Guitar-Teacher-JD - Long Road Sixth Form College

Job Description
Guitar Teacher
Job Purpose:
To prepare and provide high quality guitar lessons to students, developing their skills
in small groups and individually, in order to enable the students to perform to the
best of their ability in line with our College policies.
Responsible To:
Head of Department
£25.85 per hour this will be remunerated at the each month with timesheet
completion in line with College procedure.
Working Hours:
Part time hours, term time only until 15 July 2016.
The exact hours to be worked each term will be consulted and agreed with the
post holder at the start of each term as this will depend on students and
To teach the students who opt for guitar lessons in preparation for their recitals (Units
G351/354) on a weekly basis according to an agreed timetable;
To keep a register of attendance, informing the Course Team Leader, parents and Progress
Coaches of any absences;
To report to the Course Team Leader about students’ progress;
To plan lessons thoroughly to reflect the different needs of individuals following an agreed
scheme of work;
To provide advice and guidance about how to improve;
To keep up to date records of student progress which are centrally available;
To develop familiarity with the AS and A2 OCR exam board requirements for both Music and
Performances Studies, especially the performance units, and to ensure a thorough and up to
date knowledge of the course;
To help to promote Music courses on the two Open Evenings as required;
To work with the Head of Department and the Course Team Leader as part of a team and
attend team meetings as required.
To be responsible for health and safety within areas of own responsibility;
To contribute to the college responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young
To observe the college’s commitment to equal opportunities;
Participating in the College’s Performance Review and Development scheme (PRD);
Taking part in any other activity which may reasonably be requested by the Principal which are
reasonably comparable to a post of this grade.
Experience /
A degree or higher level qualification
related to the course
Ability to accompany advanced level
Ability to sight read accompaniment
Experience of supporting young people
Experience of teaching music
A high degree of proficiency as a
musician and guitarist
Inventive and creative approaches to
small group instruction
Ability to support students working at A
Ability to give high quality feedback to
students to support them to achieve
their full potential
Clear and accurate written
Excellent organisational skills with the
ability to prioritise
Good communication, numeracy and IT
Ability to multi-task and to be flexible
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to work independently,
proactively and complete tasks with the
minimum of supervision
Ability to motivate and support young
A commitment to deliver an excellent
standard of service
Interest and enthusiasm for the delivery
of the course
Excellent reliability and punctuality
Flexible approach to working hours and
willingness to support some events
outside normal working hours
A teaching qualification
Experience/knowledge of
working in an educational
Recent knowledge of the A
Level Music curriculum
Experience of small
group/individual instruction
in the upper secondary or
16-19 age range