Sessional Lecturer – Swing Band/Jazz Repertoire

About Morley College London

Established in 1889, and with our roots stretching back even further, Morley College London is one of the country's oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education. We provide long-term, sustainable and affordable programmes of lifelong learning across three centres – North Kensington, Chelsea and Waterloo – including 16-19 provision at North Kensington and Chelsea.

As one of only nine Specialist Designated Institutions (SDIs) in the UK, we serve more than 17,000 students through a coherent, student-centred course offer, underpinned by our mission to empower individuals and strengthen communities through education in Arts, Culture and Applied Sciences. Whether studying for personal development and well-being, to gain essential skills (English, Maths, IT), to access higher education, or for career development or change, our vision is for ambitions to be inspired and achieved through learning.

Following Morley College’s merger with Kensington and Chelsea College in February 2020, the College is reshaping its curriculum and professional service teams to facilitate an ambitious plan for development and growth. As the UK looks to a post-COVID recovery, Morley College London is more determined than ever before to support Londoners to learn, and so we’re looking for applications from talented individuals with commitment and enthusiasm.

Morley College London aims to have a workforce that is as reflective of the diverse population that it serves. The College particularly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and disabled people who are currently under-represented within the College at this level.

We are a collaborative community, which Ofsted recently recognised as Good with Outstanding features and TEF rated Gold.

About the role

Morley College London is seeking a Jazz Tutor to lead our Swing Band and Jazz Repertoire Ensemble, a key component of our rich musical curriculum. At Morley, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented communities and groups, ensuring that our team reflects the diversity of our student body.

About the Swing Band: Our Swing Band is an exciting and dynamic adult learning ensemble tailored for students with a minimum grade level of 5 and above. With a wide and interesting repertoire, this group offers a unique musical experience, allowing participants to delve into the rich world of jazz music.

About the Jazz repertoire ensemble: The Jazz Repertoire Ensemble at Morley is the perfect entry point for individuals with some prior experience in playing music eager to deepen their understanding of the jazz language. This ensemble provides a supportive environment where musicians can refine their skills, explore the nuances of jazz, and develop a rich repertoire.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and instruct the Swing Band and Jazz Repertoire Ensemble on Thursday nights.
  • Select or/and write arrangements to meet student needs and learning goals
  • Mentor and guide students, fostering their individual growth and musical skills.
  • Collaborate with fellow tutors and staff to contribute to the vibrant musical culture at Morley.
  • Participate to College events and concerts

Why You Would Love to Work for Us:

  • Morley College London has a rich history of providing accessible education to our diverse community.
  • You'll be an integral part of our mission to inspire and empower individuals through music education.
  • Join a team of passionate jazz educators and musicians dedicated to nurturing talent and creativity.
  • Morley is a vibrant, inclusive, and dynamic place to work, fostering a sense of belonging and collaboration.

How to Apply

Closing date for applications: 9 am Friday 1st December 2023

Please refer to the guidance notes when completing your application.

Please note that applicants should apply using the application form and CVs will not be considered. We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants, who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form. Please contact HR by e-mail on or telephone 020 7450 1801 for further details. If you wish to apply for more than one job you will need to complete a separate application form for each position.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.