Exciting opportunity to work with Fairbeats as a Trainee Workshop Leader

Fairbeats! delivers music education projects for young refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities in Lewisham, Kingston and Wandsworth working in partnership with community support centres and supplementary schools.

Deadline: Fri 7th Sept

Open Until:

Posted: 09/04/2018

Each year we offer the opportunity for trainee leaders to join our team and work alongside us delivering
music sessions. This year we are looking for one trainee to join us at our Wandsworth project: the Love to
Learn homework club at the Katherine Low Settlement (one evening per term-time week).

Love to Learn is a homework club for children of primary school age. During Fairbeats sessions, the children
take part in group creative music making, song-writing and learn the ukulele. The children work towards
performances and recordings, and are also supported to access progression opportunities, such as 1-to-1

The trainee will assist with group music sessions and will contribute to performances and recordings. Each
session also includes some planning and reflection time.
The ideal candidate doesn’t need to have extensive education experience, but will be a highly competent
musician and be able to demonstrate a strong desire to lead group music-making and work with children
who are facing challenging circumstances in their lives.

The skills and qualities we’re looking for

• Some music workshop leading experience, which can include as an assistant leader

• Musical skills relevant to a group music-making context, such as keyboard, guitar, ukulele or drums

• Open, responsive, flexible, and keen to learn from a variety of leaders

• Proactive approach to planning and leading activities

• Commitment to working with refugees
• Willing to be flexible and responsive to a busy and sometimes challenging environment

• Available for the dates listed below, including a training and induction day

Desirable skills

 • Songwriting/song arranging skills

Time commitment

We are looking for candidates who have some flexibility in their time as exacts dates are TBC. The
provisional/guideline commitment is:
15 term-time evenings (1 evening per week) spread across the academic year from October-May. A total of
1.5 hours on site: 1-hour music session plus 15-minute briefing/setup and 15-minute debrief/pack-down.
The successful candidate will also be required to attend an induction meeting and two team training sessions
per year.
The trainee roles are fixed term for one academic year. 


Love To Learn

• £30 for each 1.5-hour session (15 sessions in total across the year)

• £40 per performance (the aim is for there to be 2 performances in total)

• Potential additional paid opportunities (such as supporting participants at progression route

Relevant training (past training has included with Sound Connections and the Refugee Council) is also
included where relevant.


This is a freelance position and, as such, the successful candidate has responsibility for being registered selfemployed
and managing their own tax payments and National Insurance contributions.
The contract will be fixed-term for 1 academic year. Sometimes there are opportunities to continue working
with Fairbeats beyond this.
There will be a probation period of 1 term.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.


To apply please send a CV and covering letter highlighting relevant experience and explaining your interest in
the role to fairbeats@gmail.com. This should reach us no later than 5pm on Friday 7 September 2018.
Interviews will take place week commencing 24 September.

Please contact us at fairbeats@gmail.com if you have any questions.

You can also visit our website for more info

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