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Celebrating every individual

Radnor House Sevenoaks' ultimate purpose is to provide an ‘active learning environment’ for all, not only our pupils but also for staff through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a vibrant and growing community. We are all dedicated to supporting our pupils in achieving their full potential.

Our staff community

As a staff member at Radnor House Sevenoaks, you are part of a community that works together to achieve the best for each of its pupils. There are 150 members of highly dedicated staff team in teaching and support roles. The culture of Radnor House Sevenoaks is founded on the following principles: 

Our vision

Radnor House Sevenoaks will be known for developing active and responsible citizens equipped to thrive in the world of tomorrow.

Our purpose

“Preparation for life”

Our purpose is to provide each pupil with a strong academic foundation, essential skills and attributes, and a moral compass to guide their choices.

Our values

Excellence — Respect — Courage — Perseverance

We aim to create a secure, happy and active learning environment of the highest quality which celebrates every individual. Teachers provide outstanding pastoral care alongside teaching of the highest standard and deliver a wide range of co‚Äźcurricular opportunities.

Radnor House Sevenoaks also has a highly professional support staff creating and maintaining the structures and environment for teachers to help pupils achieve their best.

We actively support colleagues in seeking to improve their professional practice and working in partnership with parents to enhance opportunities for students. This includes helping them to develop an awareness of and contribution to both the local and broader community and wider field of education.

Providing an active learning environment is at the heart of Radnor House Sevenoaks. We want every colleague to fulfill their potential at work through ongoing development opportunities and by taking on new challenges to develop their career. Colleagues receive regular feedback on performance and are appraised each term against key performance indicators. 

If you are interested in joining Radnor House Sevenoaks, please take a look at our latest vacancies below.

Current Vacancies

  • Curriculum Lead for Drama, Prep - Maternity Cover

    Posted: 18/03/24

    Role: Curriculum Lead for Drama, Prep – Maternity Cover

    Start Date:  1st September 2024 Fixed Term Contract

    The Curriculum Lead for Drama, Prep leads the delivery of high-quality teaching to pupils within the Prep School (up to KS2), and senior school (up to KS3) enabling pupils to experience and participate in a range of Drama opportunities both within and beyond the curriculum.  To be a passionate teacher of Drama with a keen interest in curriculum and classroom improvement and development at a whole school level.

    Teaching and Learning at Radnor House Sevenoaks aims to create a collaborative whole-school community of life-long learners, always motivated to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning through self-reflection, objective evaluation, and research-based practice. 

    Qualifications:

    • A Degree in Drama or equivalent subject
    • Qualified Teacher Status - a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is preferable
    • Qualified to teach Drama up to KS3 

     

    Experience:

    • A proven track record of achieving excellent results
    • Demonstrates successful teaching of Drama to Prep and Senior school pupils
    • Experience of leading productions and performances
    • Evidence of promoting the subject through competitions and extra-curricular activities

    Skills and Knowledge:

    • Knowledge and understanding of the Drama curriculum in KS3 and above and a comprehensive vision of how this could be translated into a curriculum for pupils in KS2, KS1 and EYFS
    • Knowledge and understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning
    • Demonstrates how to make learning accessible and enjoyable for all pupils
    • A willingness to contribute to the School’s ethos
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm for performing arts and a passion for education
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and evidence of working collaboratively
    • An ability to generate self confidence in pupils
    • Manages time demands, ensure deadlines are met and can work effectively under pressure
    • Ambition and a drive to succeed to help the School achieve ambitious development plans for the Performing Arts department
    • Evidence of commitment to improving skills through continuous professional development and training

    We offer:

    • A Competitive salary
    • Extensive opportunities for CPD
    • Free, high-quality lunches
    • Pension scheme
    • Fee remission for staff children
    • Free onsite parking
    • Onsite gym
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Life Assurance

    To apply for the role please send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps and details of two referees, to Frances Griffiths, HR Manager, at fgriffiths@radnor-sevenoaks.org 

    The closing date for applications is midday on 12th April 2024 Interviews will take place 19th April 2024.

    We reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint before the closing date therefore early applications are recommended. 

    The school 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 (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

  • Peripatetic Singing Teacher

    Posted: 09/04/24

    We are currently seeking a specialist teacher capable of delivering high-quality individual lessons in singing to pupils across the age-range (6-18) and abilities at Radnor House Sevenoaks. 

    The successful applicant will join a committed team of 9 other part time peripatetic teachers dedicated to supporting our young performers from the ages of 6-18 and will be qualified to teach from beginner to advanced level.

    The role also includes the expectation to run the school choir for senior school students through our co-curricular programme during lunch or after school. We would also expect appropriate students to be put forward for festivals and competitions with our guidance.  

