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Music Therapist - North and South Buckinghamshire

The Opportunity

Chiltern Music Therapy has ambitious plans for the future. We need talented individuals to join us so we can continue to grow and deliver more exceptional music therapy services. See below for the latest opportunity to become part of our team.

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Organisational structure

Supporting our team to realise their professional ambitions is important to us. Whilst the current opportunity is predominantly for school services, with the support of our Services Team, there is potential for us to support your personal development into other clinical areas.

At Chiltern we recognise the different strengths within our team. We provide an environment where people can take charge of the work they do and make informed decisions using professional judgement and life experience, alongside peer support. We’re welcoming, inclusive, and have worked hard to create a positive environment that we are proud of.

Chiltern is employee-owned and operates under a self-managing model.  You can read more about this and our organisation's journey and evolution, here.

Salary and Hours

£25,609 - £26,464 per annum term-time only (FTE £30,000- £31,000) depending on experience

40 hours per week (Monday to Friday) TERM-TIME ONLY (38 weeks)

Role and conditions

  • Delivering group and individual music therapy sessions as part of full and half-day services across 4 SEN primary, SEN secondary and mainstream primary schools alongside a full-day service at a residential centre for adults with epilepsy and additional needs
  • Weekly clinical note-writing
  • Carrying out individual assessments with reports and recommendations
  • Annual review/discharge reports
  • Managing and prioritising referrals
  • Use of appropriate outcome measures to support goal-setting and service evaluation
  • Managing onsite relationships with relevant staff members
  • Delivering relevant presentations or training sessions to staff when required
  • Working flexibly with services to meet their needs

Benefits to staff

  • A comprehensive induction
  • A range of mandatory trainings (e.g. Safeguarding Children/Adults)
  • Outcomes Star training and licence
  • CPD opportunities
  • Access to our NEST programme - Newly/recently qualified Music Therapist Development Programme
  • In-house clinical and peer support
  • Optional in-house supervision
  • Online community through our Slack platform and channels
  • Pension
  • High street discount shopping portal

What Chiltern Music Therapy is looking for

Essential requirements:

  • HCPC registration and a DBS check
  • Confident and self-motivated individuals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Willing to travel to different locations throughout the week (some services will require equipment to be transported – a full driving licence with access to a vehicle or use of public transport is required)


  • Previous experience working in schools or with children and young people in the community
  • Additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy

Next steps

To apply, please email your CV and an expression of interest letter which should include your reasons for wanting to work with Chiltern Music Therapy to: We welcome enquiries and applications from people of all identities and backgrounds and value diversity in our workforce.

Closing date for applications: 11th March 2024, 5pm. Interviews will be scheduled when applications are received so we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

For more information about Chiltern Music Therapy please visit