Job Description

Head of Keyboard

January 2025

This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a new Head of Keyboard to join a flourishing boarding and day school, set on an attractive 100-acre campus and in a beautiful part of rural Surrey.

We seek to appoint an outstanding and inspirational pianist to further improve pupils’ attainment and raise the profile of music within one of the School’s leading departments where standards
are already high and numbers are thriving. The post-holder will also be required to serve as the School organist.

The Music department is a vibrant and integral part of the cultural community at King Edward’s and our partner school, Barrow Hills, playing a leading role in excellence in academics and an extensive co-curricular programme.

In return, we offer a rewarding environment, as well as a number of notable benefits such as free school lunches, free on-site parking, use of our schools’ gym and pool facilities & competitive rates of pay.

King Edward’s, Witley is a co-educational boarding and day 11-18 school for some 470 pupils, around 30% of whom are full boarders. We are an HMC school and proud of our unique heritage and place among British co-educational independent schools.

Barrow Hills School is a co-educational 2-13 years prep school, offering academic success within a balanced and generous education. We have a strong ethos built on our values of compassion, curiosity and connection, and we are proud to be widely recognised as a welcoming community with a warm, family atmosphere.

To apply, please complete the Application Form or for further details, visit our website or contact the HR Department on HR@KESW.ORG or telephone 01428 686739. Closing date for applications: 12pm, Monday 29th April 2024.  

Applications will be considered on receipt and early application for this wonderful opportunity are recommended, as we reserve the right to interview and offer the position prior to the closing date.

We are fully committed to equality, diversity and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  Please refer to our websites or ask HR for our child protection and rehabilitation of offenders’ policy.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an Enhanced disclosure through DBS.  Applicants from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.