Job Vacancies

 

Kingswood House welcomes interest from applicants who wish to join a dynamic, forward-thinking seat of learning whose strategic direction is determined by a wish to prepare pupils academically, physically and socially for life beyond the school gate.


Kingswood House is a leading day school for pupils aged 4-16, situated in a leafy suburb of Epsom, Surrey. Accredited by ISI as “Excellent in all areas”, we are proud to deliver an outstanding all-round education with a strong emphasis on character development, transferable skills and preparation for life beyond the school gate. We are proud to have been short-listed for an Independent School of the Year Award 2022 for social mobility, having also been finalists in 2021, which gives a flavour of our holistic mind-set.

 

We currently have the following vacancies within the school.

 

Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Start: Monday 5th June 2023

Salary: Kingswood House Scale

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Contract type: Maternity Cover until July 2024

Closing Date: Wednesday 22 February

Interviews: Tuesday 28 February

We seek an enthusiastic Teacher of English who will work across Years 7 to 11 and help champion the department. The post is suitable for either an NQT or an experienced teacher who will enjoy making a genuine, positive difference to the pupils in their care. A contribution to the wider context of school life is essential and an interest in SEND may be advantageous. The successful applicant will readily identify with the KHS ethos and demonstrate a passion for helping each boy or girl to achieve their full potential. This post is advertised elsewhere and the school reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

More information can be found here English (Maternity) Person Specification and here Teacher of English (Maternity) Job Description

Please note, a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role should accompany a completed Application Form & Notes and be sent to: headmaster@kingswoodhouse.org

 

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Start: September 2023

Salary: Kingswood House Scale

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: Wednesday 22 February

Interviews: Monday 27 February

We seek an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Head of MFL who will work across Years 7 to 11 and help champion the department. The school currently offers French as a GCSE option but the ability to offer Spanish as well may be advantageous. The post is suitable for a strong graduate willing to undertake a teaching qualification upon appointment, an NQT or an experienced teacher. A contribution to the wider context of school life is essential and an interest in working with SEN pupils may be advantageous. The successful applicant will readily identify with the KHS ethos and demonstrate a passion for helping each boy or girl to achieve their full potential. This post is advertised elsewhere and the school reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

More information can be found here MFL Job Description and MFL Person Specification

Please note, a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role should accompany a completed Application Form & Notes and be sent to: headmaster@kingswoodhouse.org

 

Compliance Officer

Start: April 2023 or sooner

Salary: Kingswood House Scale

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Contract type: Permanent, 52 weeks a year; 3 days a week

Interviews: By mutual arrangement

We are seeking a competent, reliable and organised administrator who will deal solely with school policies, compliance regulation and HR matters.

The successful applicant will readily identify with the KHS ethos and have excellent communication and organisational skills, with the ability to work on your own initiative. Experience working in the education sector is preferable, but not essential. Up to date knowledge of UK employment law would be desirable. You would be joining a dedicated body of office staff who work behind the scenes in a busy environment, on all matters relating to the daily running of the school. Free parking on site, pension scheme and lunch is available.

This post is advertised elsewhere and the school reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

Please note, a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role should accompany a completed Application Form and be sent to the Bursar, Sally Witts: s.witts@kingswoodhouse.org

More information can be found here Compliance Officer Job Description and Person Specification

 

Learning Support Assistant (s) 

Start: January/February

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Contract type: Employed

Salary: Kingswood House own scale

Deadline: 10.02.2023

Interview by mutual arrangement

We are looking to welcome new Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) to our friendly and dynamic team to work with pupils who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, some of whom may be in receipt of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

This is an exciting opportunity to join our busy Study Centre team, within the supportive Kingswood House School environment.

What can you offer?

  • You will have experience of working with children and young people;
  • You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • You will have a warm and welcoming personality;
  • You will be a team player, able to work across a wide team.

If you would like to join our outstanding and enthusiastic team, please contact Harriet Angus, Head of Study Centre and SENCo, who will be happy to answer any questions.

Email:  h.angus@kingswoodhouse.org

Tel:      01372 723590

 

Speech and Language Therapist

Start: February 2023

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Contract type: Self-employed contractor / freelance

We are looking to welcome a new Speech and Language Therapist to our friendly, highly experienced and dynamic Study Centre team for 2 days a week during term time.

As a speech and language therapist, your work will include pupil assessments, writing and delivering personalised Programmes of Study (targets and outcomes), liaising with teachers, parents and the multi-disciplinary Study Centre team. You will work alongside specialist tutors and therapists within the supportive environment of our dedicated Study Centre.

Benefits of working in the Study Centre at KHS include:

– Part of an experienced and supportive multi-disciplinary team, including two other experienced and highly qualified speech and language therapists.

– Opportunities to develop relationships with clients and colleagues, following a regular routine.

– Two supportive and experienced SENCos.

– Strong collaborative practice and peer support, including regular team meetings.

– Flexibility

– Needs led service

 

What can you offer?

– You will have a relevant degree in Speech and Language Therapy;

– You will be registered with HCPC and RCSLT;

– You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills;

– You will have experience of working with children and young people of all ages, including secondary-aged;

– You will have experience of liaising with key stakeholders

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, who is adaptable and able to respond to the varying demands of working in a school and working with families. They will have strong organisational skills and be keen to develop their own experience, learning and enhancing their skills.

If you would like to join our outstanding, enthusiastic and hardworking team please contact Harriet Angus, Head of Study Centre and SENCo, who will be happy to answer any questions.

Mrs Harriet Angus h.angus@kingswoodhouse.org

 

 

January 2023

Kingswood House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and employing a workforce that reflects the cultural diversity of our society. We expect all staff to share these commitments. We offer great opportunities for professional development and further training. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A role at this school would suit candidates who are:

Adaptable          Collaborative       Creative       Empathetic         Humorous
Intuitive              Reliable               Supportive    Tolerant

In return, Kingswood House offers a rewarding environment in which to work, with small class sizes, and plentiful opportunities for each individual to undertake appropriate personal and professional development.

There is an active and inclusive staff social network with several formal occasions, as well as many more informal events, throughout the academic year.

Kingswood House operates its own salary scale, above the maintained sector, with additional points for responsibility available at the discretion of the Headmaster. All employees are entered into a Pension Scheme unless they opt out.

New teaching or support staff are assigned a designated mentor who will take them through a robust induction process during their first year in post. The school has a proud record of supporting newly qualified teachers through their first year as well as mentoring graduates through the iPGCE programme in conjunction with the University of Buckingham.

There is a generously proportioned Staff Common Room which offers an excellent space for relaxation as well as a communal work area.

Lunches, which are of a high standard, are available to staff every day.

Accessibility to the school is very straightforward with generous parking on site whilst the mainline train station in Epsom is just a ten minute walk away.