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Chaperone Recruitment


The National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) is currently seeking to appoint up to 6 new Chaperones to join their Summer School pastoral care team.

NYJC holds an annual residential Summer School, where young musicians create music alongside highly acclaimed professional musicians in a supportive and exciting setting.

NYJC celebrates diversity and inclusion. We welcome interest from all sectors  and backgrounds and are keen to encourage applications from under-represented groups, particularly people from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities, but also a broad age-range and people living with disabilities.

You can find further information on NYJC and a full Chaperone description by downloading the Chaperone Recruitment Pack.

Role Outline

Responsible in the first instance to the Head Chaperone.

As a Chaperone you will:

  • Ensure the safety and security of all participants by following safeguarding procedures as appropriate.
  • Promote a positive environment for participants to develop their creativity
  • Support the Head Chaperone and other Chaperones with the day-to-day tasks involved in running a residential course.
  • Supervise young musicians during scheduled breaks and monitor groups to ensure they are following instruction.
  • Ensure the young musicians attend all mealtimes and activities.
  • Supervise and support the young musicians in the residential setting, ensuring that you know the whereabouts of those in your care at all times.
  • Feedback on a daily basis to the Head Chaperone and attend morning registration.
  • Inform the Head Chaperone of any areas of concern, including accidents and incidents.
  • Operate within NYJC guidelines regarding confidentiality.

We are looking for Chaperones who:

  • Have experience in working with young people, including safeguarding.
  • Have a current enhanced DBS certificate, preferably on the update service.
  • Are aged over 21 – the participants range from ages 14-18
  • Have great communication skills.
  • Are sensitive to the needs of young people in a residential setting, including those with additional needs.
  • Can maintain a good rapport with young people.
  • Are able to maintain discipline in a residential setting.
  • Can work effectively as part of a team.

Terms of Employment

This is a freelance, pastoral role, so there is no requirement for an interest or aptitude in jazz.

Fee: £81 per day

Accommodation and meals are provided


  • 12th-14th August
  • 14th-20th August
  • 18th-21st August

Please indicate whether you applying for one course or all three.

Hours: Pastoral responsibility lasts throughout the course. However, suitable breaks will be timetabled to ensure on duty and off duty periods. In case of emergency, all chaperones to have access to a mobile phone

Application Process:

Candidates are asked to submit a current CV and a one-page letter of application, outlining their experience and suitability for the role to Sonia Mellor, Head Chaperone, by 5pm, Thursday 9th June 2022.

Interviews will be held after the deadline date online through Zoom.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the opportunity or have any questions, please contact Sonia Mellor on,

Please complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your EOI. The form is anonymised and can be found here: Equal Opportunities Form.