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Head of Performing Arts and Music (Further Education)

Up to £52038 per annum
Newcastle upon Tyne

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Head of Curriculum for Performing Arts and Music on a permanent basis. For further information about this position please apply.

Head of Curriculum- Performing Arts and Music
Further Education
North East of England
Salary: £52,038

Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Performing Arts and Music to join the team at an ambitious Further Education college based in the North East of England. As the Head of Department, you will play a crucial role in leading and developing the performing arts and music curriculum, ensuring excellence in teaching and learning, and fostering a vibrant creative environment for our students.


  • Lead and manage the Performing Arts and Music department, including staff recruitment, performance management, and professional development.
  • Develop and implement innovative and engaging curriculum plans aligned with industry standards and student needs.
  • Ensure high-quality delivery of teaching, learning, and assessment across all levels of study.
  • Foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and excellence within the department.
  • Oversee the organisation of performances, productions, and events, providing opportunities for students to showcase their talents.
  • Build strong partnerships with industry professionals, local arts organisations, and educational institutions to enhance student's opportunities and experiences.
  • Monitor and evaluate the department's performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing effective strategies for enhancement.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.


  • A proven track record of successful leadership and management within a performing arts or music in a Further Education setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of curriculum design, delivery, and assessment in performing arts and music disciplines.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • The ability to inspire and motivate staff and students to achieve their full potential.
  • Excellent networking abilities with a keen interest in building partnerships and collaborations.
  • A commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion within the department and wider college community.
  • Relevant academic qualifications and professional experience in performing arts, music, or related fields are desirable.
  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • Leadership and Management qualification or degree are desirable

To find out more or to register your interest, please apply today

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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