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Music Administration Assistant - Part time Term time- Guildford

  • Reference:orbis/TP/5853/1962
  • Positions:1
  • Salary:Actual 12,854 per annum, pro rata to 21,169
  • Category:Administration & Clerical
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:25 per week specific days and times see below
  • Posted on:14 June 2019
  • Closing date:23 June 2019
  • Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
  • Location:14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford


£12,853 per annum for 25 hours per week term time only, pro rata to £21,169 for full time working. Your work pattern will be Mon - Thur - 9:00-1:30pm for 3 of those days and 9:00-2:00pm for 1 of those days. Fri will be 9:30-4:30pm.

These times are specific to reflect the needs of the business and therefore are not flexible.

This is based at Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3BH. 

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

The Surrey Arts service comprises music teaching delivered to over 10,000 students across the county each year through lessons, ensembles and courses.

As the Music Administration Assistant you will undertake general and varied administrative duties in order to provide support to a front line operational team within Surrey Arts.

As this is a generalist role your duties will vary according to the needs of the service, but will include using the bespoke music administration system to organise timetables for a number of teachers, as well as coordinating team meetings and events, and in addition, dealing with complex enquiries as well as diary management for the team.

Your administration skills will provide operational support to projects within Surrey Arts and the projects they are involved with, which include celebratory events at locations such as The Royal Albert Hall, and The Barbican. Due to the nature of this role you may be required to work outside of normal hours, for which time off in lieu will be given.

We're looking for candidates who...

• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Are well organised and able to work under pressure, on occasions, to tight deadlines.
• Have excellent customer service and IT skills.
• Have the ability to work as part of a team whilst being proactive and using your initiative.

Previous experience of working in a busy office environment would be beneficial.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.

Job details

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Paula Camp by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23rd June 2019.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 1st July 2019.


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  • Updated: 19 Oct 2019