Staff Vacancies

Learning Strategies AssistantSeptember 2019

Holmewood House School is a co-educational day school, rated ‘Excellent’ by the ISI in 2017, enjoying a beautiful location on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells.

The children begin their exciting learning journey in Pre-Prep before making the transition to Prep in Year 3 where they continue to learn in an environment that is rich, active and inspiring. In the Prep School, the children are taught by a large number of specialist professionals who work throughout the school to provide a rich array of curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated part time, Learning Strategies Assistant who will work as part of our dedicated staff team to support a number of children in our setting. We require dynamic and resilient individuals who are ready to make a real impact in transforming pupils’ lives. The role will involve supporting individuals and groups in class, leading interventions, assisting in planning and the management / preparation of resources, which could include some specialist knowledge in particular areas. The successful applicant will also provide cover for whole classes where required and will be part of the team that supports throughout the school day including during break times and lunch times. The role will be for 2 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 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 questions, please call the Headmaster’s PA, Mrs Claire Little, on 01892 860000 or send an email to .

Application Deadline: Monday 29th April 2019 12 noon

Interviews: Week commencing: Monday 6th May 2019


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.

Experienced / Qualified GardenerImmediate Start

Holmewood House School is a thriving independent Preparatory School of 450 pupils, located just outside Tunbridge Wells, set in over 30 acres of stunning gardens and Kent countryside.

Holmewood has an exciting opportunity for a full time qualified or experience gardener working within our busy Grounds team and reporting to our Head Groundsman. The role also offers the opportunity to recruit, manage and develop an apprentice gardener.

The successful applicant will be able to deliver work to a high standard, take their own initiative and bring creative ideas to further develop and enhance the gardens. They must be reliable and show a willingness to help in other areas when required. Enthusiasm, a natural friendliness with staff, parents and children and team working will also be important characteristics for this role. A driving licence is essential and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Chainsaw and spray qualifications are also desirable (PA1 & PA6).


  • Planning of new projects and the development of the gardens to enhance the setting of the School.
  • Maintenance of the gardens, ornamental lawns and external appearance of the school including the Headmaster’s house, to a high standard with minimal supervision. To include; soil preparation, digging, forking, mulching, weeding, raking, watering, pruning, bed and boarder planning and planting. Seasonal tasks.
  • Safe use of a wide variety of machinery, such as tractors/attachments, lawn mowers, hedge cutters, leaf blowers. Carry out routine daily maintenance checks.
  • Daily clearing of roads and pathways of leaves, mud, etc to include help with gritting, salt spreading and snow clearing if necessary.
  • Adhering to relevant H&S requirements and COSHH compliance, willingness to attend training.
  • Other duties may include helping with parking, directing traffic during events/busy periods

Hours Monday to Friday 7.30am – 4.30pm. One hour unpaid break for lunch and two paid half hour breaks. 5.6 weeks paid holiday per annum to include bank holidays, which must be taken during the school holidays to be agreed with the Head Groundsman.

Remuneration will be discussed at interview and will depend on the experience of the successful candidate. The salary will be in the region of £20,000 – £21,000 plus benefits; a qualifying workplace pension scheme, uniform, free on site catering, parking.

Please complete an application form and email to to arrive no later than 23rd April. Applicants should include a copy of their curriculum vitae with their application if it contains additional relevant information.

If you have any questions or require a hard copy application form, please contact Anita Randall on 01892 860000.

The School will look to interview suitable candidates upon receipt of application, so early application is encouraged.

Holmewood House is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children. All successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS Disclosure and checks with past employers.

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.  We are also committed safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to agree to appropriate checks with former employers and enhanced DBS screening.

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