Vacancies

Why Work at Brambletye?

Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind

At Brambletye we offer prospective applicants the opportunity to work in a school that takes great pride in, and is very proud of, every member of staff.  Whether you are applying for a teaching or support position, we consider our staff to be Brambletye’s greatest asset and aim to recruit the very best teachers, pastoral and support staff to join us.

Our teachers are incredibly talented and immensely passionate about what they do. They believe in educating the whole child; not just striving for academic excellence but providing outstanding pastoral care.  We also have a wonderfully dedicated and talented team of support staff whose diverse roles are crucial to the smooth running and continuing success of the school.

Brambletye is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and all staff, volunteers and other third parties are expected to share this commitment.  The school adopts a safer recruitment process which is adhered to in the appointment of all new members of staff and is designed to help deter, reject or identify people who may cause harm to children or who are otherwise unsuited to work with them.  As part of the safer recruitment process, all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including, but not limited to, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If Brambletye sounds like the environment you would like to join, and you believe that your talents could make a positive contribution to our school, we would love to hear from you.  All our current vacancies are listed below.

Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs and a Brambletye application will need to be completed in full in order to be considered for one of our vacancies.

If you would like to get in contact with the HR Department at Brambletye please contact Heather White (HR Manager) on: 01342 335167 or via email: hwhite@brambletye.com.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Current Vacancies

Science Teacher (Autumn Term 2022 Start)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our highly regarded and well-resourced Science Department on a full-time basis from September 2022.

We are keeping an open mind for this position and would welcome applications from those who are currently a science-based undergraduate, who are due to graduate this summer and are looking for their first teaching position – we can offer the support and guidance for your NQT year.  Equally if you are a more experienced Science Teacher looking for a fresh challenge, we would also love to hear from you.

The Role

With a genuine passion for teaching and the ability to motivate, excite and inspire pupils, you will be or have the potential to be an outstanding classroom practitioner working with our highly experienced Head of Science – Mr Finch. 

This position will provide you with the opportunity to work in a school that:

  • Is very proud of our highly motivated and engaged pupils who are eager to learn;
  • Offers a traditional yet innovative academic curriculum, with an emphasis on pupils developing their natural talents and enquiring minds;
  • Offers a well-resourced department with your own dedicated and well-equipped science classroom and small class sizes;
  • Has a wide variety of CPD and development opportunities available throughout each academic year; and
  • Is proud to have highly supportive staff, management and parents – our Brambletye community.

If you come to us newly graduated then we will give you the support and time necessary to allow you to complete your NQT year.

With the role comes the expectation that you will make a full contribution to the thriving extra-curricular life of the school and you will fully immerse yourself into the very active life of Brambletye.

Job Description

For further information about this position, please access the Science Teacher Job Description here.

Salary, Benefits and Accommodation

There is a highly competitive salary package available with this position that will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Brambletye School operates its own salary scale which is well above the maintained sector.  The package also includes:

  • A thorough and supportive induction process;
  • An immediate and very generous school fee discount which is available in our Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep-School;
  • Membership of the school’s contributory pension scheme for staff;
  • Complimentary use of our excellent leisure facilities;
  • Free meals of outstanding quality when working;
  • Use of a well-equipped staff room which includes complimentary hot and cold drinks, biscuits and fresh fruit and newspapers;
  • Free on-site parking; and
  • Family or single person accommodation is available with this position.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please contact Mr David Finch, Head of Science either via telephone: 01342 321004 or via email: dfinch@brambletye.com who would be happy to discuss this position with you in further detail.

To apply, please download a copy of our application form from the Brambletye School website and return fully completed to Heather White (HR Manager) via email: hwhite@brambletye.com with a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster.

The closing date for receipt of applications:         Friday, 4th February 2022 at 9.00am

Interviews will take place on:                                      w/c Monday, 21st February 2022

Interviews will be arranged in accordance with current Government advice regarding the Covid-19 situation.

Please note that applications not submitted on the Brambletye application form or where the Brambletye application form has not been completed in full, will not be considered. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Brambletye application form.

Applicants who have lived outside of the UK for more than 3 months in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police check from their country/countries of residence.

