Working at Milton Abbey School

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

Applications for vacancies must be submitted on a Milton Abbey School application form - which is available to download on this page - along with a covering letter. Your application can be supported by a CV, however application forms purely stating “see attached CV” will not be considered.

When applying for a vacancy please address your covering letter to the Head, Judith Fremont-Barnes, and send your application to:

HR Team
Milton Abbey School
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 0BZ


Or email all documents to: HR@miltonabbey.co.uk

Current Vacancies

Housemaster or Housemistress of Damer House

Milton Abbey is seeking an exceptional individual to run one of our two girls' boarding houses. We need an enthusiastic and caring residential Housemaster or Housemistress with a deep commitment to pastoral care and a desire to be part of a team overseeing transformational education of young people, in and beyond the classroom.

The successful applicant will ideally have boarding experience and will relish the opportunities and challenges of running a boarding house in a 24/7 full boarding school environment. An excellent record as a classroom practitioner is required although the main focus of this role is pastoral.

Senior Deputy Head

We are seeking, from either September 2021 or January 2022, an exceptional Senior Deputy Head. This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead in a unique school. Our academic and social programmes are tailored to the needs of each individual, with a focus on holistic development and optimal achievement for all, rooted in wellbeing.
 
The Senior Deputy Head will experience all aspects of school leadership in our small, inclusive community. The post provides the opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, busy boarding community in a spectacular setting in the Dorset countryside and to be right at the heart of a truly transformational educational programme. Accommodation will be available on site.
 
We offer a genuinely different learning experience to our students and a focus on the development of the whole person, not just examination results. More than half of our students have identified learning challenges and we promote opportunities for them to ‘learn differently’ and successfully here.
 

Deputy Head (Academic)

We are seeking, from either September 2021 or January 2022, an exceptional Deputy Head Academic, to join a Deputies team consisting of DH (Pastoral) DH (Co-curricular) and DH (Academic), line managed by the Senior Deputy Head. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a unique school. Our inclusive academic and social programmes are tailored to the needs of each individual, with a focus on holistic development and optimal achievement for all, rooted in wellbeing.

The Deputy Head Academic post provides the opportunity to lead the academic life of our dynamic, busy boarding community in a spectacular setting in the Dorset countryside and to be right at the heart of a truly transformational educational programme. We offer the widest range of courses in the independent sector, with BTECs running alongside GCSEs and A Levels, and were awarded Pearson International BTEC School of the Year in 2019 in recognition of our excellence in this area. Accommodation on site may be available.

We offer a genuinely different learning experience to our students and a focus on the development of the whole person, not just examination results. More than half of our students have identified learning challenges and we promote opportunities for them to ‘learn differently’ and successfully here.
 

Film & TV Production & Creative Media Teacher

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational teacher of BTEC Film & TV production and BTEC Creative Media for the start of the Michaelmas Term 2021. 
The Creative Media Department enjoys a high profile, with a strong record of success, and was central to Milton Abbey being awarded BTEC School of the Year by Pearson in 2019. It offers students a choice of disciplines: Level 2 BTEC Creative Media and Level 3 BTEC Film & Television.  Join us, and you could soon be playing a vital role in the classroom and the pastoral welfare of our pupils.
Alongside teaching a standard timetable allocation, you may play an active role in the extra-curricular life of our full boarding school too. That means opportunities to contribute to off-timetable workshops, enrichment extension programmes, share good practice and play your part in aspects of community life like coaching games, directing plays or taking pupils on trips; these are all elements of a role that will enable you to play your part in our transformational education programme.
To succeed, you will need a good level Degree in a Creative Media, TV & Film production or related subject and a thorough knowledge of the curriculum. Experience teaching Level 2 and Level 3 BTECs (GCSE and A-Level equivalent respectively) is desirable, while previous involvement in extra-curricular activities (professional, amateur or voluntary) is essential. We will also consider suitably experienced applicants from an industry background.
Over half of our students have identified learning challenges and our teachers need to be creative, empathetic and dynamic practitioners. You must be confident using Adobe software and conversant with all elements of digital media, film and TV production and animation, and you will need to be highly IT literate.  In addition, you will need to be as comfortable working within a traditional classroom as you are with our purpose-built digital studio.
 

