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Head of Strings

Job Reference schooltalent/TP/5794/879

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Part Time Permanent
Stipend of £7,560 plus payment for individual lessons - currently £31 per lesson.
Closing Date:
Operational/Professional Services
Region / Division:
St George's School, Edinburgh
Job Role:
Operational/Professional Services

Package Description

Competitive remuneration and benefits package including:-

  • Reduced school fees and wraparound care at St George’s School
  • Pension Contribution
  • Staff lunches
  • Access to school buses on school bus routes for all staff (small charge payable)  
  • Professional learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Opportunity to benefit from the use of the many school facilities; libraries; sports facilities etc
  • Death in service benefits all staff
  • Opportunity to join our community and contribute to social, music, drama and other events and activities.

The Role

Head of Strings - Part Time, Permanent - From August 2024

• The requirement is to be in school two days per week (preferably Tuesday and Thursday in discussion with the Director of Music).
• The hours consist of approximately 6 hours across two days.
• Individual lessons are 40 minutes long at a rate of £31 per lesson

• Closing Date: Midday, Friday 15th March 2024
• Interviews: Tuesday 19th March 2024

St George’s School is seeking to appoint an outstanding musician and teacher of upper strings to take on the part-time role of Head of Strings.

Job Purpose

• To lead and manage a team of string teachers.
• To develop string teaching throughout the school.
• To assist in the recruitment of talented string players.
• To work with other colleagues in shaping the chamber music programme.

Accountable to

The Director of Music


Main Responsibilities

• To develop and enhance string playing throughout the School, with the ability to teach at the highest level.
• To teach a number of students each week; according to demand.
• To direct string ensembles throughout the school.
• To coordinate the provision of chamber music within the school in consultation with the Director of Music and other colleagues.
• To assist with Orchestra rehearsals, taking sectionals and responsibility for bowings.
• To recruit string players throughout the school, including attendance at Taster Sessions.
• To allocate all string pupils to appropriate teachers and ensembles in consultation with the Director of Music.
• To work with the Director of Music to appoint new string teachers when positions become available.
• To oversee the stock and regular maintenance of the School’s string instruments.
• To attend concerts and other musical events within the school as agreed with the Director of Music.
• To direct and assist with orchestral rehearsals and string sectionals across the school.

Please see Job Pack for more information, including details of the Department of Music.

About the school/organisation

As Edinburgh’s only all-through independent school for girls aged 3-18, St George's is a place of possibilities: where everyone is clearly heard; pupils feel empowered to be themselves; and innovation is constantly encouraged.  

The courage of our founding mothers, who pioneered women’s education in Victorian Scotland, still echoes defiantly through our corridors. That’s why amplifying the voice of every girl remains part of our DNA today as a loyal school community with a unique spirit of pride. 

Over 90% of our girls achieve their first-choice post-school destination: leaving us as robust, empathetic change-makers, ready to take on the world… 

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