Vacancies

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

Academic Vacancies

Head of EAL (required for September 2019)

An experienced, well qualified and enthusiastic specialist is sought to lead this important department supporting pupils throughout the School; they should have the experience of preparing candidates for IELTS and IGCSE English as a Second Language. 

Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School. Alternatively you may download an application form here. We will interview on an ongoing basis and welcome early applications

Closing date: Wednesday 24 April 2019

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 EAL Department

The aim of the Department is to give pupils who are not native English speakers sufficient competence in the language to be able to deal successfully with subject work, social situations and the day-to-day requirements of living in a foreign country.  EAL is not a curriculum subject but pupils are prepared for public examinations appropriate to their ability to enable them to go on to English-speaking Universities, should they so wish.  Almost all international pupils take the IELTS examination while in our Lower Sixth Form having been prepared by the EAL Department.  All overseas pupils are assessed on arrival at the School and, if it is felt that they would be unable to cope with mainstream English up to GCSE, they are given EAL lessons instead and some take the IGCSE in English as a Second Language.  Some pupils in the Lower School remain in mainstream lessons but have support from the EAL Department to supplement their studies.  The ideal is for pupils who begin EAL to progress to mainstream English, and for the majority this does occur.  The Department is well placed to play a supplementary role in the pastoral care of pupils and aims to promote the welfare of overseas students. 

Job Description

Summary of the role:

The successful applicant should be suitably qualified and able to lead a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff and also:

  • Deliver EAL lessons to small groups of overseas pupils of age groups from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth (Year 13)
  • Prepare pupils for IGCSE in English as a Second Language and IELTS or the equivalent examinations
  • Teach on Saturday mornings during term time
Main duties and responsibilities:

The Head of an academic Department is responsible to the Head Master for the organisation of the staff, resources and teaching programmes within the Department.  He or she is expected to work closely with the Deputy Head (Academic), who is responsible to the Head Master for the overall running and development of the academic curriculum and the academic welfare of the school.  The main responsibility of the Head of Department is to ensure that the Department is effectively managed and led.  Particular responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring equitable and effective delegation of responsibilities within the Department.
  • Organising and chairing regular, well-managed Departmental meetings, which enable all staff to contribute to planning and policy making.
  • Monitoring the quality of lessons through lesson observation and the sharing of good practice.
  • Promoting an enthusiasm for academic study and increasing the awareness of, and interest in, the subject throughout the School.
  • Making the Departmental area attractive and welcoming to pupils.
  • Contributing to teaching within the Department.
  • Promote and develop the use of the VLE within the Department.
  • Preparing Departmental timetable requests and thus allocating staff to year groups and ensuring a fair teaching load and spread of sets across members of the Department.
  • Being fully aware of the range of Examination courses available and guiding the Department in the selection of specifications.
  • Liaising with the School’s Examination Officer, Examination Boards and Examiners as required.
  • Providing schemes of work for the Department for each year group.
  • Overseeing the professional development of Departmental staff.
  • Providing opportunities beyond the classroom, as appropriate.
  • Promoting links and co-operation with other Departments.
  • Monitoring Health and Safety issues.
  • Preparing, and controlling, the Departmental budget.
  • Developing future plans and targets for the Department.

No list of responsibilities can really encompass all that is asked of a Head of Department; 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.  In addition, tuition is provided for any children of academic staff, at a significantly reduced rate, subject to the appropriate entry qualifications being satisfied.

Accommodation, within a boarding house, may be available for the successful applicant.

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

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

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

The envelope should be marked ‘EAL Application’.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24 April 2019

The current acting Head of Department, Mr Angus Barker will be pleased to answer any questions:

Telephone: 01380 814631 (Office)
e-mail: a.barker@dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records’ Bureau

Teacher of Drama (Maternity Cover): required for September 2019

Applications are invited from well-qualified and experienced graduates to join this successful and thriving department.   We will interview on an ongoing basis and welcome early applications. 

