Staff Vacancies

Teacher of Music Full Time January 2019

Holmewood House is a leading I.A.P.S. co-educational day and weekly boarding preparatory school of 450+ pupils, set amidst the beautiful Kent countryside two miles west of Tunbridge Wells. The Music Department is purpose built with a 350 seat theatre attached. The department itself has two class teaching rooms as well as 9 practice rooms and two offices.
There are many opportunities for the children to perform throughout the year. The children are prepared for public music examinations and a few for music scholarships to a variety of senior schools. The majority of children learn at least one musical instrument. 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 be appeal to all qualified musicians who enjoy working with children and enthusing them both vocally and instrumentally. 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-musically specific skills.
All referees will be contacted and those selected for interview will be asked to bring evidence of qualifications gained.


Matron / Assistant HouseparentJanuary 2019 or April 2019

A kind, caring, passionate and energetic professional is required to support the growth of our boarding provision.
This post will bring challenge and reward in equal measure and will be incredibly exciting and fulfilling for the right person.
Relevant boarding experience essential and a Nursing background would be welcomed.
Accommodation provided. Wonderful pupils, friendly staff, generous salary and excellent holidays!
Please contact Mrs Claire Little for further information or visit for more details.
Closing date: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Interviews: any time after receipt of application

Chef / CookFull Time for Immediate Start

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

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.

For further details please see the Job Description. Please complete the attached application form and return it to Stef Parnell via Closing date for applications is Friday 31st August but suitable applicants may be interviewed on receipt of their details so early application is advised.


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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