Sessional Lecturer – Singing

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, a distinguished institution in adult education with a rich legacy in vocal instruction, is in search of an enthusiastic and seasoned vocal tutor, proficient in piano, to lead one or more of the following courses: 

  1. ‘Anyone Can Sing’ (Mondays 3-4.30, term-time): An introductory course designed to boost participants' confidence in fundamental singing aspects, encompassing melody pitching and rhythmic precision through a blend of vocal and physical warm-ups and group singing.
  2. ‘Voice Training Beginners’ (Mondays 1-2.30, term-time): A beginner's course aimed at establishing a strong foundation in vocal technique, fostering self-assurance, and promoting independent singing within a group setting.
  3. ‘Solo Singing: Beginners to Intermediate’ (Mondays 5.30-7.30, term-time): A mixed-level course, conducted in a masterclass format, tailored for individuals who are comfortable performing in front of an audience. It is designed to help participants build their solo repertoire, refine vocal techniques, and enhance interpretive skills.
  4. ‘Singing for Beginners’ (Tuesdays 6.30-8, 4 sessions per term during term-time): A beginner's short course aimed at helping participants understand and address the challenges of discovering and developing their vocal potential, all while ensuring a healthy vocal sound.

In addition to these exciting opportunities, there may also be prospects to create and deliver new short courses and provide cover for a range of classes within the Vocal Studies department. 

 We seek individuals who are adaptable, possess creative problem-solving abilities, and have the knack for designing engaging short courses. Flexibility to provide cover, sometimes at short notice, is equally vital. Successful candidates should bring experience as music tutors in the adult education sector, along with the ability to motivate and engage learners of diverse backgrounds and skill levels. Proficiency in coaching and accompanying students on the piano is indispensable for the Anyone Can Sing, Voice Training: Beginners, and Singing for Beginners courses. For the ‘Solo Singing: Beginners to Intermediate’ course, an accompanist will be provided. 

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 recruitment@morleycollege.ac.uk 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.