St Catherine’s School

Job vacancy details

Assistant Director of Music, Organist and Master of the Chapel Choir

Location: Guildford GU5 0DF

Salary: Competitive

Working Pattern: Required for September 2017Full time

Closing date: 3 May 2017


In succession to Joseph McHardy (appointed Director of Music of the Chapel Royal) we seek for September 2017 (or January 2018 for the right candidate), a well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate to join a successful, collegiate department. They will be an inspiring academic music teacher, up to and including A Level and Oxbridge entry, with expertise in Harmony and Composition.

Choral Music is a strength with eight choirs in the Senior School – including Chapel Choir – auditioned and specialist, and unauditioned. Dr Jennifer Bate, internationally acclaimed organist, hosts the annual Jennifer Bate Organ Academy. A perfect second post for an excellent music teacher who aspires to lead a department. However, a very strong recent graduate musician with suitable choral and organ playing or teaching experience would also be considered.

St. Catherine’s prides itself on its staff CPD, ITT, NQT and Management Training programmes. These and possible accommodation options may be discussed at interview.

Further details and an application form may be obtained via the School website: or email

Closing date: as soon as possible and no later than 3 May 2017.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 10 May 2017.

St Catherine’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS and barred list check. The School is an equal opportunities employer.

To Apply:

St Catherine’s School
Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF
Tel: 01483 893363