Vacancies  at Benenden

At Benenden we employ more than 400 staff in teaching, pastoral and support staff roles. Whatever your role, you’ll benefit from a being part of a large team with opportunities for professional development. We offer a wonderful working environment, generous terms and conditions of employment, career development opportunities and the chance to work as part of a busy team — we are genuinely committed to our staff and endeavour to offer a range of benefits that people will value and enjoy.

Sunday Evening Matron (Sixth Form)

Boarding and Pastoral Care

Closing date: Monday, March 11, 2024 – 09:00

Type: Full time, all year round

As a Founders (Sixth Form House) Matron you will work under the direction of the two Founders Housemistresses and masters (FHms).

The holder of this post is responsible for offering evening support to the Founders’ team across both Houses on a Sunday evening and all day Sunday on the return from Half Terms.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Being present in Founders during duty hours sharing responsibility for pupils and assisting the FHms in their work
• Going around Founders, ensuring tidiness especially in kitchens and common areas, reporting to FHms in time for House Order any kitchens which need tidying and following this through
• Ensuring all girls have signed back in after their weekend activities or leave, carrying out a roll call
• Ensuring, with the FHms that all pupils attend Whole School services on Sunday evenings
• Encouraging pupils to get ready for the week ahead
• On the Sunday return from half term, being on duty, to provide Matron support for pupils
• Liaising with the FHms and School Nurses in matters concerning the any ill health of students
• Dispensing, signing in and out of medications
• Checking that the House is in good repair, reporting any defects or breakages
• Working under the direction of the Senior Matron as necessary
• Acting as an escort in an emergency
• Taking part in all training related to boarding duties and health and safety, in order to promote and safeguard the welfare of students in the House
• Being aware of and actively promote the School’s Health and Safety Policy in all respects.

Hours of Work

Term time Sundays 1.00pm – 11.00pm

Half Term Sunday Return to School 1.00pm – 11.00pm

Working within the School

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact. They must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of the children in the School, they must report any concerns immediately to the School’s Safeguarding team. This appointment will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.

Person Specification

Offers of jobs at Benenden will usually depend on the applicant’s letter of application, application form, references and performance over the interview process. For some posts, particular qualifications or skills are required. However, all those who are offered a post at Benenden are expected to be:

• responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible or come into contact with
• supportive of and committed to the School’s policies on Child Protection
• supportive of the School’s policies on Equal Opportunities
• mindful of their personal responsibilities relating to Safety, Health and the Environment
• mindful of the need to treat all sensitive information relating to pupils, fellow employees and the business of the School as confidential
• mindful of the need to behave appropriately and professionally at all times with pupils, their parents, peers and other staff
• accepting of the need to follow all other school policies and procedures as appropriate and relevant to their post.

For a full job description and to apply, please download an application pack below. Completed applications should be sent to People Services on recruitment@benenden.school by 9.00am on Monday 11 March.

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Resident Graduate Tutor

Boarding and Pastoral CareCo-Curricular

Closing date: Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 09:00

Type: Full time, fixed term contract

Salary: £22,032.57 (pro rata)

Fixed Term placement from September 2024 to July 2025, with the possibility of an extension to a second academic year. Free accommodation for the duration of the Fixed Term contract.

This is such an exciting opportunity for graduates with an interest in pursuing a career in education to gain experience at one of the country’s top boarding schools. Our team of Resident Graduate Tutors enjoy being fully involved in the boarding and co-curricular life of the School while also having the opportunity to explore other aspects of School life, including in the classroom.

Although working in a boarding school involves extended days and working weekends, you will live on site in shared accommodation enabling you to be fully integrated into our busy, vibrant community. You will also have a day off each week. At Benenden we are passionate about education in its broadest sense. Our aim is that every pupil will leave at the end of the Sixth Form full of compassion and confidence to fulfil her ambition, embrace challenge and make a difference.

If our values resonate with you, we would be delighted if you would consider joining our boarding and co-curricular team. Benenden offers its own generous pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits. Staff are provided with meals whilst on duty, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. The School’s leisure facilities, including wonderful grounds, a fitness gym and swimming pool are also available for staff to use.

As an exceptional School, we want to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent at all levels so that our pupils feel and understand the power and depth of a diverse community. This means recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, removing barriers that can prevent people from showing their full potential, and fostering a fully inclusive environment which maximises collaboration and empowers everyone.

If you would like to know more about the role or would like to ask specific questions, please contact Lucy Lynch Assistant Head Co-Curricular on 01580 236828.

For a full job description and to apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications should be sent to People Services at recruitment@benenden.school by 9.00am on Thursday 7 March. We reserve the right to interview candidates as applications are received.

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Deputy Director of Marketing (Maternity Cover)

Marketing

Closing date: Friday, March 1, 2024 – 09:00

Type: Full time, maternity cover

Fixed term contract from June 2024 to 7 April 2025 (with the possibility of a temporary, part time extension until 31 August 2025)

Hours and Basis: Full time, all year round.

Salary: based on £39,825.76 1FTE, pro rata for the duration of the fixed term contract.

We are seeking an experienced communications specialist to join our award-winning Marketing Team on a fixed term to cover maternity leave.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining our fast-paced environment at one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Within the past year alone we have launched our commercial events brand, Hemsted Park, which was enabled by the opening of the magnificent Centenary Hall, and our multi-media launch campaign earned an AMCIS Communications Impact Award.

In addition, we have seen the opening of Benenden’s first school overseas, while this academic year has been dominated by celebrations marking the School’s Centenary, with the team producing a glossy commemorative book, running a global conference, and hosting a high-profile communications campaign across multiple platforms, including the launch of a new website and updated brand identity. Looking to the future, our priority will include plans to grow the School and further raise its profile, with our expanding day market buoyed by the imminent launch of our first bus service.

The Marketing Team is integral to student recruitment at Benenden, working closely with the Admissions Department on campaigns and long-term strategy. The team’s wide-ranging responsibilities include publications, the website, social media, video production, market research, weekly bulletins, photography, media liaison, advertising and events.

Reporting to the Director of External Relations, our Deputy Director of Marketing (Maternity Cover) will lead the Marketing Team, taking responsibility for publications, digital and video activities and line managing some members of the team.

The successful candidate will be an experienced marketeer who is enthusiastic about sharing the numerous exciting stories of students’ achievements and ambitions. They will need to multi task and enjoy coming up with new ideas. This role involves building relationships with multiple stakeholders internally and externally and the successful candidate will enjoy being part of the Benenden community. The role requires flexibility as many of our events are at weekends and in the evenings.

About Benenden School

Benenden is one of the leading day and boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 550 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with 190 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and the newly established Centenary Hall and Sir David K.P. Li Music School.

Benefits

Benenden offers its own generous pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits. Staff are provided with meals whilst on duty, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. The School’s leisure facilities, including wonderful grounds, a fitness gym and swimming pool are also available for staff to use.

For a full job description and to apply, please download the application pack from our website by clicking the apply button. Completed applications should be sent to People Services on recruitment@benenden.school by 9.00am on Friday 1 March. Interviews to be held on Thursday 7 March (subject to change).

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