District Lead Tutor for Chelmsford
Please note this is a part time role working 12 hours per week for 43 weeks per year. Therefore, the salary will be pro rata up to £9,644 per annum.
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home rather than the office, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.
Essex County Council (ECC) operates one of the largest Music Education Hubs in the UK through a grant from Arts Council England and has undergone significant transformational change recently to broaden and improve its offer to the young people of Essex.
The District Lead is expected to work closely with the Music Service Officers to oversee the smooth running of music delivery within a district. This role will oversee and develop activity across the community, meeting the needs of the community. Working closely to support the tutor workforce within the district, you will be the first point of contact, providing general support, guidance and advice and will be responsible for quality assuring the work across their district and developing and maintaining good relationships with schools.
This role will involve regular interaction with Music Service Strategic leaders to report on activity delivered, and to provide insight and local intelligence to help shape the future activity and planned investments from the Music Service.
- Responsible for overseeing and supporting tutors in their delivery of activity both in schools and within the community ensuring high standards are maintained.
- Ensure that all tutors are clear on the expectations of the administration requirements for the Service and that these are complete in a timely manner.
- Induct and provide subject matter expertise to all tutors to support them in delivering excellent learning for our customers. With regular interactions with their assigned tutors to ensure they are supported and aware of Service wide initiatives, communications and opportunities and are attending relevant training to develop their provision.
Ensure that all assigned tutors' delivery has been quality assured following the frameworks and processes that has been set out by the Music Strategic Lead Officer.
- Develop and maintain strong partnerships to develop breadth of provision and music activity offer within the community. Reaching diverse target groups, increasing funding and alternative revenue opportunities and improving the overall customer journey.
- Identify and develop delivery with local partners to further enhance the community provision and ensure that there is diversity and breadth within all that is provided.
- Ensure there is local opportunity for young people to come together and engage within a range of ensemble opportunities that cover a range of styles and genres.
- Provide insight and local knowledge of the district assigned to the central Music Service and create a yearly development plan with highlighted priorities to progress the local music provision.
- Produce regular reports on request by the Service senior management and attend regular meetings to support the collaborative nature and function of this role.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Educated to RFQ Level 6 or equivalent in music.
- Extensive experience of delivering music education in a range of settings.
- Evidence of successfully delivering strong outcomes in instrumental music tuition provision.
- Evidence of continuing professional development with knowledge in relevant professional areas.
- Ability and experience of supporting and developing the delivery of other colleagues.
- Experience of creating and developing effective programmes of work.
- Has the skill of problem solving, utilising knowledge and experience from across the sector.