Brambletye School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection process. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

 

 

 

 

Prep-School Secretary

We require a talented and experienced administrator who is able and confident to hit the ground running.  The successful candidate will possess an engaging, positive and professional outlook along with outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills.  This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity to join the award-winning team here at Brambletye School, working at the very heart of our school.

The Role

In this multifaceted role the Prep-School Secretary will be the first point of contact for all visitors to the Prep-School, along with carrying out a wide and varied range of secretarial and administrative duties and working closely with our Head of Admin in support of their role.

The ability to multitask and work using initiative are key attributes for this role along with recognising the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding.

Job Description

For further information about this position, please access the Prep-School Secretary Job Description here.

Start Date and Hours of Work

Ideally we would like our new Prep-School Secretary to join us as soon as possible but we can be flexible regarding the start date if needed.

Below are the days and hours of work for this position:

Term-Time

During term-time the hours of work will be Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.15pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break each day.

School Holidays

During the school holidays there will be the requirement to work:

  • Three full days before the start of each term for Inset 8.15am to 5.15pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break;
  • Five days following the end of each term (not including weekends) 9.00am to 4.00pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break;
  • One day before each Inset (not including weekends) 9.00am to 4.00pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break; and
  • Three days to work be worked 9.00am to 4.00pm with a 30 minute unpaid break during one half-term each year, the exact half-term and days worked will be in agreement with the Head of Admin before the start of each academic year.

Please note that a job share would be considered for this position.

Salary

The successful candidate will be appointed between scale point 24 and 30 of Brambletye’ s Non-Teachers Pay Scale – £21,506 to £26,213 per annum.  The full-time equivalent salary is £24,439 to £29,787 per annum.  The starting salary offered will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Staff Benefits

  • An immediate and very generous school fee discount which is available in our Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep-School;
  • Membership of the school’s contributory pension scheme for staff;
  • Complimentary use of our excellent leisure facilities;
  • Free meals of outstanding quality when working;
  • Use of a well-equipped staff room which includes complimentary hot and cold drinks, biscuits and fresh fruit and newspapers; and
  • Free on-site parking.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to submitting an application, please contact Heather White, HR Manager either via telephone: (01342) 335157/07572 609653 or via email: hwhite@brambletye.com who would be happy to discuss this position with you in further detail.

To apply, please download a copy of our application form from the Brambletye School website and return fully completed to Heather White (HR Manager) via email: hwhite@brambletye.com.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday, 21st January 2022, please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role, therefore early application is strongly advised.

The interview date is to be confirmed.

Interviews will be arranged in accordance with current Government advice regarding the Covid-19 situation.

Please note that applications not submitted on the Brambletye application form or where the Brambletye application form has not been completed in full, will not be considered. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Brambletye application form.

Applicants who have lived outside of the UK for more than three months in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police check from their country/countries of residence.

Brambletye School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection process. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

Evening Matron

Our Boarding and Matronal Department at Brambletye is at the very heart of our thriving and flourishing school.  We have a rare opportunity to join us as an Evening Matron in a part-time capacity and we are happy to take a flexible approach regarding the start date.

The Role

The main purpose of this role is to ensure that excellent standards of pastoral care and the wellbeing the school’s pupils are put first, second and third.  In this role you will be working at the very heart of the school helping to create a warm, home from home atmosphere in which our pupils can grow and have lots of fun.

Whilst applications from those who have had previous matronal or relevant experience would be welcomed and preferred, we would however also be open to considering applications from anyone who has a genuine interest in working with children and would like to gain experience in working in a boarding environment.  Lots of energy is required for this role, a willingness to get stuck-in and help out with the understanding that no two days are ever the same.  In return you will be working within a supportive and experienced team, in a pivotal role with the ability to make a real difference to our pupil’s journey through Brambletye…..whilst having lots of fun!

Job Description

For further information about this position, please access the Evening Matron Job Description here.

