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Teaching with Lancashire Music Service

We have a team over 100 music teachers delivering instrumental, vocal, music technology and curriculum teaching across primary, secondary and specialist schools in Lancashire, as well as working at our centres, ensembles and projects out of school time.

Our teachers have a wide range of specialisms and we have recently been developing our music technology workforce.  We promote inspirational opportunities for children and young people to access music, and we promote progression based on students’ individual interests.  Since 2014 we have recruited our teachers on a self employed basis, and we match our teachers’ skills and experience to requests from schools and the needs of our own programme of opportunities.

The rates of pay are between £24 and £34 per hour depending on the type of teaching.

We work across the following areas and try and zone our teachers based on where they live:

North – Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde & Preston

South – South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire

East – Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale


Resources and support

All our teachers have access to training, resources and development. We pay our teachers to attend two INSET days every year as well as signposting other training and development. Teachers have a Charanga login, which include access to their DAW (YuStudio) and we provide an LMS iPad to support their teaching. New teachers are paid to attend an induction day and there is a programme of shadowing and support.

Teachers take part in an annual Quality Assurance Lesson Observation which is a valuable professional development opportunity, designed to support your teaching practice. There are annual online safeguarding and information governance courses.


What we look for in a teacher…

Our focus is beyond 1-to-1 teaching, and we rarely take on teachers who offer only 1-to-1 lessons. Our teachers are reflective and curious, engaged with developing their own practice and embed youth voice in their work. We look for colleagues who will support and signpost  children and young people in their musical journey, through lessons, ensembles, whole-class tuition, projects, workshops and who have embedded inclusion and diversity at the heart of their teaching practice.


Lancashire Music Service teacher application process

Applications for teaching are by CV and covering letter.  Please see latest advert for deadlines.

Shortlisted candidates are invited to an online interview. As part of the interview, candidate are asked to present a short instrumental or vocal performance.

We always receive a large number of applications and unfortunately, we cannot provide feedback for applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, then please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

For candidates successful at interview stage, we require…
– Receipt of two satisfactory references;
– Verification of the candidate’s identity;
– Successful (i.e. without information) a Disclosure and Barring Service Disclosure appropriate to the role;
– Verification of any relevant qualifications and professional status;
– Evidence of right to work in the UK.

Other roles and opportunities…

Alongside teachers, we also work with project and ensemble leaders, musical directors and heads of our Music Centres. Lancashire Music Service administration and management teams are employees of Lancashire County Council. Opportunities with our Hub partners are advertised through their individual organisation’s website.

Current Vacancies…

We have no current vacancies but please check back for future opportunities.