Required for September 2019 (or June, if possible) to cover maternity leave until February half-term.

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

Closing date: 09:00 Wednesday 20 March 2019

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

Drama and Dance at Dauntsey's School is an important and vibrant part of school life.  The Department presently consists of four full-time members of staff, a Graduate Assistant teacher and a full-time Performing Arts’ Technician.  The subject is taught throughout the School and large numbers take it at GSCE and A Level, where excellent results are achieved.  The OCR specification is currently offered at both levels.

Drama productions are very regular and performances are well supported by the whole School community.  A varied programme of plays are performed annually and the Christmas musical is a particular highlight, playing to sell-out audiences in excess of 500 over five consecutive nights.  Pupils are encouraged to be involved in back-stage work as well as on it.  This year’s productions have included ‘Our House’ and Kneehigh’s ‘Tristan and Yseult’ in addition to our third Summer Festival in July, which celebrates all aspects of School life, but especially the Arts at Dauntsey’s.

Further details about previous productions can be found on our Facebook page, ‘Drama at Dauntsey’s’.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

The successful applicant should be a suitably qualified graduate who is able to teach Drama and Theatre Studies at all levels from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth (Year 13).

The desire and ability to stage a small studio production during the course of the cover.

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, including trips to the theatre;
  • 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
Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 4HE

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

If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Teacher of Drama’.

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Wednesday 20 March 2019

The Director of Drama, Mr Rikki Jackson, will be pleased to answer any questions:

Telephone: 01380 814634 (Office)
e-mail: r.jackson@dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

 

Teacher of Mathematics (required for September 2019)

Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates to teach Mathematics across all year groups, from Year 7 to Year 13.  The ability to teach Further Mathematics is desirable, but not essential.  We will interview on an ongoing basis and welcome early applications. 

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

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2019

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

The Mathematics Department is vibrant and flourishing, with outstanding academic results.  The subject is very popular (the most popular A Level option over the last few years) and in a typical year, between ten and twenty students opt for Further Mathematics.  The Department has a track record of successfully preparing students to study Mathematics, or a related subject, at a number of top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.  All Fourth and Fifth Form (Years 10 and 11 pupils) sit papers in the IGCSE (Edexcel) specification, with top sets sitting an additional qualification.  At A Level we follow the Edexcel course.

The Department has ten members of staff and is situated in a self-contained ground floor suite of seven classrooms and a staff office, in a new building in the centre of the School campus.  All classrooms are equipped with ICT facilities.  The Department organises a Mathematical Competition for twelve-year-olds, which usually attracts around 1000 entries from the best young mathematicians from other schools in the area.  Pupils within the School are entered for the UK Mathematical Challenges and there are other enrichment opportunities at all levels.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

The successful applicant will teach a full timetable and be required to teach the subject throughout the School from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth Form.  The ability to teach Further Mathematics would be desirable, but is not essential.

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.  In addition, tuition is provided for any children of academic staff, at a significantly reduced rate, subject to the appropriate entry qualifications being satisfied.

Accommodation, within a boarding house, may be available for the successful applicant.

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

If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Teacher of Maths’.

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Monday 25 March 2019, although we will interview on an ongoing basis and would therefore welcome early applications

The Head of Department, Mr Pete Mobbs, will be pleased to answer any questions:

Telephone: 01380 814610 (Office)
e-mail: p.mobbs@dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Teacher of Mathematics, Maternity Cover: Full or Part-Time (required for September 2019)

Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates to teach Mathematics across all year groups, from Year 7 to Year 11.  The ability to teach beyond this is desirable, but not essential.  We will interview on an ongoing basis and welcome early applications. 

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

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2019

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

The Mathematics Department is vibrant and flourishing, with outstanding academic results.  The subject is very popular (the most popular A Level option over the last few years) and in a typical year, between ten and twenty students opt for Further Mathematics.  The Department has a track record of successfully preparing students to study Mathematics, or a related subject, at a number of top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.  All Fourth and Fifth Form (Years 10 and 11 pupils) sit papers in the IGCSE (Edexcel) specification, with top sets sitting an additional qualification.  At A Level we follow the Edexcel course.

