Aquinas Church of England Education Trust

Teacher of Music 0.6FTE


Rye College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable Part-Time Teacher of Music, who can demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and team working, to join our highly motivated team. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of background and a desire for all students to experience an exceptional education. We are open to applications from experienced teachers or ambitious newcomers. Experience teaching music GCSE and A-level is essential, experience teaching Music Technology is desirable.

Personal attributes

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be an excellent Teacher of Music;
  • Have a love of the subject and desire and ability to convey this to students;
  • Be enthusiastic and open to innovation;
  • Possess effective communication skills and be emotionally intelligent;
  • Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace;
  • Be committed to extra-curricular activities including lunch and after-school clubs;
  • Be committed to continuing professional learning;
  • Have integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour;
  • Hold a good honours degree along with fully qualified teacher status.

In return, we offer:

  • A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues;
  • A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do;
  • A skilled and experienced team of teachers and other professionals;
  • A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the students’ life chances;
  • A college in which the students are enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful.

Salary & Benefits

Remit:                               Teacher of Music 0.6FTE

Salary:                                Main or Upper Pay Scale (£30,000 to £46,525 FTE)

Hours:                                 0.6 FTE – 3 days per week, (£18,000 to £27,915)


Rye College
The Grove
East Sussex
TN31 7NQ

Supporting documents

How to apply

Please send your application, outlining your suitability for the role against the enclosed person specification and job description, by email to

Alternatively, submit your application to the HR Officer, Aquinas, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley, BR2 8HZ.

 Shortlisted candidates will be asked to bring appropriate identification with them to interview. For the purpose of DBS clearance, only copies of the successful applicant’s identification will be retained. All candidates should provide two references. Permission should be sought prior to including any referee on your application form. Shortlisted candidates may have their references taken-up before any interview – unless explicitly requested in your application.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.