At the Academy you will be working alongside some of the most talented and collegiate people in a welcoming, creative and enthusiastic environment

There are a number of different ways to search for a role and you can now also apply directly without needing to download an application form.

Existing employees

If you are a current Academy employee, please log into the Academy's Employee Self-Service (ESS) to apply for any vacancies.

On ESS, click on the person icon in the top right corner and select Useful links > Web recruitment.

We operate a name-blind recruitment process, so please do not include your name in your supporting statement or any other part of the application.

The Academy is committed to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging across all of our activities. We ensure that the successful candidate is selected on the basis of their relevant merits and we operate a name-blind shortlisting process. See also our Belonging Scheme page.


We offer attractive career prospects as well as competitive benefits to those who join us. Details of our terms and conditions of appointment will be given during the recruitment process but the highlights are as follows:

  • Annual leave – 30 days annual plus bank holidays for full-time professional services staff; 35 days annual plus bank holidays for full-time teaching staff
  • Hours of work – Full-time working hours are usually 30, 32.5 or 35 hours per week depending on the role, with an hour lunch break (perfect amount of time to attend a lunch time concert or to enjoy a walk in nearby Regents Park).
  • Hybrid and flexible working – We have a hybrid working policy for roles that can be performed off-site.
  • Training and Development - Staff are encouraged to continue their professional development relevant to their role. We also have an online training suite that staff can access at any time.
  • Pension – Automatic enrolment into the applicable Academy pension scheme from day one of your employment. We have TPS for senior Academy teaching staff, a Group Pension Plan for professional services staff and NEST for Junior Academy staff.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - all staff have access to this wellbeing service.
  • Canteen – Subsidised refectory which is open to staff and students from 8.30am every day during term time, with a separate Staff Room and bar which is open to all from 5.30pm.
  • Concerts and events – On most days during term time there are lunchtime concerts at which you will be most welcome. Evening concerts and recitals happen daily, where there is a chance to hear a variety of musical genres: classical, modern, vocal, jazz or musical theatre performances.
  • Maternity – We offer enhanced maternity scheme options, dependant on length of service.
  • Counselling service – Our in-house counselling services are available for staff and students.
  • Cycle to Work scheme – There is a cycle to work scheme for all eligible staff members.
  • Season ticket loan – After successful completion of your probationary period, you will be eligible for an annual season ticket loan with the facility to repay through a monthly deduction from your salary.

About your application

The Academy undertakes comprehensive pre-employment checks for all employees, including:

  • Documents confirming the right to work in the UK
  • Qualification certificates
  • Employment and academic references
  • For certain posts we also undertake DBS and financial checks. Details of the checks to be undertaken for each post will be provided during the interview process.

Please note, it is a condition of employment that all one-to-one teaching is conducted at the Academy.

All staff are required to adhere to our Safeguarding Policy, which has been devised in partnership with the NSPCC and outlines our commitment to protecting young persons throughout the Academy. Additionally, staff must also demonstrate the highest levels of professional personal conduct, as outlined in our Ethics & Conduct Policy and Whistleblowing Policy. We support the ISM/MU Code of Practice: a set of principles to tackle and prevent bullying, harassment and discrimination for all those working in the music sector.

The Academy is a member of Conservatoires UK and follows its Principles of Best Practice in Conservatoire Teaching and Code of Practice on Respect.

Should you require any vacancy details in an alternative format for reasons of disability access, please contact us at or by telephoning 020 7873 7478.

We encourage applications from disabled candidates. You will be invited to interview if you have a declared disability and you meet all essential criteria for the job.

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