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Head of Art (Part-Time)

PART-TIME HEAD OF ART

We are seeking to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner to lead our Art Department.  The ideal applicant will be able to teach a range of styles to children from Year 3 to Year 8 and Scholarship level.  A teaching qualification is not a pre-requisite, but the candidate should be able to stimulate and inspire children of different ability levels, and to contribute generally to the life of this outstanding boarding school. The successful applicant will be an art specialist with proven teaching experience and the enthusiasm and ability to inspire pupils by example in drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media work. There is some scope for 3D work but we have specialist teachers of Ceramics, Craft and Design and Technology.

THE ART DEPARTMENT

The department is currently staffed by three teachers of art and pottery, excluding the Pre-Prep. The Department is well-known for delivering outstanding results and many children are awarded art scholarships to their senior schools at the end of Year 8.

Outline of Post and Responsibilities

•    The successful applicant will join the school in September 2017.  
•    The post holder will work four days a week.
•    The post holder will not be required to teach timetabled lessons on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays, but the School would appreciate a willingness to spend extra time off-timetable supporting scholarship candidates in Year 8.

The post holder is expected to:

•    Oversee the work of the department as a whole, providing clear direction and inspiration.
•    Plan and deliver stimulating lessons.
•    Work co-operatively with other team members in the department on planning, organising the curriculum and departmental events and issues.
•    Refer to the programmes of study and schemes of work that are in place and take a lead in their development as appropriate.
•    Plan individual lessons appropriate to the needs, interests, experience and existing knowledge of the pupils in the classes taught.
•    Liaise with the Pre-Prep and other departments as appropriate.
•    Assess pupils’ work effectively and report accurately on their development, progress and attainment.
•    Liaise with the school’s Events Manager in organising exhibitions held at Port Regis.
•    Adhere to the school’s policies as contained in the Staff Handbook.
•    Maintain an attractive and stimulating classroom/studio environment.
•    Hang the Summer Exhibition on Speech Day
•    Undertake professional development as required.

Proposed HoD Duties

The main role of the Head of Art is to oversee and develop the work of the Department.  This is to be done through:


•    designing the curriculum
•    encouraging high teaching standards and acting as a role model to colleagues in and out of the classroom.  This should include regular inter-departmental lesson observation involving all members of the department.  Intra-departmental observation should also be encouraged;
•    supporting the other members of the department in maintaining high standards;
•    ensuring that all members of the department share an understanding of what constitutes effective art teaching and that this is consistently implemented.  This must include the awareness that learning should be pleasurable and exciting;
•    appraising members of the department in accordance with the school policy;
•    introducing useful initiatives in the department and encouraging and assisting initiatives from other members of the department including educational trips and visits;
•    providing members of the department with information on suitable training courses;
•    developing and overseeing the delivery of the Departmental Handbook, including the Scheme of Work and Development Plan;
•    assisting the Senior Deputy in the deployment of teachers in the department to classes; 
•    disseminating information to members of the department concerning external curriculum developments; keeping aware of such developments and taking opportunities to learn from other schools through formal and informal contacts, conferences and the like;
•    chairing regular departmental meetings;
•    overseeing the department’s writing of reports and other assessments;
•    ensuring the proper preparation of those pupils aiming for art scholarships;
•    displaying work around the school
•    liaising effectively with other HoDs;
•    overseeing and developing all the department’s educational resources.  This will include submitting an annual budget bid to the Bursar;

The Head of Art must be available to communicate with parents, governors, feeder/senior schools and other groups or individuals on departmental matters.  S/he will report annually to the Headmaster and Governors, through the Senior Deputy, on the work of the department.

The Staff Handbook contains the Job Description of “Heads of Department”.  This is subject to change and is part of the contract of each Head of Department.

Additional Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to make a contribution to the wider life of the school, for example art-based hobbies and duties including occasional weekend duties as part of a rota. Applicants are encouraged to state what other sorts of contribution they would like to make, such as tutoring etc.

Remuneration

Port Regis has its own salary scale, details of which will be discussed at interview.

Application procedure

If you feel you can meet the requirements of the post, I would be delighted to hear from you.  Please complete the application form linked below and send it, along with a hand-written covering letter, to our HR Manager, Mrs Louisa Spicer at lbs@portregis.com at your earliest convenience and before 24th February 2017.

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

 

Download Application Form (MS Word)

Download Application Form (pdf) 

Download Explanatory Notes (pdf)

Download Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (pdf)

Gym Coach

Motcombe Park Sports Centre

The Gymnastics Coach is required to be a Level 3 WAG Coach (Level 2 Coaches may be considered) and is responsible to the Head of Gymnastics and ultimately to the Headmaster, but will work closely with the Director of Sport on a day to day basis. It should be understood that the needs of the school and its children are the absolute priority.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE;

Assisting the Gymnastics Manager in the following;

A) Orchestrating the whole gymnastics coaching programme for Port Regis children (in conjunction with the Director of Sport) and other members of the Club (including Parents and Toddlers, Recreational Groups, Gym Tots and the like). This would include doing much of the coaching him/herself

B) Organising and preparing for school gymnastic competitions, displays and events, as required, as well as IAPS/GISGA/BSGA Championships when hosted by Port Regis.

