I deliver my work well-prepared and organised

  • I work effectively and possess the appropriate specialist knowledge and skills.

  • I negotiate with contractors and employers the aims, objectives and desired outcomes for the work, and maintain communication for the duration of the project.

  • I understand the context of a programme or project and plan effectively to ensure the success of the activity for the participants.

  • I adopt appropriate attitude, behaviour and dress code.

  • I manage time effectively, starting and finishing as planned and agreed.

  • I am aware of the support needed and request help when necessary.

  • I keep up with relevant paperwork, such as course planning documents, handouts, evaluation forms, invoices and budgets.

  • I charge appropriately for services.

    I work safely and responsibly

  • I take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of everyone attending sessions, especially children and vulnerable adults.

  • I ensure that the activity is adequately insured.

  • I ensure that Risk Assessments are carried out and manage any risks accordingly.

  • I understand the contractor’s policies, routines and procedures, e.g. child protection, equal opportunities, behaviour management, data protection.

  • I provide references for work and a disclosure certificate, where necessary.

    I have appropriate musical skills

    • I demonstrate musical expertise, creativity and versatility.

    • I adapt and react to changing circumstances by drawing on appropriate
    musical resources.

    I work well with people

    • I value all participants and treat them with respect.

    • I am sensitive and responsive to both group and individual dynamics.

    • I motivate and inspire participants.

    • I am always friendly, approachable and professional.

    I evaluate and reflect on my work

    • I collect monitoring data for my contractors and employers.

    • I collect feedback from contractors, employers and participants.

    • I reflect on work and continually strive to improve my practice.

    I commit to professional development

    • I commit to improve and update my skills, knowledge and creativity via regular training, personal reflection and membership of professional bodies.

    • I maintain a professional portfolio and CV.