Staff Vacancies

Teacher of MusicJanuary 2021

We are seeking an inspirational Music Teacher who is an able musician and is passionate about the teaching, care and nurturing of pupils of a prep school age.
We can offer outstanding facilities, wonderful children with a desire to learn and a thriving and supportive school community.
At Holmewood House, we believe that emotional and social well-being, self-esteem, happiness and confidence are of prime importance.
Our school is well renowned for the quality of pastoral care alongside excellent academic standards and exciting co-curricular provision.
The Music Department is purpose built with a 350 seat theatre attached. The department itself has three class teaching rooms as well as 9 practice rooms.
There are numerous opportunities for the children to perform throughout the year and they are encouraged to do so. In addition to performance opportunities, the children are prepared for public music examinations and some of the most able for music scholarships to a variety of senior schools. The majority of children learn at least one musical instrument and there are currently three orchestras, three choirs, a Swing Band and a few smaller ensembles.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the running of the Music Department and the wider school community. As well as teaching class music lessons the successful candidate will be involved with the instrumental groups, choirs, concerts, musicals and also school duties.
The job should appeal to all qualified musicians who have a passion for working with children and developing in them an appreciation and love of music. Good piano skills would be beneficial. The specific role will be shaped by the skills of the successful candidate. All school related attributes will be taken into account, including non-musical skills and interests.

SEN Support AssistantSeptember 2020

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated 1 to 1 SEN support assistant who will work as part of our dedicated staff team to support a child in Year 3 within our setting. We require a dynamic and resilient individual who is ready to make a real impact in enhancing a student’s life.


The role will involve supporting a child with a special educational needs both in the classroom and in non-structured settings. The post holder will be expected to help the child access the curriculum through a variety of different methods and through the differentiation of resources and teaching approaches where applicable.


The role will be for 5 days per week.


We can offer you a friendly, supportive school and opportunities for professional development. The successful candidate will:

• Have experience of working with primary aged children

• Have NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

• Have experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

• Have bags of initiative

• Have good literacy and mathematical skills

• Be hard working and flexible


Please include details of the skills, qualities and experience you have and why you would like to apply for the position in a covering letter. Please send a completed application form with a covering letter to the Head of Learning Strategies, Rachel Martin . If you have any queries, please contact Claire Little


Application Deadline: Monday 1st June 2020

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 8th June 2020


Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Nurse (Term Time Only)September 2020

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a nurse to join our medical centre. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and flexible individual to join our team based in an independent prep school in Tunbridge Wells.

Our team comprises of a School Medical Officer, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant.

The successful candidate will be a registered paediatric nurse. Experience working in schools or the community is desirable but not essential for the right candidate.

As a school nurse you will be responsible for the day to day running of the medical centre and the health and wellbeing of the pupils, with the ability to stay calm in emergency situations. The successful candidate should be highly organised with good IT skills, particularly in Word and Excel. Sport plays a large role at the school therefore part of your duties will be to provide nursing care and first aid at sports fixtures some of which will be on a Saturday.

Our medical centre is open during the hours of 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and for sports fixtures half day on a Saturday.

We are looking for a nurse to cover the following hours:

Monday – either 8am–1pm or 1pm–6pm (negotiable)

Tuesday – 1pm-6pm

Wednesday – 8am-1pm

Friday – 8am – 6pm

Saturdays – 1 in 3 fixtures (half day)

The school holds INSET days over the school year which you would be expected to attend.

We offer a competitive salary for this term time only role, with free onsite parking and lunch provided when you are on duty. We are looking for someone to start ideally after May half term but a September start date would be considered for the right candidate. We would highly recommend an informal visit to look around the medical centre and meet the medical centre team.

Salary £12,500

Closing date 27 March 2020. Shortlisting may close early should we have a large number of applicants.


School Nurse Job Description

Personal specification

The job requires:

  • An experienced paediatric nurse who holds a valid Nursing and Midwifery PIN number.
  • A current DBS
  • Experience with a school or community setting
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisation skills
  • Ability to work independently with initiative as well as within a team and be a good team player.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Good ICT skills including knowledge of word and excel
  • Good at prioritising and able to work well under pressure
  • Flexible, trustworthy, dependable and reliable person


Key tasks and responsibilities

  • As a school nurse you will be responsible for the day to day running of the medical centre with the provision of first aid / emergency care within Holmewood House School for pupils, staff and visitors.
  • To provide care for any pupil, staff or visitor who becomes unwell whilst at the school. This would include the appropriate medical assessment and any treatment that is required and to organise collection of a pupil by their parents/guardian if they should need to go home due to injury or illness. You would be responsible for the supervision of the child until the parents/guardian can attend.
  • Receive and record any medication which is brought in by parents/guardian and store the medication safely.
  • Administer any prescribed medications, such as antibiotics that have been brought into school as authorised by parent/guardian. Administer over the counter medication as required and as per school policy.
  • Continually review medication and check expiry dates on medication, ensure that parents/guardians are contacted promptly to provide in date medication should it expire.
  • Manage the care of children with chronic medical conditions, keeping the individual health care plans up to date.
  • Have an up to date first aid certificate. The medical centre deals with day to day incidents and child accidents, including treatment for minor cuts, knocks and bruises.
  • Assessing the extent of more serious cuts and grazes and the provision of medical treatment or referral to minor injuries/A&E
  • Directing teaching/non-teaching staff in the administration of medication when necessary, e.g. for school trips.
  • To organise first aid provision throughout the school – ensuring adequately and appropriately stocked first aid kits and emergency equipment e.g. defibrillators are working and in date within the school site.
  • Collating lists of medical needs for children at home or away matches and school trips. Organising first aid bags with any medication that is needed. Inform away venues of any children that have allergies.
  • Keep the kitchen informed and updated of any child with allergies.
  • To keep medical records up to date, record all children that come into the medical centre in the diary and maintain records on computer records system.
  • Ensure the medical centre is well organised and tidy. Ordering medical supplies when required.
  • To know and understand the schools safeguarding policy.
  • To maintain nursing registration and attend appropriate training.


Please send in a completed CV and covering letter along with the attached application form to .




Evening Cleaner with Cleaning Supervisory DutiesImmediate Start

Reliable Evening Cleaner with Cleaning Supervisory Duties.

Immediate start Term Time including inset days, plus three full weeks in the school holiday period for deep cleaning Monday-Friday 3.30pm-9pm

Hourly rate £9.53

Please complete the attached application form and return to Mrs Anita Randall at

The appointment will be subject to all required safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS check. Registered Charity for the purpose of providing education. Charity Number 279267.


Supply Teacher

We would like to build up a bank of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 supply teachers to which we can turn when we require cover.  If you are suitably qualified please contact Mrs Claire Little –

Experience in the independent sector would be an advantage.


Holmewood House School is an equal opportunities employer. Holmewood House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful applicant will be subject to all required safer recruitment checks including an enhanced disclosure through the DBS.

The posts advertised above are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and Amendment Order 1986. All convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those which otherwise would be regarded as “spent” must be declared. All appointments are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures and other checks.

Registered Charity for the purpose of providing Education                Charity Number 279267