Careers

NMPAT is a music education charity, with a £5m turnover, providing musical and artistic opportunities for the children and young people of Northamptonshire.  As lead partner of the Northamptonshire and Rutland Music Education Hub, the charity works with almost every school in the two counties. We engage with over 20,000 young people per year, run more than 20 County Ensembles – bands, orchestras and choirs – 11 Saturday Centres, and further enrichment, and performance opportunities throughout the year.  We employ over 250 staff, including 13 who are permanently based at the Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre.

Please see our current vacancies below.  We are also pleased to accept speculative CVs at any time – please send to office@nmpat.co.uk 

NMPAT has a vacancy for experienced guitar teachers to join the busy instrumental team of NMPAT.

The post would be based in the Northampton and Brackley area of the county.  Applicants able to offer additional disciplines of curriculum music teaching are particularly welcome.  The current post is approximately 90%.  Applications for part of the post may be considered.

Duties to include:

  • Small group and individual teaching in schools in Northampton, Brackley, and the west of the county
  • Working in one of the NMPAT Saturday morning area music Centres

Potential areas of expansion:

  • Opportunity to become involved in Whole Class Instrumental Teaching projects in schools
  • Potential to teach specialist individual lessons out of school hours
  • Opportunities to work with other departments, with other instrumental disciplines, early years, SEND or curriculum music

This post offers the opportunity to become involved in the full life of one of the busiest Music Education Hubs in the country. Contracted posts will be paid on NMPAT salary scales (subject to qualifications and experience £23,500 – £35,745 pro rata) and include enrolment in an employee Health Care Cash Plan.

For an informal discussion in advance of application, please contact John Draper, Head of Guitar: jdraper@nmpat.co.uk

NMPAT has vacancies for experienced upper strings teachers to join the busy instrumental team of NMPAT.  We would welcome applications from specialists on any instrument within this discipline.

Posts are available as either full-time, or part-time and include Saturday morning activities.  Applications from candidates able to also offer Curriculum Music delivery skills, would be particularly welcome.

Duties to include:

  • Small group and individual teaching in schools in Northamptonshire
  • Whole Class instrumental projects in schools
  • Working in one of the NMPAT Saturday morning area music centres

Potential areas of expansion:

  • Potential to teach specialist individual lessons out of school hours
  • Potential to coach and conduct NMPAT County Ensembles
  • Opportunities to work with other departments, with other instrumental disciplines, early years, SEND or curriculum music

This post offers the opportunity to become involved in the full life of one of the busiest Music Education Hubs in the country. Contracted posts will be paid on NMPAT salary scales (subject to qualifications and experience £23,500 – £35,745 pro rata) and include enrolment in an employee Health Care Cash Plan.

For an informal discussion in advance of application, please contact Beth Gifford, Head of Strings: bgifford@nmpat.co.uk

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust are looking for a Finance Officer to join the finance office. This challenging and fulfilling role involves responsibility for maintaining ledgers in Sage Line 50, monitoring cashflow, producing monthly management accounts, collating payroll information for our external payroll providers and line management of two Finance Assistants.

The finance team consists of the Director of Finance, Finance Officer and two finance assistants, who are responsible for all aspects of financial management, compliance and reporting. The Trust has over 270 employees, 25 of which are based out of the John Clare Centre in Northampton, supported by the finance and administrative teams.

  • Working week: Monday – Friday, 37 hours per week
  • Annual salary: Range £29,777 to £32,076 based on experience
  • Start date: 2 January 2024

To apply, please complete an application form and return to NMPAT: office@nmpat.co.uk

For an informal discussion, please contact Nigel Corbett, Director of Finance: ncorbett@nmpat.co.uk or 01604 637117

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