Job vacancies

Practice Assistant – Piano

Hours — 5 per week – possibly additional hours as required

Hourly rate — £13.43

Chetham’s School of Music seeks experienced musicians to assist the students during practice whilst helping to reinforce the aims of the teacher.

We are looking for people with the following credentials:

  • Piano specialist
  • Graduate of university or conservatoire degree programme in music
  • Excellent musician
  • Highly motivated and dependable
  • Enthusiastic with young people
  • Creative thinker

Deadline — 9am Monday 3 June

Interviews w/c 10 June

Please see important information for all roles at the bottom of this page.

Job Description
Application form (Word)
Application form (PDF)


Maintenance Decorator/Handyman

Hours — Full time, 37.5 hours per week, with additional un-rostered and rostered overtime. Flexibility to cover 7-day shift rotas essential.

Salary — £19.911 pa

We are looking for a general maintenance decorator/handyman to help maintain the school buildings and grounds both internally and externally; decorating/painting/tiling/plastering etc.

The role will include:

  • General maintenance tasks and assistance with minor repairs to school vehicles;
  • Driving school minibus as required (once D1 test undertaken); and
  • Security cover at times when additional security is required.

Deadline — Open ended

Please see important information for all roles at the bottom of this page.

Job Description
Application form (Word)
Application form (PDF)


Maintenance Decorator/Handyman

Hours — Full time, 37.5 hours per week, with additional un-rostered and rostered overtime. Flexibility to cover 7-day shift rotas essential.

Salary — £19.911 pa

We are looking for a general maintenance decorator/handyman to help maintain the school buildings and grounds both internally and externally; decorating/painting/tiling/plastering etc.

The role will include:

  • General maintenance tasks and assistance with minor repairs to school vehicles;
  • Driving school minibus as required (once D1 test undertaken); and
  • Security cover at times when additional security is required.

Deadline — Open ended

Please see important information for all roles at the bottom of this page.

Job Description
Application form (Word)
Application form (PDF)


Maintenance Mechanical Pipe Fitter/Plumber
Maintenance Mechanical Pipe Fitter & Ventilation

Two roles
Full time
— 37.5 hours per week, with additional rostered and un-rostered overtime

Salary – £24,507 pa

We are looking for time-served, fully qualified and experienced Maintenance Mechanical Pipe Fitter/Plumbers.

Experience of ventilation systems would be desirable.

Candidates will be qualified to City and Guilds 6192-02 as a minimum, and have served a recognised trade apprenticeship in the disciplines required. Gas Safe registration would be desirable but not essential as the School can provide training.

Deadline — Open ended

Maintenance Mechanical Pipe Fitter/Plumber

Job Description & Person Specification
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

Maintenance Mechanical Pipe Fitter & Ventilation

Job Description & Person Specification
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

Please see important information for all roles at the bottom of this page.


Concierge/ Security Officer

Salary — £18,780 pa

Hours of work operate on a shift system covering 24 hours/365 days a year.

A vacancy has arisen for a Concierge/Security Officer, working as part of our security team, undertaking the provision of Concierge whilst maintaining general security within the premises and grounds of Chetham’s School of Music.

Deadline — Open ended

Please see important information for all roles at the bottom of this page.

Job Description & Person Specification
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)


All roles

Please accept our thanks for your application. Except for cases where vacancies are open ended, we aim to make contact with successful applicants within three weeks of the specified closing date.

The recruitment process and associated paperwork is in line with the standard regarding safeguarding children and safer recruitment in education.

Any successful candidates(s) will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity.  You will need to declare any unfiltered convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs which you have ever had and give details of the offences.

Please read this information alongside applications for ALL jobs with Chetham’s School of Music.

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