Job Description

Closing Date: 10 April 2024 Employment Term: Full Time

Lancing Prep Worthing are seeking an enthusiastic and inspiring Director of Music who is passionate about making music an exciting, vibrant part of school life.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the development of Music in the whole school from Nursery to Year 8.
  • To be involved in the interviewing of peripatetic teachers (VMTs) and then managing and liaising with them on a daily basis.  
  • To take responsibility for the organisation and planning of concerts and other musical events including the Harvest Festival, Carol Service, Easter Service, School Musical, Open Morning and the End of Year Celebration.
  • To lead and manage the School Orchestra and other groups.
  • Set and maintain good standards of discipline and behaviour inside and outside the classroom.
  • To promote music throughout the school and encourage enjoyment through wide participation.
  • Plan, present and mark work in a professional manner and in accordance with school policies.


Key Skills required:

  • Degree-level education in Music or a relevant discipline with appropriate postgraduate professional qualifications and experience in schools.
  • An inspirational practitioner.
  • A good team player with the ability to lead and work with a small team but also to work independently.
  • Good understanding of independent schools and their rationale.
  • To have the personality, enthusiasm, and gravitas to be an outstanding ambassador for the school.
  • Excellent manner with parents.
  • Organisation, discretion, flexibility and attention to detail.
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication and strong organisational skills.
  • Commitment shown in other areas, e.g. drama.
  • Experience of preparing children for Music Scholarship, or other auditions, competitions or performances.
  • Ability to form strong working relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents.
  • Confident proficiency with using Microsoft Office. Training will be given on the school’s Management Information System (iSAMS).


Closing date: Wednesday 10th April

Interviews: w/c 22nd April


Further Information: 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure which the School considers satisfactory, the receipt of satisfactory references, the school’s pre-employment medical questionnaire and sight of relevant original ID documentation and degree certificate(s).

Applicants who have lived outside of the UK in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police Check from their country of residence. In addition, and where applicable, successful candidates will be required to produce a ‘letter of professional standing’ issued by the relevant professional regulatory authority as proof of past conduct.

Lancing College conducts online searches for shortlisted candidates. This check is undertaken based on the requirements set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023. The check helps us to ensure safe and robust checks on the suitability of individuals to work within our School.

To minimise unconscious bias or potential discrimination issues, a person who will not be on the appointed interview panel will conduct the search and will only share information when findings are of a concern. The appointed panel may explore any concerns passed to them as part of our due diligence process.

The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered “spent” under the Act) must be declared. If you have a criminal record this will not automatically debar you from employment. Instead, each case will be assessed fairly by reference to the School’s objective assessment.