Vacancies

TEACHER OF MODERN LANGUAGES (FRENCH AND SPANISH) One year fixed term (maternity cover); full time; part-time hours will be considered if requested

An enthusiastic, inspiring, well-qualified teacher with outstanding subject knowledge is required from September 2017, primarily to teach French to Years 7 to 13, with some Spanish teaching to GCSE level. The Modern Languages department is well resourced, the subjects are popular and results at both GSCE and A level are strong.

You will have an opportunity to contribute to the co-curricular offerings of the department and the wider life of the School, to which your energy, warmth and pastoral instincts will lend themselves.

It is likely that you will hold a degree in Languages and a recognised teaching qualification, with experience to at least NQT level. Recent PGCE graduates will be considered.

The School provides a stimulating and vibrant environment in which to teach, and you will join a highly committed and enthusiastic academic team.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here, or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 or email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 4pm on 5 June 2017

Interviews will be held during the week of 12 June 2017.

Applications must be submitted electronically on an Academic application form and may be accompanied by your CV and covering letter.

SPORTS FACILITIES MANAGER

Reporting to the Assistant Bursar, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of the extensive School sports facilities, supporting the academic and co-curricular activities. In addition, you will be responsible for letting the facilities to local sports clubs and other external users.

You will be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in physical training or the management of physical training facilities, show excellent communication and organisation skills, and have great attention to detail. Experience as a climbing wall instructor would be desirable.

The role will require some work on evenings and weekends to support users of the sports facilities. You will be expected to take up residence in a two-bedroom unfurnished cottage provided free of charge on campus.

We offer an excellent pay and benefits package, including 33 days holiday (plus additional days); excellent pension scheme; and free meals and refreshments.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here, or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 or email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 June 2017

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 26 June 2017

Applications must be submitted electronically on a Support Staff application form and may be accompanied by your CV and covering letter.

SECRETARY TO THE HEADMASTER (Full time, term time only)

You will report to the Headmaster, and be responsible for providing a full secretarial and administrative support service to him, including diary management, dealing with all of his phone calls, producing correspondence, organising events and meetings, and carrying out administrative processes that are critical to the effective operation of the School. Liaising professionally with the Governors, Senior Leadership Team, teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, pupils, Old Blues, Heads of other schools, parents of prospective pupils, guests and visitors to the School and members of the public, will be a key part of a very busy role.

You should have previous experience as an executive Secretary; have excellent typing skills, including audio typing; have an excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, and have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; pay meticulous attention to detail; be able to multitask and manage a busy workload; and be well organised and persistent.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience, including free meals and refreshments on duty.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here, or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 or email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Applications should be submitted electronically on an application form and may be accompanied by your CV and covering letter.

PART-TIME CLEANER

We require a cleaner to join our busy Housekeeping team, working 20 hours per week. Standard hours are 16:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday with some flexibility. Additional hours at the weekend may be required occasionally to support special events.

Responsibilities will include cleaning of offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, dining areas, changing rooms, and other work areas.

Applicants must be fit, energetic, conscientious and thorough, and be an effective team worker, as well as confident in working without constant supervision. Some experience of operating cleaning equipment and materials will be an advantage.

Starting rate of £7.89 per hour with potential to rise to £8.04 per hour after three months’ service, based on performance. We offer a pleasant working environment, generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme and other benefits.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here, or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Applications must be submitted on an application form and may be accompanied by your CV and covering letter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPRENTICE GROUNDSPERSON

We have a fantastic opportunity, to start as soon as possible, for someone with an interest in gardens, landscapes and sports facilities to “earn while you learn,” training to be a professional Groundsperson and Gardener.

Under the direction of our accomplished Grounds Manager, you will be part of our small and highly motivated Grounds team, working on a multiplicity of grass sports pitches, mainly used for football, rugby and cricket. You will acquire wide-ranging expertise in the maintenance and development of our grounds, gardens, woodlands and amenity areas, always focusing on achieving the highest standards of appearance.

You will attend college at BCA for one day a week throughout your training, to study for City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 awards in work-based Horticulture (Parks, Gardens and Green Space), with additional modules in Sports Turf. You must have a keen interest in plants, gardens and sports grounds; be enthusiastic and reliable; and demonstrate a commitment to learning. To be eligible for the college course, you must have GCSE English and Maths at A to E grade, or be prepared to attain an equivalent qualification at college.

We offer an excellent pay and benefits package, starting at £210 per week and rising to £280 per week during the apprenticeship. Benefits include 33 days holiday (plus additional days) and free gym, meals and refreshments. Working hours are 40 hours per week.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here, or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813; email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: until post is filled

Applications must be submitted electronically on a Support Staff application form and may be accompanied by your CV and covering letter.

IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE

We require an Apprentice to start as soon as possible, who will train and work under the guidance of a small, highly experienced professional IT team, who ensure the effective operation and development of the School’s technical services including network, hardware, software and telecoms.

You will follow a structured programme of study at QA Training (based in Reading), leading initially to the City & Guilds Level 3 Award for Infrastructure Technician, as well as Microsoft Accredited qualifications in Networking Fundamentals, Mobility and Devices Fundamentals, and Cloud Fundamentals.

Progression is possible to the City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Network Engineer and Microsoft Certified Professional.

You must have an interest in computers and networks, and be competent in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications. You must have an enthusiasm to learn, be hard working with high attention to detail and focus on quality, be a good team worker but capable of work independently, and have a desire to work with young people and develop effective working relationships with both academic and support staff.

You will need GCSE English and Maths qualifications within the range A to E grades or equivalent, to meet entry requirements and an ability to pass initial training provider assessments. You will have a desire to take advantage of further training opportunities and attain relevant occupational qualifications.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a great working environment.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here, or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: until post is filled

Applications must be submitted electronically on a Support Staff application form and may be accompanied by your CV and covering letter.

 

Working at Blue Coat 

Blue Coat welcomes applications for both teaching and support posts from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, religion, race, gender or sexual orientation; we operate an equal opportunities policy.

Working at Blue Coat is rewarding. The school has its own salary scale, there is a professional, friendly and supportive Common Room and teachers’ professional development is nurtured and encouraged through a two-year Professional Development cycle, which encompasses both personal development and the development of teaching skills. The Senior Management Team includes a Staff Tutor, whose brief it is to oversee the professional development of teaching staff. The School is part of the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme, and newly qualified teachers can undertake their accredited NQT year here through the Independent Schools’ programme.

Teaching here is also demanding: the pace and rigour of school life, the expectations both academic and in co-curricular terms, and the need to ensure our pupils have the highest possible level of personal support and encouragement, require teachers with energy, enthusiasm and commitment. All support staff also have a cycle of professional development and appraisal, overseen by the Bursar.

Reading Blue Coat School was recently recognised by the Daily Telegraph as being one of ten schools offering best value in the UK.