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Working opportunities with the Hub

Current working opportunities delivering or supporting the delivery of music education in Derbyshire

We are always developing our musical programmes, activities and the provision of instrumental lessons in all areas of the county. This provides working opportunities in a number of different areas.

Vacancies: Instrumental and vocal teaching

Virtually all instrumental and vocal teaching in Derby City and Derbyshire County schools is undertaken by self-employed teachers. Those teachers have, through interview, been accredited by the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership.

Once accredited, self-employed instrumental teachers are given the opportunity to create their own timetable of teaching, dependent on demand. Teachers are supported by a series of continuing professional development provided by the Music Partnership.

  • Featured: Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership is looking to accredit a self-employed teacher of guitar to cover and build pupil numbers in schools in the North East area of Derbyshire
Learn more and apply for accreditation

Vacancies: Music Support Practitioners

Derby & Derbyshire Partnership welcomes applications to become part of its Music Support Practitioner team, offering assistance to deliverers of our Wider Opportunities programmes starting in September 2022.

Learn more and apply

The types of work we do...

Whilst the opportunities above are the only ones open at the moment, here is a summary of the work our partners do and the opportunities that may arise.

Conductors and ensemble directors

Some of our delivery partners run regular music-making ensembles that require conductors/directors.

These groups vary in size and ability from beginner to advanced standards and cover a wide range of musical styles including bands, string orchestras, chamber ensembles, choirs and jazz groups.

The Singing Support Team

The Singing Support Team, from Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership, deliver specialist vocal programmes and projects to children in Primary and Secondary schools. They also deliver summer school activities and bespoke CPD and training for school teachers.

You can read more about these programmes on the Primary Singing Projects and Secondary Singing Projects pages.

Music support staff

Music support staff are invaluable to the delivery of high quality lessons for our Wider Opportunities and Early Years programmes.

With a minimum competence of grade 5 on any instrument, support staff can add that extra musical knowledge in teaching programmes. They help tp ensure instruments are tuned and in good working order, assist with classroom management and help with the delivery of musical activities.

Support staff can also help out with instrument clean-up and repair − perfect for gap-year students or teachers returning to the profession. 

Wider Opportunities and whole class instrumental teaching

The National Plan for Music Education states that "every child has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes". Our Wider Opportunities and Whole Class Ensemble Teaching programmes, are designed to deliver this in primary schools.

Business services, administration and other support

Some of the delivery partners of the Hub have several non-musical roles which range from administration and coordination to support for children with special education needs. These roles are key in supporting the high-quality education our partners deliver on a regular basis across the year.