Working at Milton Abbey School

Please see below details of all Academic and Support vacancies at the School.  

Applications for vacancies must be submitted on a Milton Abbey School application form which is available to download from the iPoint box on this page, along with a covering letter.  Your application can be supported by a CV, however applications annotated “see attached CV” will not be considered.

When applying for an academic vacancy please address your letter to the Headmaster.  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
DT11 0BZ

Current Vacancies

Head of English

For September 2018 we are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational Head of English, to join a forward thinking department and Milton Abbey at an exciting time in its development.   
The successful applicant will be responsible for the running of the department and management of four other members of staff.  You will be passionate about the subject and rigorous in enforcing high academic standards.  You will have a relevant degree with an appropriate teaching qualification and an enthusiastic attitude towards developing the English Department.
The position will require teaching to GCSE and A level teaching. The successful applicant will be an excellent classroom practitioner, work well within a team and value each pupil as an individual.
A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven day a week boarding school would be an advantage, as the successful applicant will also act as an academic tutor, be attached to a boarding house and undertake house duties. Accommodation may be available.

Site Maintenance Operative/Caretaker

We are seeking to appoint a Site Maintenance Operative /Caretaker to assist in the day to day maintenance and operation of the school site, ensuring its safe and efficient use at all times by pupils, staff, visitors and hirers. The job will involve lifting and carrying, working at height or in enclosed areas. You should be flexible, adaptable and presentable, have a working knowledge of Health and Safety rules and the ability or experience of undertaking repairs to furniture, equipment and premises internally and externally.
In addition you will provide efficient and effective caretaking support to the School.   Duties will include: locking and unlocking buildings, monitoring fuel tanks and boilers, dealing with out of hours breakdowns or emergencies and providing 24 hour cover for the school.  The successful candidate will work a shift system of days/nights on alternate weeks ensuring the security and general appearance of the buildings are maintained to an excellent standard.  To enable emergency and out of hours cover you will be provided with free on-site accommodation.
The successful candidate will have a security and/or maintenance background and be able to work without direct supervision but also as part of a team, with a good understanding of commonly used IT systems (e.g. Microsoft Word). Basic DIY skills are essential and knowledge and practical understanding of Health and Safety procedures would be an advantage, as would experience of working in a School environment with children and young adults.

Science Teacher - Fixed Term Contract

The School requires a Science Teacher who can teach Combined Science, Chemistry and Biology up to GCSE.  This appointment will be on a fixed-term contract until the end of the School year (June 2018) with the potential for a permanent position in September 2018.  This is a full-time role including Saturday classes, but we may consider a part-time contract for the right candidate. You will be well-qualified, bright, capable and inspiring.
The post would suit either someone new to the profession or an established teacher who is qualified to teach one of these subject areas and who has some background in the other subject.  Statutory NQT induction is provided and you should be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school.