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

Theatre Technician - Casual Worker

Plus

Required January 2021
Hours as per the Senior Theatre Technician
Interviews week beginning 8 December 2020

 

Casual Contract, no set hours.  Normal hours of work will be 08:30 – 16:30, but because some events take place outside normal working hours, the post-holder must be flexible and share duties with the other members of the team to cover the busy events schedule.

Required for January 2021

We are looking for a skilled Casual Technicians to support the theatre and audio-visual requirements in this busy school. Together with one other Senior Theatre Technician and Theatre Technician, this post will provide an efficient service for the whole school campus, and essential technical support in the Millennium Centre which contains the main auditorium (584 seats), recital room and drama studio.

You’ll need strong communication and technical ability along with a practical and resourceful approach with the confidence to use your initiative when needed.

For an informal chat about the post, please contact Ryan Skelly, Theatre Manager on 01883 654429.

Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than 7 December 2020.

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.

Estates Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Plus

Part Time

Required from 11 January 2021

 

As Estates Administrator, you will be responsible for supporting the Estates team to include typing and collation of risk assessments, filing and other general office duties. You will have excellent IT skills and strong 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.

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 29 November 2020.

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.

Maintenance Operator Handyman, Painter/Decorator

Plus

Full Time

Required as soon as possible

Interviews will be held week beginning 7 December 2020

Practical, resourceful and able to work well on your own initiative, you’re a highly skilled Maintenance Operator Handyman who takes pride in a job well done. You’re a friendly and helpful individual with excellent communication skills too. So bring your talents to Woldingham School - and be part of our welcoming and supportive team.

Taking responsibility for all maintenance and decorating across the school, you’ll carry out a full range of repairs and maintenance tasks.  There will also be other general maintenance duties, so you will certainly be kept busy here!

Full driving licence. You will need to provide your own hand tools and drill.

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.

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 9am on 4 December 2020.

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.

Head of Classics

Plus

Full Time

Required as soon as possible

Interviews will be held week beginning 7 December 2020

We are looking for an inspiring Head of Classics to lead our department through the next phase of its development. The post will suit a well-qualified graduate who has some substantial teaching experience, who is committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil and is ready to lead a department in our high performing Catholic girls’ school.

Classics is a popular and successful subject at Woldingham. The department consists of a team of two highly committed Classicists who work with a focus on high level achievement and independent learning. All girls take Latin from Year 7, and it is a popular choice for at GCSE where it is offered both on and off-timetable. In the Sixth Form, we offer Latin and Classical Civilisation A Levels. In addition, we also offer Greek GCSE as an off-timetable subject to girls from Year 10 and the option of reintroducing Classical Greek A Level is being considered. A small number of girls go on to study Classics at university each year and we have a very good Oxbridge record. The department promotes innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and there is a culture of sharing ideas, good practice and resources.

The ability to teach Latin across all Key Stages and up to A Level is essential, as is the ability to teach Classical Civilisation at A Level. The ability to teach Greek GCSE is necessary and up to A Level and Oxbridge it is highly desirable. Candidates should also possess 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 9am on 30 December 2020.

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.

Senior Deputy Head

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Woldingham School is one of the leading girls’ boarding and day schools, educating over 570 girls aged 11-18. Set in 700 acres of beautiful grounds in the Surrey North Downs, Woldingham provides a first-class academic and pastoral education that opens doors to top universities and exciting careers. Woldingham is a forward-looking, open-hearted and warm school community, where students develop confidence, compassion and courage.

Founded in 1842 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham is a Catholic school which welcomes girls of all faiths and none, and is a member of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. The Senior Deputy Head will be an outstanding leader who is able to demonstrate a clear commitment to the ethos of the School. The postholder will take responsibility for the pastoral life of the School as well as working collaboratively with other members of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the smooth running of Woldingham School’s educational operations.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and forward-thinking educational leader with exceptional pastoral instincts and communication skills. A passion for modern pastoral care, as well as strong academic credentials and a commitment to the co-curriculum, are vital. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the ongoing strategic development of Woldingham as the School continues to grow and flourish.

A candidate brief is available to download below.

To apply, visit https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en-gb/opportunities with the job reference ASN‑81159.

Covering letters and CVs should be submitted by 9am on Friday 27 November.

Woldingham School (charity no. 1125376) is committed to safeguarding and promoting 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 DBS.

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