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:

Marketing and Admissions Assistant

Graduate Sports Coach

Examinations Officer and Data Assistant

Teacher of Science (with a Biology specialism)

Graduate Boarding Assistant

Cleaner

Evening Cleaner

Marketing and Admissions Assistant

Salary: £19,500 Full Time (37.5 hrs per week)

(Part-time (equivalent) – will be considered)

Start date: September 2022 (or earlier if available)

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th June 2022

Interviews: w/c 4th July 2022

Marketing & Admissions Assistant – Job Description

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join our Development Team.  We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who can manage task lists effectively, has good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.  This post is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to start their career in the independent school sector or an experienced administrative individual who is considering part time options.

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

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

Graduate Sports Coach

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced sports graduate to join our whole school 3-18 Physical Education department to enhance further our provision from September 2022. Candidates should be willing to coach a variety of sports. The ability to teach swimming and to lifeguard is essential.

As part of an enthusiastic team, applicants should be prepared to offer a range of activities along with a sport, which they are both confident and consider themselves a specialist in.

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: £18026- £19769 (£22317-24476 FTE) This position is term time only with a week during Easter and Summer holidays for team training/coaching.

Closing Date for applications: 24th June 2022

Interviews: w/c 27th June 2022

Job Description – Graduate Sports Coach

The school can only accept applications made on the Thornton College Application Form at the bottom of the page. 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
MK170HJ

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

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 )

Closing Date for applications: 24th June 2022

Interviews: w/c 4th July 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 (with a Biology specialism)

For September 2022, we 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 and an ability to teach KS4/5 Chemistry 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 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 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.

Job Description – Teacher of Science (Biology)

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for applications:  Friday 24th June 2022

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 27th June 2022

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.

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

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

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

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

Graduate Boarding Assistant

We are looking to appoint a Graduate Boarding Assistant from September 2022, 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.  Accommodation, food and utilities included during term time (if you do require accomodation full-time please make this clear on your application form).  A clean driving licence and three years’ driving experience is desirable (but not essential). No pets allowed.

Closing Date for Applications: 24th June 2022
Interviews Week Commencing: 27th June 2022

Job Description Graduate Boarding Assistant

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

Please note: Previous applicants need not apply. 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

Cleaner (8:45 – 2:45pm, Monday-Friday)

Thornton College is looking for a reliable person to join the domestic housekeeping team. No experience necessary, just a team player with a willingness and ability to clean to a high standard. This position is subject to an enhanced check by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Salary: £13, 585 gross per annum (£9.50 per hour)

[Rising to £14, 038 gross per annum (£9.82 per hour) in September 2022]

5 weeks holiday per annum

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

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

Evening Cleaner (4-8pm, Monday to Friday)

Thornton College is looking for a reliable person to join the domestic housekeeping team.  No experience necessary, just a team player with a willingness and ability to clean to a high standard.  This position is subject to an enhanced check by the Criminal Records Bureau.

4.00pm – 8.00pm Monday to Friday.

Rate: £10.27 per hour (rising to £10.76 per hour in Sept 2022)

Option to work term-time only or all year round.

Job share would be considered.

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

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