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

Language Assistant - German Department

Plus

Part time, 12 hours per week

Term Time only
Required from 1 September 2021

Application deadline: 6 May 2021
Interviews will be in the week beginning 17 May 2021

 

We are looking for an excellent Language Assistant for our German Language department.   The post will suit a well-qualified graduate, committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil. Alongside working closely with the Head of Language, you will provide support to the department.   Some remote working is a possibility for candidates who are not local to the area.

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 06 May 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.

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.

PA to the Head

Plus

Full time - 40 hours per week, Term time plus 7 weeks

Woldingham School, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA

Salary – competitive, plus free lunches.

 

We are seeking an experienced PA to the Head to play a vital part in the higher-level co-ordination and smooth running of Woldingham School.

This is a high-profile role within the School requiring the highest professional standards and outstanding personal qualities. This is an excellent opportunity to join our extraordinary School and be part of an exceptional team. The Head’s PA will act as the first point of contact for the Head and will provide full administration and organisational support to ensure the smooth running of his office and to assist the Head in all aspects of his role.

That’s why we’re looking for an experienced, flexible and enthusiastic professional with a positive outlook and a ‘can do’ approach. The successful candidate will have a sound track record of providing senior level PA support and a thorough knowledge of office administration systems and procedures. While experience gained in a school environment is highly desirable, it’s certainly not essential.

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. With a strong community and caring culture we are building on a proud heritage that stretches back over 175 years. We’re now driving an exciting future that’s underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk no later than 9am on 10 May 2021Interviews will be held week commencing 17 May 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.

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 organizes regular social events for our sociable, welcoming staff community.

Teacher of Mathematics

Plus

Full Time

Required from September 2021

Closing date 9am 26 April 2021

Interviews will be held week commencing 4 May 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 26 April 2021.  Interviews will be held week commencing 4 May 2021.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

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

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