Vacancies

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Academic Vacancies

Head of Classics: Apply by 2 February 2018

Applications are invited from well-qualified and experienced graduates to lead this important department.

Required for September 2018
Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School or downloaded here: Application Forms
Closing date: 9:00am Friday 2 February, 2018
Interviews will take place the week of 5 February 2018.

Telephone: 01380 814500
e-mail: headmaster@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

There are two teachers of Classics. Latin is currently an option subject from Year 8 (Second Form) and is offered at both GCSE and A level; Classical Civilisation is also taught in the Sixth Form. We follow the OCR specifications for all external examination courses.

In recent years the Department has organised trips abroad to Rome and Greece, and visits in this country to Caerleon, Corinium, Chedworth, Dorchester and Bath. In addition, we see as many dramatic productions as possible and support the Salisbury and District Classical Society whenever possible. We have two dedicated teaching rooms and our own departmental office.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

The successful applicant should be a suitably qualified graduate who is able to teach Latin at all levels from Second Form (Year 8) to Upper Sixth (Year 13).

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 and maintaining an updated Departmental Handbook.
  • Overseeing the professional development of Departmental staff.
  • Allocating staff to the preparation of pupils for Oxbridge entrance.
  • Monitoring both internal and external examination results.
  • 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, Nr Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4HE

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

If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Head of Classics’.

The current Deputy Head (Academic), Jon Tyler, will be pleased to answer any questions:

Telephone: 01380 814509 (Office)
e-mail: j.tyler@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 Chemistry: Apply by 23 February 2018

Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates to join this large and thriving Department.

Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School or downloaded here: Application Forms

Closing date: 09:00am Friday 23 February 2018
Telephone: 01380 814500
e-mail: headmaster@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

Chemistry is a popular subject at Dauntsey’s with 49 pupils (4 sets) taking the subject in the current Lower Sixth and 38 (3 sets) in the Upper Sixth; this makes Chemistry one of the largest subjects at A Level. We currently follow the OCR-A course in the Sixth Form under the new specification, and over the past five years, 77% of our A Level pupils have achieved A*-B grades. At GCSE, around 85% of the year group now study Separate IGCSE (Edexcel) courses in the three Sciences, with the remaining pupils opting for the Double Award Science IGCSE course.

The Department currently has six full-time, and one part-time, teachers, as well as two technicians. In September 2011 the final phase of the Science Block was completed and this has enabled us to teach all three Sciences in a dedicated facility with modern teaching tools. Within the block, there are four large Chemistry teaching labs and also a smaller lab mainly used for Sixth Form classes. All labs are equipped with a computer and interactive TV screens or projectors, as well as a comprehensive range of basic equipment and chemicals that are well maintained by the technician team. Physics and Biology are housed in the same building and have a similar number of facilities.

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 the Upper Sixth.

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

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

Closing date for applications: 9:00am on Friday 23 February 2018

The Head of Department, Mr Mark Kinder, will be pleased to answer any questions:

Telephone: 01380 814621 (Office)
e-mail: m.kinder@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

Lifeguard - Apply by 26 February

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

We are currently looking to recruit 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 Alternately, you may download the application form here - Application Forms

Closing date for applications is Monday, 26 February 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. 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.


Exam Invigilators - Apply by 26 February

EXAM INVIGILATORS - £9.18 per hour

Dauntsey's School is currently recruiting for Exam Invigilators to assist with the supervision of all public exams throughout the year, but mainly May and June.

You will work with school staff, candidates and other invigilators before, during and after examinations to ensure the smooth running of examinations in accordance with publicised guidelines. You may be asked to work with candidates as part of a team or as a sole invigilator. Full training will be given.

Successful candidates will have excellent communications skills, a confident manner and flexible approach to working hours.

For further enquiries regarding this post, please contact Mr Bill Blumsom, Examinations Officer on 01380 814677 or via email: examsmanager@dauntseys.org

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

Closing date for applications is Monday, 26th February 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


PA and Administrator - Apply by 26 February

Applications are invited for the post of PA to the Bursar and Bursary 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 preferably PA experience, strong interpersonal skills, good numeracy and excellent computer skills (some experience of database administration would be an advantage but is not essential).

