Vacancies

Vacancies

An opportunity to join our team at Wadham School​​​​ 

As part of an educational restructure in the local area in 2022, we have welcomed over 350 new students and over 35 staff into our community and are now a secondary school of nearly 850 learners across Years 7-13. 

We are looking to expand our team with talented individuals who are passionate about learning and relish the opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of South West England. 

As we continue to increase in student numbers and settle into our new school for 2023, we are now seeking more colleagues to join our exciting journey and help us gain the capacity to continue delivering teaching and learning to the highest levels. Wadham School is a welcoming and warmly inviting setting in the heart of Crewkerne with host of highly skilled professionals who place high value on education and helping our students to achieve to the very best of their potential every day.

Wadham School can offer you:

  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals 
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families.
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom.
  • Fulfilment, in knowing that you matter and the work you do makes a positive difference to the lives you touch.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, and we will be delighted to answer your questions in person or by telephone and give you more information before you make the decision to apply. Please note we do not accept CV applications.

Please note that at times some interviews can occur shortly after the short-listing process, where you will be notified by email and posted letter should you be successful in joining our interview candidates. We shall acknowledge every application we receive and wish you every success as you apply to join our team at Wadham School. 

Please call Mrs Lorrie Mahoney on 01460 270127 to discuss your application for any of the vacancies on this page or arrange a visit to the school and meet our team.

You should apply using the Somerset Council application form (at the bottom of this page) and email it to LMahoney@wadhamschool.co.uk  before the closing date on the advert. All application forms will be acknowledged by return email.

 

Teaching Staff Vacancies

Please see the link Job Description/Person Specification in each advert for more details.

Application forms are at the bottom of the page.

We currently have no teaching vacancies available.

Support Staff Vacancies

Please see the link Job Description/Person Specification in each advert for more details.

Application forms are at the bottom of the page.

Learning Support Assistant - 30 Hours PW

Learning Support Assistant

Salary Scale: Grade 15 pt. 3-4 (Actual salary £15,786 - £16,047)

30 hours per week/ Term time only plus INSET days.

(with attendance to departmental meetings on Mondays until 4.15PM)
Starting: September 2024 or by arrangement
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5th July 2024

Wadham School has been undergoing change since we became a full secondary school in 2022 and we are continuing to develop and enhance our school as we start the new school year in 2023.

We are seeking a passionate, energetic and ambitious Learning Support Assistant as we expand our friendly team. Our Learning Support Assistants work alongside teaching staff and in small groups to support students through a range of different activities and subjects. This would suit candidates looking to work 30 hours per week in a busy and thriving school environment, where every day is different and where you make a difference to the students and staff, as well as the wider school community.

 We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate good levels of Literacy and Numeracy skills.
  • Be organised and efficient in a fast-paced environment.
  • Communicate both orally and in your written work with a range of students of all abilities.
  • Use integrity, flexibility and your own initiative.
  • Enjoy working with young people and helping them achieve their very best potential in the classroom.

 You are likely to be someone who: 

  • Has previous knowledge/ training in Child Protection, Safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE2023) or be willing to train.
  • Has experience of working in an educational setting supporting students with medical conditions.
  • Has experience and knowledge of students social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Is calm, confident and professional at all times.
  • Has excellent ICT skills in Microsoft Office programmes.
  • Can demonstrate the skills to communicate and build professional relationships.

 Wadham School can offer you:  

  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals.
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families.
  • Fulfilment, in knowing that you matter, and the work you do makes a positive difference to the lives you touch.

Please click this link for the Job Description and Person Specification.

Completed forms should be emailed to LMahoney@wadhamschool.co.uk by the closing date.

Please Note: we do not accept applications by CV and can only accept completed application forms with a full work history and referee details of current and previous employers.  We do not accept late applications.

For all enquires please contact Lorrie Mahoney on LMahoney@wadhamschool.co.uk or telephone directly on 01460 270127 for more information.

Wadham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and information on the public domain on social media platforms.
“Life in all its fullness” – John 10:10 

Attendance Officer - 30 hours per week

ATTENDANCE OFFICER

30.00 hours per week, term time plus INSET days

Hours 8.30 AM – 3.00 PM

Salary Scale: Grade 14 Pt. 4-6   Actual salary £16,047- £16,588

Deadline for applications is 9:00 AM on Friday 5th July 2024

Starting September 2024

We have an opportunity for an Attendance Officer to join our team. Since the educational restructure in the local area in 2022, we have welcomed over 300 new students and over 40 staff into our community and are now a secondary school of nearly 800 learners across Years 7-13.