    The successful applicant would work on a self-employed basis earning £41.50 per hour.  We have some flexibility with the teaching days; the current pupil list requires 1.5 days of teaching.

    The closing date for applications will be April 26th with interviews being held week commencing April 29th. We reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint before the closing date, therefore early applications are recommended.

    This role is to commence w/c 2nd September.   

    If you wish to apply for the role, please send a completed application form including details of two referees and a full employment history with explanations for any gaps to HR. Our application form and full job description can be found on the school website at: Working at Radnor House Sevenoaks (radnor-sevenoaks.org)

    The school 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 (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

  • Head of Marketing and Communications

    Posted: 22/03/24

    Role: Head of Marketing and Communications

    Contract: Permanent, Full Time

    Radnor House Sevenoaks aims to create a collaborative whole-school community of life-long learners, always motivated to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning through self-reflection, objective evaluation, and research-based practice.

    The Purpose of the Role

    The main purpose of this role is to develop and implement marketing and communications strategies and ensure they are aligned with the school’s vision. The role will oversee marketing across the whole school to create and disseminate a clear and compelling message which further enhances our brand awareness and understanding across all stakeholder groups.

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent working experience
    • A marketing qualification or accreditation would be desirable
    • Strong working knowledge of digital marketing, public relations and corporate communications
    • A genuine interest in working within the education sector
    • IT skills including knowledge of databases e.g. MIS (ISAMS) and CMS / CRM tools
    • Excellent communication skills including literacy with experience of publications/print
    • Demonstrates strong time management skills and the ability to prioritise work
    • A strong team player who can support others in the school
    • Happy to work at all levels required in the role including strategy, operational and administrative task

    Our benefits:

    • Competitive salary
    • School Fee remission
    • Pension scheme
    • Life Assurance and Income Protection
    • Free, high-quality lunches
    • Free onsite parking
    • Onsite gym
    • Employee Assistance Programme

    To apply, candidates should send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps and details of two referees, to the HR Manager, at fgriffiths@radnor-sevenoaks.org 

    Closing date for applications: 18th April 2024

    Interviews: 25th April 2024                                  

    The School reserves the right to appoint at any stage of the recruitment process; early applications are encouraged.

    The school 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 (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

  • Exam Invigilator

    Posted: 18/03/24

    Role: Exams Invigilator

    Start date: Flexible

    The Purpose of the Role

    The school wishes to appoint an additional Exams Invigilator, during our peak exam times, to join our thriving School to conduct examinations in accordance with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), awarding body and Radnor House Sevenoaks instructions. 

    Training and Qualifications Required

    Experience is not required, as training will be provided, although applicants will be asked to declare if they have invigilated previously and whether they have any current maladministration/malpractice sanctions applied to them.  We are looking for people who are flexible, have effective communication skills and able to be a confident and reassuring presence to candidates in exam rooms. 

    A full Job Description is attached to the vacancy for reference. To apply for the role please send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps and details of two referees, to Frances Griffiths, HR Manager at fgriffiths@radnor-sevenoaks.org 

    We reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint before the closing date therefore early applications are recommended.  

    The school 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 (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

     

  • School Bus driver

    Posted: 15/03/24

    Role: School Bus Driver

    Start date: PendingSafeguarding Checks 

    Contract: Permanent, Term time Only (shift work)

    Radnor House Sevenoaks aims to create a collaborative whole-school community of life-long learners, always motivated to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning through self-reflection, objective evaluation, and research-based practice. 

    The Purpose of the Role

    To drive the Radnor House Sevenoaks School vehicles in a responsible and competent manner, ensuring the safety of passengers, other road users, members of the public and you at all times.

    Location

    Vehicles based at Radnor House Sevenoaks, Combe Bank Drive, Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6AE.

    Training and Qualifications Required

    •             Full D1 Commercial Licence (CPC desirable)

    •             Attend and pass required training courses as identified and agreed, this will include Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme and CPC if not already certified at the cost of Radnor House Sevenoaks (subject to achieving certification within the probation period, and to a minimum service agreement post certification)

    •             Attend and pass relevant training and medicals required by the DVLA

    •             Paediatric First Aid training

    Our benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • School Fee remission
    • Pension scheme
    • Life Assurance and Income Protection
    • Free, high-quality lunches
    • Free onsite parking
    • Onsite gym facilities
    • Employee Assistance Programme

    How to Apply

    To apply for the role please send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps and details of two referees, to Frances Griffiths, HR Manager at fgriffiths@radnor-sevenoaks.org 

    We reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint before the closing date therefore early applications are recommended.  

