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Why work at Sherborne Girls?

At Sherborne Girls, we recognise that our success depends on the quality of our staff.  We like to work with passionate people whether you are at the start of your career or an expert in your field.

Working here is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming community. We are proud of our staff and the contribution they make to the life of the School. We employ around 300 committed staff who together make Sherborne Girls an outstanding School and excellent place to work. 

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Based in the picture-postcard market town of Sherborne in north-west Dorset, our location is steeped in heritage with gorgeous medieval properties, a magnificent Abbey and the Sherborne family of schools all nestled in the beautiful Dorset countryside. Within easy travelling distance of London with direct train links to Waterloo, a choice of local airports and easy access to the A303 and A30 we think we have the best of all worlds. 

We strive to nurture and facilitate a working environment where all colleagues are equally valued, truly supported and duly recognised for their contribution. All our staff are instrumental in achieving our vision and values.  We aim to offer staff regular CPD and development opportunities, including both internal and external development courses.


Joining Sherborne Girls

Working at Sherborne Girls means being part of a dynamic School and making a difference to the lives of young people. You will be joining a friendly team of professionals who are committed to excellent standards.

All new staff are given a full induction and support to ensure a smooth transition for all.

We recognise the value of staff wellbeing, which we promote by encouraging a strong work-life balance, trying our best to support flexible working requests, providing nutritious food choices, offering discounted rates to Oxley Sports Centre and access to LifeWorks. We also encourage an open culture throughout our School.

We have a good mix of both experienced staff, whilst still attracting those new to education who bring fresh ideas.

Our staff make a full commitment to the School’s full boarding ethos.  Our teaching staff undertake occasional weekend duties, make a significant contribution to the pastoral side of the school, including tutorial duties and liaison with a boarding house, and contribute towards the co-curricular provision of the school.   We encourage our support staff to be continuously engaged in their role by providing opportunities to participate in the wider life of our School, such as taking part in trips or societies and involvement in projects.

SG People

There's a sense of community and camaraderie here at Sherborne Girls, be that within your department or boarding house - you really feel like you belong to something. 

George Greed, DT Teacher, Assistant Housemaster Dun Holme

Every day brings new opportunities for pupils, staff and the Sherborne Community to experience a variety of events to enjoy, making Sherborne Girls such an exciting place to work.

Jennifer Brewer, Events Officer

Benefits

  • Pension Scheme
  • Induction, support, and personal development
  • Complimentary lunch provided during term-time and free evening meals if required to be in School
  • Friendly staff room
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Encouragement to become involved in School activities
  • Free parking is available on the school campus
  • Reduced membership of the Oxley Sports Centre
  • Access to Lifeworks which offers employee assistance, telephone counselling discounts and benefits
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Use of the school library
  • Family-friendly policies

Apply to join us

Have a look at our current vacancies and consider applying to join our wonderful Sherborne Girls community and become part of our incredibly talented staff.

Cleaner

We have the following cleaning vacancy available and offer a pleasant working environment.

Weekend Cleaners 

Saturdays 08:00 - 13:00

Sundays 10:00 - 15:00

You will perform a variety of tasks associated with the maintenance of a safe, clean and hygienic environment. Key duties will include the vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and mopping of floors, corridors and rooms. Cleaning bathrooms and toilets and ensuring that cleaning materials are safely stored.

Early applications are strongly encouraged as we would like to secure the right appointment as soon as possible and reserve the right to interview and appoint candidates prior to the closing date.

To apply please click here and use the Quick Apply button.

Admissions Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for an Admissions Manager to join our busy Admissions department. 

The Admissions Manager will support the Director of Admissions in delivering an efficient and effective admissions service. The Admissions Manager will coordinate the day-to-day work of the department and supervise the admissions process for all points of entry to Sherborne Girls.  

In addition to working closely with the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Manager will be required to forge close working relationships with the Head, the Senior Leadership Team, the Marketing team, and to liaise extensively with a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

For further information, please click here

The closing date for applications is 9am, Tuesday 30th July.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 5th August 2024.

When completing your online application form, if you have any questions, please contact the HR team [email protected].

Sherborne Girls will conduct online searches for shortlisted candidates.  This check will be undertaken based on the requirements set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.  The check will help the us to ensure safe and robust checks on the suitability of individuals to work within our School.   To minimise unconscious bias or potential discrimination issues, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are of concern. A panel may explore any concerns passed to them as part of our due diligence process.


Equality and Diversity

We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for all students and employees. We aim to be an academic community where everyone is welcomed and respected.

The equality standards to which we adhere are embodied in the 2010 Equality Act. Sherborne Girls recognises that all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation are unacceptable. It is the aim of Sherborne Girls to ensure that no student, employee or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) on the grounds of:-

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender / Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage / Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy / Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) forms part of our induction procedures.

Furthermore, we recognise the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce and are committed to being a diverse academic community that is inclusive.


Career and Professional Development

The continued ability of staff to lead, create and innovate, and School’s ability to attract, develop and retain teams of talented professionals, is critical to our success. We want our staff to embrace their unique talents and grow in confidence and capability to enhance their roles.

We are committed to supporting our staff to develop their careers and provide staff with a range of development opportunities, including:

  • A yearly opportunity to develop and undertake a professional development plan as part of the staff development review process.
  • Opportunity to be involved in the Middle Leadership Programme, offering training and development in a number of key areas.
  • Continuous CPD provided through INSET and ad hoc opportunities.
  • Access to the University’s Apprenticeship Levy pot for existing staff to up-skill through taking an apprenticeship. 
  • The School’s coaching scheme, where you can request a coach at any stage of your career.

We are committed to supporting lifelong learning and the career development of our staff.


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