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

For more information, please contact Jane Upton, Head of HR on 01380 814580 or e-mail j.upton@dauntseys.org

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

Closing date for applications is Monday, 26th February 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


Job Description

Responsible to the Bursar

1. Provision of secretarial support for: Bursar, Assistant Bursar (Head of Estates & Facilities), Assistant Bursar (Head of Finance) and Assistant Bursar (Head of HR)

2. In conjunction with the Clerk to the Governors, administration and organisation of governors’ meetings, including sending out papers and minutes, booking rooms and refreshments.

3. Secretarial/admin support in the Medical Centre two afternoons per week.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Collating taxi and rail charges on pupils’ bills on a monthly or termly basis.

7. Preparing spreadsheets each term to record charges to pupils having learning support lessons in Maths or English.

8. Liaising with the Fees Manager to ensure that additional charges incurred by pupils are added to termly invoices.

9. Collating hours worked by the two school counsellors and production of an annual spreadsheet detailing hours worked and issues addressed in counselling sessions.

10. 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.

11. Attend Heads of Department and Health & Safety meetings to take minutes, type up and distribute minutes.

12. Assistance with the purchase ledger should cover be required.

13. Filing.

14. Other duties that may, from time to time, be assigned by the Bursar.


Facilities Vacancies

Music Teacher Vacancies

GAT or GAP Vacancies

Graduate Assistant Teacher of Sport: Apply by 19 February 2018

Dauntsey's School is looking to appoint a full-time Graduate to assist with Physical Education and Games coaching across the School.

The successful applicant will be required to coach sport at all levels from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth. The applicant should be able to coach two or more of the following sports – Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Tennis and Athletics.

Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School or downloaded here: Application Forms

Closing date: Monday 19th February 2018

Telephone : 01380 814500 Fax: 01380 814501
e-mail: headmaster@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

Sport at Dauntsey's School is an important and vibrant part of School life. The Department currently comprises 7 full time sports professionals/PE teachers and 4 Sports Graduate Assistant teachers. The major sports are Rugby and Girls’ Hockey (Autumn), Boys’ Hockey, Football, Basketball and Netball (Spring) and Cricket, Athletics and Tennis (Summer). As well as the major sports, Dauntsey’s is very proud of its achievements in, amongst others, Swimming, Cross Country, Horse Riding and Rifle Shooting. The various sports are run by members of the Department or other academic staff and significant investment has been made in order to employ outside coaches, where necessary, to provide the best possible coaching across a variety of sports. The facilities at Dauntsey’s include 8 Rugby pitches, 2 Astroturf pitches, 3 Football pitches, Outdoor Netball Courts, Fitness Suite, 2 Squash Courts, Indoor Swimming Pool and Sports Hall.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

  • The successful applicant will be required to coach sport at all levels from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth. The applicant should be able to coach at a high level in two, or more, of the following sports – Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Swimming, Tennis and Athletics.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be involved in coaching sport at Dauntsey’s School. This will include a full timetable in both the PE and Games Department, working with professional sports coaches and PE staff across the curriculum.

Particular responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coaching sessions throughout the year for pupils of all ages and abilities.
  • Giving due consideration to the needs of individual pupils and thus ensuring that all pupils are working and developing at their own pace.
  • Looking to develop individual sporting needs, as well as team strategies.
  • Selecting and managing teams throughout the week and on a Saturday.
  • Working with the Director of Sport, Heads of Sport and Head of Core PE in order to ensure the professional development of the pupils.
  • Assisting with Dauntsey’s School Outreach Programme, coaching games in local Primary Schools.
  • Promoting professional standards of punctuality, discipline and sportsmanship with all the pupils, taking appropriate action where necessary.

No list of responsibilities can really encompass all that is asked of the Graduate Assistant Teachers of Sport; at the heart of his or her task is an active enthusiasm for sport and an equally active enthusiasm for the young people being taught.

All Graduate Assistant Teachers of Sport 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, which will be discussed at interview.

Accommodation may be available for the successful applicants.

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

Marcus Olsen
Director of Sport
Dauntsey’s School
West Lavington
Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 4HE

If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Graduate Assistant Teacher of Sport’.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th February 2018

Telephone: 01380 814560
e-mail: m.olsen@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