Working at Milton Abbey School

Please see below details of all Academic 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 from the box on this page, along with a covering letter. Your application can be supported by a CV, however applications purely annotated “see attached CV” will not be considered.

When applying for an academic vacancy please address your letter to the Head. For support vacancies, please address your letter to the Bursar. In both instances, please send your application to:

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

Current Vacancies

Organ Scholar

For the start of Michaelmas Term 2019 we are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic keyboard specialist to join our busy Music Department. The role involves accompanying services and concerts in the glorious 13th century Abbey whilst allowing the successful candidate to develop their own musical portfolio.  
The successful candidate will be a graduate with prior experience of accompanying choirs in a regular liturgical setting, an accomplished sight-reader, and a pianist/organist of at least grade 8 standard.
A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven-day-a-week boarding school is essential and on site accommodation is available for the right candidate.  
 

Trainee Science Teacher

Would you like to train as a Science teacher in secondary education, whilst being paid to do so?
Milton Abbey has substantial and successful experience of training teachers and provides an excellent Teacher Training Programme in partnership with Buckingham University.
 
The Opportunity
Milton Abbey is seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking Science graduate to join the Science Department and train to become a teacher. The successful applicant will be given a fixed-term contract over the training period.  Milton Abbey has a well-developed mentoring system and comprehensive professional development opportunities, through which, trainees will be fully supported towards a PGCE.
 
The Qualification
The post holder will undertake a Graduate Teacher Program (GTP) to achieve a PGCE in Secondary Education over the duration of the fixed-term contract. They will work at the school during the working day and complete the lectures and seminars for the qualification at the University.
 
The Post
As a trainee, your typical week will comprise of teaching, usually between 1 and 14 periods per week (22 is full-time teacher), in addition to planning, preparation and marking time. The remainder of your time will be spent helping with the extensive activities and sports programme.
In addition to the PGCE sessions, you will be expected to attend various evening events throughout the year including Open Evenings and Parent Consultation Meetings.
The post is a fixed-term, full-time appointment and is effective from the end of August 2019 to early July 2021. Further employment support in your NQT year may be available once your training is complete.
Applicants must have a relevant degree in Science or a related subject and must not already hold a teaching qualification. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a clear commitment to a career in teaching and preferably have experience of working with young adults.
The Department
The Department is housed in the Science Block. All classrooms are fully equipped with data projectors, white boards and relevant scientific equipment.
The Department teaches in a collaborative style, with all staff contributing to central teaching resources.
The Department works closely as a team in a friendly and co-operative manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials.
 
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  On site accommodation may be available for the right candidate.
 
 

Teacher of Chemistry

For the end of August 2019 we are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic Chemistry teacher to join a forward thinking department.   This is a full-time position suitable for an NQT or an experienced teacher keen to gain additional expertise.  The successful applicant will be an excellent classroom practitioner, work well within a team and value each pupil as an individual. The position will require teaching Chemistry at GCSE and A Level.
 
Part-time working will be considered.  A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven-day-a-week boarding school is essential and on site accommodation is available for the right candidate.  Salary is according to Milton Abbey’s own scale and will depend upon qualifications and experience.
 
 

Teacher of Science (Chemistry experience)

For the end of August 2019 we are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic Science teacher to join a forward thinking department.   This is a full-time position suitable for an NQT or an experienced teacher keen to gain additional expertise.  The successful applicant will be an excellent classroom practitioner, work well within a team and value each pupil as an individual. Experience of teaching Chemistry to GCSE and A level is an advantage.
 
A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven-day-a-week boarding school is essential and on site accommodation is available for the right candidate.  Salary is according to Milton Abbey’s own scale and will depend upon qualifications and experience.
 
 

Chef

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Chef as soon as possible.
 
We are looking for a professional Chef in volume food offers with a flair for creative food which will complement the team. You will be part of a team that has a good reputation for successful events during term time and our growing commercial business.  The post is full-time 48 hours per week; 47 weeks per year + 5 weeks holiday.
 
The successful candidate will be trustworthy, efficient, dependable and hardworking.  Own transport to and from work is essential.  Uniform is provided, as are meals when on duty.  Salary according to Milton Abbey’s own scale, which will depend upon qualifications and experience.
 

Resident Fashion Tutor

For the end of August 2019 we are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational Resident Fashion Tutor, to support our new course.  
 
The position will be to be part of a new venture for the school with the delivery of the BTEC Level 3 Art and Design: Fashion Design and Production course. The post would suit someone who is a BA Graduate in the past two years in a relevant fashion/textiles-based industry, good practical skills designing and manufacturing using a range of fabrics and garments and a strong portfolio of their own showing evidence of a passion for fashion and textiles. 
 
You will be willing to supporting the running of D&T clinics in a D&T workshop, be able to use CAD/CAM such as laser cutter and be able to offer support to the school sports programme. 
 
A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven-day-a-week boarding school is essential and on site accommodation is available for the right candidate.  The successful applicant may well be attached to a boarding house and undertake house duties.