The Department has ten members of staff and is situated in a self-contained ground floor suite of seven classrooms and a staff office, in a new building in the centre of the School campus.  All classrooms are equipped with ICT facilities.  The Department organises a Mathematical Competition for twelve-year-olds, which usually attracts around 1000 entries from the best young mathematicians from other schools in the area.  Pupils within the School are entered for the UK Mathematical Challenges and there are other enrichment opportunities at all levels.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

The successful applicant will be required to teach the subject across all year groups, from First Form (Year 7) to Fifth Form (Year 13).  The ability to teach beyond this is desirable, but not essential.

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

If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Teacher of Maths’.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 25th March 2019, although we will interview on an ongoing basis and would therefore welcome early applications

The Head of Department, Mr Pete Mobbs, will be pleased to answer any questions:

Telephone:       01380 814610 (Office)
e-mail:             p.mobbs@dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Bursarial Vacancies

Laundry Operative (required from 23 April 2019)

A Laundry Operative is required to work in our busy Laundry department.  The successful candidate will report to the Laundry Manager and will be responsible for sorting garments, loading/unloading machines, folding, ironing and packing to a high standard.  Training will be provided.

Hours of work:
Monday: 08:00 to 16:00
Tuesday: 08:00 to 16:30
Wednesday: 08:00 to 16:30
Thursday: 08:00 to 16:30
Friday: 08:00 to 15:00
Saturday: 08:00 to 11:30

The above hours could be (negotiable/flexible) and the school will also be willing to look at a job share opportunity, however, the requirements of the school will be paramount to ensure that the laundry is done to a high standard and within the required timeframes.

Holidays fall in line with the school holidays, with the exception of 3 days at the start of each term and 3 days at the end of each term, and also up to 6 weeks during the Summer holidays, when you will be required to work 3 days per week (flexible hours).

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, 18 March 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

Key Areas of responsibility

  • To provide a laundry service to the School to a high standard and within the required timeframes.
  • To ensure that safe working practices are observed in line with Health and Safety regulations.
  • To meet the demands of customer driven workload within the laundry.
  • Use appropriate protective equipment when dealing with soiled / infected linen or when handling wash chemicals.
  • Sort garments into appropriate wash classifications as per instructions
  • Load garments and set washing and drying machines correctly observing chemical dosage, weight and programme instructions.
  • Check for stains and ensure work quality.
  • Keep production records, record items that arrived damaged or that are damaged at the Laundry.
  • Observe the correct drying times prior to packing garments into bags.
  • Fold garments in accordance with instructions and training to ensure quality product.
  • Iron garments in accordance with Folding and Finishing standards to ensure quality product.
  • Pack finished garments and linen into correct bags, observing weight limits for return.
  • Undertake daily checks as per instructions.
  • Inform Laundry Manager when supplies are running low and need to be replenished.
  • Ensure quality at all times by own inspection and others.
  • Undertake any training as required.
  • Report any machine problems to the Laundry Manager or in their absence the Facilities Manager.
  • Carry out other such reasonable duties as directed by management.

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

School Crossing Patrol Supervisor (required from 24 April 2019)

The above vacancy has become available within the Facilities Department at Dauntsey's.

If you are interested in taking on this role, or know of someone who would be interested in working the below hours, please contact Steve Chick, Facilities Manager s.chick@dauntseys.org or Megan Williams m.williams@dauntseys.org in the HR Department.

Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 08:30 and 15:30 – 16:00

You will be paid for a full hour during the morning and afternoon at a rate of £8.21 per hour

Training and a uniform will be provided

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.

Breaktime Supervisor

A Breaktime Supervisor is required from 24 April 2019 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 and Saturdays (on a rota basis 1 in 3) 11:30 – 13:30 (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 Friday, 15 March 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

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 11.15am and 2.45pm.
  • 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

 

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