Working at Woldingham

Not only is Woldingham a great school for our students, it’s a fantastic place to work. We employ around 200 teaching and support staff who provide a first rate education and excellent pastoral care for our students, and also look after our stunning 700 acres of grounds and our beautiful buildings.

A great place to work

A great place to work

It is important to us that every colleague enjoys an equally fulfilling future at Woldingham. As part of the Woldingham family, your work will be recognised and valued at every level. Life at Woldingham is about working together and enjoying being part of a close-knit and supportive team.

Staff development is a high priority. We provide a varied training programme and personal professional development planning for all colleagues. We offer an exceptional range of benefits including free lunch and refreshments, pension scheme, employee assistance programme, on-site car parking, discounted school fees, fitness studio, swimming pool and fitness classes.

Current vacancies

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School Cleaning Supervisor (Fixed term)

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Monday to Friday:  06.30-16.00  (45 hours per week)

This role is a fixed term contract for 6 months with the potential for the role to be made permanent.

Salary: £12.50 per hour

FREE TRANSPORT to and from work from pick up points in Croydon, Purley, Kenley, Whyteleafe, Caterham and surrounding areas. Collection and drop off to Woldingham train station is also offered if required.

All staff receive free lunches and refreshments

Required as soon as possible - we reserve the right to close this role once suitable candidates have been appointed

Woldingham School, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA

 

School Cleaners wanted

Join our friendly domestic team at Woldingham school.  We are currently recruiting a School Cleaning Supervisor to ensure the smooth running and effective delivery of the cleaning service across the School.

Close to London yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting,  Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool.  Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have even organised yoga classes and reflexology on site. 

Salary:  £12.50 per hour. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.

 

 

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.  

The Woldingham community is a rich one in which many different backgrounds and cultures are represented and many different languages spoken.  This diversity is valued and respected and we are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site.

Higher Education and Careers Assistant

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Start date: September 2022

Three days a week, term-time (plus A Level results days)

Salary: Competitive

Once completed, please return your application and cover letter to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk  no later than 09.00am on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 22 August 2022.

 

To support the Director of Higher Education and Careers in the administration of the department, working with students, teachers and visitors to ensure excellence in our support for students as they prepare for their future beyond Woldingham.

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.

Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than 09.00am on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 22 August 2022.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.

The Woldingham community is a rich one in which many different backgrounds and cultures are represented and many different languages spoken.  This diversity is valued and respected and we are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site.

Resident Tutor - Sports (Fixed Term)

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Start date: September 2022

Approximately 40 hours per week in the PE department and undertaking residential duties. This is a fixed term, term time only position; however, the Resident Tutor is also required to be available to attend INSET days and for periods prior to and at the end of terms. The hours of work during term time are varied and include weekends. The Resident Tutor will be entitled to a period off duty, each week in term time in addition to school holidays.

Salary: £15,000 per annum

Fixed term- September 2022 to early July 2023.

This is an open campaign, and so we would welcome early applications. This role will close when a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 

We are seeking a dynamic Sports Graduate to coach and guide students to develop their passion and skills in sport by preparing and directing them through games and practice sessions.   The facilities at Woldingham are impressive and you will be working with a happy and supportive team. 

Additionally, you will provide support to the residential teams to deliver pastoral care and activities for the boarders.

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.

Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter. Please note that we reserve the right to close this role early should the right candidate be appointed.

There is a genuine occupational requirement (as defined by Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010) for the postholder to be female. Accordingly, this post is open to women only.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.

The Woldingham community is a rich one in which many different backgrounds and cultures are represented and many different languages spoken.  This diversity is valued and respected and we are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site.

Development & Alumnae Relations Officer

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Start date: September 2022 

Monday to Friday Full time, term time plus 9 weeks

Salary: £24,000 to £28,000 FTE

This is an open campaign, and so we would welcome early applications. This role will close when a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 

 

This is a pivotal role within the successful and dynamic Development team at Woldingham.  You will be joining us at an exciting time as we launch a new capital appeal as well as grow our bursary fundraising to widen access to a Woldingham education for more young women – 30 by 2030. 

You will be involved in the growing area of fundraising within the School, with particular focus on major gifts and donor stewardship as well as alumnae relations. Working under the direction of the Foundation Director and closely with the Development Manager, you will help to implement and develop the fundraising and stakeholder relations strategy, working to maintain and increase our charitable giving.

