Job Description

Director of Music

Permanent, full time

Competitive salary plus responsibility allowance

Required for September 2022

Apply by 12 noon Monday 24th January

Due to retirement of the current post holder, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and inspirational music teacher to join our friendly and supportive team as the director of music.

Holy Cross Preparatory School is an outstanding Catholic prep school with a caring and inclusive ethos. We are located just off Kingston Hill in a beautiful eight-acre site and offer first rate facilities including a performing arts and sports hall, tennis and netball courts, a sports pavilion and all weather pitches.

Our dedicated and committed team, work together to pursue excellence on every level. Our girls not only achieve academic excellence; many excel in sport, music and art while growing as happy, well-rounded, confident, and curious young people. Our teachers are hardworking, highly motivated and fully committed to life in a busy and thriving prep school.

Music is an integral part of the school’s makeup and a large majority of pupils are voluntarily involved in some aspect of the extracurricular music programme as well as the compulsory classroom learning. All pupils are encouraged to fulfil their musical potential. The school has a choir, an orchestra, a number of ensembles, and prepares for concerts, performances, and productions throughout the year. A dedicated and experienced music teacher will be needed to continue the excellent provision.

The ideal candidate will be someone who has a passion for working with young people and will already have experience teaching primary aged children of varying abilities. Candidates must have QTS and should hold a good degree in a relevant field of study and be an outstanding practitioner who is eager to take on school-wide responsibility and add value to the school community.  It is essential that that you are a proficient pianist (minimum grade 5). The director of music should have excellent interpersonal skills as they will manage and coordinate the peripatetic music teachers and will work closely with the drama team.

We value our employees and can offer a competitive salary and benefits package, typically 18 weeks of non-teaching time per year and smaller classes of happy, well-behaved girls who are a pleasure to teach.

If you share our ethos, are passionate about teaching and would like to join our team, please submit an application form to

Please visit our school website vacancy page for full details of the role and an application form.

Please contact Lindsey Banks, Deputy Bursar on 0208 942 0996 if you wish to discuss this exciting opportunity.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Applicants must produce evidence of their right to work in the UK.


Holy Cross Prep School is an equal opportunities employer and its policies, including the need to guard against false assumptions based on an applicant’s gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, religion, age, marital status, working pattern, are followed at all stages of the selection procedure.