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Singing Teacher

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

Role Introduction

Eton College is seeking to appoint a talented Singing Teacher to start in September 2022, subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. Eton has an enviable tradition for singing and it remains a thriving part of school music-making.  Responsibilities will be to teach and inspire singing of all genres, across the 13-18 age range, encouraging technical and musical development. You will also be expected to monitor, record and report on pupils’ progress; meet all administrative deadlines and attend events in which your pupils perform (when possible). 

The role is for approximately 6 to 7 hours per week. However, there is an element of flexibility required in the role, and the number of lessons taught may change on a termly basis.

Please note we are looking to hold first stage Zoom interviews on 8th June and face to face interviews on 13th June.

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 singing across the 13-18 age range;
  • To monitor, record and report on pupils’ progress;
  • To meet all administrative deadlines;
  • To attend events 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 previous experience of teaching 13-18 year olds;
  • Have expertise in working with the adolescent male voice;
  • Be a ‘team’ player with the ability to work flexibly as part of a diverse team;
  • Have exemplary written communication skills;
  • Have excellent organisational and IT skills;
  • Have excellent oral communication skills, especially in relation to staff, students and parents;
  • Be positive, enthusiastic, energetic, flexible with a pro-active ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Have the ability to adapt to changing situations;
  • Have the ability to work evenings and weekends by arrangement;
  • Show a proven commitment to professional development.

You may also have:

  • Evidence of some singing pedagogical study (this is highly desirable);
  • Reasonable accompanying skills;
  • Relevant music degree/diploma or equivalent qualifications;
  • Experience of preparing pupils for Oxbridge choral awards;
  • Experience of teaching in a range of musical styles including musical theatre or Pop;
  • Experience of supporting the work of choral directors.


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 recruitment@etoncollege.org.uk 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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