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Sixth Form Course Leader

Job Description: Teacher/ Musical Theatre Sixth Form Course Leader

Employer: Emil Dale School of Performing Arts Ltd (Emil Dale Academy)

Department: Sixth Form Faculty

Line Manager: Principal

Report to: Principal

Emil Dale Academy is a pioneering musical theatre college. Our courses are at the forefront of performing arts training in the UK, offering high contact hours, industry professional teachers and highly intensive, triple-threat musical theatre training to people from all over the world.

We believe people should have the right to train regardless of their financial background. We prepare students for progression into the industry.

Students are encouraged to grow into intelligent performers with an aim to make a sustainable living in the performing arts. Making choices about their own progression and personal development will prepare them for the future, as well as for forging a career in the industry.


Emil Dale Academy is dedicated to providing world class intensive, triple-threat training to the next generation of leading performers.


Our vision is for accessible, superior quality training, delivered by industry professionals, led by innovation and excellence at the core of everything we do.

Superior quality: Working towards industry standard required training across all disciplines of singing, dance and acting.

Innovation: Encouraging students to create challenging work in collaboration with musical directors, directors, choreographers and leading practitioners.

Excellence: Nurturing students to grow into intelligent industry-ready performers who can make a sustainable living in the performing arts.

Aim of post:

Responsible for a Level 3 Foundation Diploma and a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts; to teach 4.7 hours a week of MT Theory working within qualification specification.


~ Extensive knowledge of the Musical Theatre industry.

~ To promote and safeguard the welfare of young persons for who you are responsible for and whom you come into contact.

~ Manage the student experience through tutorials and pastoral care enhancing student learning opportunities.

~ Manage student progression and achievement through maintaining departmental tracking.

~ To oversee and manage the course planning, assessment and internal verification procedures.

~ Liaising with partner organising and Quality Nominee.

~ Oversee and manage annual Standard Verifications.

~ Report progression data to the Principal.

~ Oversee and manage GCSE delivery.

~ Manage visits to our partners including weekly visits.

~ Oversee and manage any communicating to parents.

~ Responsible for summer qualification results day.

~ Work in conjunction with the Principal and Head of Academic Studies.


The above accountabilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility.

The above duties may involve having access to information of a confidential nature that may be covered by the Data Protection Act. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

~ Work within the company’s established policies and practices including equal opportunities, safeguarding, artistic and social policies.

~ The post holder must be flexible to ensure that the operational needs of the Company are met. This includes undertaking duties of a similar nature and responsibility as and when required.

~ All Employees are expected to take positive action to promote Equal Opportunities in all aspects of the work of Emil Dale Academy.

~ The Health and Safety at Work Act and other associated legislation places responsibility for the Health and Safety of all employees. Therefore, it is the post holder’s responsibility to take reasonable care for the Health, Safety and Welfare of him/herself and other employees in accordance with legislation and the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.

~ Act as an informed ambassador for the company’s work.

~ To act always in the interests of Emil Dale Academy.

~ To be responsible for the confidential and professional administration of Emil Dale Academy.

Person Specification - Experience

~ Experience in teaching and assessing in further education

~ Working in a performing arts environment

~ Experience in managing educational correspondence relating to quality assurance


~ Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral

~ Experience of working under own initiative and as part of a team to identify and resolve problems

~ Strong attention to detail

~ Excellent organisational capabilities

~ Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal appropriately with a wide variety of people in a confident and friendly manner

~ Excellent time management

~ Tactful, diplomatic and assertive in dealing with challenging situations

~ Excellent interpersonal skills

~ A high level of written and spoken English

Qualifications/ Training required

~ At least a Degree level qualification in associated subject.

~ Teaching qualification (PG Cert or equivalent) (Desirable).

~ Safeguarding, GDPR and Prevent.

~ A sound knowledge of further education quality assurance procedures.

Terms and Conditions

~ The salary after completion of probation is £25,000- £30,000 per annum depending on experience, starting salary to be agreed.

~ This is a full-time job with some (limited) evening and weekend work. The normal hours of work will be 40 per week including meal breaks working Monday to Friday 8.30am/9am to 5:30pm/6pm (to be agreed). The post-holder will be expected to offer reasonable flexibility in their working arrangements where it is considered necessary to undertake the duties they have been employed to perform, and in the interest of the service

~ No overtime is payable although Time off in Lieu for additional hours will be given if approved in advance with the Line Manager.

~ Holiday – 28 days per annum (including public holidays).

~ There is a 3-month probation period during which time the notice is 2 weeks.

~ After confirmation of appointment after successful probationary period, the employee is required to give 1 full terms written notice, and the company will give 1 full terms written notice.

~ Emil Dale Academy staff handbook outlines the terms on sick pay, maternity leave/pay, paternity leave/pay, grievance/discipline and all other relevant staff matters.

~ Emil Dale Academy operates an auto enrolment pension scheme.

~ Staff are entitled to tickets for shows, subject to particular conditions.

On appointment the successful candidate must be able to provide the correct documents as proof of their right to work in the UK.

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Emil Dale Academy is dedicated to widening participation within the industry and has set up an Audition Fee Waiver Scheme to encourage applications from talented candidates who are deterred from applying by financial barriers.

If you would like to talk through your eligibility for a waiver, please get in touch with our admissions team at Waivers are only available to UK residents.

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