Musical Director - Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra - PART tIME
GBP3,939.48 per annum for 3.75 hours per week based at The Pines, however rehearsals each week will be at George Abbott School, Woodruff Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1XX.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the Role
We are seeking an experienced and engaging Musical Director(s) for the Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra (SCYWO). This will be for a three year fixed-term from September 2018 to August 2021, with potential to renew at that time.
The orchestra, which has recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, is one of our flagship ensembles. It is a symphonic-style wind orchestra with over 50 talented young woodwind, brass and percussion players from all parts of Surrey who gain their place by audition. The orchestra, which performs a wide variety of music ranging from original wind orchestra works to lighter film and seasonal music, rehearses near Guildford from 6.45 - 9.00 pm on Friday evenings (term time only) and aims to give one or two concerts each term. The orchestra works at a high level and has performed at concert venues throughout Surrey including G Live, Epsom Playhouse, Farnham Maltings, and Dorking Halls plus major London venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican.
As a Conductor, you would be responsible for selecting repertoire and making musical decisions together with the team of professional tutors. As Musical Director, you would be responsible for managing rehearsals, as well as overseeing tutors and student attendance. As the person in charge of fifty young people you would also be expected to have a full understanding of other important areas such as Safeguarding and Health & Safety, and more details are provided in the attached Job Profile.
For an informal discussion contact either Derek Jones on or by e-mail at
or Andrea Brown on or email . We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 1st July 2018.
We will be shortlisting for interviews to take place in the week commencing 9 July 2018, following which successful candidates will be invited to work with the orchestra during the Autumn Term 2018. There is potential for this role to be shared by agreement on a term by term basis, providing the orchestra members with a variety of rehearsal/conducting styles, and giving the Musical Directors the opportunity to undertake other professional engagements.
Values and Behaviours
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
- Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
- Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
- Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
- Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
- Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
- Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
- Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
- Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
- Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
- Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.
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