national organisations such as the National Children’s Choir and the National Youth Orchestra. Pupils regularly go on to study Music at university and conservatoire, often winning scholarships.


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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.


Applications close Sunday, 24 March 2019 

Interviews will take place Thursday, 28 March 2019

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