Area Manager West and Coastal

Based at Norwich Professional Development Centre
£39,957 – £43,620 per annum (Scale L)
37 hours per week

Vacancy details

Under the direction of the Head of Music Service the main duties of the post will include:

• Maintaining and developing a cohesive, strategic overview of your geographical area ensuring quality music provision in relation to local need
• Contributing to the leadership, management and operational running of the Music Service as a whole
• Supporting schools by informing the overall strategic offer and nurturing networks to build and improve upon current buy-back levels
• Managing a team of peripatetic tutors, deploying them throughout the locality and maintaining an overarching view of activity
• Retaining a proportion of direct contact teaching time in order to inform and maintain the high standards of teaching and learning across the county
• Fully engaging with the Norfolk Music Hub and contributing to the development of the Hub offer at a local level through partner liaison and raising the Hub’s profile in schools

To be shortlisted for interview your application will clearly evidence:

• Substantial current music education experience in school and music service settings
• A proven track record of developing and implementing strategies to raise the standards of teaching and learning
• Expertise in effectively managing and motivating teams to achieve substantial service improvements
• Experience of line managing teams of staff including setting targets and managing performance
• Clear knowledge and understanding of current music education issues
• Knowledge of the new National Curriculum in Music and how Music Education Hubs contribute to the overall national music education picture

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Alison Corfield, Head of Music Service on

Closing date: 30 April

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