Deputy Head of Vocal & Opera

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 10 July 2017

Interview date: w/c 17 July 2017

Salary: £45,463 - £52,080 per annum

Job ref no: 305-17

This role is offered on a permanent, full time (1FTE) basis and is available from the Autumn Term, starting in September 2017.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

This new full time, permanent role provides an excellent opportunity to play an instrumental part in the development of Vocal and Opera in its continuing vision to operate in a highly competitive environment at both national and international levels.  Its courses are designed to offer exceptional tuition leading to world class professional outcomes, and to enable each student to benefit from an individual and holistic approach to every stage of their development as artists.

You will initiate and develop artistic initiatives within operatic and concert/recital areas under the direction of Head of Vocal and Opera. These will include lieder, contemporary and historical performance programmes, working with the respective leaders in these areas at the RCM.

You will possess an established profile and be a well-qualified, versatile musician, with experience that has led to the internationalisation of performance standards at a professional level and the ability to make and articulate well-grounded judgements. You will also possess substantial teaching and examining experience, in HE and at other levels and in other environments.

For further details of this position please see the Job Description and Further Particulars documents below. 

To apply, please complete our Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms available to download below. CVs without an Application form will not be accepted.

With some roles at the RCM second interviews may take place.

Job Description

Further Particulars


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS

020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying. If you are submitting your application by post, please enclose two copies of your completed form.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.

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