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About the job

Salary: UQS, MPR/UPR 0.6fte + £963 annual user car allowance

Hours per week: 0.6fte

Contract type: Permanent

The Luton Music Service is developing a local response to the needs of Luton pupils and their wider communities, on this basis we are currently seeking a new addition to the team. 

The “Peripatetic Music Tutor – Violin/Viola” will teach violin and viola, as agreed with the Music Service Manager and the Operations Manager, to children between Year 3 and Year 13, and to guide each pupil to develop to the full their musical skills and technical proficiency.

You will encourage each pupil to gain enjoyment from their music making both through their acquisition of technical skills and through their experience of music making. To foster the self-discipline and social skills necessitated by the practice of music making.

This is a permanent vacancy requiring the successful candidate to encourage each pupil to gain enjoyment through their experience of music making; to foster self-discipline and social skills, to enrich the education of each pupil through appropriate musical experiences and provide skills that will stay with them throughout their school years and beyond.

About you

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show your fluency in speaking and writing English.

To be successful in this role, you should have demonstrable experience of teaching violin and viola effectively and the ability to maintain accurate records and manage time within agreed boundaries.

Excellent communication skills are vital for this role, as you’ll need to communicate with pupils, parents and staff; and advise pupils and school music departments.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to maintain accurate records and manage time within agreed boundaries and to perform at post grade 8 level. Demonstrable knowledge of instrumental technique and repertoire.

We do ask that you are able to evidence safeguarding training, have a commitment to professional development and a relevant professional qualification or evidence of successful teaching.

So, if you are able to travel across the borough and willing to work outside office and school hours, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement 
- local government pension with generous employer contribution 
- excellent support and development 
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria) 
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line 
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986.

Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.