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Staff Vacancies

Thornton College is a leading independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls. It is one of the most successful non-selective schools in the UK and offers a warm and nurturing educational environment alongside a rigorous and exciting curriculum.

There are over 400 children in our school from Pre-Prep to Sixth Form.  Over 70 girls board on a weekly or termly basis and many more take advantage of our occasional boarding option (when beds are available).

The School is set within 25 acres of beautiful parkland just outside Buckingham and within easy reach of Milton Keynes, and conveniently located between Oxford & Cambridge. Children of all Christian denominations, of other faiths and of no faith are welcome in our school. All are equally valued and all are equally important. Thornton is a school that parents and girls can trust to deliver the highest standards of education coupled with outstanding pastoral care. We are dedicated to blending academic excellence with a richness of opportunity beyond the classroom. We believe that teaching and learning should be both challenging and enjoyable for pupils of all abilities and we aim for the highest possible standards. Our academic results are testament to the way the girls are challenged and motivated to give their best in all they do.

There is an exciting School Development Plan, which has the continued strengthening of the school’s academic standing as the priority. Following the successful opening of our award-winning Science and Prep Classroom building and our Expressive Arts Studio, we opened a brand new Sixth Form department in September 2016.  

The School is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Any current Staff Vacancies and Job Descriptions are listed below:

Graduate Sports Coach/Assistant

Librarian

EYFS Manager

Teacher of Geography and Sociology (Part-time)

Preparatory Teacher

Head of Geography

Graduate Boarding Assistant

Teacher of Mathematics

Teacher of Science

Graduate Boarding Assistant (with requirement to train for Lifeguarding duties)

Laundry Assistant

Evening Housekeeper

Housemistress (from April 2024)

Graduate Sports Coach/Assistant

For September 2024 Thornton College are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced sports graduate to join the Physical Education department to enhance further our provision.   Candidates should be willing to coach a variety of sports and embrace fully the co-curricular life of the school. A lifeguard qualification or willingness and ability to qualify as a lifeguard is essential and the ability to drive the school minibus is desirable.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

Successful candidates will work alongside our other physical education staff to supplement the co-curricular program with a willingness to work in both the Prep. and Senior School. The sports graduate will have responsibilities in all aspects of physical education and sport including curricular and co-curricular fixtures as required by school.

The post would be suited to someone wishing to pursue a career in physical education teaching.

Salary: £17,589 (FTE £22,308). This position is term time only.

Closing Date for applications: 26th April 2024

Interviews: w/c 29th April 2024

Graduate Sports Coach/Assistant – Job Description

We encourage early applications as Thornton College reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return it for the attention of the Head Teacher to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or post to the Thornton College address.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Librarian

For September 2024 we are looking to recruit an organised and knowledgeable Librarian to work in and manage the School Library. She/he will select, acquire, purchase, organise, advise on and promote learning resources in all formats, which support the curriculum and learning and teaching in consultation with school management and other teaching staff. The role includes Prep. and Senior Library lessons as well as supervision and management responsibility for the Educational Visits and Co-curricular programmes at Thornton College.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

This is a full-time position, between the hours of 8am – 6pm. The position is term time only. Actual salary commensurate with experience between £17,589 – £19,813

Closing Date for applications:  Friday 3rd May 2024

Interviews:  w/c 6th May 2024

Librarian – Job Description

We encourage early applications as Thornton College reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

To apply, please complete the Thornton College application form and return it for the attention of the Head Teacher to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or post to the Thornton College address.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

EYFS Manager

For September 2024 Thornton College is looking to appoint an outstanding Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Manager and Reception Teacher, for our EYFS Setting.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas including our EYFS provision. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The ideal candidate will be not just enthusiastic, but confident and deeply passionate about leading the EYFS department and delivering engaging learning activities to continue raising standards for all our pupils.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

We offer a friendly and supportive work environment, generous – pro-rata fee remission and free parking set in 25 acres of wonderful grounds.

Closing Date for applications:   26th April 2024

Interviews: w/c  29th April 2024

EYFS Manager – Job Description

Early applications are encouraged as the School reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process. 

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

To apply, please complete the Thornton College application form at the bottom of the page and return it for the attention of the Head Teacher to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or post to the Thornton College address.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Part-time Teacher of Geography and Sociology (3 days)

For September 2024 Thornton College are looking to appoint a part-time teacher of Sociology (KS5) and Geography (KS3 and 4).

