Vacancies

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Academic Vacancies

Part-Time Teacher of Music - Apply by 10 May

Applications are invited from well-qualified and talented musicians who have a proven track record of inspiring pupils both in the classroom and in the wider life of the School. The successful candidate will be able to teach at all levels and will be expected to play an active role in a busy and vibrant Department.

For further details, please contact the Director of Music, Mr Gareth Harris on 01380 814500 or email g.harris@dauntseys.org. An application form, may be obtained from the School or alternately, you may download the application form here - Application Forms

Closing date: Thursday 10 May 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

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

Summary of the role:

The successful applicant should be able to teach the subject at all levels throughout the School and will assist the Director of Music in ensuring the effective running of the Department.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Specific duties will include:

  • Delivering the curriculum to an agreed group of classes
  • The development of the musical potential of all pupils and the creation of an atmosphere of enthusiasm and enjoyment in which music making can flourish.
  • Ensuring effective communication between staff and parents and pupils.
  • Promoting an enthusiasm for academic study and increasing the awareness of, and interest in, the subject throughout the School.
  • Assisting in the development of schemes of work for the Department
  • Promoting links and co-operation with other Departments.
  • The presentation of Concerts and Services, for the public perception of Music at Dauntsey’s, not just as a form of display but as a lively and vital part of the School’s life and work, and to be responsible for advertising concerts to the general public and parents as appropriate.
  • Assisting with the delivery of the extra-curricular programme
  • Helping to build and maintain links with local Primary and Prep Schools as appropriate

No list of responsibilities can fully encompass all that is required of this role; at the heart of his or her task is an active enthusiasm and passion for the subject and a total commitment to the young people being taught.

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.

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

Closing date for applications: Thursday 10 May 2018

The Head of Department, Mr Gareth Harris will be pleased to answer any questions:
Telephone: 01380 814500
e-mail: g.harris@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 & Barring Service.

Part-Time Teacher of EAL - Apply by 14 May

Applicants should be able to offer support to pupils throughout the School and should have the experience of preparing candidates for IELTS and IGCSE or the equivalent examinations.

Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School or alternately, you may download the application form here - Application Forms

Closing date: Monday 14 May 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 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. 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, they are given EAL lessons instead. Some pupils 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 occurs. 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:

  • 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 English and IELTS or the equivalent examinations
  • Teach on Saturday mornings during term time

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 checking that it is completed efficiently by all pupils;
  • Monitoring pupils’ progress by regular marking and testing, 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 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 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.

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

The envelope should be marked ‘EAL Application’.

Closing date for applications: Monday 14 May 2018

The Head of Department, Mrs Daphne Whitchurch will be pleased to answer any questions:
Telephone: 01380 814629 (Office)
e-mail: whitchda@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

Physics/Science Technician/Apprentice - Apply by 18 May

A Technician is required to join the school with immediate effect, working primarily within the Physics department.

The successful applicant will be responsible to the Senior Technician and Head of Science 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. There are also opportunities for a suitable candidate to work outside of the Physics department, across other areas of Science.

Experience of laboratory work or handling/repairing equipment is desirable but there is an opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship in conjunction with Wiltshire College and train on the job. The required minimum qualifications to do so are GCSE grade C in a Science as well as in Maths and English.

Alternatively, there is an opportunity for a qualified technician to join the school.

Applications from those with prior experience of technician work as well as those wishing to enter a new profession are welcome.

Qualified Technician Hours of work (term time only)
08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday
08:00 – 13:00 Saturday

Apprentice Hours of work (term time only)

08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday

For further details of the two separate posts please contact Andrew Crossley, Head of Science – a.crossley@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 Friday 18 May 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

Physics/Science Technician Job Description

Dauntsey’s Science department is one of the largest 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.

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

Department: Science Department

Reports to: Head of Science

Supervisory responsibility: Senior Science Technician

Purpose: Providing teachers with technical support to deliver the curriculum to students.

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 Senior Technician, 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.
  • Partaking in training, as appropriate.
  • Carrying out other duties as the Head of Department may from time to time require.

Knowledge and Skills:

The jobholder needs sufficient scientific knowledge to support science experiments, the setting up of apparatus and dealing with chemicals, and good practice in this area. An individual with an interest in the scientific world who is self-motivated and proactive would be an ideal candidate for this role.

Technicians are expected to ensure that they work within the Health and Safety guidelines of the Science department handbooks. Guidance on safety is contained on hazcards, in the technicians’ handbook and on chemical hazard data sheets, all of which are available in the prep room.

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 level of responsibility entailed.

Apprenticeship Physics/Science Technician Job Description

Dauntsey’s Science department is one of the largest 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 is willing to take on the apprentice role, who has an interest in learning the 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 the enthusiasm for continuing their learning with us through day to day instruction and an NVQ qualification through Wiltshire College.

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

As an apprentice technician, it will be expected that you have an interest in the scientific world and that you are prepared to undergo appropriate NVQ training, provided by Wiltshire College on a day-release scheme. The hours of work will be 8:30pm to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Your time will be spent working alongside an experienced technician who will provide on the job training in all the necessary skills required to assist with the day to day running of the department.

You will be working towards achieving the following 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 Senior Technician, 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 and Safety guidelines of the Science department.

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.

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

The envelope should be marked ‘Physics/Science Technician or Apprentice’.

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 May 2018

The Head of Department, Mr Andrew Crossley will be pleased to answer any questions: e-mail: a.crossley@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

Bursarial Vacancies

Facilities Vacancies

Music Teacher Vacancies

Part-Time Visiting Music Teacher (Oboe)

An enthusiastic Part-Time Oboe 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 in September.

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 - Application Forms

Closing date for applications is Friday, 4 May 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.

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

Closing date for applications: Friday 4 May 2018

The Head of Department, Mr Gareth Harris will be pleased to answer any questions:
Telephone: 01380 814500
e-mail: g.harris@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 & Barring Service.

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