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James Dickinson - Head of Hertfordshire Music Service

Teaching Vacancies

Hertfordshire Music Service
Lead Partner of the Hertfordshire Music Hub

Instrumental and Vocal Teachers

As part of Children’s Services, Hertfordshire Music Service offers first class musical opportunities to thousands of young people in the county. We are an award winning service, recognised for our innovative and successful approach to holistic music education.

Hertfordshire Music Service Pay Scale

£17.55 to £24.61 per hour

To commence September 2017

Progression up the pay scale is through successful annual Appraisal.

Part-time, hourly paid posts will be available for suitable applicants.

In special circumstances full time positions may be considered.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed teachers of all instruments who are interested in joining our successful instrumental and vocal team. We have an extensive Whole Class Ensemble Teaching programme (First Access) and encourage all new teachers to include this in their work. 

We offer a broad and diverse programme of activities including informal / community music and song writing workshops.  For a fuller description go to

We are particularly interested in applications from teachers in the following areas: 

  • Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (First Access)
  • Teaching of special educational needs and disabilities or vulnerable children and young people
  • Workshop leaders interested in working in youth and community settings
  • Some supported training may be available for less experienced applicants

If you are applying for whole class teaching you need to support your application with a video of your work either online or DVD.

Click here for a full job description.

To apply, please complete this application form and return it with your CV to

Closing date: Friday 7th April 2017

Interviews: Tuesday 2nd May to Friday 12th May 2017

If you do not hear from us by Sunday 23rd April this means that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Hertfordshire Music Services uses safe recruitment practices for all posts.

If you are interested in finding out more about working for a music hub, writing better CVs and performing well at interview look at our next event “Routes into Teaching” in Stevenage on 24th March 2017.

Internal Vacancies

Click HERE for opportunities open to current HMS teachers.


For general HR enquires

Hertfordshire Music Service
Central Office
Mid Herts Centre for Music & Arts
Birchwood Avenue