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Bursarial Vacancies

Physics Technician

A Physics/Science Technician is required to join the school from January 2020.

The successful applicant will be responsible to the Head of Science and Head of Physics, and will be required to provide support to the teaching staff in the Physics Department, as well as having specific responsibility for the day to day running of the Physics laboratories.

Experience of laboratory work is essential including experience of chemical handling with a required minimum qualification of BTEC or GCSE grade C in Physics or Combined Science.  

Hours of work (term time only plus three days in each school holiday)

08:30 – 16.45  Monday to Friday
08:00 – 13:15  Saturday (alternate weeks only)

Please contact the HR Department for an Application form - m.williams@dauntseys.org  Alternately, you may download the application form here.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 22 November 2019

The Department

Dauntsey’s Physics department is one of the larger departments in the school with spacious laboratories in a modern purpose-built science block. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught as separate sciences to all pupils in Years 7 to 11 and Science A levels are some of the most popular in the school with large numbers of students continuing to study science subjects in the Sixth Form.

We are seeking to appoint a technician who has the experience and skills required to be successful in this field. We would ask that a suitable candidate has some grounding in Sciences at GCSE level and can demonstrate enthusiasm for the role, a willingness to work as part of a team and be prepared to embrace opportunities to learn on the job.

The Physics Technician reports to the Head of Science and Head of Physics. Their main role is to support the delivery of lessons, as directed by the teaching staff and the Head of Science whilst maintaining appropriate awareness of health and safety in the workplace, as directed by the Science and department policies, under the advice of CLEAPPS.

Key areas of responsibility

  • To manage the day to day provision of equipment, audio-visual aids, ICT requirements and other support for the teaching of Science lessons.
  • Setting up, dismantling and cleaning apparatus and equipment used in classroom teaching (a dishwasher is provided for glassware).
  • Simple servicing and mending of equipment.
  • To make items of equipment as directed by the Head of Department or Head of Science.
  • Making up and keeping stocks of solutions and other substances.
  • Carrying out stocktaking, ordering apparatus and chemicals, and keeping records of such.  Records are mostly kept on computer.
  • Maintaining and general supervision of the laboratories to ensure that all services operate efficiently and safely, and drawing any deficiencies to the attention of the Head of Department or the Maintenance Staff.  Detailed checks are carried out on a half-termly basis.
  • Covering books, and recording the issue of textbooks and revision files.
  • Dealing with charges to pupil accounts (e.g. books or breakages) and with petty cash.
  • Labelling and organising teaching resources.  Preparing lists, timetables and order sheets from computer files.
  • Setting up computer assisted demonstrations.
  • Ordering stationery and maintaining stocks.
  • Monitoring fume cupboard operation.
  • To work within the Health & Safety guidelines of the Science and Physics department.

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

Chef de Partie

The Catering Department is currently looking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Chef de Partie with a passion for food. 

You will help enhance the team and have the ability to produce a quality product, both on a large scale and also small intricate bespoke items.  You will be required to work independently and as part of a team of 8 chefs.  Good interpersonal and front of house skills are essential.  Minimum qualification of 706 1/2 or NVQ equivalent.

Hours of work: 50 hours per week on a shift pattern with 11 weeks paid holiday. 

For more information, please contact the Catering Manager, Mr Lloyd Childs on 01380 814650 or e-mail l.childs@dauntseys.org

Please contact the HR Department for an Application Form - m.williams@dauntseys.org. Alternately, you may download the application form here.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 11 November 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.  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 Catering department aims to provide the highest quality of service to the school. It expects its staff to provide high standards of meals and a friendly, efficient and effective service whilst complying with quality, food hygiene, Health & Safety requirements reflected in the Department’s handbook of protocol.

The department serves over 1200 meals a day in the dining hall, along with providing catering for a wide range of functions such as parents coffee evenings, concerts and theatrical production receptions and dinners, governors lunches and elaborate summer balls. These functions can be in numerous locations around the school complex.

