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Staff Vacancies

The School is a happy and supportive working environment, where we pride ourselves on the exceptional provision for our pupils and staff in all areas. Holmewood House provides a broad, well-balanced curriculum with outstanding teachers in what is very much a family school where the positive relationships between the teachers and children allows staff to get to know and understand the individual needs of each and every child. They foster their talents and nurture their growth through a challenging and exciting curriculum.

The school wholeheartedly believes that emotional and social well-being, self-esteem, happiness and confidence are of prime importance and are in themselves inextricably linked to academic progress. Staff are excited by the curiosity and thirst for learning that each child, regardless of their ability, naturally displays. They work hard to allow each child to ask why, to query and to have the time to develop their thoughts into fresh discoveries and innovations and, in doing so, overcome the challenges faced. The end result is the celebration of learning – a reward in its own right!

The wonderful environment and outstanding facilities provide a strong framework upon which the ethos of ‘allowing children to be children’ can be achieved. Childhood is full of exciting new experiences which, parents and teachers relive, through the eyes and laughter of the children. The relationship between home and school is of fundamental importance in ensuring every child is surrounded by the love, care and guidance which they require as they make their way through their educational journey. In short, the partnership allows the children to enjoy the most important journey of all: childhood.

Coffee Shop OperatorSeptember 2021

We are looking for a bright, friendly and self-motivated individual to join our well recognised catering team to operate a new coffee outlet for the School.

The Person

The successful candidate will be self motivated and able to work well both independently and in a team. Enthusiasm and a natural friendliness with staff, parents and children will be important characteristics. Given the role will involve operating independently, the ability to think on your feet and a willingness to work hard in a busy environment will also be important.

The successful applicant will be able to deliver work to a high standard, take their own initiative and bring creative ideas to develop and enhance the coffee shop offering. A driving licence is essential and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Duties

The role is responsible for operating the School’s coffee shop during the agreed hours. This includes:

• Working with the Commercial and Catering Manager to continue to develop the coffee shop offering

• Taking orders, making drinks and providing food, managing payment process

• Clearing and cleaning tables and making sure the coffee shop area is kept in a good state of cleanliness and tidiness during the opening hours

• Manage both setup and close down operations for relevant sessions when the shop is open

• Manage stock takes, weekly checks of equipment and work with the Catering Manager on product ordering and supply

• Considering product selection, pricing and development with the Catering and Commercial Manager.

Hours

Because this is a new venture, precise working patterns are subject to some adjustment as demand becomes more clear. The expected hours will be 3pm to 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These hours are to include the planning, preparing orders and weekly checks on equipment etc.

Remuneration

Remuneration will be discussed at interview and will depend on the experience of the successful candidate.

Please complete an application form and email to admin@holmewoodhouse.co.uk. 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 Ben Stevens on 01892 860000.

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Class Teacher8 Month Fixed Term Contract

Role Requirements

The role will be based at Holmewood House School. This is an 8 month Fixed Term Contract Role (specific dates to be agreed) working 18 hours per week as part of a job share arrangement. The role is term time only whilst the school is in session, starting in November 2021.

Your Role

We are looking to appoint a qualified, engaging and dynamic teacher to join our exceptional KS1 team. Applicants will be innovative and creative and happily go the extra mile to achieve the highest possible standards of learning for our pupils.

Our school is well renowned for the quality of pastoral care alongside excellent academic standards and exciting co-curricular provision.

The successful candidate will be confident and proficient in planning and teaching lessons and will engage and motivate pupils to realise their full potential whilst maintaining the core values of our school.

Key Attributes

• To work in a team and be able to reflect on advice and suggestions made by colleagues

• To anticipate needs of individual pupils and act on these as appropriate

• To display positive and professional communication skills with both staff and pupils

• To be a positive role model towards the Holmewood House community

• To have high, but reasonable expectations towards the behaviour of all children in the school and to follow the school’s policy on this area effectively

• Work in a holistic way, embracing an individual’s emotional, social and educational needs, reflecting our school values (Kindness, Self-Belief and Aspiration).

