Working at Milton Abbey School

Please see below details of all Teaching and Support Staff vacancies at the School.  

Applications for vacancies must be submitted on a Milton Abbey School application form - which is available to download on this page - along with a covering letter. Your application can be supported by a CV, however application forms purely stating “see attached CV” will not be considered.

When applying for a vacancy please address your covering letter to the Head, Judith Fremont-Barnes, and send your application to:

Miss Lynne Hughes
HR Administrator
Milton Abbey School
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 0BZ


Or email all documents to: HR@miltonabbey.co.uk

Current Vacancies

Learning Support Teacher

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic qualified teacher to work within our dedicated Learning Support Team, supporting pupils up to and including A level.  Work may include supporting pupils individually or in small groups, with some involvement in assessment and administration.  Full time or part time would be considered.  Initially appointment will be on a fixed term contract until the end of the summer term, when requirements will be reviewed.  We require an immediate start for the successful candidate. 
 
The successful candidate will have an interest in specific learning difficulties and will be willing to develop this aspect of their teaching repertoire.  It would be an ideal appointment for an energetic NQT or more experienced teacher with an interest in Learning Support and preferably with teaching experience in a senior school.
 
A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven day a week full boarding school would be an advantage.
 

Mathematics Teacher

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Maths with excellent communication skills to teach throughout the age and ability ranges. An enthusiastic, committed and forward looking NQT or experienced teacher is required who can contribute to the growth of this important subject area.  Initially appointment will be on a fixed term contract until the end of the summer term, when requirements will be reviewed.  Full time or part time would be considered. We require an immediate start for the successful candidate.
Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to accept new ideas and a thorough commitment to student learning. The successful candidate should have a degree in a relevant subject and be able to teach Maths in Year 9 through to GCSE.  A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven day a week boarding school would be an advantage. Salary is according to Milton Abbey’s own scale and will depend upon qualifications and experience.
 

Accounts & Payroll Assistant (Part-time)

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Accounts and Payroll Assistant within the school’s small, friendly but very busy finance department.  
 
You will be overseeing the school payroll and pensions function but also providing general accounts support in a variety of areas.   This is a part-time position working year-round; 52 weeks.
 
 

Resident House Tutor

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate to be a member of the supervisory staff in one of our boarding houses from the start of the Easter term 2020 (Monday 20th April 2020).  This is a temporary position initially but may be extended into the 2020/21 academic year after a probationary review.
Accommodation is included with this position, as is a generous salary and full board during term time.  It would be very suitable for those considering a career in teaching or boarding education.
A Resident House Tutor must be available at any time during term time and will have three evenings off every week, and one weekend off in every three, in negotiation with the Housemaster.  He/she must demonstrate a positive and authoritative rapport with pupils; be organised, committed, self-directed and have a sense of humour. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the school’s academic programme and will be assigned to a department where he/she has particular interests or strengths and will assist during lesson time.  Tell us what you can offer us.
 

Resident House Tutor - End August 2020

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate to be a member of the supervisory staff in one of our boarding houses from the start of the 2020/2021 academic year.
Accommodation is included with this position, as is a generous salary and full board during term time.  It would be very suitable for those considering a career in teaching or boarding education.
A Resident House Tutor must be available at any time during term time and will have three evenings off every week, and one weekend off in every three, in negotiation with the Housemaster.  He/she must demonstrate a positive and authoritative rapport with pupils; be organised, committed, self-directed and have a sense of humour. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the school’s academic programme and will be assigned to a department where he/she has particular interests or strengths and will assist during lesson time.  Tell us what you can offer us.
 

EAL Teacher - End August 2020

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, talented and flexible colleague to teach EAL throughout the School from the end of August 2020. The successful candidate should have an interest in language and linguistics and have relevant experience of teaching EAL across the curriculum to FCE/IGCSE/IELTS Level. Applicants will:
  • have a degree and be CELTA qualified (or equivalent qualification) with experience in teaching teenagers in this field
  • have high standard of professionalism
  • be able to work at a fast pace and cope efficiently with record keeping other administrative duties as well as teaching
  • Teachers with a DELTA (or equivalent qualification) and experience at teaching international examinations such as FCE and IELTS are particularly welcome to apply.
 
The post requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and candidates should expect to work with students on an individual and group basis in order to support their learning. The opportunity to teach in other subject areas may be possible.
 
Alongside teaching a standard timetable allocation, you’ll play an active role in the extra-curricular life of the school too. That means contributing to sharing good practice and playing your part in aspects of school life like coaching games and taking pupils on trips.
 
A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated.
 

Head of Learning Development - August 2020 or sooner if available

For the start of the Michaelmas Term 2020 or possibly sooner we are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual.  To champion transformational learning opportunities for all learners, irrespective of their starting points; to support each pupil in achieving the best possible academic progress during their time at Milton Abbey School; to lead on strategy, policy and planning for our pupils identified with special educational needs and disabilities.  Milton Abbey caters for a broad range of capabilities and some pupils will require more support in their learning than others.
The Head of Learning Development sits on the Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Head. The HoLD will line manage the SENCO and the teaching and therapy team in our new Learning Lab, opening in September 2020. The HoLD and SENCO will be supported by a full-time administrator.
 
A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated.  This is a new role and can be expected to evolve in practice in line with the skillset of the appointee.
 

Photography Teacher

For the end of August 2020, we are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of Photography to teach pupils from Year 9 to Year 13, including GCSE and A Level, to join a forward-thinking department.   
 
The Art Department at Milton Abbey enjoys a high profile and has an exemplary record of examination successes. It offers students a choice of disciplines: Fine Art, Art of History and Photography. Join us, and you could soon be playing a vital role in the classroom, as well as in the pastoral welfare of our pupils.
 
Alongside teaching a standard timetable allocation, you’ll play an active role in the extra-curricular life of the Department too. That means contributing to off-timetable workshops, enrichment extension programmes, life drawing, on-site exhibitions etc. Setting and marking examinations, sharing good practice and playing your part in aspects of school life like coaching games, directing plays and taking pupils on trips; are all elements of a role that will enable you to make the most of your sharp and progressive vision of the subject.
 
To succeed, you’ll need a good level degree in a Photography/Film related subject and a thorough knowledge of the 13-18 Art curriculum (GCSE and A Level). Teaching experience of GCSE and A Level is desirable, while previous involvement in extra-curricular activities (professional, amateur or voluntary) is essential. Used to using Adobe packages and conversant with digital media, film/animation and large format printing, you’ll be darkroom literate too. What’s more, you'll be as comfortable working with traditional sketchbooks as you are with digital portfolios.