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Director of Music

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Director of Music
Permanent, Full time
Salary: £44,496 - £55,620
(A recruitment and retention allowance, and/or relocation allowance, is available for outstanding candidates)             

Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) is one of the most successful state-funded, 14-19 academies in the country.  We specialise in creative, digital and performing arts.   The academy opened in September 2011 and has 1030 students (330 at KS4 and 700 at Post-16).  Student results speak for themselves and are well above national average.  Our intake is 100% selective, based on aptitude within the specialism rather than academic ability. As a result, we are unique in our admissions. 

Located in the centre of Birmingham and within the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West Midlands, we benefit from superb facilities for academic, vocational and extra-curricular activities.  We are part of the BOA Group, a trust which includes other subsidiaries including The Old Rep Theatre.

We are keen to appoint an innovative, motivational, well-qualified, confident and enthusiastic teacher to be our Director of Music and Music Technology, within our Performing Arts pathway.

The Performing Arts pathway at BOA is a centre of excellence and is partnered by some of the country’s leading creative enterprises including the British Record Industry Trust, PRG Lighting, Live Nation, BOSE, Maverick TV, Punch Records, and many more. BOA also benefits from strong links with Birmingham City University and the Conservatoire, who are our co-sponsors. Julian Lloyd Webber is Principal of the Conservatoire, and they are our closest neighbour.

Music is offered as part of the performance pathway with students studying BTEC Level 2 at KS4 and BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at KS5. Music GCSE is also offered as an option choice.

The person we seek to appoint will have a proven track record in the field of music. You will have a passion for collaboration and have a commitment to the potential of combining music and musical technology with other areas within the performing arts pathway and other pathways within the Academy. You will be confident to manage the BTEC programmes offered at BOA (details can be found online and in the prospectus).  

Our overriding requirement is to appoint someone with the capacity to be an excellent leader. Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills are paramount. Vision and ability to raise standards and develop the music pathway is key to this role.

The academy is looking for someone who has:

  • Qualified teacher status and a degree
  • A strong track record as an outstanding teacher of Music.
  • A passion for Music which is evident in your day to day classroom practice
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • The ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to develop and manage projects
  • Exceptional personal organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • The ability to guide students’ academic, personal and professional development, as a tutor, in accordance with the academy’s guidelines and procedures
  • An understanding of the key national and educational policies and issues
  • The ability to inspire high achievement in young people from all backgrounds
  • Presence, dynamism, good sense of humour and approachability
  • An excellent record of attendance and punctuality

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference to the future of education within a world class academy.  If you share the academy’s vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing Date for applications: 9am 27th January
Start Date: September 2020

For further details and an application pack, please contact Nicole Nienaber