Hours of Work

This is a part-time, term-time position, the hours of work are:

  • 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 4.00pm to 9.30pm on Wednesdays
  • 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Fridays when there is a match day on the Saturday, this is usually four per term
  • 4.00pm to 9.30pm when the Boarders return at the beginning of each term and half-term, this is usually on a Sunday
  • Three days (8.5 hours with times of work to be agreed with your Line Manager) to be worked at the start and end of each term
  • The willingness and availability to cover the occasional night as overtime due to staff absence or operational requirements would be welcomed and a distinct advantage

Salary

The successful candidate will be appointed between scale points 16 and 20 of Brambletye’s Non-Teacher Pay Scale – £6,663 and £7,457 per annum, the full-time equivalent salary is £19,598 and £21,931 per annum.  The starting salary offered will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Staff Benefits

  • An immediate and very generous school fee discount which is available in our Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep-School;
  • Membership of the school’s contributory pension scheme for staff;
  • Complimentary use of our excellent leisure facilities;
  • Free meals of outstanding quality when working;
  • Use of a well-equipped staff room which includes complimentary hot and cold drinks, biscuits and fresh fruit and newspapers; and
  • Free on-site parking.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please contact Heather White, HR Manager either via telephone: 07572 609653 or via email: hwhite@brambletye.com who would be happy to discuss this position with you in further detail.

To apply, please download a copy of our application form from the Brambletye School website and return fully completed to Heather White (HR Manager) via email: hwhite@brambletye.com.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday, 21st January 2022.  Please note that we will be interviewing candidates as applications are received and we may withdraw this vacancy before this date, therefore early application is strongly advised.

Interviews will be arranged in accordance with current Government advice regarding the Covid-19 situation.

Please note that applications not submitted on the Brambletye application form or where the Brambletye application form has not been completed in full, will not be considered. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Brambletye application form.

Applicants who have lived outside of the UK for more than three months in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police check from their country/countries of residence.

Brambletye School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection process. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

 

UK Gap Assistant

Every year our overseas Gap Assistants join us in January and we are looking for a UK-based Gap Assistant to join the team in September 2022 for a one year fixed-term contract.

The Role

Our Gap Assistants are considered full members of staff and are highly regarded and appreciated. An integral part of the Gap Assistant’s role is bringing their life experience for our pupils to learn and benefit from, and to broaden their horizons and bring examples to life.

As a Gap Assistant you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Leadership qualities;
  • To be a role model to our pupils by being hardworking, reliable and punctual, demonstrating honesty and integrity at all times, smart in appearance, support the aims of the school; and
  • To develop and maintain appropriate relationships with both staff and pupils.

The role of Gap Assistant at Brambletye School is far from routine with no two days being the same. In order to be successful in this post you will need to:

  • Possess a real interest in children, particularly in their welfare and education;
  • Be prepared to be flexible in your approach to work;
  • Work hard and be adaptable;
  • Exercise enthusiasm and show initiative;
  • Be a team player;
  • Be willing to help out and get stuck in; and
  • Enjoy being part of a close-knit community.

In return we offer you a supportive and caring working environment, the opportunity to learn new skills and gain great work and life experiences with the added opportunity to travel during the generous school holidays.

Salary and Living Arrangements

The salary for this position is £9,780 (which is subject to a pay review for September 2022).  This position comes with fully subsidised onsite accommodation and all meals are provided for free of charge during term-time.

Further Information and Job Description

For further details of this position including the Job Description, please click here.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to submitting an application, please contact David Finch, Assistant Head (Pastoral) either via telephone: 01342 321004 or via email: dfinch@brambletye.com who would be happy to discuss this position with you in further detail.

To apply, please download a copy of our application form from the Brambletye School website and return fully completed to Heather White (HR Manager) via email: hwhite@brambletye.com.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday, 4th February 2022 at midday.

The interview date is to be confirmed.

 Interviews will be arranged in accordance with current Government advice regarding the Covid-19 situation.

Please note that applications not submitted on the Brambletye application form or where the Brambletye application form has not been completed in full, will not be considered. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Brambletye application form.

Applicants who have lived outside of the UK for more than three months in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police check from their country/countries of residence.

Brambletye School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection process. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

Brambletye School Application Form

To access the application form please click here.