Key Professional Skills

• To participate in the school’s performance and development process

• To attend school Inset as appropriate

• To engage in wider school activities as required, e.g off site trips, Speech Day, Sports Day etc

• Prepare for lessons and carry out tasks to assist with the smooth running of a busy class

• Respect confidentiality of our pupils as you will have access to sensitive information relating to pupil needs which must be managed sensitively

Salary

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. Salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate and the exact hours of work agreed.

Dates of Fixed Term Contract

Available from 1 November 2021 to the end of the Summer Term 2022 (9 July 2022).

Offer

The successful applicant will be offered the role subject to the satisfactory completion of a number of background checks including but not limited to; an enhanced DBS check, the taking up and verification of references, the verification of career history and fitness to undertake the role.

Safeguarding

All staff have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact and are required to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding policies at all times.

Application

If you wish to be considered for this role, please complete an application form and email to: admin@holmewoodhouse.co.uk

CVs can also be submitted as supporting information to the application form.

The closing date for applications is Monday 9 August however, interviews for short-listed candidates may take place prior to the closing date. If you would like more information on the role or require a hard copy application form please contact Laura Readman on 01892 860000.

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Science Technician (Part Time, Term Time)September 2021

The Science Department Science at Holmewood House is delivered across three dedicated laboratories by subject-specialist teachers in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The ideal candidate will work with the Head of Science to co-ordinate the practical work across all three sciences as well as supporting the Lower-School delivery of science by class teachers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist with a passion for education to assist the Head of Science in providing pupils with an engaging and effective Science education that ensures the highest levels of achievement and promotes a passion for scientific enquiry. The proposed working pattern is negotiable with the candidate, but is expected to be a standard 37 hour week, worked over 5 days per week during term time plus 3 additional weeks each year for preparation. At 37 hours per week, the salary will be in the region of £19 – 20.5K a year (c. £23 – £25K FTE), but final salary will depend on agreed hours worked and experience.

Primary Responsibility:

Reporting to the Head of Science, the technician will coordinate the use of practical equipment and materials and provide assistance and advice in meeting the practical needs of the Science curriculum, liaising directly with the Science teaching staff.

Key Responsibilities:

• To liaise with Science teaching staff on a daily basis, ensuring that they are supported in delivering high quality practical Science lessons

• Independently preparing equipment as requested by the Science teaching staff, ensuring that sufficient quantities of apparatus and materials are available and managing the organisation of these materials within the department

• Collecting, checking and returning equipment to stores, including washing up/cleaning of laboratory equipment and glassware

• Trialling practical procedures to ensure efficacy and safety, collecting sample data and setting up demonstrations as necessary

• To be responsible for the control and management of chemical stocks and equipment under the supervision of the Head of Science. This includes placing orders, receiving new stock, maintaining and updating inventories, keeping records of expenditure and undertaking routine stock checks

• To prepare and maintain stocks of chemical solutions for general and specific uses, being responsible for the safe disposal of used and surplus chemicals and managing spills/accidents in the laboratories

• Carrying out health & safety checks within laboratories, prep rooms and stores

• Carrying out and arranging for maintenance and repair of equipment

• To work with colleagues in the Science department to create, develop and maintain Health and Safety records, including risk assessments, COSHH information, practical procedures and records of safety checks

• To assist in the care of plants and/or animals within the department

• To participate in internal and external training as required

• To carry out other duties commensurate with the role, as required by the Science teaching staff, Head of Science or the Senior Leadership Team.

Key Attributes/Experience

• Possess some previous experience of working in a laboratory environment, preferably within education

• Be a competent chemist, with experience of working with various chemicals, making up solutions and working safely with hazardous substances

• Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of the Common Entrance syllabus, including the required practical and subject knowledge

• Have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

• Possess excellent organisational and planning skills, including prioritising tasks and demonstrating the ability to successfully manage their own workload

• Be able to think creatively or collaborate as necessary to anticipate and solve problems

• Have high expectations for themselves and others; show professionalism at all times

• Be confident offering support and guidance to both staff and students

• Contribute to the aims and the ethos of the school, including demonstrating a positive attitude to working with children and to supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities

• Show commitment to the personal development of all students, staff and themselves

• Have a positive approach to professional development, improving their own knowledge and skills and sharing best practice

• Display competent ICT skills and confidence when using ICT.

