New Piping Instructor position with Inverclyde Council

The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust and the Beatrice Foundation are working in partnership to create a role to recruit and teach bagpipes to pupils and to establish a development pipe band in the Inverclyde Council area. Teaching will include working with groups and individuals.

Work will take place at various locations across Inverclyde in a seven-hour week. The length of the contract is 23 months and the salary will be £29,451-£39,147 (prorated).

ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE: Recognized music degree/diploma in performance or teaching relevant to the musical discipline of the advertised position. Sufficient experience/knowledge to teach from beginner to advanced level and have a broad knowledge of the repertoire.


  • Ability to build good relationships with students, motivate and inspire students at all levels.
  • Ability to explain, demonstrate and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to advise students on the care and maintenance of instruments.
  • Knowledge of current curriculum requirements for the full range of SQA courses in Music Performance.
  • Knowledge of the repertoire and ability to organize performances, rehearsals, etc.
Main tasks and responsibilities
  1. Teach the flute to students in schools from P5 to S6.
  2. Teach and develop students in pipework to enable the introduction of a local authority development pipe band.
  3. Select appropriate students, applying the Authority’s selection process as needed.
  4. Effectively monitor and report student progress in accordance with Authority policy.
  5. Assist class music teachers with expert advice, as needed.
  6. Keep abreast of developments in general education and specific instrumental and musical developments.
  7. Contribute as a school staff member to the work of the school music program.
  8. Monitor the repair status of The Authority’s instruments and follow The Authority’s policy for repairs to instrumental service instruments.
  9. To perform administrative tasks as needed.
  10. Advise students or parents on items such as purchase of instruments/music etc. as required
  11. Participate in the development of ensemble, music and orchestral activities at all levels of ability.
  12. Participation as personnel in authority groups.
  13. All other tasks and responsibilities as directed by the hierarchy.

Applications should be made via the myjobscotland.gov.uk website here.

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