We are accepting applications for boarding and day places for Autumn 2020 entry. 

If you would like to find out more, including information about the Aided Places Scheme, please email admissions@st-marys-music-school.co.uk




Accounts Assistant/Bookkeeper

St Mary’s Music School is looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper to work alongside the Bursar and HR & Finance Administrator, as part of a small team dealing with all aspects of the school’s financial and operational matters.

This is a full-time post of 35 hours per week, however reduced hours/days would be considered for an appropriately experienced and qualified candidate.

The successful candidate will have experience working as an Accounts Assistant or Bookkeeper, ideally working towards or holding AAT or similar accountancy qualifications.  Training support may be available for candidates working towards further qualifications.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a sound grasp of financial principles, have excellent attention to detail and an ability to assimilate and retain information quickly.  Experience of Sage accounting software would be beneficial, along with strong skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.

The post-holder should be able to work independently and as part of a small team.  This is an exciting time in the school’s history and the post will offer an opportunity to become an important member of the School’s support team.

For further details, including a job description, please download the information pack below.

Employee Application Form

Information Pack and Job Description (pdf format)

Closing date for applications: 10am, Friday 9 April 2021

For queries or questions relating to this post, please contact:

Miss Stacey H McAleer
HR & Finance Administrator
Tel: 0131 538 7766
Email:  vacancies@st-marys-music-school.co.uk

Application Process

To apply, please post or email a covering letter along with a completed Employee Application Form (word document) to:

Miss Stacey H McAleer
HR & Finance Administrator 
St Mary's Music School
Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EL

Email: vacancies@st-marys-music-school.co.uk

Candidates should ensure correct postage is paid. Applications not on the Employee Application Form will not be considered.

No agencies please.

Data Protection

We will process your personal information in accordance with our candidate privacy notice.


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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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