Director of Music

(Required for September 2023 or January 2024)

We require a full-time Director of Music.

St Edmund’s College is seeking to appoint a Director of Music. The College has a strong musical tradition, particularly chorally, and we are looking for someone to lead the Co-Curricular and Performance side of this vibrant department into its next chapter. The successful candidate will guide and motivate pupils to be engaged in all forms of Music and to participate in ensembles and represent the College at every opportunity. They will also work alongside the Head of Academic Music to deliver and engage pupils in the curriculum subject so that Music, in all its forms, can be celebrated at the College. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Line management of Visiting Music Teachers and Music Administrator.
  • The quality of vocal, instrumental and ensemble teaching and performances.
  • Taking a full part in the liturgical life of the College including Sunday Mass with the boarders.
  • Organisation of performance programmes.
  • Musical excellence which will attract talented pupils to the College.
  • Promoting the College and its Music Department with feeder schools and prospective pupils and parents.
  • Music scholarships.
  • Links with the wider community.

The successful candidate will welcome the many opportunities to contribute to the lively co-curricular life of the College, which is situated in rural East Hertfordshire. St Edmund’s is England’s oldest Catholic school offering an all-round co-education for pupils from 3 to 18 and for families from all faiths.

The post will involve close contact with, and a high degree of responsibility for, children and young adults. The majority of this will be regulated activity.

You will be working on a regular basis in a school in a role which gives opportunity for contact with children.  As such, you will be in regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check (which includes children’s barred list information) will be required in advance of appointment.

As with all staff, you will be responsible for providing a safe environment in which children can learn.

If you would like to apply for the position, please download an application pack. Please return your completed application to the HR Department asap and by the closing date.


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Midday, Friday, 5th  May 2023*

INTERVIEWS TO TAKE PLACE: Shortly after the closing date.

*Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. 

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo relevant Safeguarding Checks. We will seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Working Hours and Salary

Working Hours:  Term Time hours are 8.30am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Salary:  The salary for the post will be dependent upon experience and in accordance with the St Edmund’s Pay Scale.



Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to:
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335

Please note that our policies are currently under continual review and changes will occur but will be kept up to date on this site.