Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working at Dauntsey's. Current employment opportunities are listed below

Academic Vacancies

Bursarial Vacancies

Finance and Office Administrator

Applications are invited for the post of Finance and Office Administrator to join the busy Bursar’s Department. 

The successful applicant will provide secretarial support to the Bursar and his senior assistants, along with working as part of the Bursary Office Administration team. The post requires previous secretarial or PA experience, strong interpersonal skills, good numeracy and excellent IT skills (experience of database administration would be an advantage).

Hours of work: 08:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday with 8 weeks paid holiday.

For more information, please contact Megan Williams, HR Manager on 01380 814514.
Please contact the HR Department for an Application Form - m.williams@dauntseys.org. Alternatively you may download an application form here

Closing date for applications is Monday, 23 September 2019

Job Description

Responsible to the Bursar

  • Provision of secretarial support for:        
    Bursar
    Assistant Bursar (Head of Estates & Facilities)
    Assistant Bursar (Head of Finance)
    Assistant Bursar (Head of HR)
  • In conjunction with the Clerk to the Governors, administration and organisation of governors’ meetings, including sending out papers and minutes, booking rooms and refreshments.
  • Secretarial/admin support in the Medical Centre two afternoons per week.
  • Assisting the Head of Estates & Facilities and the Second Master, with arrangements for school transport.  This includes confirmation of school bus routes, collation of names of pupils travelling on each of the buses, names of bus prefects, liaison with the bus companies and billing of parents for school transport.
  • Assisting the Bursar with the administration of the School’s 100% bursary scheme.  The Bursar and Registrar’s department require administrative support as families apply for 100% bursaries.  Co-ordination and processing of initial applications and maintaining records of individual applicants.
  • Assisting the Head of HR with maintaining the HR database and up-dating of School policies.
  • Booking training courses and travel for academic and bursarial staff and maintaining an on-line record of all training.
  • Collating taxi and rail charges on pupils’ bills on a monthly or termly basis.
  • Preparing spreadsheets each term to record charges to pupils having learning support lessons in Maths or English. 
  • Posting of additional charges incurred by pupils to termly fees bills and dealing with subsequent queries.
  • Collating hours worked by the two school counsellors and production of an annual spreadsheet detailing hours worked and issues addressed in counselling sessions.
  • Secretarial support provided for the Head of Adventure Education as he organises the School’s weekly outward-bound activity sessions for Year 9 pupils and the residential course attended by the pupils in the summer term.
  • Attend Heads of Department and Health & Safety meetings to take minutes, type up and distribute minutes.
  • Holiday and absence cover for purchase ledger.
  • Filing. 
  • Other duties that may, from time to time, be assigned by the Bursar and/or Assistant Bursars.

This job description is intended as a guide and is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities of this role.  Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed

 

Lifeguard

We are currently looking to recruit a reliable, flexible and enthusiastic permanent Lifeguard to assist us in our busy indoor Swimming Pool and Sports Complex.  

You must have a current NPLQ qualification and be available to work 40 hours per week on a shift rota during term time which will include one Sunday on a monthly basis, and 6 weeks during the school holidays to cover the Easter and Summer Lets.

For enquiries and an Application Form, please contact the HR Department on 01380 814514 or via email: m.williams@dauntseys.org  Alternatively you may download an application form here

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Head Librarian

Applications are invited for the post of Head Librarian to lead a small team in providing a first-class library facility for pupils and staff. The ideal candidate should be well-educated, with excellent interpersonal skills. Experience of working within an academic or library environment, and working with young people, is desirable (but not essential).

This is a full-time post during the School term, although applications from those interested in part-time hours will also be considered.

Please contact the HR Department for an Application Form or via email to m.williams@dauntseys.org.  
Alternatively you may download an application form here

Closing date for applications is Friday, 4 October 2019

The Library is an important feature of our academic provision, and is widely used as a place of study and resource centre by all pupils and staff. The modern, well-equipped building is at the heart of the School campus and the facility, together with the library staff, provides excellent support to teaching and learning at Dauntsey’s.

Job Description

The post holder will be responsible for the management, development, promotion and evaluation of an effective learning resource and information service, supporting learning and teaching across the School.

The Library is open from 08:00 to 22:00 each weekday. Opening hours on Saturdays are from 08:00 to 16:30 and on Sundays from 13:00 until 22:00.

The role is term time only and could be a full-time position of 37.5 hours a week or a part-time position of 25 hours a week.  The exact working pattern would be agreed on appointment, but it will include working one Saturday morning in three from 08:00 to 13:00 and at least one evening per week from 17:30 to 22:00. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organising and managing the Library, ensuring its effective use.
  • Training, supervising and managing library staff, undertaking staff appraisals.
  • Implementing a policy for the Library which supports the educational aims and objectives of the school and complies with data protection, copyright, Health & Safety legislation and the School's disciplinary code and safeguarding policy.
  • Responsibility for managing the Library budget, including the preparation of budget bids and estimates.
  • Selecting, acquiring, organising and promoting Library resources and ICT to support teaching and learning throughout the School.
  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and staff to learning resources.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the service provided by the Library.
  • Provide effective retrieval by systematic indexing, classification and cataloguing of all library resources and disseminating information on those resources to staff and pupils.
  • Liaison with Heads of Department on curriculum delivery and library stock.
Support for Staff and Students
  • Supervising pupils using the Library for independent study and maintaining a welcoming, supportive atmosphere conducive to positive learning experiences.
  • Promoting reading and the enjoyment of reading in all its forms.
  • To provide guidance and assistance to pupils and staff on information retrieval and reading materials.
  • Developing and maintaining links with other libraries and relevant organisations (e.g. SLS, county education advisers, public library service, universities and colleges and museums).

