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 400 children in our school from Pre-Prep to Sixth Form.  Over 60 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:

 

Head of Grounds

Junior Trainee Grounds Assistant

Junior Trainee Maintenance Assistant

English Teacher (Full time/Part time)

Housemistress

IT Technician

Examinations Officer and Data Assistant

Teacher of  Science (Biology specialism)

Head of Grounds

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Head of Grounds, following the retirement of the existing incumbent.  We are seeking a Groundsperson with experience in all aspects of Grounds Maintenance to join our beautiful school based in the countryside near Milton Keynes.  The role will include maintaining the grounds and outdoor sports facilities within our 25 acre site.  You will work within the wider support function of the college and will be managing a Junior Trainee Grounds Assistant to support you in your role.

Salary: £26,966 – £32,357 per annum

Hours of Work: 8am until 5pm (With 1.5hrs of breaks), Monday to Friday

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 15th August

Interviews: Thursday 18th August 2022.

Job Description – Head of Grounds

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.

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)

 

Junior Trainee Grounds Assistant

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic trainee to train in all aspects of Grounds Maintenance at our beautiful school based in the countryside near Milton Keynes.  You will need to have a genuine interest in gardens, working outdoors and horticulture, alongside a desire to learn the skills to maintain sports facilities and will work within the wider support function of the college.  As part of a team you will be responsible for assisting in maintaining the grounds and sports facilities of our beautiful 25 acre site.  Specific training will be given.

Salary: £18,699 per annum

Hours of Work: 8am until 5pm (With 1.5hrs of breaks), Monday to Friday

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 15th August

Interviews: Friday 19th August 2022.

Job Description – Junior Trainee Grounds Assistant

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.

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)

Junior Trainee Maintenance Assistant

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic trainee to train in all aspects of Maintenance & Caretaking at our beautiful school based in the countryside near Milton Keynes.  You will need to have a genuine interest in property maintenance and be willing to work within the wider support function of the college.   As part of a team you will be responsible for setting up the school for events and ensuring our beautiful Grade II listed buildings are maintained to a high standard.  Specific training will be given.

Salary: £18,699 per annum

Hours of Work: 8am until 5pm (with 1.5hrs of breaks) Monday to Friday

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 15th August

Interviews: Friday 19th August 2022.

Job Description – Trainee Junior Maintenance Assistant

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.

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)

 

English Teacher

We are looking to appoint a full time teacher of English (part- time considered, 3 or 4 days) from September 2022. The successful candidate will teach across the ability range at KS3 and KS4 and be able to teach English to A’ Level. A willingness to teach Prep. English is desirable but not essential.

She/he 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 in this core subject, 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: 12th August 2022

Interview date: TBA

Job Description English Teacher

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.

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)

Housemistress

Thornton College wish to appoint a Housemistress to start in January 2023. 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.

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.

Accommodation, with private bathroom, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation for the period and food during term time only are provided free of charge. 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.

Closing date for applications: 12th August 2022

Interviews: w/c 22nd August 2022

Salary: FTE £30,770 – £36,118 (Actual salary range: £24,261 -£28,477)

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

Job Description House Mistress

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

Please note:  If you are selected we may notify you before the closing date. We reserve the right to appoint early for a suitable candidate.

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

IT Technician

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic organised individual to join our IT Team. We are looking for someone with a proven strong knowledge of Microsoft Network Management through either significant experience and/or qualifications who can work using a first line support ticketing system and be part of a wider Support Team. They should have a willingness to positively support the teaching & learning environment with a proven tact and diplomacy in dealing with adults and children. They should be organised with good interpersonal skills and have the ability to assess job severity levels and prioritise workload to meet deadlines.  Previous experience in a network supporting a school/ college and an understanding of basic use of iSams and Firefly would be desirable but not essential.

Salary Range: £23,724 – £26,966

Hours of Work: 8.30am until 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Holiday 25 days with an additional three days holiday is given between Christmas and New Year in lieu of weekend work to include both Open Days and the School Fete.

Closing date for applications:   12th August 2022

Interviews:  17th August 2022

Job Description – IT Network Technician

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.

To apply, please complete and return the application form at the bottom of the page.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries. Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Examinations Officer and Data Assistant

We are seeking an enthusiastic, conscientious, and well-qualified Examinations Officer and Data Assistant. In this important role, the appointed person will work with senior members of staff to ensure the smooth running and administration of both internal and public examinations. Whilst this would be the main role, we would expect the post holder to also assist in all matters relating to managing school data, either working with the Senior School Assessment Coordinator or the School’s Data Compliance Lead.

The role is term time only with two additional weeks in the summer holidays. It will commence on 1st September 2022 but an earlier start may be available.

Salary: £17,571-£20,414 pro rata (FTE: £20,248-£25,275 )

Pro-rata fee remission available. Working hours to be negotiated at interview.

Closing Date for applications: 19th August 2022

Interviews: w/c 22nd August 2022

Job Description – Examinations Officer And Data Assistant

The school can only accept applications made on the Thornton College Application Form below. The completed form, along with a letter of application should be addressed to Mrs Val Holmes and sent to:

Mrs V Holmes
Head of Thornton College
Thornton
Buckinghamshire
MK17 0HJ

Email: vholmes@thorntoncollege.com

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 child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and 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

Teacher of Science (Biology specialism)

For September 2022 or January 2023, Thornton College are looking to appoint a full time teacher of Science (with a Biology specialism), to teach across the ability range at KS3 and KS4 and who is able to teach to A-Level. An ability to teach the Biology elements of Health and Social Care would be an advantage. Graduates wishing to qualify also welcome to apply.

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 candidates 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.

Pro-rata fee remission available.

Closing Date for applications:  Friday 19th August 2022

Interviews:  w/c 22nd August 2022

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

Teacher of Biology – Job Description