Job Description

Teacher of Music

Closing date
Vacancy department
Vacancy type
Full time

We are seeking a dynamic, talented, and well qualified individual to teach classroom Music in our thriving boarding school from January or possibly April 2023. Our stunning, state of the art Music School and Concert Hall were opened in June, so this role comes at a particularly exciting time.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher at KS3, KS4 and possibly, but not necessarily KS5.Their timetable will also include some 1:1 teaching of an instrument, singing or Music Theory.

They will have a strong desire to be fully involved in the multi-faceted life of the department. In addition to teaching, areas of responsibility or collaboration may include: ansemble leadership/coaching, concert planning, outreach for primary, secondary and feeder Prep Schools, developing our use of music technology, music practice planning and supervision, recordings, and promotion of Benenden Music across all platforms.

The post would suit

• an experienced KS3/4 teacher seeking an exciting challenge in a highly supportive school

• a NQT in secondary music

You will be working in a very supportive team and learning environment and will be given every opportunity to develop your own ideas, lead department initiatives and to put them into practice.

Benenden has supported a number of new teachers with gaining their QTS.

At Benenden we are passionate about education in its broadest sense. We are committed that every student who studies and lives here receives a Complete Education, reaches her potential and enjoys herself. Our unique educational approach enables every student to thrive within this close and very positive community.

Benenden offers its own generous pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits. All staff joining the school are eligible to apply for on-site accommodation if this would suit you. Staff are provided with meals whilst on duty, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. The School’s leisure facilities, including wonderful grounds, a fitness gym and swimming pool are also available for staff to use.

For a full job description and to apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications should be sent to HR at by 9:00am on Friday 16 September.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact.  They must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees. Whilst Benenden isn’t accredited to the Living Wage Foundation, we do look to the Living Wage for guidance and our starting pay is currently in line with this.