Sunday, June 16, 2024

Job Vacancy – Part Time Director of Music

All Saints Church Thelwall are looking to employ a Part Time Director of Music to work in both the church and our local primary schools.

The post has become available because of the retirement of the previous Director of Music who remains part of the church.

The successful candidate will organise the church choir and music group, lead and facilitate choir practices and musical worship, and will engage children in the village primary schools, which are non-faith but welcome church input, encouraging children and young people to take part in musical worship outside the school environment.

Start DateTBD
Pay & ConditionsIn line with Real Living Wage (as defined by the Living Wage Foundation), and Royal School of Church Music guidance. Additional income from Weddings and Funerals as in RSCM contract.
Additional BenefitsFree Use of Church Building and facilities for Music Practice and Teaching.
Contributory Pension
6 weeks paid holiday per year
Hours of Work6 hours per week in church, 14 hours per week with the school and community
LocationAll Saints Church Thelwall, Parish Hall, and Thelwall Primary Schools.
Responsible toDouglas Black, Vicar of All Saints Church Thelwall
Contract Length2 years including one year probation, + 1 year extension
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1Responsible for the organisation of church music.  Leading choir and music group in church services on Sundays, including additional services such as Messy Church
2Structuring and leading musical events including weddings and funerals; taking a leading role in church based social events.
3Working in the two local primary schools, teaching songs and engaging children with music
4Encouraging children and young people in musical worship outside the church and school environment
5Introducing school songs and music to church services
Essential Requirements of the Candidate
 To be successful in this role it is considered that a Christian Belief / Faith is essential
 The church offers an electric piano and an organ, and the successful candidate will need to be proficient in keyboard skills
 The candidate should have been part of a choir or music group, although not necessarily in a leadership role
 The candidate will have to have an Enhanced DBS check, and will need to complete the church Safeguarding Processes and Training
Desirable Requirements of the Candidate
 A Musical qualification of some description would be helpful
Selection Method and Timeline
15 December 2023Informal approach to the Vicar
TBDLetter of Application and CV; including two personal references, at least one of which to do with musical ability
TBDPanel Interview with Vicar, Musician, and one other PCC member
Updated 20th October July 2023