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

Head of Science

Plus

Full-time, Term Time
Required from 1 September 2021
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9 February 2021

 

We are looking for an outstanding, inspiring Head of Science with a passion for education. The post will suit a well-qualified and experienced individual, committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil and leading a core department in the school. The science subjects are highly popular and successful at Woldingham. The department consists of a team of 12 highly committed Science teachers who work with a focus on developing academic curiosity, on the application of practical skills and on fostering independent learning. There is a culture of sharing resources and ideas. The department is well supported by a team of enthusiastic and experienced technicians.

Our girls’ passion for the sciences speaks for itself. From courses based on Pearson Exploring Science, to Advanced Level courses, the Sciences are a popular and successful choice every year. Our school has an excellent record of Oxbridge success too. In addition, we provide an outstanding range of facilities including a dedicated suite of laboratories and a well-resourced library. We are looking for a colleague who will be proactive in raising the profile of the department, including the development of its academic societies and Oxbridge mentoring.

The ability to teach Science across all Key Stages and one of the disciplines up to A Level & Oxbridge is essential, combined with first-rate organization, team working and ICT skills.

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 which are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programme, 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.

Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than 9:00am on Monday 1 February 2021.

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.

Domestic Services Operative

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6:30am - 2:30pm, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week
Required as soon as possible
Interviews will be held on 21 December 2020

 

When it comes to keeping everything clean and tidy, you’re a perfectionist. You take real pride in a job well done. What’s more, you’re a friendly and helpful individual who can mix well with students and staff alike. So bring your talents to Woldingham School - and be part of our welcoming and supportive team.

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. This is a truly unique school with an equally unique culture and philosophy. Building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years, we’re now driving an exciting future that’s underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities – all alive with the creative energy of over 500 young minds.

Carrying out a range of cleaning duties to the highest possible standards, you will also need to move furniture and fittings from time to time. So a good level of physical fitness is important, along with previous cleaning experience. You should also be able to work well on your own initiative and as part of a team. Finally, due to the location of the school, you will need to have access to a vehicle.

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. All staff receive free lunches and coffee too.

Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than  18 January 2021.

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.

Chef de Partie

Plus

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

Plus

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

Plus

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