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Electric Guitar Teacher and Ensemble Coach

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

Eton College is seeking to appoint a talented Electric Guitar Teacher and Ensemble Coach to start in January 2023, subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. The responsibilities of the role will be to teach electric/acoustic (not classical) guitar across the 13-18 age range as well as coaching pop/rock ensembles.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Main Duties

  • To teach electric/acoustic (not classical) guitar across the 13-18 age range;
  • Coaching pop/rock ensembles;
  • To monitor, record and report on pupils’ progress;
  • To meet all administrative deadlines;
  • To attend concerts in which your pupils perform (when possible);
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should:

  • Have a Music Degree/Diploma/professional teaching qualification;
  • Have previous experience of teaching 13-18-year-old boys;
  • Have previous experience of coach pop/rock ensembles;
  • Have experience of teaching in a range of contemporary guitar styles;
  • Have experience of teaching electric/acoustic guitar;
  • Be a ‘team’ player with ability to work flexibly as part of a diverse team;
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills, especially in relation to staff, students and parents;
  • Have excellent organisational skills;
  • Be positive, enthusiastic and flexible with a pro-active attitude;
  • Have the ability to adapt to changing situations;
  • Be approachable, open and honest;
  • Be dedicated, conscientious and hardworking;
  • Have a willingness to collaborate and co-ordinate with the other guitar teachers;
  • Excellent IT skills are advantageous but not essential.


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including; an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme (where applicable), free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discount at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on so we can make adjustments accordingly. 



Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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