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Working at Benenden

At Benenden we employ over 300 staff in in both teaching and non-teaching staff roles.

Benenden is located in a beautiful part of the Kent countryside, between Tenterden and Cranbrook and the rural school campus is a very special place to work. Working here is rewarding and meaningful and whatever your job, you are encouraged to get fully involved with the life of the School.

 

As a teacher here you'll enjoy teaching motivated, intelligent girls who want to learn and you'll have access to great facilities to support teaching and learning.

 

Non-teaching roles at Benenden are diverse. 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 committed and busy team. Our current vacancies are listed below. and we look forward to receiving your application.

 

BENEFITS

We are genuinely committed to our staff and endeavour to offer a range of benefits that people will value and enjoy. These include:

 

·         a contributory pension scheme;

·         free membership of our sports facilities for you and for your family;

·         active staff social committee

·         training and development opportunities.

Recruitment Policy

Benenden School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and all staff are tasked with sharing this responsibility. The School has therefore adopted recruitment and selection procedures which help to deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. 

The document below outlines the safer recruitment process which must be adhered to in the appointment of any new member of staff. The process seeks to strengthen the safeguards which protect the pupils of the School by considering the safeguarding and promotion of welfare at all stages of the appointment process. It starts with the planning of recruitment and requires a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about applicants.

The measures described above do not end on appointment but are part of a continuing process of awareness of the safeguarding and promotion of welfare throughout the School. All members of staff are briefed regularly on the Schools Safeguarding (Child Protection) Policy and they should report all concerns at any time to the School's Child Protection Officers. 

Application and Recruitment Process

Equality Policy


Safeguarding Policy

Current Vacancies

  • Head of Sports Performance - Required April 2015 or sooner if possible

    Following continued growth and development, Benenden School is now seeking an outstanding individual for a challenging new position as Head of Sports Performance. The post holder will be responsible for three main areas: sports fixtures, Inter-House competition and the Gifted & Talented in Sport programme.

    Benenden is a full boarding school. The successful applicant will be committed to the boarding ethos and be prepared to contribute to extra-curricular activities. Benenden offers its own pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits.

    To apply, please download the application pack. Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by Friday 24 October (9.00am).   Interviews will take place during the week of 10 November.

    The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

    Job Description              Application Letter             Application Form             Explanatory Notes

     

     

     

     

  • Human Resources Administrator

    An exciting opportunity for a skilled administrator, either part CIPD qualified or with a real interest in pursuing a career in Human Resources. This is a full time, all year round post. Attention to detail, excellent IT and Data Input skills are key requirements, along with exceptional customer service qualities.

    The post-holder will work with the Head of Human Resources and Compliance Officer in providing a top quality HR provision to the School.

    For more information and to apply, please download the application pack below.  Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by Monday 27 October (9.00am).  Interviews will be held on Thursday 30 October.

    The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

    Job Description            Application Letter             Application Form             Explanatory Notes 

     

  • Head of Higher Education and Professional Guidance

    Due to an internal promotion, an excellent opportunity has arisen for an outstanding individual to lead our successful Higher Education and Professional Guidance department.

    A graduate, you will have a strong academic background with a proven track record in either education or a non-teaching profession. Whilst a detailed and current understanding of careers education and the A Level and the university application process is highly desirable, an excellent working knowledge of the professional landscape would also be acceptable. You will lead a team to advise students about university entrance in the UK and abroad, to manage the UCAS process and to advise students about employment choices and professional skills and opportunities. You will have advanced strategic and interpersonal skills. There is no requirement to teach for this post.

    Benefits include a competitive salary, an exceptionally beautiful and stimulating working environment, a supportive professional development programme, fee remission, generous holiday entitlement, gym membership and the chance to have a real and lasting influence on the lives of our young women.

    Benenden is a full boarding school.  The successful applicant will be committed to the boarding ethos and be prepared to contribute to extra-curricular activities. 

    To apply please download the application pack. Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by Saturday 1 November 2014.  Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing 10 and 17 November 2014. 

    The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

    Job Description                 Application Letter              Application Form          Explanatory Notes

     

     

  • Violin Teacher (Part-Time)/Director of Senior and Junior String Ensembles

    Benenden School seeks to appoint an outstanding musician and teacher to work within this thriving Music Department. The successful candidate will be an inspirational figure who is able to teach violin up to and beyond Grade 8, and to establish, maintain and develop a range of chamber ensembles. The role will predominantly be one of individual teaching, but will incorporate weekly rehearsals for the two main string ensembles, as well as tutoring the strings section of the Symphony Orchestra. This is a part-time role on our Associate Staff.

    Benenden offers its own pay structure and benefits.

    For more information and to apply, please download the application pack below.  Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 8 November.  

    The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

    Job Description               Application Letter            Application Form            Explanatory Notes