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Primary Music Lead

Closing date: 9am, Mon 29 Nov 2021

About the role

Key Information

Primary Music Lead

Fixed-Term Maternity Cover
9 months (may be extended)

Full-Time, 37 hours

Salary: £34,000

Closing date: 9am, Mon 29 Nov 2021

Now in its Ninth academic year Bristol Beacon is home to the award-winning music education hub for the city of Bristol.

As part of Creative Learning and Engagement (CLE) our Music Hub ensures that all children, whether in schools or community settings, can access and take part in high-quality musical activities.

The Primary Music Lead is a managerial role and is responsible for leading and developing music education in primary schools across Bristol.

The role will lead on training and supporting teachers in schools and other settings with best practice pedagogy and through the development of inspiring teaching resources and curriculum. Through the Bristol Musical Schools initiative, the role will establish strategic partnerships with schools, multi academy trusts and cultural organisations to increase opportunities for all children to experience live music, play an instrument, sing, perform and compose. At the heart of this role is a commitment to inclusion and an ability to support schools in diverse communities traditionally less well served than others.

You will be committed to Continuing Professional Development, have strong musical skills and substantial teaching experience. You will have an excellent understanding of best practice in music education, experience of directing musical ensembles and groups across all genres of music, and the ability to inspire young people.

This is an exciting time to join us, Bristol Beacon has a vision to make Bristol the UK capital of Young People’s Music, and in September 2018, we started work on our redevelopment project to transform Bristol Beacon into an international standard arts venue.


Diversifying our workforce

We are committed to diversity, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnically diverse backgrounds as these groups are currently underrepresented within the arts and culture sectors.

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  • Job Description
  • Application Guidance
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  • Application Form


Submitting an application

If you are interested in becoming part of the Bristol Beacon team, please follow the guide below for how to apply.

  • Download a job pack
  • Complete an application form
  • Complete an equal opportunities monitoring form
  • Email all the documents to

If you would like to discuss your application or have any questions about the application process, please email or ring 0117 204 7108.