You may also have

• Other experience working in an educational setting

• A degree/technical qualification in a science-based discipline

• Previous experience of Biology, Chemistry and Physics apparatus and equipment

• Experience managing Health and Safety regulations, writing and managing risk assessments

• An appropriate first aid qualification.

General Requirements

All staff are required to adhere to the latest COVID-19 Government guidance to ensure safety of the school community but should endeavour to maintain a supportive working environment.

Mandatory and statutory training will be undertaken and any adverse incidents reported as per school policy. The school infection control and healthcare management policies must be adhered to. Although this is a term time only role, INSET day attendance will be required.

Salary

Expected salary at 37 hours per week will be in the region of £19 – 20.5K per year (£23 – £25K FTE) – actual salary dependent on agreed hours worked and experience.

Pension & School Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, the successful candidate will be offered a range of benefits including an employer contributory pension, free parking, ‘term-time plus’ working and free lunch/refreshments. Start date Ideally the successful candidate will start at the end of August 2021 prior to the beginning of the new school year, but details of starting date will be discussed at interview.

Offer

The successful applicant will be offered the role subject to the satisfactory completion of a number of background checks including but not limited to; an enhanced DBS check, the taking up and verification of references, the verification of career history and fitness to undertake the role.

Safeguarding

All staff have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact and are required to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding policies at all times.

Application

If you wish to be considered for this role, please complete an application form, which can be found below. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th July 2021 after which time interviews will be arranged with short-listed candidates. If you would like more information on the role or require a hard copy application form please contact the admin team: admin@holmewoodhouse.co.uk, or for more information about the role please contact the Head of Science, Mr Dave Bennett: dbennett@holmewoodhouse.co.uk.

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Sports Coach (Part Time Term Time Only)September 21

Sport at Holmewood House

At Holmewood we pride ourselves on our sporting prowess and sportsmanship which has been a great feature of the school for many years. Pupils from years 3-8 take part in games sessions in year groups and the main team sports for boys and girls are covered. These include: Football, Hockey. Rugby, Netball and Cricket. Matches are played on Wednesday, Thursday and occasionally Saturday afternoons, against other local Prep Schools. We also enter tournaments and competitions which may be more further afield.

Your Role

Holmewood would like to employ a games coach to help with the running of the team games as directed by The Assistant Director of Sport. The hours will be approximately 12 hours per week, whilst the school is in session but this may vary in accordance with the needs of the department and availability. Sports coaching will take place during the afternoon and hours will vary depending on the day of the week as games does not take place every day, flexibility will therefore be required.

Salary

A competitive salary will be offered dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate and the exact hours of work agreed.

Pension & School Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, the successful candidate will be offered a range of benefits including an employer contributory pension, free parking, term time only working and free lunch/refreshments.

Start Date

1 September 2021

Offer

The successful applicant will be offered the role subject to the satisfactory completion of a number of background checks including but not limited to; an enhanced DBS check, the taking up and verification of references, the verification of career history and fitness to undertake the role.

Safeguarding

All staff including visiting staff have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact and are required to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding policies at all times.

Application

If you wish to be considered for this role, please complete an application form and email to: admin@holmewoodhouse.co.uk

CVs can also be submitted as supporting information to the application form. The closing date for applications is Monday 26 July 2021 however, interviews for short-listed candidates may take place prior to the closing date. If you would like more information on the role or require a hard copy application form please contact Sharron Porritt on 01892 860000.

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Strategic Technology ManagerSeptember 2021

Digital Strategic Vision

Our digital vision at Holmewood is that our Learning and Teaching is enhanced by the innovative use of technology so that the School delivers the highest possible educational provision to our pupils. All parts of the School are being considered in the best use of IT whether pupil, parent or staff, whether teaching or support. As a result, Holmewood will be known for its innovative thinking with 21st century competencies at the heart of its core purpose – to prepare pupils for their future. A Digital Strategy Review was launched in 2020 with a view to develop approaches to deliver this vision. The role of Strategic Technology Manager will be a key part of further developing and delivering that vision.

