Employment Opportunities

When filling staff vacancies at Cobham Hall, we look for talented, motivated staff who have a passion for working with young people.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Language Assistants: German and Spanish

German and Spanish Language Assistants

We require an enthusiastic native German and native Spanish speaker to work as Language Assistants in our busy, international Languages Faculty. 

Language Assistants support the work of the Languages Faculty under the supervision of the Modern Languages teachers and the Head of Faculty. They may do this in whole class situations or independently with small groups of pupils.  The role involves improving students' communication skills (in particular oral skills) and developing their knowledge of the society and culture of the target language.  Assistants also help out with the Faculty’s after-school club once a week.

No special qualifications are required, but it is key that applicants have a passion for language acquisition.  Some experience of working with young people is desirable, but not essential.  Candidates wishing to stay for both a whole year or for shorter durations (eg one term) will be considered.

This position is unpaid, but the School offers free, full-board, on-site accommodation in a flat shared with other language assistants.

Minimum Age:  18

Working Hours: Approximately 15 hrs per week over three days per week, term time only, from beginning September to end of June. Cobham Hall School operates a two-week timetable, so working days may vary across the fortnight.  However, every effort will be made to provide assistants with a fair distribution of working days across the week.

Please download below a full job description and application form.  

Cobham Hall is an all girls’ boarding and day school.  As a Round Square School we are committed to its six ideals exemplified by its motto:   “There is more in you than you think”.

The School is an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants are subject to a DBS check.

Tel: 01474 823371 • Fax 01474 825902

E-mail: vonbredowc@cobhamhall.com

Registered Charity No. 313650

Artist-in-Residence

Cobham Hall is seeking to appoint an Artist-in-Residence to join the Art Department for the academic year 2018/19. The School is looking for an energetic artist who is keen to develop their own creative practice within a busy Art Department and at the same time is able and willing to inspire and enthuse our students. The successful candidate is likely to have an interest in Art education. The position does not come with financial remuneration but food, residential accommodation and studio space are provided as well as support from teaching staff and use of other School facilities.

Cobham Hall is a stunning Elizabethan Manor House, set in 150 acres of historic parkland. The architecture and grounds offer inspiration for artists and the School is often used by professional photographers and filmmakers due to its beauty.

Cobham Hall is situated adjacent to the A2/M2, just outside the historic cathedral city of Rochester.   We are a short journey from London and the high speed rail station at Ebbsfleet is just a 10 minute drive away.

The Art Department has two large art studios, a workshop, a Mac digital suite, photographic studio and dark- room, a kiln room and well stocked resource room. We also enjoy the services of a part-time technician.

We teach Art at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level, in small groups, and we cover a wide range of disciplines including: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics and mixed media.   We are always looking to expand and develop what we offer.

The role of the Artist-in-Residence

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Engage with the Art students in the studios.
  • Run a weekly extra-curricular activity with Art scholars.
  • Run approximately three workshops with the support of the Head of Art over the course of the year.
  • Work with the Art teachers to assist the students in the development of their ideas.
  • Promote the Arts within the School.
  • Create a lively and welcoming personal studio space where students can learn more about the methods of a working artist.
  • Undertake a solo exhibition of work produced during the residency either in or outside of the School. The Artist-in-Residence will organise the exhibition while the School will assist with its promotion.

Applying for the position

Applicants must complete an application form (available below) and provide a current portfolio of work (digital or post).  Please provide any relevant links or websites along with a written statement regarding your art practice. The applicant should also submit a plan regarding their future work ideas/projects for their time during the residency.

CVs alone will not be considered.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 4th June 2018 with interviews being held shortly thereafter.  We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of the vacancy, please contact Mrs Jacky Elliman, PA to the Director of Studies.

Cobham Hall is an all girls’ boarding and day school.   As a Round Square School we are committed to its six ideals exemplified by its motto: “There is more in you than you think”.

The School is an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants are subject to a DBS check.

Tel: 01474 823371 • Fax 01474 825902

E-mail: vacancies@cobhamhall.com

Registered Charity No. 313650

Assistant Housemistress

Required for September 2018

Applications are invited for the residential post of Assistant Housemistress to work in the Year 11 Boarding House.  We are looking for an energetic and dynamic person interested in working with girls of a range of ages, abilities and backgrounds.  Some experience and understanding of the boarding environment is desirable.  Ability and willingness to teach a timetabled subject would be advantageous.  Post currently has £17,000 per annum salary but experience and qualifications will also influence.  Free accommodation and food is provided.  Other benefits include contributory pension scheme and death in service.  

Please see below for further details and an application form.  CVs alone will not be considered.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of the vacancy, please contact Mrs Sarah Slater, PA to the Deputy Headmistress.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 6th June 2018, with interviews being held during the week beginning Monday, 11th June 2018.   However we reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.

Cobham Hall is an independent boarding and day school for girls.    As a Round Square school, we are committed to the six ideals exemplified by its motto: “There is more in you than you think”.

The School is an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants are subject to a DBS check.

Tel: 01474 823371 • Fax 01474 825902
E-mail: vacancies@cobhamhall.com

Registered Charity No. 313650

Graduate Housemistress

Required for September 2018

Applications are invited for the post of Graduate Housemistress. We are looking for an energetic and dynamic person interested in working with girls of a range of ages, abilities and backgrounds. The post will be for a fixed term contract from 30th August 2018 – 30th June 2019.

A job description and an application form can be found below. Completed forms should be sent to Mrs Sarah Slater - slaters@cobhamhall.com.  Applications must be made on Cobham Hall application forms. CVs alone will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is 6.00pm on Friday 22nd June 2018, with interviews week beginning Monday 25th June 2018. We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.

As a Round Square School, Cobham Hall is committed to the six ideals exemplified by its motto: “There is more in you than you think”.

The right candidate will be given a comprehensive Induction programme and further training, as well as a mentor. There will be plenty of opportunities to put newly-acquired knowledge into practice and make a difference to our students’ lives, both within Boarding and in the School environment generally.

Based on your qualifications and ambitions, we will tailor your programme to ensure that you will gain maximum experience and increase your employability by broadening and improving your skill set and developing professionally. You will work in an international community where your communication skills will come to the fore and improve as you will come into daily contact with students from all over the world, their parents, educational agents and guardians. You will learn how to deal with pastoral issues and positively contribute to our students’ wellbeing whilst being supported by senior staff throughout.

Salary will be £15,000 per annum pro-rata. Free accommodation will be provided during the period of your contract. You will only be required to work during term times and meals will be provided during these periods. Other benefits include contributory pension scheme.

The School is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to a DBS check.

Registered Charity No. 313650

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