Director of Music

Closing date for application: 28/10/2022 9:00am

Interview date: 04/11/2022

Vacancy Type: Full-Time


Following Alex Hodgkinson’s move to a significant role at St. Theresa’s Church, Trumbull, Connecticut, we are looking for a Director of Music to lead in this area of the School from September 2023 or sooner, if possible.  They should be an inspirational and passionate musician who is committed to making a difference for young people from all backgrounds.

The School boasts one of the largest and most successful music departments in the country.  This Director of Music is central to the School and the pupils’ lives, and with every child regularly involved in the subject in some way through their week, it represents a unique opportunity.  It will suit a leader who is emotionally intelligent, diplomatic, creative, and resilient, with excellent judgement, strong communication skills, integrity, and sensitivity to the complexities of working with young people.

The successful candidate may have experience as an educator already or may also come from professional music background: we would welcome applicants from the industry.  Above all else their personal qualities, musicianship and commitment will be more important than the context of their professional career to date.

Christ’s Hospital is unique. We are strikingly unlike any other independent school in the UK, with a richly diverse pupil body, in terms of ethnicity and socio-economic background.  More than 75% of our pupils are on some form of financial support, with a considerable number receiving full bursaries.

The successful candidate will contribute to pastoral, broader curricular or other aspects of school life, according to their interests, experience and abilities. To make this possible, we can offer onsite accommodation if needed.  Salary is commensurate with experience and paid in accordance with the generous Christs’ Hospital Teachers’ from £48,341 – £62,203 per annum depending on experience.

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our diverse pupil body. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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