The Role

Holmewood House is creating an exciting new role, the Strategic Technology Manager (STM), to drive forward the Digital Transformation. The STM will be responsible for the School-wide IT function including an IT Department of 1-2 additional resources and our relationship with an external Technology Service Provider. This is a senior role in the Support Functions of the School and will report directly to the Bursar with dotted line reporting to our Head of Learning and Teaching. We are looking for an exceptional IT professional with a strategic mind-set, great customer engagement, a strong technical foundation of network and application knowledge from hands-on experience and a passion for how technology can enhance learning here at Holmewood House.

The role is a full time role throughout the year and is based within the IT Department at Holmewood House.

Main Purpose

• To lead the development and implementation of the school-wide digital strategy

• To manage and promote the use of technology and to work with our Head of Learning & Teaching and Digital Champions to enhance our provision across the whole school

• To be responsible for the management, installation and integrity of the school’s IT networks, infrastructure, cybersecurity and application portfolio

• To lead the IT Department and develop and support the IT staff as well as managing an excellent relationship with our external service provider

• Manage the IT Budgets of the School as delegated from the Bursar

Other Specific Responsibilities:

• Oversight of the School’s core MIS (Pass/3Sys)

• Management of infrastructure including servers, switches, cabling, firewall, Wi-Fi infrastructure, telephony, etc.)

• Manage the integrity of the school’s electronic data and its backup

• Take responsibility for IT policies, including cybersecurity, disaster recovery and internet access

• Ensure the school is compliant with the IT licence requirements

• Work with third party suppliers in the resolution of IT faults or the installation of new IT systems • Ensure appropriate “housekeeping” documentation and tasks are implemented

• Managing asset tracking and maintenance systems to protect the School’s technology

Candidate Requirements

Key Candidate Attributes:

• Passionate about the value of technology in education

• Strategic development in technology

• Strong hands-on technical skills in network management, infrastructure, applications and IT security management

• Friendly, and professional “can do” approach to staff, teachers and pupils of the school • Able to communicate well with teachers, parents, pupils and technical staff

• Flexibility in approach to people and working arrangements

• Willingness to contribute to the life of a busy prep school

Essential Technical Skills and Experience:

• A strong IT technical background including expert understanding and hands-on management of IT networks (servers, switches, firewalls, Wi-Fi, IP Addressing, etc.), cybersecurity, hardware and software

• Familiarity using and supporting Microsoft Office 365 services and applications

• Proven experience in the design of IT systems

• Experience of diagnosing and resolving technical errors

• Experience of project management

• Understanding of remote working technologies and practice

Other Desirable Skills and Experience:

• Experience and / or good understanding of the school environment

• Good understanding of multimedia and audio-visual systems

General Requirements

All staff are required to adhere to the latest COVID-19 Government guidance to ensure safety of the school community but should endeavour to maintain a supportive working environment. Mandatory and statutory training will be undertaken. The school infection control and healthcare management policies must be adhered to.

Salary, Pension & School Benefits

A competitive salary will be offered dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. Specific hours will be agreed with the candidate dependant on department needs to provide IT coverage in school hours, but it is expected that the working hours will be 9am – 5:30pm.

In addition to a competitive salary, the successful candidate will be offered a range of benefits including an employer contributory pension, free parking, free lunch/refreshments and private medical insurance.

Start Date, Offer Process & Safeguarding

We are looking for a September start but would be able to accommodate an earlier start date if preferred for the successful candidate.

The successful applicant will be offered the role subject to the satisfactory completion of a number of background checks including but not limited to; an enhanced DBS check, the taking up and verification of references, the verification of career history and fitness to undertake the role.

All staff have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact and are required to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding policies at all times.

Application

If you wish to apply for this role, please email a brief covering letter (explaining why you are particularly interested in this role and why you would be an excellent candidate), a completed application form.

The closing date for applications by the end of Tuesday 29 June 2021 after which time interviews will be arranged with short-listed candidates. If you would like more information on the role please contact the School at 01892 860000.

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