Speech and Voice Tutor

Department: School of Acting
Reports to: Head of Voice
Working Pattern: Full time
Salary: £36,000

Summary of the role

The Voice Tutor will ensure the efficient, safe, and effective provision of high quality, Voice & Speech coaching and will ensure that the curriculum and course structure matches the requirements of the Degree, the National Qualification, and the professional accrediting bodies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To teach Voice & Speech on BA Acting course and provide teaching and training in
  • Organic voice
  • Breathwork
  • Voice and Language
  • Vocal Variations, ‘accent’
  • To provide show support for all courses at various times of year.
  • To monitor and assess the vocal health of students
  • To prepare for each teaching session by selecting and preparing the content, schemes of work and exercises/materials used in planning their approach to the session to meet the learning objectives
  • To manage, appraise and record the progress of students in Speech & Voice.
  • To provide regular feedback – verbal and written.
  • With the Head of Voice, to formulate and review plans for the delivery of the Speech & Voice, and accent curriculum in advance of the academic year.
  • To provide individual academic advice/support to students, including advice on appropriate reading and current developments.
  • To act as a Personal Tutor/Head of Year to students and, where appropriate, triage non-academic aspects of the student experience.
  • To provide formative feedback to students in class where required, to set assessment tasks, mark formally assessed work and act as a principal marker for any assessment tasks set.
  • To undertake organisational and administrative tasks directly related to your own teaching.
  • To maintain and develop links within the profession including with individual artists and companies.
  • To support the department, and whole school in the maintenance of discipline amongst the student body
  • To monitor student attendance


Person Specification Essential


Assessment Method

Application/ Interview/ Interview Task

Qualified at Master level or equivalent industry experience.

Commitment to continuous professional development.

Safeguarding in Education






Application / Interview
Knowledge / Understanding
 Understanding of and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and its practical application in a contemporary curriculum and artistic educational environment.

Knowledge and experience of teaching a range of vocaltechniques at Higher Education Level.

A deep understanding of the cycle of actor training

An awareness and understanding of technical issues, the workings of a theatre and the process of performance and acting

A commitment to supporting the safety and wellbeing of all students

Essential Application / Interview
Teaching Voice and Speech at higher educational level

Working in a professional capacity and using professional connections to develop students and provide opportunities

Experience of leading projects, show support, assessment, and feedback mechanisms at Higher Education level

Skills and Abilities
Able to show initiative and have an entrepreneurial spirit

Creativity and the ability to express yourself both orally and in writing

Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills

Self-motivation and the ability to motivate and inspire others

The ability to work as part of a team

Excellent time management

The ability to develop innovative ideas and to solve problems creatively and practically

Organisational and research skills

Personal Competencies
Talented, versatile, and professionally experienced

Extensive networks in the industry

Ability to work as part of a team

Motivation to work with young people and to support their needs both in and out of the classroom environment.

Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with young people

Emotional resilience

Positive attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline

Commitment to continued professional development of both self and others commitment to the highest standards of behaviour in adherence with the staff code of conduct, and able to champion this amongst team members


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