C) Preparation for all relevant competitions and squad sessions within the County, Region, and Country. S/he would also be expected to be actively involved in Dorset and SW Gymnastics.

D) Teaching Gymnastics/PE to Port Regis children as directed by the Director of Sport/Head of PE, Director of Studies. This includes responsibility for lesson reports in accordance with school policy.

E) Training, mentoring and motivating unqualified or Level 1 staff as appropriate.

F) Coaching Recreational classes and advising on potential talent from within these classes.

G) Training of squad girls to Regional and National standard.

H) Preparing the girls/boys for and attending all Regional and relevant National squads as required.

I) Preparation for current girls Grading system

J) Assisting with the development of girls gymnastics within Dorset and the South West.

Miscellaneous

A) Assisting, if required, with the general management of the Sports Centre.

B) Undertaking, if required, any other duties which might be reasonably directed by the Headmaster or any other person acting on his behalf.

HOURS

The Gymnastic Coach will be expected to work at least 20 hours a week (mostly weekend afternoons/evenings and Saturdays) plus any weekends necessary for competitions, displays, squad sessions and the like, with a day off each week. The timetable will be designed by the Gym Manager.

 To apply, in the first instance, please send a current CV and covering letter to ah2@portregis.com

Candidates short-listed for interview are required to complete the below Application Form and read the below documentation as part of their formal application.

 

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager 

 

 

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

Download Application Form (MS Word)

Download Application Form (pdf) 

Download Explanatory Notes (pdf)

 

Download Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (pdf)

   

 

 

 

Part-time Swimming Teacher

Motcombe Park Sports centre is looking for a dynamic ASA or STA Level Two qualified swimming teacher to join our dedicated team to teach children and adults. Monday to Saturday. Excellent rates of pay offered. To apply, in the first instance, please send a current CV and covering letter to kk@portregis.com

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:  Swimming Teacher

 

Responsible to: Duty Manager.

 

MAIN PURPOSE

To be responsible for the teaching of public swimming lessons in accordance with the standards laid down by the School and Sports Centre Management.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

1.      Ensure Adults and children are taught at a level that is appropriate to their age and ability.

2.      To undertake accurately any administration required of the post

3.      To ensure standards of safety and customer care are adhered to as laid down in the Centre’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan.

 

POST OBJECTIVES

4.      To ensure that all equipment to be used during the lesson is collected and ready before the start of the lesson.

5.      To undertake registers at the start of each session and advise the swimming co-ordinator of children not registered.

6.       Ensure you are up to date on any new teaching methodology as published by the Amateur Swimming Association.

7.      To advise the Centre Manager of any equipment required to assist in teaching of lessons.

8.      To assess children for grading of lessons as advised by the swimming co-ordinator.  Ensuring children are placed in correct lesson in relation to age and ability.

9.      Liaise with other teachers and parents.

10. To undertake other such duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post.

11. To comply with any statutory requirements for example the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Data Protection Act.

 

Rates of pay will be discussed as part of the recruitment procedure. 

 

To apply, in the first instance, please send a current CV and covering letter to kk@portregis.com

Candidates short-listed for interview are required to complete the below Application Form and read the below documentation as part of their formal application.

 

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager 

 

 

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

Download Application Form (MS Word)

Download Application Form (pdf) 

Download Explanatory Notes (pdf)

 

Download Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (pdf)

 

 

 

 

GAP Year

Gap Year Vacancies

Looking for a rewarding way to spend your Gap Year before continuing with your studies? Perhaps a year at Port Regis may be the answer….

THE GAP YEAR STUDENTS

The bustling Common Room is augmented each year by 4-5 male and 8-9 female Gap Year students from the Southern Hemisphere, who join in January.  We also have a Music GAP Assistant, who is also likely to come from south of the Equator! In addition we have a French Assistant. The social life at school is enhanced by the presence of the GAPs and a number of young Sports Hall staff.

The Gap Years are assigned to a boarding house and occasionally to a department where the GAP may have particular interests or strengths, such as IT, Technology (Electronics, CAD/CAM and simple robotics), Art and Design, or Woodwork, and he/she assists during lesson time and may do some teaching. All Gaps help with games in the afternoons (including matches on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and with hobbies supervision in the evenings. All GAPS are assigned to boarding houses where they work on certain evenings, and often provide overnight cover.  All GAPs are involved on weekend activities. Weekend activities are a major part of the GAP role (and are great fun).

