Sistema Scotland



£28,096 – £31,218 per annum (pro rata)

Are you passionate about music and teaching?

Do you love to inspire and support children and their families?

Do you have extensive experience of group teaching and orchestral playing?


This pioneering programme drew its initial inspiration from El Sistema in Venezuela and our vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver on our vision through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities. Since its inception in 2007, the programme has grown and developed into a multi-faceted and immersive music education and social development programme which uses the orchestra as a learning community. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and we currently run four programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Douglas in Dundee.

You will work as part of a dynamic team delivering a visionary, socially driven children’s orchestra centre.  You will work with children from pre-school, primary school, secondary school, and adults. Being creative in designing and introducing new ways of learning you will use the orchestra to grow children’s confidence, respect, aspiration, drive and understanding.  As part of the team you will develop innovative ways to engage children and families, including home visits and community performances.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you must have experience of working with large and varied groups of children, along with a track record of success in giving music instruction to children on your specialist instrument.

This is a temporary maternity cover post and hours of work will be 3 days a week during term time and 5 days a week in the school holidays (Easter, summer and October).

For further details please visit our website where you can view the full job/person specification and complete our online application form (no CVs please).  All successful applicants will be subject to PVG check.

For any additional information please e-mail 

or telephone 01786 475349.

Closing date for all applications is Monday 27 November 2017 at 10am

The selection process will be held in Raploch, Stirling (date to be confirmed)