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Director of Boarding / Co – Curricular

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DIRECTOR OF BOARDING/HEAD OF CO-CURRICULAR Start date – 16 August 2021 A key pastoral role has emerged as Buckswood seeks to bolster our residential provision for our boarding students and our co-curricular provision for all students. Buckswood is a unique educational establishment, set in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex, close to the historic town of Hastings. This role will promote the development of students and have an impact on the strategic direction of pastoral care at the school for years to come. The role comes with accommodation on-site as part of the package. We wish to appoint a well-qualified and inspiring individual for the Director of Boarding/Head of Co-Curricular role with responsibility to build on our existing success and record of achievement. The successful applicant will support and lead the residential staff in managing the operations of the boarding residences and lead the afternoon and weekend co-curricular programmes. An ability to deliver sports instruction and help with marketing is also desirable. At Buckswood, the motto is ‘Preparation for Life’. With this in mind, the aim of our boarding provision is to create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. Central to our success is the sense that each person is a member of our community whose voice is entitled to be heard and treated with respect and that each student has a talent that needs recognising and nurturing. Both our staff and students expect of each other the best kind of relationships – co-operative, authentic and trustful. To succeed in this position, outstanding inter-personal skills and a real ambition to inspire students to happiness and success in all its forms is required. He/she will be an energetic and inspirational leader, and be fully supportive of the all-round ethos and strategic vision of the school. Salary from between £28,000 and £34,000 based upon experience. This is a ‘live in’ position so accommodation forms part of the package. Due to the number of applications received, if you have not heard back within 2 weeks of submitting an application we regret that you have been unsuccessful in applying for this role. Buckswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau now the Disclosure and Barring Service. You must also have the right to work in the UK with appropriate Visa if necessary. If you have not lived/worked in the UK for the past 5 years you will need to provide a Police check from the country in which you have been living and working. Job Types: Full-time, Permanent.

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