WORK FOR US
Music and singing lie at the heart of our programmes. Our approach focusses on teacher training and development, workforce development, learning resources and providing strategic support and consultancy for partners in the music education sector. If your values align with ours and you’re passionate about musical education for children, please see below to find out more about our current vacancies.
Choral & Musicianship Practitioners
Voices Foundation is expanding our team of expert Choral and Musicianship Practitioners.
We are seeking individuals who have experience in delivering high quality Musicianship and/or Choral pedagogy with teachers, children and whole schools. The VF model embeds singing and music within the school ethos, and aims to positively impact the lives of children through teacher training intervention.
VF Practitioners deliver CPD workshops, mentoring and side-by-side coaching in the classroom for non-specialist teachers and early years leaders. They may be asked to conduct concerts or deliver bespoke training workshops. VF Practitioners are reflective, passionate and knowledgeable about the impact that music education can have. They are committed to transforming the whole school by embedding high quality music and singing in the school culture. They are nurturing and understanding in their manner, and have experience in working with a wide variety of people.
We welcome applications from any geographical area, however we are particularly interested to hear from those within commutable distances of the following areas: Manchester/Greater Northwest, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, London
How to apply
Individual application packs containing complete job descriptions, application forms, and our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form can be downloaded using the links below. Completed application packs must be submitted to email@example.com no later than 5PM on Friday the 22nd of November. Successful applicants will be invited to second round group assessment day on 8th January, 2020 in London. Please confirm your availability for this assessment at point of application.
VF Choral Excellence Programmes are delivered with Key Stage 2 upwards, usually in primary and secondary schools. We are looking for individuals with a strong understanding of children’s voices, who can successfully develop children’s technical and choral skills and support them to reach and exceed their potential. Choral Practitioners will be highly skilled in developing pitching and aural skills, vocal range, quality of sound produced, ensemble singing and performance skills and able to work across a wide range of repertoire.
VF Musical Foundations Programmes take place from Early Years Foundation stage up to Key Stage 3. Musicianship Practitioners will have a strong understanding of teaching core musical skills to children and young people and the importance of this in education and development. These programmes focus on delivering musicianship through singing to develop well-rounded musicians and musical progression through listening and practical activities, encouraging the development of confidence, skills and understanding.
Voices Foundation works with a large pool of practitioners across the UK. We wish to build our workforce substantially to ensure national cover. These are self-employed positions and require participation in an initial training scheme to align with our award-winning methodology.
We expect all the VF 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 our freelance staff are supported to maintain best practice in all their work for the charity.
The Voices Foundation is an equal opportunities employer, and does not discriminate based on a person’s age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We actively encourage people from diverse backgrounds to join our teams and value the positive impact that difference has on our work. All appointments will be made on merit