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Deputy Course Leader - HE Music Performance

BIMM Institute

Contractual hours: 9:00AM-5:30PM Monday to Friday (37.5 Hours per week)

About BIMM Institute:

With over 35 years’ experience helping students launch successful careers in Music, Film and Performing arts and located in some of Europe’s most creative cities - London, Berlin, Dublin, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Hamburg and Birmingham. BIMM Institute is proud to be the largest and leading provider of creative arts education in Europe.

We offer a broad range of Higher and Further Education courses in popular music, performing arts and film and screen – including BA(Hons)/BMus Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and MAs. Our professional, highly vocational and real-world courses include studies in music performance, performing arts, songwriting, music production, music business, event management, music marketing, media and communication, film and screen.

Essential criteria for applicant:

• Relevant industry experience
• Relevant teaching experience
• Possession of – or willingness to study for – a relevant teaching qualification e.g. PG Certificate in Education / Teaching and Learning or equivalent
• Passion for education and sharing knowledge to nurture the next generation of talent 
• Strong interpersonal and organisational skills 
• Strong written and verbal communication skills 
• Commitment to Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, and Health and Safety

Desirable criteria:

• Self-starter with lots of drive and initiative 
• Leadership skills and management and experience
• Flexible and creative approach to problem solving 
• Facilitation skills 
• Academic skills 
• Dedicated to continued personal development
• Knowledge of relevant software including MS Office and others

Key accountabilities: 

• Support Course Leader in Key Performance Indicators and common responsibilities in student recruitment, retention and satisfaction (currently Level 4 recruitment, Level 4 and Level 5 retention, and Level 6 National Student Survey outcomes)
• In consultation with an appointed relevant college discipline expert where appropriate, and with support from the Head of Learning and Teaching and People Team, contribute to the recruitment of teaching staff using best practice and fair processes to identify talent
• Manage, motivate and develop a team of teaching staff, ensuring they consistently deliver against their responsibilities
• Provide ongoing advice and support to students in their studies
• Comply with and implement all BIMM policies and procedures as appropriate.

Key responsibilities: 

• Ensure teaching resources and materials such as module guides and Moodle pages are in place and accessible to support teaching staff in their lesson planning and delivery
• Provide input on development of existing and new UG courses / modules
• Complete regular lesson observations, providing developmental feedback to teaching staff to ensure that the quality of teaching meets the required BIMM standards
• Ensure appropriate assessment standards are understood and implemented by teaching staff
• Mark and moderate an agreed amount of HE assessments as directed
• Ensure that students with records of non-attendance and non-submission are contacted and supported in completion of their academic stage
• Develop and maintain current and relevant music industry connections and research sources to support the learning and progression outcomes of students


• Take responsibility for the delivery of teaching lessons as timetabled, ensuring students are engaged, informed and encouraged to achieve their full potential
• Deliver classroom teaching of your assigned modules, as per your contracted hours
• Deliver academic tutorials for students and personal / mentor scheme tutorials as directed
• Complete accurate and timely lesson registers and report student absences accurately
• Ensure appropriate deputies for classroom teachers are sourced by teaching staff, and secure deputies for classroom teaching when necessary as well as engaging in the process of deputising lessons (in negotiation with line manager)
• Comply with and implement as appropriate, all of BIMM's policies and procedures, with particular reference Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, and Health and Safety

Please note that this is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities of this post.  The post holder may be required to carry out other duties in keeping with the nature of the post as directed by and agreed with their line manager.

We are committed to establishing a culture of inclusivity across BIMM, so that we truly represent the diversity of our students and the creative industries, both in what we teach and how we work. 

All posts are subject to Right to Work and DBS checks.

Location: London
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 9th December 2021
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