Employment Opportunities

Caldicott is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check, previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

A copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, Safer Recruitment Policy and Privacy Notice (Staff) can be found on the Policies page.

Click here to view some of the wide range of Employee Benefits at Caldicott.

 

Application Process

To apply for a vacancy please ensure you fully complete our standard Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.  These should be sent, along with a covering letter, addressed to the Headteacher, by email to: [email protected]. Your covering letter should include why you feel you are suitable, with particular reference to the skills and attributes you would bring to the role that are detailed in the Person Specification.  

Applications should be submitted, where possible, as a PDF or Word document file. Please name your documents with your surname as the first word, e.g. 'Smith, J Subject Teacher Application 2021'

Our commitment to Safer Recruitment means that we will only accept applications on our standard Application Form.  You are welcome to supplement your application with your CV but we will not process a CV in isolation. Applications are considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to appoint at any time after the vacancy has appeared on this website.

Applications from candidates who have worked overseas or are currently working overseas: as part of our vetting process we require appropriate police clearance certification from each country you have worked in for a minimum of the last 5 years.  Guidance on how to obtain police clearance is available on the UK government website: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Positions available: Head of Maths, Head of Computing, Head of Theology, Philosophy and Religion, School Secretary and Receptionist

 

Teaching Staff positions

Caldicott teachers work term time, 32 weeks in a typical year.  Full-time teachers work Monday to Friday, plus Saturday mornings and are required to be present for one evening boarding duty per week.

 

Head of Maths

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an able and inspiring Head of Maths to lead our highly successful Maths Department.  This full time position is for a person who has a degree in Maths (or equivalent) and qualified teacher status.  S/he will be able to foster a supportive, dynamic, professional department and be eager to continuously develop their own teaching skills, enjoy leading and sharing ideas with colleagues and collaborating across departments.  The position requires understanding of KS2 and KS3, but as Caldicott is committed to promoting the highest expectations, experience of teaching the GCSE syllabus would be most desirable.  A strong academic track record; confidence in teaching across KS2 and up to 13+ Common Entrance and scholarship level plus excellent interpersonal skills are key to success in this role. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an enthusiastic and effective Head of Department who is adept at developing and nurturing a successful team;
  • have a genuine passion for Maths and a desire to inspire this in others;
  • have a proven track record of success that would add to Caldicott's academic culture;
  • be equally at home teaching those who find the subject hard and those who work at a level above their age group; and
  • be a resourceful, resilient and good humoured team player.

 

 

Head of Computing

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Head of Computing who has the skills and vision to lead and develop this key department. This full time position is for a person who has a relevant degree and qualified teacher status.  S/he will be an ambitious and energetic subject specialist who has the drive and commitment to build on the success we already have and promote innovation through STEAM subjects.

The successful candidate will have:

  • the management skills and aptitudes of first class Head of Department and classroom teacher;
  • outstanding subject knowledge, keeping abreast of latest developments in Engineering, Design, Technology, Computer Science and Coding/Programming;
  • demonstrable success in the teaching of coding, eg Raspberry Pi, and running a First Lego League programme;
  • the vision and ability to promote these subjects to pupils and parents alike;
  • a proven track record of success that would add to Caldicott’s academic culture;
  • excellent interpersonal skills, resilience, and the ability to work as a part of a collaborative team and
  • be equally at home teaching those who find the subject hard and those who work at a level above their age group.

 

 

Head of Theology, Philosophy and Religion

A position to join our highly successful staffroom as Head of Theology, Philosophy and Religion has arisen. This full time position is for a person with a relevant degree and qualified teacher status.  S/he will be able to foster a supportive, dynamic, professional department and be eager to continuously develop their own teaching skills, enjoy leading and sharing ideas with colleagues and collaborating across departments.  The position requires understanding of KS2 and KS3, but as Caldicott is committed to promoting the highest expectations, experience of teaching the GCSE syllabus would be most desirable.  A strong academic track record; confidence in teaching across KS2 and up to 13+ Common Entrance and scholarship level plus excellent interpersonal skills are key to success in this role.

The successful candidate will:

  • be educated to degree level in Philosophy, Theology and / or Religious Studies;
  • have thorough knowledge of each subject area and keep abreast of developments in teaching;
  • provide varied opportunities to foster the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils;
  • be passionate about equipping boys with a flair for solving problems and lateral thinking;
  • have a strong academic background that would add to the school’s academic culture;
  • be equally at home teaching those who find these subjects and concepts hard and those who work at a level above their age group; and
  • be a resourceful, resilient and good-humoured team player.

 

 

Support Staff

 

‚ÄčSchool Secretary and Receptionist

We are seeking a capable professional School Secretary and Receptionist to support the PA to the Deputy Heads/Office Manager and School Administrator/Logistics Coordinator in the smooth running of our busy school office. S/he will provide exceptional customer service over a wide variety of tasks.

In particular, the successful candidate will:

  • be well organised and adaptable;
  • be confident with MS Office applications, Outlook, Word and Excel in particular; also in the use of using databases such as iSAMS for reporting and administrative processes
  • have excellent interpersonal skills, with a cheerful “can do” attitude;
  • be a resilient and energetic character to respond effectively in a very busy office environment;
  • be a calm team player who can prioritise effectively and work efficiently.

 

 

Matron (Night)

We are looking for a truly exceptional individual to join our Boarding Team as a matron to replace a long serving member of our dedicated team who is soon to retire. This is a waking nights only role from 11pm to 7am throughout the week.

The successful candidate will be a caring, friendly and compassionate individual who will:

  • Ideally have experience in a similar school boarding house or residential setting either as a nurse or matron
  • Be first aid trained
  • Be happy to undertake administrative and sewing tasks when not directly attending to pupils, and
  • Be a responsive, responsible and calm person in all situations and a clear and effective communicator.

 

Gap Year Placement Students

We have a rolling programme of one-year student placements for international students and Old Caldicotians who are looking for development opportunities as part of their gap year before going to university.

  • Overseas applicants should apply via Letz Live for these roles, which run with the calendar year from January.
  • Old Caldicotians should email [email protected] in the first instance with a covering letter explaining why you would like to return to Caldicott as a Gap student and what you would bring to the role. You should also complete and return our standard application form. Applications should be submitted, where possible, as a PDF or Word document file. Please name your documents with your surname as the first word, eg 'Smith, J Gap Application 2021'