Job Description

Sherborne Girls has an exciting opportunity for a Resident Music Graduate to join our vibrant and forward-looking music department, initially for one year. The role would ideally suit a passionate music graduate interested in gaining experience in a leading Music department.

Summary of the Role

To play a full and active role within the music department and in a boarding house. The successful applicant will be an accomplished musician with a high-level performance qualification.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

· To contribute skills and experience to the department, co-curriculum and wider school community as appropriate to enrich the pupils’ education.

· Hands on in the setting up and breakdown of school performances and rehearsals.

· Involvement in other aspects of the Music Department’s academic, choral, instrumental and popular music programmes as per the successful applicant’s experience and expertise.

· To assist with weekly theory and aural lessons.

· To be the choral librarian and to assist with other administrative tasks in the department.

· To contribute skills and experience to the department, co-curriculum and wider school community as appropriate to enrich the pupils’ education.

Residential and Pastoral duties

This is a residential role, living in one of the School’s boarding houses, with boarding duties forming part of the weekly working hours. Specific duties in the House include:

· Two evening duties per week (18:00-23:00) and duties on a Saturday evening, on rotation with the resident team (usually one Saturday night per month).

· Supporting house events/functions such as Christmas parties, parents’ socials, new girls’ tea, Commemoration Day, etc. and helping with the organisation of these events.

· Supporting the Housemistress/Housemaster (HM) and House staff team in the daily running of the house

· Attending house team meetings (normally weekly).

· Dining in the boarding house when on duty, alongside the pupils, supervising the in-house dining (on rotation).

· Being approachable and available to pupils who might seek staff out for advice or comfort (being sure to keep the Housemistress/master (HM) informed of relevant developments).

· Being prepared to respond to emergencies, to do an extra duty or cover due to illness or absence, or respond to a pupil’s needs when necessary.

· Attending pastoral INSET training as appropriate.

· Following training provided by the School, being familiar with fire drills, medicines and general security within the house.

Duties listed are not exhaustive; all members of staff are expected to undertake duties reasonably requested by the Head.

The closing date for applications is 9am, 8 May 2023 and interviews will be held in the week commencing 15 May 2023.

To apply please follow this link or visit the vacancies page on our school website

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Temporary contract
Contract length: 12 months

Salary: £15,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programme


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 08/05/2023
Expected start date: 30/08/2023

Click here to apply.