Vacancies

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

Academic Vacancies

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.


Stores Person - Apply by 5 March

Dauntsey’s School is currently looking to recruit a Stores Person within the Catering Department to assist with the receipt and delivery of goods into the storeroom and around the School.

Hours of work: 46.5 hours over a 5 day period, on a shift rota 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 - Application forms

Closing date for applications is Monday, 5 March 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

Purpose of Position:

To assist with the receipt and delivery of goods into Dauntsey’s Storeroom following the School’s procedures. To correctly store and rotate stock. To issue out stock to the chefs as required. To accept the delivery of parcels for all personnel and pupils at the School. Create purchase orders and recording goods inwards/ outwards using bespoke software. To ensure that all checks to verify stock levels for re-ordering are accurate and appropriate.

Principle Responsibilities:

To check and take in deliveries of food and all other parcels into the School.
Record all stock against the delivery note and record using bespoke software.
Report any delivery defects/shortfalls to the Head Store Person or Catering Manager.
To get materials out ready for collection/ return as required.
To issue out stock and record using bespoke software.
To ensure all food stuffs are stored in a clean, hygienic environment following all the storage procedures, including reporting and recording of temperatures throughout the receiving and storing process.
To ensure food is stored correctly using correct stock rotation procedures and operate a First In First Out system for deliveries.
To assist with monthly and end of year stock checks.
To assist and work liaise closely with the Head stores person on ordering and stock levels
To issue parcels around the ground, after recording their receipt.
To keep stock areas clean and tidy ensuring items are correctly stacked and walkways are clear, this includes fridges & freezers.
To keep twice daily records of all refrigerated storage areas
To keep all storage areas tidy including the equipment stores, spare crockery and cutlery stores and complete pest logs.
To assist around the school with other deliveries when needed.
To clear and maintain the delivery area, sweeping when necessary.
Report immediately any incidents of accident, near miss, fire, theft, loss , damage, unfit food, or other irregularities to the Head Store Person.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Good communication skills both written and spoken to an acceptable level.
Experience of working in a team and being a ‘Team’ player.
Basic Food Hygiene qualification.
Basic Health and Safety Qualification.
COSHH training.
Previous experience in a similar role.
Computer literate and knowledge of stock systems.

General:

  • To carry out such reasonable duties as may be required
  • To report any identified disciplinary problems to the Catering Manager.
  • In accordance with the Health & safety at Work Act 1974 to be responsible for your own health & safety and that of your colleagues.
  • To observe Dauntsey’s School Health & Safety procedures.
  • This job description will be reviewed on an annual basis and any changes, if made, will be done in association with the post holder.
  • To be prepared to undertake any training the school feels relevant and beneficial.

Personal Qualities:

  • Aptitude for working with children
  • Mature nature
  • Enthusiastic
  • Fit and reasonably strong

The above Job description, while not exhaustive, broadly encompasses those duties and responsibilities, which may be allocated to the post. You may be asked to carry out other duties from time to time by your Manager/Supervisor, these may occur in other areas of the school.

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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