Graduate Resident Assistant in Music

Closing Date: 4 March 2024 Telephone: 01371 822622
Employment Term: Full TimeTemporary

Fixed-Term Contract from 28 August 2024 until 27 August 2025

Full-time | Term-time (34 weeks per year) | Includes full board and accommodation

Each year, Felsted School appoints graduates to support departments in the delivery of their programmes, and to contribute to co-curricular activities, boarding and house duties across the school.

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic music graduate with excellent subject knowledge that can communicate effectively with a wide age group of students from Years 9 to 13. It is essential that candidates have an evident passion for Music and a strong interest in the teaching and the learning process, including high expectations for all students to succeed in Music to effectively fulfil the role. Applicants must hold a degree in Music (or an equivalent qualification).

We particularly welcome applications from those who are excellent pianists and accompanists and are willing to contribute to the co-curricular learning activities at this ‘Excellent in Every Aspect’ rated independent school.

Full board and accommodation will be provided plus an honorarium payment of £15,743 per annum. This is a fixed-term position commencing from 28 August 2023 until 27 August 2024 and would be an ideal position for someone who holds a degree in Music and is considering a career in boarding education, teaching (though no teaching experience or qualification are required) or a career in music.

Felsted School has a busy music department with several concerts over the course of an academic year, as well as Chapel services and other events. The Chapel has a three-manual Willis Organ, and the recital hall has a Model B Steinway grand piano. Music is taught throughout the school – it is compulsory until the end of Year 9, after which students may take it as a GCSE option. In the Sixth Form, pupils can take the subject either at A Level or IB.

Benefits include free life assurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, on-site Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 4 March at 9:00am. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date. Early applications are encouraged as interviews may be held as and when applications are received.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website to complete our online application process.

Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.