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

Classics Teacher (Maternity Cover)

We have a fantastic opportunity available to join our highly regarded Classics Department from January 2022 for a period of up to one year as maternity cover.

The Role

We are looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about Classics and Latin, the ability to teach Greek would be an advantage.  In this role you will be teaching a mix of Classical Studies and Latin from Year 3 to Year 8 whilst also preparing some pupils in Year 8 for Common Entrance and Scholarship exams.

We can offer this opportunity as a full-time, job-share or a part-time position.  For anyone interested in joining the school on a full-time basis, onsite single accommodation is available alongside 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.

For further information about this position, please access the Classics Teacher (Maternity Cover) Job Description here.

Salary, Benefits and Accommodation

There is a generous 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 very generous school fee discount which is available in our Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School;
  • Staff pension scheme;
  • 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
  • Single person accommodation is available with this position for full-time applicants.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please contact Mr Nick Holloway, Deputy Headmaster either via telephone: 01342 321004 or via email: nholloway@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:        Monday, 8th November 2021 at 9.00am

Interviews will take place on:                                    w/c Monday, 15th November 2021

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 5 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.

Morning and Casual Cleaners

Our Cleaners at Brambletye are required to maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the school.  They need to be able to work quickly, efficiently, to health and safety guidelines and take great care and pride in their work.

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable Cleaners to join our friendly and hardworking cleaning team as soon as possible.  We have a range of positions currently available.

MORNING CLEANER

Cleaning a designated area of the school to a high standard.  Duties will include all aspects of cleaning such as sweeping, vacuuming mopping, dusting, emptying bins and cleaning of toilets.

Previous cleaning experience would be preferred but training will be provided if required.  

Hours of Work

This is a term-time position, 6.00am to 9.00am Monday to Saturday (18 hours per week), we are willing to be flexible about the start and finish time if required.

There will also be the requirement to work 18 hours per week for one week before the start of each of the three main terms and you will also be required to attend mandatory Inset training sessions at the beginning of each term that will be paid as overtime (paid at your standard hourly rate) if you have to come into work outside of your normal contracted hours.

Rate of Pay

£9.04 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay), £6,696 is the annual salary for this position.

CASUAL CLEANERS

We also have Casual Cleaner positions available which offers great flexibility around hours and days worked.

Further Information

For the full details of these roles, the Job Description can be accessed here.  Please contact Ms Edina Potor (Cleaning Manager) on: 07909 091483 or via email: epotor@brambletye.com who would be happy to have an informal chat with you.

How to Apply

To apply for any of these positions, please download a copy of our application form from the Brambletye School website and return fully completed, clearly stating which position you are applying for, to Heather White (HR Manager) via email: hwhite@brambletye.com.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday, 25th October 2021, however we will interviewing candidates as applications are received and we may withdraw this 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 3 months in the past 5 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 2021, the next opportunity available will be September 2022.

Brambletye School Application Form

To access the application form please click here.