Staff Vacancies

School Medical OfficerSeptember 2019

Holmewood House is a vibrant and thriving Preparatory school on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells with 460+ pupils. Holmewood House is a non-selective school where, according to our recent ISI report, ‘The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements; and the quality of pupils’ personal development’ were assessed to be excellent.


Medical supervision of the school’s health services including the Medical Centre and supporting the delivery of the school’s health and well-being strategy. Reporting to the Deputy Headmaster.



· To provide clinical support to the school nursing team;

· Assess and prioritise minor injuries and illness both acute and chronic presented by pupils, staff or visitors to the school with appropriate referral to primary and secondary care settings;

· Provide pitch side first aid management for home fixtures when necessary with referral to secondary care when appropriate;

· Diagnosis and management of common sporting injuries liaising with specialist input where required;

· Consultations with parents to support complex injuries or high intensity training programmes.

· Liaison with other healthcare professionals associated with the school on a sessional basis e.g. physiotherapist, consultant in sports medicine.

· Work with parents, carers, specialist health professionals and others to develop, implement and monitor Individual Health Care Plans for pupils with complex health needs and long term conditions. Public Health

· To co-ordinate and deliver, as part of the wider health and wellbeing team, public health interventions to improve children’s health and wellbeing including


o Healthy weight

o Immunisation

o Mental wellbeing

o Dental health

o Vision and hearing signposting


· Assist with the delivery of PHSE and SRE to pupils in school when requested.

· To provide training to staff in the management of common issues such as allergies, asthma or any other medical condition deemed necessary for staff to have an awareness of. Strategy, policy & research

· To compile a school health profile to inform and support the development of the school health and wellbeing strategy in conjunction with the school Well Being Lead and pastoral leads. · To undertake regular audit of key health issues, using epidemiological methodology and robust clinical evidence to review service provision. To share and present this information in a meaningful way with key staff or parents.

· Lead the development, implementation and review of policies relevant to the health and welfare of pupils. Pastoral and safeguarding

· To be a member of the pastoral team supporting children and their families, attending and contributing to any relevant pastoral meetings.

· To provide support and assistance in the handling of any Safeguarding issues which may arise; attend multidisciplinary meetings or case-conferences if and when required to do so by the relevant authorities.


· Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development by undertaking training and self-directed learning as appropriate.

· Maintain medical confidentiality in line with duty of confidentiality to pupils and maintain medical records accurately, confidentially and safely. Share medical information with teaching staff on a need to know basis with parental permission.


To apply, please complete the application form and return to Mrs Claire Little – by Friday 21st June.

Creative Learning LeaderSeptember 2019

Holmewood House School is looking for a Creative Learning Leader to be responsible for overseeing the school’s Learning Hub, promoting reading for pleasure, developing information literacy and enriching teaching and learning across the curriculum.

The role is term time, 8.00am – 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. The successful candidate will be required to attend pre-term INSET.

We are seeking an individual who is an innovative, inspirational person who has a passion for promoting lifelong learning habits, literature and information and who is child-focused. The ability to build excellent working relationships with both staff and pupils is essential, as is being part of a team. They will be responsible for the acquisition, organisation and dissemination of resources appropriate to the learning needs of all the pupils within the school.

Candidates are expected to be committed to creating and managing a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment, which is conducive to children’s learning. Experience of using a range of online databases, resources and IT applications would also be welcomed.

To apply, please complete the application form and return to Mrs Claire Little – Closing date – Friday 14th June 2019

Matron/Healthcare AssistantSeptember 2019 or January 2020

A vacancy has arisen for a Resident Matron/ Healthcare Assistant to provide pastoral care for and supervision of boarding pupils and to play a role in our school Medical Centre. A suitably experienced candidate is therefore required to assist with and contribute to the supervision and care of all the boarders and provide frontline medical care. This is a fantastic opportunity for a calm, sensitive, approachable and practical individual to join our school community. A competitive pro rata salary is on offer as well as newly decorated residential accommodation commensurate with this important term-time only role. Start Date – September 2019 is preferable but January 2020 may be considered for the right candidate.

To apply please complete and submit the attached application form via email to  Closing date for applications – Friday 14th June 2019

Design Technology TechnicianPart Time, Term Time (16 hours per week)

We are looking for a technician to assist the Head of Department in providing pupils with an engaging and effective Design & Technology education to ensure the highest levels of achievement. Salary will be discussed at interview and depend on experience and hours worked.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Workshop Machine Checks and Daily/Lesson Preparation:

• Support Head of Department in the delivery of safe and fun Design Technology in Holmewood House School

• Ensure the workshop is tidy and the equipment is in good order

• Bandsaw, Pillar Drills, Electric Sanders, Fretsaws and Morticer – – Check correct set-up for safe use and change blades/parts as needed

• Laser cutter – Lens cleaning

• 3D Printers vacuuming and cleaning as needed

• Preparation and organisation of hand tools and power hand tools

• Check any other additional hand tools/accessories/consumables in accordance with good workshop practice


Additional Duties:

• Preparation of materials for particular projects and use of circular table saw and/or Thicknesser and Planer

• Keep a check on stock and notify Head of Department when running low

• Maintenance of rooms in accordance with school policy/school maintenance procedures

• Be jointly responsible with Head of Department for Health and Safety including risk assessments COSHH and common sense


Key attributes:

• Practical/hands-on experience is desirable

• Ability to show initiative and to prioritise one’s own work and that of others

• Ability to work as part of a team and individually

• Self-motivating with the ability to multi task

• Confident in the use of ICT

Chef / CookFull Time

We are looking for an experienced cook to join our well recognised and motivated catering team to support our excellent provision of high quality catering to pupils and staff. The role would particularly suit an enthusiastic experienced Chef, who is attracted to a friendly working environment where the shift patterns do not require the late hours traditionally associated with the hospitality industry.


Main duties and responsibilities:

The core responsibility of this role will be in leading the provision of weekend catering to our small number of full boarders. This will require an individual who can be relied on to use their initiative in taking decisions quickly, on some occasions being expected to lead shifts or run them on their own. There will also be shifts with the main team during some of the working week:

• Planning and preparing high quality meals for children/staff

• Friendly and engaging approach to serving to children, staff and parents

• Cleaning and close-down of the kitchen

• Storing and rotating deliveries

• Assisting the Chef during the week

• Excellent awareness and application of relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines


Additional Duties:

• For the small number of weekend boarders, some additional housekeeping support may be required in the boarding house at the weekend.


Key attributes:

• Must love food and cooking

• Friendly and enthusiastic in serving children and adults

• Self-starter who will be confident of running the shift on your own

• Flexible to perform additional responsibilities to support our weekend boarding

• Experienced in working in a busy kitchen

• A team player who can work various shifts


Further details:

Meals and uniform included. Additional benefits include a contributory pension. The working pattern is based on a 42.5 hour week over a series of shift rotas to be agreed with the successful applicant.

Salary will be discussed at interview and depend on experience and hours worked.

Please complete an application form and email to at the earliest opportunity. The School will look to interview suitable candidates upon receipt of application, so early application is encouraged. 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 Stef Parnell on 01892 860000.

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.

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