Vacancies

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

Academic Vacancies

Part-Time Teacher of Geography

Applications are invited from well-qualified and experienced graduates to join this large and thriving Department. The job is required from January 2019 (for two terms)

Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School, alternatively you may download an application form here

Closing date: Wednesday 3 October 2018

Telephone:  01380 814500       
e-mail:  headmaster@dauntseys.org
www.dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such the successful candidate will need to be DBS checked before being confirmed in position.

The Department

Geography is a popular and successful subject at Dauntsey’s, with approximately 60 pupils usually choosing the subject as a GCSE option and around 30 at A level.  Public examination results in recent years have been good. Typically, about 80% of pupils gain A*/A/B grades at A level (OCR) and about 70% secure A*/A grades GCSE (Edexcel B).

There is a strong fieldwork programme in place across the age range, with day visits to locations such as Bath, the Dorset coast and local rivers and villages, whilst the L6th have a 3-day residential trip to Exmoor. In addition, there are optional trips to Iceland (U6th) and Barcelona (4th Form) during the holidays.

The Geography Society, with a committee of 6th Formers leading, is very active and arranges visiting speakers, the local round of the GA WorldWise Quiz and other events.  ICT is of high importance in the subject and the department has touchscreens in all classrooms in the recently opened Olive Building, as well as making use of the centralised ICT rooms; ArcGIS and DigiMaps are used widely at all levels.  Further information about the department can be found on the Geography page of the School’s website.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

  • The successful applicant will teach up to two-thirds of a timetable; it could include the opportunity to teach throughout the School from First Form (Year 7) to Sixth Form, but this will depend upon the experience of the successful candidate.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The subject teacher has the main responsibility of encouraging pupils to learn by making the subject taught both interesting and accessible.  The subject teacher is responsible to the Head of Department for playing a part in the work of the Department and for the efficient teaching of groups assigned to him/her.  Particular responsibilities include:

  • Planning and teaching lessons in keeping with the Departmental aims and objectives, Schemes of Work, External Specifications and Reporting policy, as provided by the Head of Department;
  • Giving due consideration to the needs of individual pupils and thus ensuring that all pupils are working at an appropriate level and pace;
  • Setting prep in accordance with the School/Departmental policy and ensuring that all pupils meet their deadlines and maintain the highest levels of achievement consistent with their ability;
  • Monitoring pupils’ progress by regular marking and testing, and keeping a record of marks and assessment;
  • Being acquainted with the School’s approach towards ICT and ensuring the effective use of it in the classroom;
  • Contributing to extra-curricular support sessions and Departmental-related enrichment activities;
  • Providing parents, House Staff and Senior Management with full information regarding the progress of pupils, as required;
  • Promoting sound standards of punctuality, discipline and work within teaching groups, taking appropriate action where necessary;
  • Engaging in personal professional development by attending relevant courses and meetings as agreed with the Head of Department;
  • Sharing with Departmental colleagues in undertaking the administrative tasks necessary to ensure the effective running of the Department.

No list of responsibilities can really encompass all that is asked of the Subject Teacher; at the heart of his or her task is an active enthusiasm for the subject and an equally active enthusiasm for the young people being taught.

All members of Staff are expected to play a full role in the life of the School outside the classroom

Further Details

Dauntsey’s has its own salary scale. 

A completed Application Form should be sent, by post or email, as soon as possible, to:

The Head Master
Dauntsey’s School
West Lavington
Nr Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 4HE

Telephone:      01380 814500
Facsimile:        01380 814501
e-mail:             headmaster@dauntseys.org
Website:          www.dauntseys.org

Bursarial Vacancies

Breaktime Supervisor

A Breaktime Supervisor is required from September 2018 to oversee the dining room and pupils’ break times. There may also be a requirement for the supervision of pupils while they cross two main roads adjacent to the school.Training will be provided for this duty.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 10:45 – 14:50 (term time only)

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, 17th September 2018

Job Description

  • To work as part of a team with two other break time supervisors sharing a rota of duties.
  • To be responsible for a calm, quiet atmosphere around the School, including the Memorial Hall, the quad, Forbes House and the Lower School Centre from morning break through to 2.45pm.
  • To maintain a disciplined entry of pupils into the tuckshop at break.
  • To maintain a disciplined entry of pupils into the dining room when lunch is being served.
  • To be responsible for an orderly and civilised atmosphere in the dining room.
  • To wipe down the dining room tables and ensure that pupils clear the tables after finishing lunch.
  • To encourage pupils to be punctual for their lessons at 11.15 am and 2.45 pm.
  • To escort pupils across the roads as and when required.
  • To clear bags and books left on or near the quad after morning and lunch break.
  • To liaise with the Head of Lower School in the first instance but also with the members of SMT, staff or prefects on duty.

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

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

Facilities Vacancies

Music Teacher Vacancies

Part-Time Visiting Music Teach (Brass)

A part-time visiting music teacher (Brass) is required from September 2018

Dauntsey's School is a thriving co-educational independent school located in an attractive rural setting close to Devizes in Wiltshire.

An enthusiastic Part-Time Brass Visiting Music Teacher is sought to help foster the School’s strong musical tradition. The number of pupils will be dependent on the uptake of lessons.

For further details, please contact the Director of Music, Mr Gareth Harris on 01380 814514 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, 15 September 2018

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

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.

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
  • Prepare 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.

For further details, please contact the Director of Music, Mr Gareth Harris on 01380 814514 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, 15 September 2018

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