As we now continue to increase the number of students at Wadham School we are seeking more colleagues to become part of our journey to help grow capacity in delivering exceptional teaching, learning and pastoral care for our students.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to: 

  • Work with accuracy and efficiency in registering our students in a fast-paced environment to ensure that all students are safeguarded
  • Follow the school’s ‘First Day Contact’ policy and represent the school as the point of contact for all absences, speaking with parents/carers
  • Maintain accurate systems and reports (Using Arbor systems)
  • Assist in improving student attendance and support engagement into education
  • Undertake home and school visits as designated by the Educational Welfare Officer
  • Liaise with colleagues and support child protection, with regular update training where required

You are likely to be someone who: 

  • Can engage with students and their families to build a strong, trusting and reliable link to the school, upholding policies and promoting student welfare
  • Can create professional letters to parents/carers seeking explanations to unauthorised absences and follow up in a timely manner
  • Works well on own initiative and thrives within a small and supportive team
  • Remains calm and professional at all times
  • Is punctual, reliable and enjoys a busy and energetic workplace

 Wadham School can offer you:  

  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals 
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families 
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom 
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of Southern England
  • Fulfilment, in knowing that you matter, and the work you do makes a positive difference to the lives you touch

Please Note: we do not accept applications by CV

Please click this link for the Job Description and Person Specification.

Visits to the school or an informal talk with the Headteacher are warmly encouraged. For all enquires please contact Lorrie Mahoney on LMahoney@wadhamschool.co.uk or telephone 01460 270127.

Wadham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and information on the public domain on social media platforms.

“Life in all its fullness” – John 10:10"

Catering Assistant - 23.75 hours per week

Catering Assistant

Part time: 23.75 hours per week

Salary Scale: Grade 16. Pt. 2

Actual Salary: £12,291 per annum

Closing date: Friday 5th July 2024

Starting: 1st September 2024

We have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant to join our excellent catering Team, working from 9.45AM to 2.30PM PM term time plus INSET days (39 weeks). This is a varied and interesting position that offers the opportunity to assist in the preparation of hot and cold meals for students and staff and our feeder primary schools, serve in the Servery at break and lunch times and help keep the kitchen clean and tidy and hygienic following the guidance of the Food Standards Agency.

 We are looking for outstanding individuals who will relish the opportunity to: 

  • Work with a friendly team in a busy and fast paced catering environment
  • Assist with the preparation of meal ingredients, which includes washing, cleaning, peeling, cutting, and chopping fruit, vegetables, poultry, and meat to a high standard following Food Standards Agency guidance and practices
  • Assist in the servery, taking money and ipay transactions for staff and students
  • Keep up to date with current relevant legal requirements and food safety regulations

You are likely to be someone who: 

  • Is reliable and self-motivated with a responsive and reflective approach to work
  • Has previous experience in catering and industrial kitchen environments (or relative experience)
  • Has Level 2 Food and Hygiene qualification (or be willing to train)
  • Has COSHH and Manual Handling qualifications (or be willing to train)
  • Understands the working of The Children’s Food Trust and promotes healthy eating options for children
  • Understands food allergens and safe food handling practices
  • Has some flexibility to cover staff absences and occasionally work additional hours where required
  • Can offer excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working within a busy team

 Wadham School can offer you:  

  • An opportunity to work in a Level 5 Hygiene rated establishment with a highly motivated team
  • Part time hours that suit a busy family life, working term time only
  • Onsite parking (on a first come – first served basis)
  • Training and personal development in Catering, Health & Safety and Safeguarding
  • Fulfilment, in knowing that you matter, and the work you do makes a positive difference to the lives you touch

Please click this link for the Job Description and Person Specification.

  Please Note: we do not accept applications by CV and all application forms must be completed in full, giving a full work history and two referees, one being your current/ previous employer.

Visits to the school or an informal talk are warmly encouraged.

For all enquires please contact Lorrie Mahoney on LMahoney@wadhamschool.co.uk

or telephone 01460 270127 to discuss.

Wadham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and information on the public domain on social media platforms.
“Life in all its fullness” – John 10:1

Cleaner - 10 hours per week

CLEANER

Permanent position of 10 hrs per week - 2 hrs per day

**Either 6.30AM- 8.30AM or 3.30PM and 5.30PM**

Term Time plus Inset days and one week of school holidays required

Grade 16 PT 2.0 Actual Salary £5,307 per annum

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th July 2024 at 9.00AM

We are seeking enthusiastic, conscientious individuals who have great attention to detail and the ability to self-motivate and work well within a busy team.  

The early mornings and early evenings offer you the ability to work around your family and has the additional benefit of school holidays and Monday to Friday hours. It also offers the opportunity to join a well-established team of professional school cleaners and help make a difference in keeping our school clean and tidy.

**There is availability for either the morning, afternoon or both shifts.
(please indicate your preference on the application form)

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the Cleaning Team
  • Ability to work in an organised and methodical manner with minimal supervision
  • Ability to act on own initiative, dealing with unexpected issues when they arise and being able to problem solve effectively
  • The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a good practical aptitude, being able to carry out routine cleaning in all areas of the school including toilets and sports halls.
  • This post can be physically demanding where candidates need to be able to carry out the duties effectively and thoroughly, as part of a team.

Please click this link for an application form and job description/person specification

 Please note you will be required to complete a full Somerset County application form with a full work history with details of two professional referees.

For further enquiries please email LMahoney@wadhamschool.co.uk

or telephone 01460 270127.

Wadham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and information on the public domain on social media platforms.
“Life in all its fullness” – John 10:10"