Current Vacancies

Traffic Attendants (part time, term time only)

Closing Date: 14/09/18

We have opportunities to join our part time team of Traffic Attendants who will help control and direct traffic and ensure pupil safety during the School drop off and pick up times...

Part time Cleaners

Closing Date: 14/09/18

We require part time Cleaners to join our busy Housekeeping team. Normal working days are Monday to Friday throughout the year working 6am-9am (variable) or 4pm-8pm with flexibility for occasional weekend shifts to cover key school events. Additional hours to support other busy periods are also available.

Science Technician (term time only)

Closing Date: 30/08/18

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and energetic technician to support our Science teaching by maintaining equipment, and preparing and setting out apparatus for daily teaching, and for examination practicals....

Teacher of Learning Support

Closing Date: 10/09/18

An enthusiastic and inspiring teacher, with proven excellence in teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties as individuals or in groups, is required to join our Learning Support team...

We welcome speculative applications and enquiries from people who are interested in working for Blue Coat. Please send your enquiries by email to: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Teaching at Reading Blue Coat

The most important role of every RBCS teacher is to teach the pupils. That sounds obvious, but it can be easily forgotten when one is also a tutor attached to a House, running a sports team or musical ensemble, helping with CCF and DoE, organising an activity, dealing with pastoral issues, and also trying to live a life outside the RBCS bubble.

A key aim of RBCS is to encourage growth of intellectual curiosity, creativity and habits of learning, in order to help each and every pupil achieve their full potential.  This is doubly important when we remember that RBCS pupils are busy in so many ways outside the classroom as part of a co-curricular programme of which we can be justifiably proud.

To achieve our aim, we need committed, well-qualified staff who are able to inspire pupils. Developing these qualities in teachers does not happen by accident, and it must be underpinned by meaningful professional development.

Our ethos of care, consideration and courtesy for one another extends to the professional training on offer at RBCS. We are generous in our support of postgraduate qualifications, ISQAM or the HMC Pastoral Management Programme. We have excellent provision for teachers who are new to the profession. RBCS is a Regional Training Centre (rated excellent) for NQTs, as well as offering PGCE training with the University of Buckinghamshire.

More experienced staff are encouraged to contribute to our in-house training through the micro INSET programme or membership of the Staff Learning Research Group. Needless to say, we take our teachers and their learning experience very seriously at RBCS.

We operate a timetable of nine lessons each day, with each lesson lasting 35 minutes. A full allocation for a subject teacher is 34 lessons a week, which may include co-curricular involvement in Games, Activities, Careers or PSHEE. The ideal teacher at RBCS will make the most of their abilities and encourage others to do the same. There are learning opportunities outside the classroom, and we want our teachers as well as the pupils to embrace them.

Click the link below to meet our staff and governors.

Our people

Support Occupations and Career opportunities

A successful independent school is much like a small or medium-sized business, requiring many different professions and occupations to support our pupils and academic staff in delivering the best possible education and life experiences for our pupils. Opportunities exist for highly motivated and committed people, usually working in small teams, in the following functions:

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
There are opportunities for administrative staff to work within the support departments as well as in our academic administration centre; including secretaries, receptionists, clerical assistants, and exam invigilators.

BURSARY (FINANCE AND OPERATIONS)
Our Bursary team includes professional finance staff who manage accounts, invoicing, payments and payroll activities; and operations management specialists who ensure the smooth running of day-to-day operations and development of the school facilities and infrastructure.

GROUNDS
We take great pride in our environment, and our team of professional grounds people and gardeners maintain the 46 acres of pristine sports grounds, woodland and attractive floral gardens to the highest standards.

HOUSEKEEPING
Most of our own housekeeping (cleaning) staff work part-time hours throughout the year to ensure the classrooms, meeting rooms, offices and sports facilities are kept clean and tidy to a standard that we can be very proud of.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Our HR professionals co-ordinate and administer all staffing matters for the school.

IT SUPPORT
Our dedicated team of IT specialists provide technical support, and manage our IT networks, infrastructure and software for pupils, teachers and support staff.

LIBRARY
Our well-equipped Library is a centre of student learning and is staffed from breakfast to evening by qualified Librarians during term time.

MAINTENANCE
We have our own dedicated maintenance team who are responsible for keeping the wide variety and use of buildings, services and site infrastructure operating to a consistently high standard.

MARKETING & ADMISSIONS
We have a small team of professional and administrative staff who market the School; manage our external communications, including social media; manage applications and student admissions; and raise funds for the School.

SPECIALIST TECHNICIANS AND SUBJECT TECHNICIANS
We employ many technical specialists on a term-time-only basis to support our teachers in delivering the wide ranging curriculum and additional activities for our students, including Science Technicians, Language Assistants, and subject-support Technicians.

SPORTS COACHES
Our full-time Sport and PE staff are supported on a seasonal, term-time basis by qualified sports coaches working part time, to coach our teams in all of the major sports.

 

Click the link below to meet our staff and governors.

Our people

Benefits

Teachers’ Pension Scheme >

RBCS Group Personal Pension Scheme >

School Fees Discount >

Employee Assistance Programme >

Professional Development (CPD) >

Non-teaching Staff Holidays >

Child Care >

Cycle to Work Scheme >

Lunches

Lunch and other refreshments are provided for staff during the school day.

Car Parking

Car parking is provided for employees on the School campus.

Leisure Facilities >

Refer a Friend Scheme

The School encourages employees to refer a friend, family member or known contact for employment at Blue Coat. A financial award is made for introducing a person who is then employed in a hard-to-fill position.