    The school 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 (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

  • Premises Assistant

    Posted: 15/03/24

    Role: Premises Assistant

    Start date: ASAP pending Safeguarding Checks

    Contract: Permanent, Full Time

    Radnor House Sevenoaks aims to create a collaborative whole-school community of life-long learners, always motivated to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning through self-reflection, objective evaluation, and research-based practice. 

    The Purpose of the Role

    The school wishes to appoint a Premises Assistant to support the Premises Manger in the maintenance, security, and general smooth running of the school grounds, working collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team.

    This is a full-time, permanent role, working 40 hours per week (with a one-hour unpaid lunch break) Monday to Friday, all year round with occasional evening work. The successful candidate will need to work flexibly, including some weekends when required.

    The work will involve maintenance duties including carrying out of minor building works and decoration, assisting with the operation and maintenance of the swimming pool and heating system, assisting with the safety and security of the school premises, setting up facilities by moving furniture and equipment, carrying out car parking duties on special occasions and undertaking any cleaning work as required.  Basic knowledge in plumbing, electrical and building skills is essential.  Experience in a school or similar environment would be a great advantage.

    Person Specification

    • A positive and hardworking attitude
    • Good communication skills
    • Adaptability due to the diverse work that comes with this role.
    • An awareness of health and safety
    • The ability to work effectively with others as a competent team member.
    • Full and relevant driving licence.

    Training and Qualifications Required

    • Basic Computer Skills, ideally competent with Word and Excel
    • A minimum in grade 4 in Math and English is essential

    Our benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • School Fee remission
    • Pension scheme
    • Life Assurance and Income Protection
    • Free, high-quality lunches
    • Free onsite parking
    • Onsite gym facilities
    • Employee Assistance Programme

    How to Apply

    To apply for the role please send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps and details of two referees, to Frances Griffiths, HR Manager at fgriffiths@radnor-sevenoaks.org 

    We reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint before the closing date therefore early applications are recommended.  

    The school 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 (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

     

  • Groundsperson

    Posted: 15/03/24

    Role: Groundperson

    Start date: ASAP pending safeguarding checks

    Contract: Permanent, Full Time

    The Purpose of the Role

    The school wishes to appoint a Groundsperson to support the Grounds Manger in the maintenance, conservation, and enhancement of the school grounds, working collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team

    Person Specification

    • A positive and hardworking attitude
    • Good communication skills
    • Adaptability due to the diverse work that comes with this role.
    • An awareness of health and safety
    • The ability to work effectively with others as a competent team member.

    Training and Qualifications Required

    • NVQ in Turf Management, Horitculture or similar is desirable
    • A minimum in grade 4 in Maths and English is essential
    • Full and relevant driving licence is essential

    Our benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • School Fee remission
    • Pension scheme
    • Life Assurance and Income Protection
    • Free, high-quality lunches
    • Free onsite parking
    • Onsite gym facilities
    • Employee Assistance Programme

    How to Apply

    To apply for the role please send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps and details of two referees, to Frances Griffiths, HR Manager at fgriffiths@radnor-sevenoaks.org 

    We reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint before the closing date therefore early applications are recommended.  

    The school 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 (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

  • Grounds Apprentice

    Posted: 15/03/24

    Role: Grounds Apprentice

    Start date: September 2024

    The Purpose of the Role

    Radnor House Sevenoaks has an exciting opportunity for a Grounds Apprentice to join the Estates Team.  The successful candidate will support the Grounds Manger in the maintenance, conservation, and enhancement of the school grounds, working collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team. As part of the role, the apprentice will undergo a level 2 apprenticeship scheme at Hadlow College lasting 24 months. This is a full-time position with one day per week at college during term-time.

    We require a candidate who can:

    • manage and develop working relations for the faculty and with other colleagues

    • work positively and constructively within their team and with other colleagues

    • think creatively and imaginatively, investigate, solve problems, and identify opportunities

    • promote our core values of excellence, respect, courage, and perseverance

    Apprenticeship:

    • As part of the apprenticeship scheme, you will need to attend college for one day each week for your programme study.
    • The government require you to have a grade 4 in Maths and English.

    Our benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • School Fee remission
    • Pension scheme
    • Life Assurance and Income Protection
    • Free, high-quality lunches
    • Free onsite parking
    • Onsite gym facilities
    • Employee Assistance Programme

    How to Apply

    To apply for the role please send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps and details of two referees, to Frances Griffiths, HR Manager at fgriffiths@radnor-sevenoaks.org 

    We reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint before the closing date therefore early applications are recommended.  

    The school 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 (DBS) for an Enhanced Disclosure.

 

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