The majority of catering activities are provided during term time. The post holder will work a 50-hour week, which will include weekend and evenings. Any time worked over the 50 hours will be given back as time off in lieu or in certain circumstances paid overtime if cleared through the Bursar. The Catering Manager will decide this.

Main Duties

Purpose of Position
  • To carry out and the preparation, cooking, presentation and service of all meals using a variety of cooking equipment and methods.
  • To ensure a high standard of professional practice throughout all procedures, from preparing and presenting at the hot plate or table.
  • To be conversant with craft skills, and be creative in design and presentation of the finished product.
  • To be responsible for the hygiene standards of all areas of the catering department and ensure quality control is monitored and standard maintained.
Premises
  • To advise the Head Chef of any malfunctioning of catering equipment, heating, lighting or emergency systems within the catering department.
  • To ensure the catering department and all the equipment is maintained to a high standard and in accordance with manufacturers guidelines and all equipment is in good working order. Informing the head chef of the need for any new or replacement purchases when necessary.
Principle Duties
  • To provide nourishing, balanced, attractive, varied and tasty meals as required, including special dietary needs, medical, religious or other (vegetarians).
  • To ensure all meal times are adhered to, whilst preparing the food in different batches to allow for different service times.
  • To garnish all food attractively and serve with traditional accompaniments.
  • Liaising with the Head Chef to ensure all stocks are properly stored and rotated in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Preparing daily lists of stores and accepting responsibility for these items after issue from the stores.
  • To ensure all temperatures are logged throughout the receiving, cooking and serving processes.
  • Ensuring that all food stored in refrigerators and deep-freezers is wrapped correctly labelled as to its contents, date of opening/storing “use-by” date etc.
  • To actively contribute to the cleaning of the kitchen and the serving of food.
  • To adhere to a kitchen and equipment cleaning rota.
  • To monitor the servery during meal times ensuring the choice is not limited, presentation standards are maintained and you are smartly presented.
Staffing Matters
  • To ensure team work and good relations are maintained within the Catering Department.
  • To report any identified disciplinary problems to the Catering Manager.
  • To ensure all Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and working practices are carried out.
  • To be prepared to undertake any training the school feels relevant and beneficial. To then impart the knowledge gained to other members of the catering team.
General
  • To carry out such reasonable duties as may be required
  • Wherever possible to implement the equal opportunities policy into your daily routine.
  • In accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, to be responsible for your own Health & Safety and that of your colleagues and staff.
  • To observe the Health & Safety procedures set down by the Bursar of Dauntsey’s School.
  • The above is not intended to be an exclusive list of tasks and only outlines the primary tasks expected.
  • This post is subject to an annual performance review.
  • This job description will be reviewed on an annual basis and any changes, if made, will be done in association with the post holder.

Personal Specification

Essential
  • Educated to GCSE Level
  • City & Guilds 706 1/2 or NVQ equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years within the catering industry
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Good interpersonal and front of house skills
  • Presentable and reliable
Desirable
  • An interest in Patisserie
  • Previous experience within a quality boarding school
  • Health & Safety Certificates
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene
  • Clean driving licence

Facilities Vacancies

Part-Time Visiting Music Teacher: Guitar (Required from January 2020)

An enthusiastic Part-Time Guitar VMT is sought to help foster the School’s strong musical tradition.  The number of pupils will be dependent on the uptake of lessons in January; given the current situation it would be envisaged that the successful candidate would be required initially for approximately one day of teaching. The guitar teacher will also be expected to lead an ensemble for all school guitarists.

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. Alternately, you may download the application form here.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 18 November 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.  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 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 and Head of Instrumental. They co-ordinate billing and timetabling of instrumental lessons and assist in the preparation of concerts and exams.

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, and Rossini’s Petite Messe).  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.  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 School ensembles have also gained many awards in recent years, including winning instrumental and vocal classes in the Mid Somerset Festival and achieving second place in the Barnardo’s National Choir Competition.

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.

 

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