Working at Berkshire Maestros
Working at Berkshire Maestros is highly rewarding – as a charity that aims to provide access to music education for children, it’s a workplace that is always alive with the sound of music and we are constantly seeking opportunities to improve children’s lives through the power of music. Our staff are from a range of backgrounds but all share a passion for both music and education.
What we can offer
Berkshire Maestros provides music lessons in most schools across Berkshire, as well as at our local music centres in Reading, Caversham, Newbury, Windsor, Wokingham and Bracknell. Our Head Office is based in Reading.
We are committed to adopting an inclusive approach, where all staff are treated with respect and kindness. We adopt supportive management practices and commit to investing in staff development through regular training and CPD opportunities. New staff are strongly supported, and the wellbeing of every member of staff is vitally important to us.
Working at Berkshire Maestros is extremely rewarding, and offers a unique opportunity for anyone who believes that music can make a difference.
Peripatetic teachers (Contracted or self-employed)
We have a number of exciting vacancies for peripatetic teachers across Berkshire. We are looking for candidates to be appointed in violin, trumpet, brass, voice, early years (Mini Maestros), guitar, general woodwind and orchestral percussion.
Senior Leader – Curriculum and Early Years (Part-time at 60% FTE)
We have a Senior Leader vacancy to cover maternity for 12 months. In addition to a relevant music qualification and experience, we are looking for someone who can take a lead with schools’ music advisory and consultancy work, supporting schools and music subject leaders at all key stages. You will be keen to promote high-quality curriculum progression in schools as well as delivering engaging and relevant CPD for schools’ staff.
Music Centre Receptionists (West/ East Berkshire)
Part-time/ term-time contract (33 weeks)
Berkshire Maestros seeks enthusiastic and committed Receptionists to provide excellent customer service at the busy and successful music centres that we run across the county each day of the week. The roles involve greeting and signing in students and teachers on arrival at the centre and answering customer queries.
Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
“I joined Berkshire Maestros’ Central Services team six years ago and I look forward to work every single day! I love it that no two days are the same and my role is varied, creative, exciting and challenging! I get a great sense of achievement from my work and I’m proud to be part of such a fantastic service for young people.”
"As a member of teaching staff for Berkshire Maestros, I am proud to be part of a team that is dedicated to providing the very best education and musical opportunities for their students. There is a supportive atmosphere amongst the staff, and I feel encouraged to pursue and develop my areas of specialism and expertise. "