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Godstowe resides in 12 acres of parkland overlooking High Wycombe

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Minibus Driver

From September 2018

Godstowe Preparatory School (the ‘School’) is a thriving independent day and boarding preparatory school for some 430 girls (with boys in the Pre-Preparatory department).  The School operates a number of minibuses, principally used for picking-up and dropping-off services for pupils on certain established routes, but also for transporting pupils to sports fixtures and other School activities and other ad-hoc School requirements.

Post

The School has a vacancy for a minibus driver to operate one of the pick-up and drop-off routes and to be available for additional ad-hoc minibus driving requirements.

Management

The minibus driver will report to the Bursar, but will work closely with the member of the Bursary office team who oversees the minibus operations on a day-to-day basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving one of the School’s minibus fleet on one of the School’s pick-up and drop-off runs each weekday, currently with one run in the morning and two runs in the afternoon/early evening
  • Being available for additional minibus driving requirements
  • Liaison with parents using the service by phone and email to ensure smooth operations and maintaining good relations with them at all times
  • Maintaining the minibus in a suitably clean and tidy condition
  • Monitoring the roadworthiness of the minibus and reporting any non-routine maintenance which is required
  • Being aware of local traffic conditions and problems in order to ensure timeliness of operations
  • Being available for ad hoc School minibus driving requirements outside of the normal hours of the post

Review

The job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment after consultation in order to meet emerging requirements.

Child Protection

All members of School staff are responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.  The holder of this post is therefore required to participate in regular child protection training and to follow child protection policy at all times.  Any child protection issues must be referred to the designated person for safeguarding and/or the Headmistress.

General Information in relation to the position of Minibus Driver:

Qualifications and Experience

  • A clean UK Driving licence with D1 category included is essential
  • Experience of commercial driving will be beneficial

Personal attributes

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal, customer care and communication skills and be able to communicate at all levels and age groups
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Have the ability to be calm and in control in pressurised situations such a s emergencies
  • Have a proven record of good attendance and reliability

Terms and conditions

  • Hours of work: Weekdays in term time only, 06.45 – 08.45 and 16.00 – 19.00
  • Hourly rate: £17.57 per hour
  • This post is for term time only – statutory entitlement to holiday pay is included in the hourly rate
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • The post will involve a high level of contact with children and therefore prospective employees will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (‘DBS’) check.

The Application Process

The closing date for applications is 3 August 2018.

To apply for this position, please read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found below.  Please complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green.  Applications can be submitted either via email to the HR & Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at gackermann@godstowe.org , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

Deputy Housemistress

From September 2018

Godstowe School is an independent day and boarding school for girls age 3 to 13. We have approximately 400 girls with a community of over 100 boarders from the UK as well as other countries around the world, adding an important international and multi-cultural dimension to the school.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and patient Deputy Housemistress for one of our 3 boarding houses. Under the leadership of the Head of Boarding and the Housemistress, the Deputy Housemistress should have the ability to relate to girls aged 7 to 13 and will share in the pastoral responsibility and well-being of girls outside of school curriculum time.  The successful candidate will be expected to take full responsibility when the Housemistress is off duty.

The position would suit someone with experience of working with children, preferably in a boarding environment in an independent school, and will require teamwork, flexibility, compassion, resilience and a good sense of humour. 

The ethos of boarding at Godstowe is to provide a home-from-home feel and that of a large extended family. Every boarder is encouraged to develop their full potential in all areas of life. Our aim is for all our girls to grow up as confident, happy and successful individuals. One of the many strengths of boarding at Godstowe includes the extensive Co-Curricular programme. As a non-selective school, Godstowe is thriving in terms of examination results, enrichment, art, musical and sporting achievement.

This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will be primarily based in the boarding house.

To apply for this position, please read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found below.  Please complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green.  Applications can be submitted either via email to the HR & Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at gackermann@godstowe.org , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Description

Person Specification

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

Graduate Assistant for Boarding

From September 2018 and January 2019

Godstowe School has a community of over 100 boarders from the UK and other countries around the world, adding an important international and multi-cultural dimension to the school.

We are seeking well-qualified and enthusiastic graduates to join our staff as Boarding House Assistants starting in September 2018 and January 2019.

The roles are likely to suit those seeking experience of working with children prior to pursuing a professional career in boarding, teaching or any aspect of education. You will have a strong empathy with children and young teenagers and you can help to build a strong sense of community within which every pupil supports each other to live happy, confident and successful lives. You will be able to demonstrate your talents in a new role that is as diverse and challenging as it is rewarding.

As well as excellent communication skills you should bring strong administrative abilities and a well organised approach. A friendly, nurturing and sympathetic attitude is also important. High levels of energy and stamina are needed to make the most of this post.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • A good general level of education
  • Knowledge of the statement of national minimum standards for boarding schools (NMS)
  • A positive and sympathetic approach to children
  • Ability to work as part of a team

This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will be based in the boarding house. Single accommodation within the boarding house will be provided all year round together with all meals during term-time.

To apply for this position, please read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found below.  Please complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green.  Applications can be submitted either via email to the HR & Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at gackermann@godstowe.org , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Description

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

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Godstowe resides in 12 acres of parkland overlooking High Wycombe