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 have any queries regarding any of the vacancies listed, please contact our HR team by calling (01342) 335167 or by emailing email@example.com.
We very much look forward to hearing from you.
Head of Classics – April or September 2020 start
Brambletye is an IAPS co-educational boarding/day school for pupils between the ages of 2 ½ and 13 where pupils are prepared for Common Entrance or Scholarship examinations to a wide range of senior schools.
The school was founded in 1919 at Sidcup Place, Kent and moved to its present site, just off the A22, one mile south of East Grinstead, in 1933. In 1969 it was formed into a charitable educational trust with a Board of Governors, which includes parents and Old Boys, with a range of academic and educational experience.
The School facilities are centred on a large country house on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, in its own woodlands and extensive playing fields. The whole property covers 140 acres. The school has outstanding facilities including a newly refurbished Art Department and a brand new library. We also have a well-equipped ICT Room, a large Theatre and well-appointed music rooms. There is also a sports hall, tennis and netball courts, two squash courts, an indoor swimming pool and several playing fields including a new all-weather pitch.
We believe that a perfectly balanced combination of traditional values with modern sensibilities makes Brambletye a very special to be. It enables our pupils to thrive as they learn and play, our teachers to love their work as they encourage and support, and our parents to feel pride and peace of mind as they see their children flourish and explore their abilities.
This is an education that focuses on developing the whole person in a beautiful and historic setting. We have thought hard about how we prepare our pupils for a future which may look quite different from today’s world. We encourage and inspire our pupils to be emotionally intelligent and adaptable. We show them how to be the best people they can be, creatively, academically and physically. We give them the courage and belief in their abilities to become confident, happy individuals, well equipped for the next phase of their education and their lives.
We offer a broad and engaging curriculum combined with an outstanding range of extra-curricular opportunities that means our pupils are encouraged to be creative, curious and are given the support and guidance for them to discover their talents and develop the skills for success. We are a happy and vibrant school where our pupils are incredibly lucky to be supported by enthusiastic, dedicated and talented teachers, an outstanding pastoral and medical team and parents and guardians who are very supportive of the school and take an active role in school-life.
Head of Classics
We have an exceptional opportunity available to join and lead our highly regarded Classics Department, we would ideally like you to join us in April 2020, however for the right person we would be willing to wait until September 2020. With a genuine passion for teaching and the ability to motivate, excite and inspire pupils and staff, you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with excellent management capabilities. This is a stand alone role where you will be given the freedom and trust to shape and lead your Department, you will have access to Senior Management support with excellent CPD opportunities and the opportunity to be part of something quite special, making a real difference.
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 and highly supportive Brambletye community.
There is a generous salary package available with this position that will be commensurate with your experience and qualifications. The package includes a very generous school fee discount which is available in our Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School, complimentary use of our excellent leisure facilities including swimming pool and tennis courts, 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. Accommodation may be available.
For further information regard this exciting opportunity, please refer to the Job Description and please visit our website: www.brambletye.co.uk for further information about our incredible school.
If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please email Mr Andrew Morris, Deputy Headmaster (Academic) via: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01342) 321004 who would be happy to discuss this position with you.
How to Apply
To apply, please download a copy of our application form from the TES or Brambletye School website and return fully completed to Heather White (HR and Compliance Officer) via email: email@example.com with a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster.
The closing date for receipt of applications: 9.00am on Friday, 31st January 2020
Interviews will be held: on Wednesday, 12th February and Thursday, 13th February 2020
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.
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.