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Head of Brent Music Service

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 1515
  • Published: Thu 01/02/2024, 9:17 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 28/02/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range: £70,739 - £76,899 (Soulbury* 24-29) plus London weighting of £3,595
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent
A Great leadership opportunity with a highly successful Music Service
 
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
 
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
 
The Post

The substantive post holder left earlier in the academic year. An interim deputy head has continued to lead the service but will leave at the end of this academic year. 

The BMS team includes 50 teachers working weekly with over 10,000 children and young people in 60 schools, 3 lead tutors with management responsibilities and 5 other staff working in our offices at Claremont High School, Kenton. BMS is the lead partner of the Brent Music Education Hub and is fully committed to the associated musical development programmes and joint projects.

BMS is looking for a dynamic, aspirational and experienced leader during an interim transitional period. This person will take senior line management responsibility and oversee delivery of all external-facing projects, the continuity of current weekly teaching in Brent schools and the BMS evening centres across the borough.

The role will include managing and supporting key partnerships with Brent schools, key delivery partners (e.g. RPO, OAE, Live Music Now), funding partners and colleagues across the council.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in the navigation of the service through a key period of transition brought about by Arts Council England’s restructure of local music hubs. They will also ensure the successful delivery of the new National Plan for Music Education at a local level throughout the borough.

The Person

The successful candidate is likely to have experience of teaching and managing in a school, music service or in the education sector. For this reason both TPC and Soulbury will be considered.

The role requires clear-thinking and strong communication/interpersonal skills with the ability to be lively and engaging. The successful candidate will also need to quickly assimilate a large amount of information and data to safeguard BMS operational and policy foundations.

In the role, you would need to appropriately use all modern communication forms including email, social media, video, instant messaging, video, telephone and face to face.

Closing date: 28 February 2024 (23:59)

Additional Information 

If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application that clearly shows how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. We will accept a CV in support of your application, however, you should still provide a supporting statement.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
 
The information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas and your data protection rights, can be found here.
 
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
 
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including “non-visible” disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  recruitment@brent.gov.uk 
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 1515
  • Published: Thu 01/02/2024, 9:17 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 28/02/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range: £70,739 - £76,899 (Soulbury* 24-29) plus London weighting of £3,595
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent

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