Music Leader - Calderdale Music

Calderdale Music
Part time positions available, term time only (working 38 weeks a year). Commencing: 3rd January 2023 or sooner if possible
Calderdale and surrounding areas
£19,363 - £30,828 (depending on experience and/or qualifications)

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Calderdale Music.

Guitar and brass required but we would also welcome applications for other instrumental disciples for positions when they become available.

Calderdale Music is committed to providing high quality music education and opportunities to children and young people, working to bring Calderdale communities together through music and the arts.

As the lead organisation for Calderdale Music Hub, operating from the stunning flagship Halifax HQ, we also work with local schools, cultural organisations and community groups to bring life-enhancing musical opportunities and live performances to the doorsteps of Calderdale.

Our vision for the future is to open life-long music and arts education opportunities to all, providing a cultural heart for Calderdale that unites, motivates and inspires people to live more creative lives.

Our Opportunity

The successful candidates will provide outstanding teaching and learning experiences and ensure that everyone is engaged positively in learning.  You will be experienced within your field with a proven ability both as a performer and as a teacher. You will also have experience of directing large musical ensembles and concerts.  These roles will also involve teaching for one evening per week and Saturday mornings at our Music Centres.

These positions represent a genuine opportunity to make a significant impact at Calderdale Music, centred on providing excellence, we aspire for our children and young people to be outstanding in all that they do. 

The positions offered include small group instrumental teaching, whole class ensemble and curriculum teaching in schools and leading/supporting ensembles.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A high level of support from staff and colleagues within Calderdale Music
  • A friendly and caring organisation, where all stakeholders work together for the benefit of the children and young people
  • Motivated, dedicated staff and a committed, active and supportive Board of Trustees
  • An organisation which supports pupils to aspire to the very best, with a broad and innovative curriculum offer
  • An excellent induction and continued professional development programme
  • The chance to accompany our talented musicians to high profile performances nationwide
  • An iPad for use in the classroom and administration

If you would like the opportunity to discuss any part of this exciting position in more detail, please contact to arrange a telephone meeting.

Key dates:

  • Application Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 9th October 2022
  • Interviews: Monday 17th October 2022

The following supporting documents are included as part of the application pack:

  • Principal’s letter
  • Job Description and Person Specification
  • About Us
  • Application Form

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information

The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.


When completing your application, please provide two employment references.

Calderdale Music is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.  All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure & Barring Service.  All references will always be taken up in advance of interview, and we may contact other previous employers for references.

Safer Recruitment

The safer recruitment process is an important aspect of protecting children and adults at risk of harm by keeping them safe. It applies to all individuals who have contact with, and access to, children, and applies equally to volunteers and paid employees. Calderdale Music is committed to creating an environment that enables children to learn, develop and express themselves in a safe, understanding and encouraging environment.


Please complete the Calderdale Music Application Form in full and email to

09 October 2022, 12:00 AM

This vacancy is closed to applications.