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 and Compliance Officer) on: 01342 335167 or via email: hwhite@brambletye.com.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Current Vacancies

Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant (Part-Time)

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, passionate and inspirational Teaching Assistant to join our highly regarded Pre-Prep from November 2020.

The successful applicant will provide support to our Reception and Key Stage One Class Teachers to enable our pupils to progress to the best of their ability. 

For this position along with a relevant level 3 qualification, the ideal candidate will be someone who is enthusiastic, flexible and both passionate and committed to working with children.  In this role you will be working within a highly supportive and close-knit team and the ability to be a strong team player and possess excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

For further information about the position, please access the Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant Job Description here.

Hours of Work

This is a part time role working five mornings per week (Mondays to Fridays) during term-time, 8.15am to 12.45pm with a 15 minute unpaid break.  As part of your role you will also be required to work:

  • 3 x inset days at the beginning of each term 8.00am to 5.00pm, inclusive of a 30 minute unpaid lunch break;
  • 3 x Saturday open days per year (1 per term) 8.45am to 12.00pm;
  • 1 x summer fun day 9.00am to 2.00pm, inclusive of a 15 minute unpaid break;
  • 3 x evening parent socials (1 per term) 4 hours in duration, times to be confirmed with your Line Manager;
  • 3 x evening or after school parent consultations (1 per term), 3 hours in duration, times to be confirmed with your Line Manager;
  • Christmas related afternoon activities: play – 3 hours, dress rehearsal – 3 hours and carols around the tree – 3 hours;
  • Bramble Babies party – 3 hours;
  • Summer end of term concert – 3 hours and
  • Godstone farm trip – 3 hours.

These additional hours are paid and included in the salary offered.

Salary

The successful candidate will be appointed between scale point 15 and 20 of Brambletye’s Non-Teachers Pay Scale – £8,722 to £9,988 pro-rata (£18,961 to £21,714 is the full time equivalent salary), the starting salary offered will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

To Apply for This Position

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please email Mrs Dawn Atkinson, Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery via: datkinson@brambletye.com or telephone (01342) 321004 who would be happy to discuss this position with you.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is: Wednesday, 14th October 2020 at 9.00am

Interview will be held for this position during the week commencing: Monday, 19th October 2020

Please note that interviews will be arranged in accordance with current Government advice regarding the Covid-19 situation.

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 Cleaner and Casual Cleaner Vacancies

We require an enthusiastic, reliable Evening Cleaner and Casual Cleaners to join our friendly and hardworking cleaning team as soon as possible.

Cleaners at Brambletye School

With high expectations of themselves and keen to reflect the excellent standards here at Brambletye School, in this role you will be required to maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the school.  Our Cleaners need to be able to work quickly, efficiently and to health and safety guidelines.  Previous cleaning experience would be preferred but training will be provided if required.

Evening Cleaner – Hours of Work and Salary Information

This is a term-time plus position, 5.00pm to 9.00pm Monday to Friday (20 hours per week) there may also be the opportunity for overtime on our non-exeat Saturdays during term-time.

There will also be the requirement to work 20 hours per week for one week before each term and attend mandatory Inset training sessions at the beginning of each term. 

The salary for this position will be £7,327 per annum (£8.95 per hour).

Casual Cleaners – Hours of Work and Rate of Pay Information

As this is a casual position, hours are on an ad-hoc basis.  Our Cleaners work various hours between 6.00am and 9.00pm Monday to Friday and 6.00am to 6.00pm on Saturdays during term-time, usually on either a two or four hour shift.  Cover may be required at any time during term-time, during our Inset days and also during the week before each term starts when we deep clean the school.

There is some flexibility regarding working hours and we will consider applications from suitable candidates who wish to work hours that fit their personal situations where possible.

The rate of pay for this position will be £8.95 per hour.

Job Description and Further Information

For further information about the positions, please access the Cleaner and Casual Cleaner Job Description here.  For an information chat regarding either position, please contact Edina Potor (Cleaning Manager) on: 07909091483 or via email: epotor@brambletye.com.

How to Apply

To apply for either of these positions, please download a copy of our application form from the Brambletye School website, clearly stating whether you wish to be considered for the Evening Cleaner or Casual Cleaner role and return full completed to Heather White (HR and Compliance Officer) via email: hwhite@brambletye.com.

The closing date for both positions is midday on Friday, 9th October 2020, however we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may withdraw either vacancy before this date, therefore early application is advised.

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.

Gap Assistants

If you are interested in joining us as a Gap Assistant our overseas Gap Assistants start with us every January and our UK-based Gap Assistant every September.

Gap Assistant at Brambletye School

Gap Assistants join the School every year in either January (overseas) or September (UK-based) on a one year’s fixed-term contract. 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 international and 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 with the opportunity during the generous school holidays to travel and explore the UK and further afield.

Overseas Gap Assistants

We recruit our overseas Gap Assistants directly from Letzlive. For further information please visit their website: https://www.letzlive.org/

UK-Based Gap Assistant

If you are interested in becoming our UK-based Gap Assistant please contact Heather White (HR and Compliance Officer) via email: hwhite@brambletye.com or via telephone: 01342 335167 for an informal chat. Please note that we have now recruited a UK-based Gap Assistant for September 2020, the next opportunity available will be September 2021.

Brambletye School Application Form

To access the application form please click here.