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




Receptionist & Office Administrator (Term-Time only)

We are recruiting for a Receptionist & Office Administatior to work in our busy and vibrant School Office.  As the first point of contact with the School, this is a key position and requires a friendly and professional approach, with an excellent telephone manner and a calm and composed demeanour.

The Receptionist and Office Administrator will be one of a team of administrative staff headed by the Bursar and will work alongside the Headteacher’s PA, School Administrator and Music Administrator in the School Office.

Duties will include:

  • Receptionist duties, including welcoming visitors, dealing with telephone, email and desk enquiries;
  • Email and diary management;
  • Database entry and updates;
  • Dealing with lettings enquiries and bookings;
  • Dealing with pupil absences and updating pupil attendance records;
  • Maintenance of School noticeboards;
  • Photocopying and management of the photocopier room;
  • Arrangements for post and banking, alongside other School Office staff members;
  • Checking stocks of office supplies;
  • Ad hoc duties for staff as required.

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 successful candidate will become part of a vibrant and unique institution where no two days are the same. 

This is a term-time, permanent post of 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, working 38 weeks per year.  The school offers competitive salary rates and a contributory pension scheme.  Salary quoted is per annum, paid over 12 months.  Additional paid work may be available during the summer break.

Employee Application Form

  Job information pack

Closing date for Applications: 10am, Monday 7 December 2020

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

Miss Stacey H McAleer, HR & Finance Administrator or Dr JoAnna Collings, Bursar
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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