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 up to GCSE, situated in a leafy suburb of Epsom, Surrey. Accredited by ISI in March 2023 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 support staff role vacancies within the school:

  • Minibus Driver
  • Speech & Language Therapist

 

Minibus Driver

 

Start: At earliest convenience

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Contract type: Employed

Hours: Part-time, term-time only

Salary: Kingswood House own scale

 

We require a Minibus Driver to drive one of our fleet minibus vehicles on a local school route picking up children and bringing them to site for 8:15am. This is an excellent opportunity to join our thriving school community and make a real contribution. Minibus training will be given, however, a full, clean D1 driving licence is required.

 

The successful applicant will readily identify with the KHS ethos and demonstrate a willingness for being part of a thriving school community.

 

If interested, please contact the Bursar, Mrs Sally Witts

Email:  s.witts@kingswoodhouse.org

Tel:      01372 723590

 

 

Speech and Language Therapist

 

Start: As soon as possible

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 Emma Ibbitson, Head of Study Centre and SENCo, who will be happy to answer any questions.

 

Mrs Emma Ibbitson             e.ibbitson@kingswoodhouse.org

01372 723 590

 

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.

April 2024

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.

Welcome to the Head

Matthew Bryan

“It’s a huge privilege to be coming in as Head at Kingswood House, particularly in this its 125th year. KHS is an exciting, kind, progressive and ambitious school and I’m looking forward to building on the foundations laid by my predecessors to take the school from strength to strength”.