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Music Peripatetic Teacher (Piping) - job post

Cargilfield School
45 Gamekeeper's Road, Edinburgh
Part-time, Freelance

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  • Part-time
  • Freelance


45 Gamekeeper's Road, Edinburgh

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Job overview

Cargilfield is a leading independent IAPS preparatory school in Edinburgh for boys and girls aged 3 to 13.

We are seeking to recruit a passionate and inspirational teacher of bagpipes to join our thriving music department starting from Monday 2nd September 2024.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching children aged 8-13 years old and be an enthusiastic and experienced teacher.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Teacher of Bagpipes on a one to one and small group basis with pupils at all levels and stages from F4 to F8, motivating them to achieve the highest standards in playing of the bagpipes and chanter.

· Monitor, assess, record and report on the work and progress of pupils. Provide written and verbal reports as required.

· Leading groups of pupils in the School Pipe Band during rehearsals and performances in school and outwith.

· Organise and run smaller group practices during breaktimes with a view to enhancing the children’s learning experience.

Hours vary year-to-year, but approximately two days teaching ideally split over three days. Some flexibility as to teaching days is required in order to coordinate with our Pipe Drumming teacher.

Skills and experience :

Experience –

  • Experience of teaching music in a school environment
  • Use an appropriate range of teaching and learning strategies
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills/effective communicator

Knowledge –

  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding issues

Personal competencies & Qualities –

  • A strong commitment to effective learning and teaching
  • Determination to ensure that every pupil fulfils their potential at whatever level
  • To be prepared to enter fully and whole-heartedly into the life of the school
  • Good communication skills to be able to liaise with pupils, staff and parents.

Cargilfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and PVG.

Closing date for applications is noon on 31st July 2024

Interview dates to be confirmed.

To apply please complete the application form attached and send along with a CV and covering letter to

Job Types: Part-time, Freelance


  • A-Level or equivalent (preferred)


  • Teaching: 1 year (preferred)


  • QTS (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 31/07/2024
Expected start date: 02/09/2024

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