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SEN/D Music Tutor Required 

Location 1 - Part Maternity Cover (one day) – Starting November/December 2021 – July 2022 with options for this role to continue as new opportunities arise. Location 2 - Ongoing Role



  1. Mitcham (Mondays and Wednesdays at a SEN Primary School during term time 9.00am – 3.00pm)


  2. Lambeth (2 days TBC at a SEN Primary and Secondary School during term time 9.00am – 3.30pm)


SALARY:        £40 per hour. Rate includes planning time, travel expenses and reflects the experience and skills required of tutor.

                        Training/observation day/s rate before commencing role: £20 per hour.


CONTRACT TYPE:   Freelance role, fixed term.


START DATE:           End of Nov/Start of Dec 2021. 


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:    Friday 26th November 2021


The Music Making SENse team is expanding! 


MMS believes everyone should have the chance to learn from, share, and make music with others. The role of the tutor will be to facilitate and support growth through music making ensembles and choirs. Tutors will stimulate and develop musical skills through engaging repertoire and activities, and enable creative responses from participants to flourish, enhancing their musical, personal, and social development. Sessions may include instrumental play, vocalising, improvising in an ensemble as well as performances, composition, assistive technology, and cross-curricular connections as appropriate to the group. 


The Roles: 

Mitcham Setting: Delivering a curriculum-based music education programme following MMS and setting assessment goals and criteria.

Lambeth Setting: Delivering a music education programme following MMS principles, setting goals and criteria.

About you: We are looking for inspirational and innovative music leaders. You must be confident of your ability to support others musical aspirations and create an inclusive and accessible space for collaboration; strong musical skills and experience of working in SEN/D settings is essential. You must be able to foster good and supportive working relationships with staff in the settings. The role includes planning in line with MMS practice, as well as curriculum goals in some settings. Experience and music leadership skills are essential to these roles. 


Other useful experience may include community music roles, work in educational, health or social settings and experience of assistive musical technology or Makaton. Please include in your application details of your employment, educational and musical experience. 


MMS is an organisation that works to support communities, and we are particularly interested in hearing from applicants from under-represented communities, people of colour and disabled applicants.


To apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to Kirsty Mees at

Please state which role/s you are interested in applying for. Your covering letter should include details of your experience leading SEN/D music projects, and what you would bring to the MMS team. Please include a contact telephone number. You are welcome to send supporting materials with your application, e.g. video of past SEN/D projects. Also please include the details for two referees: one from a SEN/D setting or organisation working in these settings, and a current employer is preferable. 


We will then contact applicants we would like to interview. Successful candidates must provide proof of a) subscription with the Disclosure and Barring update service and be able to provide details so that their enhanced disclosure status can be verified, b) proof of right to work in the UK, c) public liability insurance. Successful candidates must provide these prior to confirmation of their contract with MMS. 

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