Person Specification

Experience (desirable)
  • Experience in working in a school or other library
  • Familiarity or experience of working with young people aged 11-18
  • Experience or knowledge of e-learning and e-resources
Qualifications (desirable)
  • Preferably educated to degree level
  • Recognised Library/Information Studies qualification is desirable
Personal attributes
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Flexibility; ability to take on new challenges
Skills and Knowledge
  • Confidence in the use of IT software systems
  • Familiarity with Library management software

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Facilities Vacancies

School Cleaners

The following vacancies have become available in the Facilities Department

Evening Cleaners

Monday to Friday 17:30 – 20:00 and
Saturday 17:00 – 19:00

Day Cleaner

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 13:00 and
Saturday 08:30 – 10:30

Term time with the exception of 3 days at the beginning of each term and 3 days at the end of each term

For more details, please contact Steve Chick or Megan Williams in the HR Department

Closing date for applications is Monday, 23 September 2019

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Music Teacher Vacancies

Part-Time Visiting Music Teacher (Singing) Required from November 2019

An enthusiastic Part-Time Singing VMT is sought to help foster the School’s strong musical tradition.  The number of pupils is dependent on the uptake of lessons; given the current situation it would be envisaged that the successful candidate would be required initially for at least one day of teaching.

For further details, please contact the Director of Music, Mr Gareth Harris on 01380 814546 or e-mail g.harris@dauntseys.org

Please contact the HR Department for an Application Form on 01380 814514 or via e-mail to m.williams@dauntseys.org. Alternatively you may download an application form here

Closing date for applications is Friday, 27 September 2019

The Department

The Music Department successfully combines a traditional and a modern approach to Music Education.  Currently three full-time and twenty-two visiting Music Teachers teach class Music lessons, provide instrumental tuition and organise a comprehensive programme of extra-curricular music, featuring a vast array of styles and opportunities.  The subject is taught at all levels from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth (Year 13), with both Music and Music Technology being offered as separate A Level subjects.  GCSE and A Level results are excellent and many pupils continue to study music at university.  Approximately 500 weekly instrumental lessons are scheduled and up to 20 musical ensembles meet regularly to rehearse and perform.  The accommodation consists of 23 teaching/practice rooms and three performance venues, with seating capacities of 80, 150 and 450.  There is also a well-equipped recording studio and numerous audio workstations running Sibelius and Cubase, along with a mobile performance and recording rig for bands to rehearse and perform.  There is a large collection of orchestral instruments, 29 pianos, a harpsichord, three organs and a chromatic harp.  A number of Music Awards are available for pupils entering the School at First Form, Third Form and Sixth Form, and the vast majority of pupils play at least one musical instrument.  We have a full-time Musician in Residence, who serves as an accompanist for examinations and concerts.  The Director of Music is assisted by a full-time secretary, who also co-ordinates the billing and administration for the visiting Music staff.

Musical events are scheduled at least once per week, ranging from informal recitals to Rock Band extravaganzas, as well as ensemble concerts and large-scale choral performances (eg Verdi and Mozart Requiems, Jenkins ‘The Armed Man’ Mass).  Music is also an integral part of School worship, with the Choirs providing music for Services on a regular basis, in addition to the major School events such as Remembrance Day, the annual Commemoration Service and the ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ at Christmas.  In recent years, through close co-operation between the Drama and Music Departments, the School has gained an exceptional reputation for its productions of fully staged musicals. The music ensembles have also achieved success, winning classes in the Mid Somerset Festival and achieving second place in the Barnardos Choir of the Year.

Job Description

Visiting Music Teachers should work closely with the Director of Music in order to promote the subject throughout the School community and create the framework within which pupils can enjoy an active pursuit of Music at all levels and in a variety of forms.

Visiting Music Teachers are required to:
  • Teach pupils, ranging from complete beginners to those of a high standard, the technique and musicianship required to play an appropriate musical instrument, offering encouragement, support and guidance as necessary
  • Organise and display timetables of lesson schedules, adhering to the School policy (of lesson rotation etc.)
  • Communicate pupil concerns or successes to the Director of Music
  • Prepare pupils as appropriate for Associated Board, Trinity Guildhall & London College of Music examinations
  • Assist in the preparation of pupils as appropriate for the practical component of GCSE, AS and A level examinations
  • Where appropriate, and following consultation with the Director of Music, organise, promote, rehearse and direct specialist ensembles
  • Prepare pupils for concerts, festivals and competitions (as appropriate) and encourage pupils to take the available opportunities to develop all aspects of their musicianship.
  • Assess, record and report as required on the development, progress and attainment of pupils in accordance with the School reporting periods
  • Promote the general progress and well being of any pupil assigned to her/him.
  • Attend the annual Music Department Evening and discuss the progress of pupils with their parents.
  • At the end of every term, submit to the Director of Music’s Secretary details of lessons taught during that term, and of any extras to be charged to pupils.
  • Act in the professional manner of a School Teacher, maintaining good order and discipline among the pupils and safeguarding their health and safety, both when authorised to be on the School premises and when engaged in authorised School activities elsewhere.

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and as such successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service

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