Thornton College is part of a wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas and the successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The ideal candidate will be not just enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about the teaching and learning of Sociology and Geography, with the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards for all our students. We welcome applications from all, including ECT and graduates wishing to qualify as a teacher.

She/he will inspire and challenge our young people to enable them to develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their potential as individuals, both during their time at Thornton and in the future.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Closing Date for applications:  Friday 3rd May 2024

Interviews: w/c 6th May 2024

Teacher of Geography and Sociology – Job Description

We encourage early applications as Thornton College reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

To apply, please complete the Thornton College application form at the bottom of the page and return it for the attention of the Head Teacher to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or post to the Thornton College address.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Prep School Teacher

For September 2024, Thornton College is looking to appoint a full time Preparatory School teacher with Form Tutor responsibilities.  An ability and willingness to lead and teach Maths across the school, particularly in Upper Key Stage 2 is desirable. Part-time (4 days per week) may be available.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The ideal candidate will be not just enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about teaching and learning of, with the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards for all our students. She/he will inspire and challenge our young people to enable them to develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their potential as individuals, both during their time at Thornton and in the future.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for applications:  3rd May 2024

Interviews: 6th May 2024

Preparatory Teacher – Job Description

Early applications are encouraged as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process. 

To apply send a covering letter addressed to the Head Teacher Dr Louise Shaw summarising your suitability for the post along with a completed application form (at the bottom of the page) to the School address:

Thornton College
College Lane
Thornton
Milton Keynes
MK170HJ

Or by email to PA to the Head Teacher, Miss T Robinson at trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Head of Geography

For September 2024 Thornton College are looking to appoint a Head of Geography to lead our Geography department and to teach across the ability range at KS3, 4 and 5.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The ideal candidate will not just be enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about the teaching and learning of Geography, with the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards for all our students.

She/he will inspire and challenge our young people to enable them to develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their potential as individuals, both during their time at Thornton and in the future.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for applications:  Friday 3rd May 2024

Interviews:  w/c 6th May 2024

Head Of Geography – Job Description

We encourage early applications as Thornton College reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

To apply, please complete the Thornton College application form at the bottom of the page and return it for the attention of the Head Teacher to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or post to the Thornton College address.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Graduate Boarding Assistant

Thornton College is looking to appoint a Graduate Boarding Assistant from April 2024 or September 2024, to support boarding students in our Boarding House.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a variety of tasks in both boarding and in school. Areas of interest and for professional development will be confirmed at Interview.

Single accommodation, with bathroom facilities, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation and food are included during term time.  The post requires a full commitment during term time when the boarders are at school but there are substantial holidays at Christmas and Easter as well as a half term week in each term, with a break of two weeks in the Michaelmas Term. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, covering in day school, organising and running activities and attending outings. The Boarding Team have a termly rota which allows for daily and weekly time off.

Salary: Gross Annual Salary – Actual £20,362 gross per annum (FTE £25,211). Accommodation, food and utilities included during term time (please do let us know on your application form if you require accommodation full-time). A clean driving licence and three years’ driving experience is desirable (but not essential). No pets allowed.

Closing Date for Applications: 19th April 2024

Interviews Week Commencing: w/c 22nd April 2024

Graduate Boarding Assistant – Job Description

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the vacancies page and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE.

Teacher of Mathematics (with management opportunities available for the right candidate)

For September 2024 Thornton College are looking to appoint a full-time teacher of Mathematics to teach across the ability range at KS3, KS4 and KS5, including Further Mathematics.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The ideal candidate will be not just enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about the teaching and learning of Mathematics, with the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards for all our students. We welcome applications from all, including ECT and developing teachers.
She/he will inspire and challenge our young people to enable them to develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their potential as individuals, both during their time at Thornton and in the future.

The opportunity exists for management/leadership responsibilities, including Educational Visits Co-Ordinator and/or Co-Curricular Co-Ordinator. Should you be interested in applying for both the teaching and leadership positions, please make this clear in your covering letter.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

We offer a friendly and supportive work environment, generous – pro-rata fee remission and free parking set in 25 acres of wonderful grounds.
Thornton College is keen to support professional development. Applications from graduates wishing to qualify as a teacher are also welcome.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 3rd May 2024
Interviews: w/c 6th May 2024

Maths Teacher – Job Description

We encourage early applications as Thornton College reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

To apply please complete the Thornton College application form at the bottom of the pageand post to:

Dr L Shaw
Head Teacher
Thornton College
Thornton
Milton Keynes
MK17 0HJ

Or by emailing the PA to the Head, Miss Taryn Robinson email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Should you have any queries please contact Miss Robinson, PA to the Head Teacher.

