Work For The Character Education Trust

The Character Education Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) that exists to provide outstanding education in schools in Kent. The key aim of our Trust is to give young people the tools they need to be well qualified to achieve success and well-being, and to have choices in adult life.

We aim to help young people develop good character strengths, reach their academic potential and discover where they excel. We believe in ‘Building Character and Creating Opportunities.

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Director Of Music

LOCATION: Wrotham School
SCALE: Full MPS/ UPS range considered
OTHER DETAILS: Highly competitive salary is negotiable based on track record and suitability to the role.
REQUIRED: January 2023
INTERVIEWS: To be arranged on application.

Job Summary

We are excited to advertise the position of Director of music at Wrotham School The successful candidate will join an already high performing and highly regarded music department to teach and lead music education, performance and engagement in a highly supportive school that has a clear moral purpose and respect for the professional ability of its staff team.

We are a school that highly values the creative and performing arts and will continue to develop this as we move into a full school rebuild planned to complete in 2024. As part of this exciting venture, we will be actively designing and planning for cutting edge and expanded arts spaces that will give students and staff the resources and the opportunities their talent deserves. The successful candidate will join us on this exciting journey and will help define these subject specialist spaces.

We pride ourselves on delivering a first class education with a consistent track record of performance at KS4 and 5 whilst allowing teachers the autonomy and individuality in their classroom that allows them to thrive in a high performance environment.

We are justifiably proud of our outstanding music department which consistently delivers an engaging and inspirational curriculum whilst achieving strong student progress at GCSE and A Level.

Our results are above average and reflect the high standards of pedagogy and curriculum in the department.

The successful candidate will take over from the current and highly successful, long standing HOD who has achieved high levels of success in the department. These are strong foundations to build on for the appointed successor.

Wrotham School is a highly successful school with high expectations of progress and character. We look after our staff and provide a rewarding and caring environment in which to work. This post is suitable for practitioners who are passionate about their subject and wish to work in a school where success is rewarded with both autonomy and competitive remuneration.

Personal Specification


  • A passion for exciting and engaging lessons that apply real world skills to creative projects.
  • A working understanding of assessment and moderation of GCSE and A level Music.
  • A desire and determination to achieve outstanding results by working with all students to maximise their progress and attainment.
  • A commitment to our ethos as a recognised ‘’School of Character’’.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with staff across our small trust.
  • A general keenness and enthusiasm for extracurricular activity, school visits/trips and enrichment activity.


  • A track record of success in teaching music at KS4 and 5.
  • Experience of teaching a diverse and modern range of musical instruments, genres and styles.
  • Experience of moderating music coursework and exam papers at KS4 and 5. Exam board training and knowledge of a range of relevant qualifications.

In return the school offers:

  • A highly competitive and flexible salary aimed at appointing the best practitioner and leader
  • An opportunity to be part of a high performing and happy staff team.
  • To be part of the development of the music and arts workspaces and curriculum at Wrotham School as we transfer to our exciting new building in 2024.
  • Excellent work life balance opportunities including flexible working, restricted working hours a culture of trust and autonomy.
  • Working for a school that is passionate about staff welfare.
  • Career development opportunities and pathways, in school and across our trust. Regular and supportive line management.


Please apply by completing one of the application forms below and by writing a letter of no more than one side explaining what skills and attributes you have that would make you the best person for this job.

Please email your application to Vicky Ross:

Teaching Staff Application Form – Download

Support Staff Application Form – Download

Equal opportunities employer

Wrotham School is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and actively encourages applications from all potential candidates regardless of race, gender, sexuality and disability.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Contact Wrotham School

We highly recommend contacting us to arrange an informal visit to the school to fully understand what makes Wrotham School such a desirable place to work.

We reserve the right to close the post early should we be able to appoint a suitable applicant.

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If this role is of interest and you’re excited about building character and creating opportunities we want to hear from you.

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