When not involved in boarding duties, the local pub/restaurant close to the school is a popular haunt of the Port Regis Gaps and  members of staff. There is a full and varied weekend activity programme which is organised largely by the Gaps in conjunction with the member of staff who co-ordinates their timetables. There is, of course, free time during the week and at weekends, but the Gaps are expected to work hard and make a full commitment to the well-being and happiness of the children who think of the Gaps rather as older brothers and sisters.

Accommodation is provided in comfortable and well furbished single rooms for all GAPS, either within the Boarding House or elsewhere on the School grounds with access to a welcoming sitting room. The job is great fun and hugely rewarding. This could be the perfect way to spend your Gap Year.

BOARDING HOUSES

Each Gap is assigned to a boarding house. We have a senior boys' house, Prichard Hall, a senior girls' house, Grosvenor Hall, and three houses within the Mansion (called Stalbridge, Huxley and Talbot) where the younger children sleep. Each house has Houseparents.  The Head of Baording, her assistant and the Senior Master have overall charge and care of the Gaps.

The duties include all aspects of caring for the children: supervising washing, sorting clean clothes, mending, finding lost clothing and giving cuddles. There is approximately 2 hours off each day, and depending on whether the GAP is on call overnight during the week; either a half day or whole day off per week and alternate weekends (excluding the beginning and end of term). The School day starts at 8.15 am and each GAP has an individual time table to work with so as to reduce any confusion!

'Life as a Gap at PR' - by Will (2008)

When I arrived at Port Regis it was a lot to take in. I was on the other side of the world, it was 2 degrees and I knew that I would be spending the whole year here along with these other 11 new gappies who I was yet to meet. But somehow it all turned out fine as we were all introduced and before long were throwing around the banter and started bonding that would form some of the best friendships in my life to date.

As a gap, I was based in the IT department which, to be fair, was not me at all, but after a week of the routine I quickly slotted into the day-to-day running of things. I also did a lot of cover, substituting in lessons for absent staff, which I really enjoyed as it gave me a chance to get to know more kids around the school.

I worked in 'Stalbridge' house, which is the littlest kids, and man have they got some serious energy! I would work in there two nights a week and would always take part in the royal rumbles, dorm cricket and particularly hot chocolate nights.

The staff at the school and the atmosphere they created for me was one of the hardest things to leave behind. Within weeks you began to know most of the staff and would be involved with them in the day to day running of the school; Whether it’s coaching sport or playing them in the Wednesday night Staff vs Gaps 6 a side football derby!

My Gap year at Port Regis, without a doubt, was the best year of my life so far and I would recommend it in a second to anyone.

APPLICATION

To apply, please contact Tutors Worldwide www.tutorsworldwide.org who will carry out the selection procedure. Once you have received notification from Tutors Worldwide that you have been offered a GAP placement at Port Regis, you are required to complete the below Application Form and read the below documentation as part of the formal application.

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager 

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

Download Application Form (MS Word)

Download Application Form (pdf) 

Download Explanatory Notes (pdf)

 

Download Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (pdf) 

Lifeguard- Motcombe Park Sports Centre

Motcombe Park Sports Centre

 

Thank you so much for your interest in the post of Lifeguard at Motcombe Park Sports Centre.  Please find below details of the position.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:   Lifeguard

 

Salary:  To be confirmed

 

Responsible to:  Duty Manager

 

MAIN PURPOSE

To ensure the safety of swimmers and members alike through policing and enforcement of Motcombe Park Sports Centre policy and procedure.

 

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES

1.       To ensure standards of safety and customer care are adhered to as laid down in the Centre’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan.

2.       To lifeguard the swimming pool in accordance with the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

3.       To ensure that all areas of the Centre are maintained to the required standard of cleanliness.

4.       Any activities undertaken during working hours are completed only when appropriate health and safety training has been received.

 

POST OBJECTIVE

1.       Lifeguard the swimming pool in accordance with the Safety in Swimming document and the RLSS Guidelines.

2.       Ensure that all rescue equipment is maintained and positioned correctly during opening times.

3.       Ensure that all lifesaving skills are maintained to the current NPLQ standards.

4.       To undertake general cleaning duties as directed by the Duty Manager.

5.       To ensure that all swimmers are in receipt of a valid membership card or are a guest of a current member.

6.       To coach or teach relevant to qualifications.

7.       To undertake other such duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with level of the post.

8.       To comply with statutory requirements for example the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Data Protection Act.

 Rates of pay will be discussed as part of the recruitment procedure. 

 

To apply, in the first instance, please send a current CV and covering letter to kk@portregis.com

Candidates short-listed for interview are required to complete the below Application Form and read the below documentation as part of their formal application.

 

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager 

 

 

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

Download Application Form (MS Word)

Download Application Form (pdf) 

Download Explanatory Notes (pdf)

 

Download Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (pdf)

  

 


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