Director of Music

  • Greater Manchester

  • Bolton School Girls' Division

  • The starting salary will be dependent on experience. Bolton School has its own salary scale which is related to, but more advantageous than the nation

  • Full-time


To assume overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the Music department and provision for curricular and extra curricular music in the Girls’ Division (Senior and Junior Schools and Beech House).


Required from September 2019, an extremely talented musician to inspire in the girls (and boys in the infants’ school) a love of Music in and outside the classroom and to lead the Music Department with vision. This is a vital and prestigious role which would suit an ambitious, highly qualified individual with the ability and desire to make a significant impact on the success of the Girls’ Division and the Bolton School Foundation as a whole. The range and standard of orchestras, ensembles and choirs is superb and has the potential for even further development. Many of the performances are shared with the Boys’ Division, allowing for both depth and breadth of opportunity for pupil musicians at all levels.

The ideal candidate will have excellent classroom teaching and departmental leadership skills alongside the ability to promote and develop extra curricular music across the Girls’ Division (Senior Girls’ and Hesketh House, the Junior Girls’ School, and Beech House (the Foundation’s co-educational Infants’ School)). Music holds a central place in the life of Bolton School. It is valued by governors, staff, pupils and parents, and the School wishes to develop its profile even further in the years to come.

An attractive salary and benefits package is available.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 28 February 2019 at 9.00am

Interviews will be held on Thursday 7 March 2019

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.


Further Information

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Bolton School Girls' Division

Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4PB

  • 114 Day Boys (0 months-7)
  • 1033 Day Girls (0 months-18)
  • GSA, ISC

01204 840201

Closing Date: 28 February 2019

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