The Southwark Schools Singing Programme is looking to appoint a new Choral Director for the South East London Area from September 2024.


The Southwark Singing Programme is the schools singing programme of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, part of the National Schools Singing Programme. The programme currently operates in fifteen schools in the Southwark, Lambeth, Greenwich and Lewisham, and is seeking to expand further into Kent in the coming months, with a deliberate focus on areas of economic deprivation. 

Following rapid expansion of the programme, we are seeking an inspirational musician to join our team of Choral Directors. We are looking for a highly self-motivated and enterprising individual, meticulous in planning and administration, who can deliver our vision for inspirational choral education across our diocesan schools. 

For full details please download the Application Pack and if you wish to arrange an informal discussion with Jonathan Schranz (Director of Music) please do contact him on



  • Reporting to: Director of Music and Diocesan Music Steering Group. 
  • Location: The role will involve working in nine schools in the South East London area, and directing or assisting at rehearsals for after-school choirs (one per working day), with additional administration time working from home. 
  • Hours: Up to 21 hours per week initially, with potential to expand as the programme grows. 
  • Salary: £18,000 (£30,000 FTE) 
  • This is an initial fixed term appointment for two years, commencing September 2024. 
  • As this work involves regulated activity with children, this appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure. 
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 5 July. Auditions and interviews will take place in the week commencing 15 July. 

Please send a CV and one-page covering letter to In your letter, please outline the skills and characteristics which you believe make you a suitable candidate for the role. Please also give an indication of whether you are interested in the role as a full-time or part-time appointment