The Woldingham community is a rich one in which many different backgrounds and cultures are represented and many different languages spoken.  This diversity is valued and respected and we are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

Once completed, please return your application form to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter. 

This is an open campaign, and so we would welcome early applications. This role will close when a suitable candidate has been appointed.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site.

HR Administrator

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Start date: ASAP

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm with 30-minute unpaid break, one-year fixed term contract.

Term time + or 52 weeks will be considered dependant on candidate preference. Start time and finish times can also be discussed.

Salary: £25,000 to £27,000 pro rata to the hours worked depedant on skills and experience

This is an open campaign, and so we would welcome early applications. This role will close when a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 

Due to an internal secondment, we are currently looking for a HR Administrator to join our team for a one-year fixed term contract. You should be highly organised with excellent administration skills and be able to work individually and as part of a team efficiently and often under pressure with high standards and good attention to detail. 

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.

Once completed, please send your application and cover letter to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk.

This is an open campaign, and so we would welcome early applications. This role will close when a suitable candidate has been appointed.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.

The Woldingham community is a rich one in which many different backgrounds and cultures are represented and many different languages spoken.  This diversity is valued and respected and we are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site.

Residential Assistant

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Full Time, 40 hours per week

Woldingham School, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA

Required from September 2022

 We are looking for an enthusiastic Residential Assistant to join our team to support the pastoral care of our boarders.  You will be working across different age groups from Year 7 to Year 13 in any of our 6 boarding houses, as required.  In addition, you will also carry out other school duties according to your skill set.  What’s more, you are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for every one of your pupils. So join the friendly and welcoming team here at Woldingham School – and enjoy all the support you need to achieve your professional goals.

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary: Competitive.

All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.

Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter. This is an open campaign so we would welcome early applications, and we reserve the right to close this role once a suitable candidate has been found.

The School retains the right to interview and appoint at any time during the application process.

There is a genuine occupational requirement (as defined by Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010) for the postholder to be female. Accordingly, this post is open to women only.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.

The Woldingham community is a rich one in which many different backgrounds and cultures are represented and many different languages spoken.  This diversity is valued and respected and we are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site.

 

 

Chef de Partie

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Required as soon as possible

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our brigade of chefs. The shifts are based on 5 days out of 7 and weekend shifts are included in the Rotas.

As Chef de Partie you will need to have a good sound knowledge of food and possess good culinary skills. These skills will be required to help us deliver our Fresh Food from Scratch food offer and our seasonal wedding business which takes place mainly in April, May, July & August.

A thorough understanding of food safety and Health & Safety is essential.

The business is open 51 weeks a year and closes for one week over the Christmas period. Due to the location of the business, it is an advantage if you have your own transport.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Catering Department. catering@woldinghamschool.co.uk.

Food Service Assistant

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Required as soon as possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our Food Service assistant team. The shifts are based on 5 days out of 7 and weekend shifts are included in the Rotas. The business is open 51 weeks a year, closing for one week over the Christmas period.

General Food service assistant duties are included in this position.

Due to the location of the business, it is an advantage if you have your own transport.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Catering Department. catering@woldinghamschool.co.uk.

Kitchen Porter

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Required as soon as possible

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our kitchen porter’s team. The shifts are based on 5 days out of 7 and weekend shifts are included in the Rotas. The business is open 51 weeks a year, closing for one week over the Christmas period.

General kitchen porter duties are included in this position.

Due to the location of the business, it is an advantage if you have your own transport.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Catering Department. catering@woldinghamschool.co.uk

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For this reason an enhanced DBS check of successful applicants is always obligatory, the cost of which will be met by the school. Woldingham School is an Equal Opportunities employer and, as such, welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Application process

Candidates are asked to read our recruitment policy and must complete our application form as part of the application for any of our roles. The application form includes a section on equality and diversity which helps us monitor our obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

The application form is in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. If you want the form in a different format , please email us with details of your requirements to the email address below.

To apply for a role, please click the link to download the application form, then complete, save and email it to: hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk

Woldingham School is an HMC Member School. HMC schools are world-leading independent schools. To find out more about what it’s like to teach at an HMC school, visit: www.hmcteachingcareers.org.uk