Teacher of Science

For September 2024 Thornton College are looking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Science, to teach across the ability range at KS3, 4 and 5. An ability to teach A level Chemistry and/or Biology is desirable. Graduates wishing to qualify are welcome to apply.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The ideal candidate will not just be enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about the teaching and learning of Science, with the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards for all our students.

She/he will inspire and challenge our young people to enable them to develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their potential as individuals, both during their time at Thornton and in the future.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for applications:  Friday 3rd May 2024

Interviews:  w/c 6th May 2024

Teacher of Science – Job Description

We encourage early applications as Thornton College reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

To apply, please complete the Thornton College application form at the bottom of the pageand return it for the attention of the Head Teacher to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or post to the Thornton College address.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Graduate Boarding Assistant (with requirement to train as a Lifeguard)

Thornton College is looking to appoint a Graduate Boarding Assistant with Lifeguarding responsibilities from April 2024 or September 2024, to support boarding students in our Boarding House.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a variety of tasks in both boarding and in school including Lifeguarding for swimming lessons and activities such as pool parties. Areas of interest and for professional development will be confirmed at Interview. The successful candidate will need to complete Lifeguard training (paid for by the school).

Single accommodation, with bathroom facilities, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation and food are included during term time.  The post requires a full commitment during term time when the boarders are at school but there are substantial holidays at Christmas and Easter as well as a half term week in each term, with a break of two weeks in the Michaelmas Term. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, covering in day school, organising and running activities and attending outings. The Boarding Team have a termly rota which allows for daily and weekly time off.

Salary: Gross Annual Salary – Actual £20,362 gross per annum (FTE £25,211). Accommodation, food and utilities included during term time (please do let us know on your application form if you require accommodation full-time). A clean driving licence and three years’ driving experience is desirable (but not essential). No pets allowed.

Closing Date for Applications: 19th April 2024

Interviews Week Commencing: w/c 22nd April 2024

Graduate Boarding Assistant with Lifeguarding Duties – Job Description

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE.

Laundry Assistant

Thornton College is looking to appoint a reliable and efficient person to assist with laundry duties. No experience necessary. You would be required to work 4 hours over the weekend but the timings are flexible.  Overtime within the housekeeping team may be offered when available.

Salary: £10.42 gross per hour

Job Description – Laundry Assistant

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Evening Housekeeper

We are looking to appoint a reliable person to join the domestic housekeeping team. No experience necessary, just a team player with willingness and ability to clean to a high standard. You would be working from 4pm – 8pm, Monday – Friday.

Job share would be considered. Options for term time only or all year available.

Our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas and the successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

 Salary: Pro rata £11,530.00 gross per annum (FTE £21,619.00).

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or please call 01280 812 610 with any queries you may have.

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE.

*Please note the school is not situated on any public transport routes. Own transport required.

Housemistress

Thornton College wish to appoint a Housemistress to start as soon as possible thereafter. This post represents a challenging yet highly rewarding opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the personal development of our girls and to work as part of a supportive team.

Thornton College is part of the wider Jesus and Mary Trust, educating young people in 29 countries across the world. There is an ambitious school development plan in place and our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

Candidates will almost certainly have relevant experience of serving as a Residential Assistant and will have a deep understanding of, and commitment to, pastoral care. Candidates will hold BSA qualifications or be willing to undertake them during their first two years in post.

Single accommodation, with private bathroom, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation for the period and food during term time are provided free of charge, should you require accommodation outside of term time, please make this clear in your application. The post requires a full commitment during term time when the boarders are at school but there are substantial holidays at Christmas and Easter as well as a half term week in each term, with a break of two weeks in the Michaelmas Term. There is also some time off every working day. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, organising and running activities and attending outings. 

Closing date for applications: 19th April 2024

Interviews week commencing: w/c 22nd April 2024

Salary: FTE £32,626.00 (Actual salary : £26,352.00)

The role will be term-time which equates to 37 working weeks per academic year.

Unfortunately, no pets.

Housemistress – Job Description

To apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of the page and return to Miss T Robinson at the school address or online trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

If you are selected for interview, we may notify you before the closing date.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com