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Head of Woodwind

Head of Woodwind

Job reference: 308-22

Closing date: 9:00 AM, 6 June 2022

Interview date: Friday 24 June 2022

Salary: Grade 11, £65,843 - £75,979 per annum. Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade.

Hours: FT, 35 hours per week, consideration to PT hours of between 0.6-1FTE will be considered

Term: Permanent

Available: September 2022

Job details

The RCM has a distinguished tradition of woodwind teaching, and alumni are found throughout the profession worldwide, and as part of the distinguished history of the College. The Woodwind Faculty attracts students and professors from around the world, and is central to the learning, teaching and musical life of the College. The position of Head of Woodwind is a critical role in the College, and the post-holder is expected to continue and develop the world-leading learning and teaching of the faculty. The Head of Woodwind will be recognised for their experience of the highest level of performance, breadth of outlook, and as an inspirational source to the students and professors of the faculty, and across the College.

Applicants should be internationally recognised for their musical achievements, sympathies across genres, breadth of outlook, and leadership with significant international experience at the highest professional level. They will be noted for their commitment to equality and diversity of opportunity, and knowledge and experience of current trends in performance and engagement. Experience of teaching and working with tertiary-level students is essential, with a rigorous understanding of current teaching methods and techniques, and an understanding of the requirements of course structure and outcomes.

This role reports to Directorate through the Artistic Director and is an active member of the wider senior management of the College.

The College is committed to advancing equality and inclusive practice in all areas including staff and student recruitment, our teaching and artistic programme, research activity, and our working environment. We especially welcome female applicants and those from Black and ethnically diverse backgrounds who are currently underrepresented at this level within the College.

This post is offered on a permanent basis and is available from September 2022. This post is available full-time but consideration to part-time hours of between 0.6-1FTE will be considered.

Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

For full details of this position please download the Applicant Information Pack above.

To apply, please complete the following forms, which can be downloaded from further down this page:

  1. Application Form
  2. Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by email to Human Resources at or by post to Human Resources, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

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CVs without an application form will not be accepted. All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Zuzana Klejova and Philippa Style

HR Assistant

0207 591 4782 and 0207 591 4784