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:

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Miss T Robinson PA to the Headteacher (trobinson@thorntoncollege.com)

Graduate Boarding Assistant

Senior Science Technician

Graduate Boarding Assistant

We are looking to appoint a Graduate Boarding Assistant from January 2023, to support boarding students in our Boarding House. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in this forward-thinking and friendly school. The successful applicant will be required to help with activities after school and at weekends and there will be daytime duties at morning break and lunchtime. 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. There is also some time off during most days. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, organising and running activities and attending outings.

Salary: £18,333 – £20,925, dependent on experience. In addition accommodation, food and utilities included during term time (if you do require accommodation full-time please make this clear on your application form).  A clean driving licence and three years’ driving experience is preferred (but not essential). No pets allowed.

Closing Date for Applications: 30th November 2022

Interviews Week Commencing: w/c 5th December 2022

Job Description – Graduate Boarding Assistant

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 encouraged 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 Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE).

Senior Science Technician

We are looking to appoint a term –time only Senior Science technician to oversee the technical support within our Science Department and support the academic development of our pupils.

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 Science, with the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards for all our pupils.

Salary: £ 21,565 – £24,914 (actual) – 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:  30th November

Interviews: w/c 5th December

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

Science Technician – Job Description

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from Keeping Children Safe In Education (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, 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.

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Miss T Robinson PA to the Headteacher (trobinson@thorntoncollege.com)