Applications open for piping instructor job at George Heriot’s, Edinburgh

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George Heriot’s is one of Scotland’s leading independent schools – and Edinburgh’s oldest, founded in 1628. The School are seeking to recruit a skilled and inspiring Piping Instructor to provide piping tuition to pupils from both Primary and Secondary sections of the School.  


Piping Instructor Vacancy Details:

Part-time 15 hours p/w; Permanent, Term-Time Only
£12,928 – £14,963 per annum (£37,222– £43,083 FTE)

We are seeking to recruit a skilled and inspiring Piping Instructor to provide piping tuition to pupils from both Primary and Secondary sections of the School.  

Individual piping lessons take place during the school day and there are practices for the Pipe Band and smaller groups at times by arrangement both before and after the school day

The Heriot’s Pipe Band is part of the CCF and members of the Band take part in events organised under the aegis of the Scottish Independent Schools CCFs, such as an annual Beating Retreat at Holyrood Palace and an annual Pipes and Drums competition for schools with CCF contingents. The Pipe Band also competes in other inter-school events and in both minor and major RSPBA championships. The Pipe Band plays a prominent part in school life, playing at School events such as Open Morning, the Heriot’s Usher Hall Christmas concert, Founder’s Day, Sports Day and Senior School Prizegiving, and also has opportunities to play at public events.   

The new Piping Instructor will work under the direction of the full-time Pipe Major in ensuring the development of the School’s young pipers  leading to membership of the Pipe Band and in preparing the Band for playing engagements.

In addition to excellent piping skills the new Instructor must be an excellent teacher and be able to enthuse and motivate pupils from both Junior and Senior Schools who have taken up the pipes in their learning. He/she must also be in sympathy with the aims of the School and its CCF contingent.   

Hours of work – Normal hours of work are 15 hours per week over 2 days between Monday and Friday, term time only plus selected out of school events and band practices which will include weekend work. Some band practices will also take place during holiday periods and additional payment will be made for these. We will consider applications from suitably qualified and experienced instructors seeking part-time work over 2 or more days. Applicants should please state their availability in their letter of application.

Closing Date for Applications is 12 noon on Friday 19th May 2023

Application will be via our website https://jobsearch.george-heriots.com/george-heriots-school