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.
We have a number of exciting vacancies for peripatetic teachers across Berkshire. We are looking for candidates to be appointed in piano, violin, trumpet, double bass, guitar and general woodwind.
Singing Development Co-ordinator/ Vocal Animateur (maternity cover)
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Singing Development Co-ordinator/ Vocal Animateur on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop the singing strategy in addition to promoting and significantly increasing the number of primary aged pupils regularly participating in local/area choirs and choral performances.
Customer Service Manager (maternity cover)
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Berkshire Maestros to manage and oversee the Customer Service team ensuring we deliver an exceptional experience to our primary customers. This exciting role involves managing the day to day operations of the Customer Service team ensuring tasks are undertaken in an effective and timely manner in addition to ensuring all staff provide excellent customer service by communicating proactively with customers face to face, by phone or email.
HR and Payroll Administrator (part time 0.5 FTE)
We are looking for a candidate to provide administrative support to the HR and Payroll Manager and the Senior Leadership Team with regards to staff recruitment and professional development. You will be co-ordinating all recruitment processes from start to finish, providing administration of Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities in addition to supporting the HR and Payroll Manager with payroll administration.
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. "