Resident Assistant Housemaster/mistress

Milton Abbey is seeking exceptional individuals to help run our boarding houses – three for boys, two for girls. We need enthusiastic and caring Residential Assistant Housemasters or Housemistresses (AHMs), who have a deep commitment to pastoral care and a desire to be part of a team overseeing transformational education of young people, in and beyond the classroom. The successful applicants will ideally have boarding experience and will relish the opportunities and challenges of being involved in a boarding house in a 24/7, full boarding school environment. An excellent record as a classroom practitioner is required, although the focus of the role is pastoral. Working in partnership with children’s families, this role provides extraordinary opportunities to shape the lives of the young people in our care. House staff work as part of a dynamic and highly supportive team, line managed by their Housemaster or Housemistress and the Deputy Head (Pastoral). We offer a genuinely different learning experience to our students, with the widest range of vocational courses in the independent sector, and a focus on the development of the whole person, not just examination results. More than half of our students have identified learning challenges and we promote opportunities for them to ‘learn differently’ and successfully here. Assistant Housemasters and Housemistresses teach a reduced timetable, allowing them to help ensure their pupils’ holistic needs are met and any subject specialism will be considered.
 

Resident House Tutor

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates to be members of the supervisory staff in our boarding houses from the start of the 2021/2022 academic year.
Accommodation is included with this position, as is a generous salary and full board during term time.  It would be very suitable for those considering a career in teaching or boarding education.
A Resident House Tutor must be available at any time during term time and will have three evenings off every week, and one weekend off in every three, in negotiation with the Housemaster.  He/she must demonstrate a positive and authoritative rapport with pupils; be organised, committed, self-directed and have a sense of humour.
The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the school’s academic programme and any subject specialism will be considered.  We are particularly interested in candidates with experience or expertise in Mathematics, Humanities and Languages.
 

Housemaster or Housemistress of Tregonwell House

Milton Abbey is seeking an exceptional individual to run one of our three boys' boarding houses. We need an enthusiastic and caring residential Housemaster or Housemistress with a deep commitment to pastoral care and a desire to be part of a team overseeing transformational education of young people, in and beyond the classroom.

The successful applicant will ideally have boarding experience and will relish the opportunities and challenges of running a boarding house in a 24/7 full boarding school environment. An excellent record as a classroom practitioner is required although the main focus of this role is pastoral.

Catering Assistants - Various Hours Available, Required ASAP

We are seeking to appoint trustworthy, efficient and dependable Catering Assistants.  You will join our busy team providing in-house catering during term time and catering for events and in our tea rooms during the holidays.  As we are able to be flexible regarding working hours and various shifts are available, we would welcome applications for both full and part-time working, including evenings and weekends.
 
These positions are all year-round and a flexible approach will be appreciated.  Own transport to and from work is essential.  Uniform is provided, as are meals when on duty.  Salary according to Milton Abbey’s own scale, which will depend upon age, qualifications and experience.

Further details may be obtained from HR on 01258 880484 or email hr@miltonabbey.co.uk.  Applications must be submitted on the School’s application form (available in the Downloads section of this webpage) as soon as possible.
 
Milton Abbey School is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The appointment will be the subject of an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 

Mathematics Teacher

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Mathematics with excellent communication skills to teach throughout the age and ability ranges. An enthusiastic, committed and forward looking NQT or experienced teacher is required who can contribute to the growth of this important subject area.  Full-time requirement, but consideration will be given to part-time applicants. Initially appointment will be on a fixed term contract until the end of the summer term, when requirements will be reviewed. 
Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to accept new ideas and a thorough commitment to student learning. The successful candidate should have a degree in a relevant subject and be able to teach Mathematics in Year 9 through to A level.  A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven day a week boarding school would be an advantage. Salary is according to Milton Abbey’s own scale and will depend upon qualifications and experience.
We offer a genuinely different learning experience to our students, with the widest range of vocational courses in the independent sector, and a focus on the development of the whole person, not just examination results. More than half of our students have identified learning challenges and we promote opportunities for them to ‘learn differently’ and successfully here.