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Advisory Teachers, The Voices Foundation

Key information

Terms

  • Job title Advisory Teacher
  • Salary & benefits Negotiable upon experience
  • Full time/part time Part time
  • Contract type Freelance
  • Job location Nationally, and dependent on your location. Additional attendance at events and engagements across the country may also be offered.

About the employer

  • Profile The Voices Foundation is a national charity with a mission of transforming children through singing. This is an exciting time for the organisation as we embark on the development and implementation of a new strategy over the next five years.
  • Weblink http://www.voices.org.uk

Job description & requirements

  • Job description MAIN PURPOSE OF ADVISORY TEACHER ROLES
    To deliver programmes in primary schools or early years settings which embed The Voices Foundation sustainable music education methodology. Delivery is focused on teacher training and side-by-side coaching in the classroom with non-specialist primary school teachers and early years practitioners. The Voices Foundation series, Inside Music, is used as the central resource to support both the trainer and the trainee through the process.

    ROLE OUTLINE
    The Voices Foundation works with a large pool of practitioners across the UK. We wish to build our workforce substantially. These roles are freelance and require participation in an initial training scheme. We expect all our freelance practitioners to make a strong commitment to self-reflection and to be ready to accept and act on feedback – our quality assurance framework ensures that all staff are supported to maintain best practice in all their work for the charity.
  • Required skills ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
    - At least 3 years’ experience of work as an educator or teacher of music in primary school setting
    - Either a higher qualification in music (degree, diploma or equivalent) or a recognised Kodaly or Dalcroze qualification
  • Required experience DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
    - Post Graduate Certificate of Education
    - Experience of leading teacher training INSETs and other training sessions
    - Professional choral conducting experience in education or performance settings
    - Experience working as part of a team and independently
    - Experience of using the Voices Foundation or Kodaly methodology in practice

    QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES
    - Commitment to learning, self-evaluation and collaboration
    - Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, humour and patience in complex teacher coaching relationships
    - Flexibility and empathy when working with other people
    - Demonstrable passion for music education
    - Exceptional verbal communication skills
    - Demonstrable ability to engage children in learning
    - Ability to create fun and enjoyable learning environments with adults and children alike
    - Exceptional understanding of the language and constructs of music
    - Commitment to high standards and providing children with the best possible opportunitiesGood negotiation skills
    - Strong interest in music and education, with an understanding of current trends and the ability to engage effectively with teachers and practitioners at all levelsImagination, ability to think creatively on the spot 
    - Commitment to continuing professional development and ongoing skills development
    - Ability to absorb and work with the organisation’s mission and values
    - An imaginative and creative individual who can develop their own approaches to situations which arise using constructive language with a focus on positive affirmation
    - A professional approach and ability to build excellent relationships which are positive, respectful and collaborative with colleagues, teachers, children and the Voices Foundation office staff.
  • Additional information Projects would begin next academic year (no guarantee you will be offered immediate work) however work may become available sooner.
  • Posted on September 26, 2016

Applications

  • How to apply For full job description and further information please refer to the Voices Foundation website. To express your interest please complete an Application Form along with the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form from our website. If you wish to send a CV in addition please do so.

    Please email your application by Tuesday 1 November 10am to vf@voices.org.uk for the attention of Sean Watson, Administrator.
  • Download application form http://www.voices.org.uk
  • Application deadline November 1, 2016
  • Interviews We will be holding an assessment day in London late November/early December where candidates will be invited to meet us and demonstrate their work.