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 History

Plus

Full-time, Term Time
Required from 1 September 2021
Interviews will be in the week beginning  22 March 2021

 

We are looking for a Head of History 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. History is a successful subject at Woldingham; over half the year choose to study it at GCSE and it is a popular choice at A Level. The Department consists of a team of 5 highly committed historians who work with a focus on equipping students with a strong knowledge base, the ability to evaluate as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and who encourage independent thought and learning. There is a very strong culture across the Department of sharing resources and ideas. 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.

Our girls’ passion for History speaks for itself. Their inquisitiveness about the past is infectious and they make each lesson fun to teach. The History Department, which works closely with the Politics Department, is based in its own suite of rooms each with excellent IT capabilities. There is a well-stocked History library as well as access to numerous online resources such as JSTOR and MASSOLIT. The department is keen to evolve and is always looking at adapting our schemes of work to reflect changing world perspectives.

The ability to teach History across all Key Stages and up to A Level is essential, combined with first-rate organisational, 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 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.

Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than 9:00am on Monday 15 March 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.

Foundation Director

Plus

Full-Time
Required as soon as possible
Interviews will take place in the week beginning 8 March 2021

This is a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced development fund-raiser to take on the role of Foundation Director at Woldingham, building upon the achievements of the existing Development Office; they will set an ambitious strategy which will take the School’s philanthropic endeavours to the next level and beyond. This is a strategic, senior leadership role and the post-holder will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Head of Science

Plus

Full-time, Term Time
Required from 1 September 2021
Interviews will be in the week beginning 8 March 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 March 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.

Teacher of Biology

Plus

Full-time, Term Time
Required from 1 September 2021
Interviews will be in the week beginning 15 March 2021

 

We are now seeking an inspiring teacher of Biology to join our outstanding team. Biology teachers can be expected to teach any year group from year 7 to 13. Years 7 and 8 are taught our own syllabus based on the Exploring Science course. Biology is taught as a separate subject, by a specialist from year 8 onwards. The Edexcel IGCSE course starts in year 9. Our A Level biologists follow the OCR specification.

Founded in 1842 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham School is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18.

Close to London yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, we combine a high academic standing with a rich curriculum and excellent facilities. Our goal is to develop confident and compassionate young women who are curious, ambitious and ready to take on the challenges of today’s world.

Biology sits within the thriving Science Faculty; over half of the Sixth Form take at least one STEM subject at A level. All girls follow the Triple Science curriculum in Years 9 and 10 with some continuing with Double Science in Year 11. A level numbers are high with many girls choosing to study Biology or Biology related courses at university.

Class sizes range from 10 to a maximum GCSE group size of 22. Our average class size is around 15-16 girls.

To join us, you will need to be an excellent communicator with an infectious passion for Biology. First-rate organisational skills are also essential, along with the ability to support the school’s Catholic ethos and make a real contribution to our enrichment provision.

 

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 8 March 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 and a new Leadership Programme in development for September 2021.

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 a range of wellbeing initiatives support staff in their working life.

 

Teacher of Mathematics with the possibility of Second in Charge

Plus

Full Time
Required from September 2021
Interviews will be held week in the week beginning 8 March 2021

 

We are looking for an outstanding teacher, with an infectious enthusiasm for Mathematics, as well as the ability to deliver an exceptional learning experience for students. This is an opportunity to contribute to a thriving, high-performing department in one of the UK’s leading girls’ schools.

While the ability to teach Mathematics from Key Stage 3 up to A Level is essential, experience of teaching Mechanics and Further Mathematics and preparing students for Oxbridge would also be welcomed. You should also bring a genuine passion for your subject, along with a commitment to making a real contribution to our enrichment provision.

Our girls’ interest in this subject speaks for itself and each year many go on to study Mathematics and related subjects at university, including Oxbridge. This ambitious, forward thinking department is well-resourced and benefits from an outstanding range of facilities.  

So join the friendly and welcoming team here at Woldingham School and enjoy all the support you need to achieve your professional goals. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham is a happy, top-performing Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. With a strong community and caring culture, we are building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are now driving an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and our 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 9am Monday 1 March 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.

Teacher of Mathematics

Plus

Full Time
Required from September 2021
Interviews will be held week in the week beginning 8 March 2021

 

We are looking for an outstanding teacher, with an infectious enthusiasm for Mathematics, as well as the ability to deliver an exceptional learning experience for students. This is an opportunity to contribute to a thriving, high-performing department in one of the UK’s leading girls’ schools.

While the ability to teach Mathematics from Key Stage 3 up to A Level is essential, experience of teaching Mechanics and Further Mathematics and preparing students for Oxbridge would also be welcomed. You should also bring a genuine passion for your subject, along with a commitment to making a real contribution to our enrichment provision.

Our girls’ interest in this subject speaks for itself and each year many go on to study Mathematics and related subjects at university, including Oxbridge. This ambitious, forward thinking department is well-resourced and benefits from an outstanding range of facilities.  

So join the friendly and welcoming team here at Woldingham School and enjoy all the support you need to achieve your professional goals. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham is a happy, top-performing Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. With a strong community and caring culture, we are building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are now driving an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and our 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 9am Monday 1 March 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