Non-Teaching Opportunities

TASIS England is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS criminal records check and further pre-employment checks.

College Counselor

Reports to: Head of Upper School

Based at: TASIS The American School in England, Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey, TW20 8TE

Job Summary: TASIS England seeks an experienced College Counselor to collaborate with the College Counseling team as they deliver a comprehensive and innovative 4 year College Counseling curriculum for students and families.  The Counseling team is also responsible for the integration of leadership development within the 4-year American curriculum.

Closing date for applicants is 4 May 2017

Safeguarding Responsibilities:

  • To know the identity of the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy
  • Proactively be alert to indicators of potential safeguarding issues and report these immediately in accordance with the school’s procedure
  • Be aware of the School’s Safeguarding Policy and to follow its requirements
  • Attend training relating to Safeguarding of Children
  • Engage in safe practice and professional conduct to safeguard children to mitigate against the potential for misunderstandings or situations being misconstrued
  • Create safe and secure learning environments

Application Process:

Applicants should send a CV with a completed Application Form and covering letter addressed to Head of School explaining their motivation in applying for this role, and email it to employment@tasisengland.org

Due to the high levels of interest in working at TASIS we will only contact individuals who have been selected for Interview. If you do not hear within 5 working days of the closing date, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Remuneration:

A competitive salary with attractive benefits will be offered based on experience, skills and knowledge.

The School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

House Master/Mistress

TASIS The American School in England, is an international school and community where the aspirations and potential of every student are fostered, nurtured, and challenged.  Our students age range is from 4 to 18 years with a total of 713 students of which 195 are boarders.

TASIS England is dedicated to inspiring within each student the pursuit of knowledge, the love of wisdom, an appreciation for beauty, and the development of strong character.  These values, coupled with physical activity, artistic endeavours, and service to others orchestrate educational opportunities unparalleled to none. Our Upper School International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) results are consistently strong which means that our students are well-prepared both academically and emotionally to go on to study at some of the best universities in the world.

We are currently working towards an exciting boarding restructure to offer enhanced facilities and student support and have openings for the following residential posts:

Job Description

The main demand of this role is a genuine desire to be involved in the lives of young people and the willingness to give unstintingly of your time.

The House Master/Mistress (HM) is responsible to the Head of Boarding for the overall leadership and smooth running of the Boarding House, the supervision and guidance of the Deputy House Master/Mistress (DHM) and the Tutor Team and, above all, the safety and welfare of the students ensuring compliance with all of the National Minimum Standards that relate directly to Boarding.  He/she is resident in the Boarding House for the academic year and helps to establish its character, whilst maintaining as much parity with other Boarding Houses in terms of facilities and numbers as is possible. It is important to prepare a handbook well before the start of the academic year, which will contain the code of conduct, House rules and, also, photos of the students who will still be in the House when new boarders arrive.  The role involves working closely with other members of teaching staff across the school, as well as administration staff and the wider community of auxiliary staff that help with the establishment of a fair, productive and happy, social and working boarding environment. Ensuring that proactive measures, where possible, are taken to avoid any contravention of the rules is an essential element of the role.  It is expected that the HM will be a member of faculty working a reduced timetable calculated according to the number of students in the Boarding House.  Regular and appropriate training will be provided and, especially, a rigorous induction programme prior to taking up this position.

Routines

The HM has to ensure that all students have completed an induction process and that the daily routine is understood and adhered to.  This induction process should be prepared in conjunction with the Head of Boarding.  Additionally, that the students understand where they should be and why, that they are organised and prepared for their lesson or activity. 

Duty Schedule

Draw up a fair schedule of duties with the DHM and the Tutor Team ensuring that supervision is consistent and appropriate at all times.  It is the HM’s responsibility to organise cover duties as necessary.

House Rewards and Sanctions

The HM has to ensure that House rules are adhered to and that responses are both measured and fair in relation to any contraventions. A system of rewards should be followed to recognise compliance of the rules and for good conduct. Matters relating must be recorded and where necessary referred to the Head of Boarding for further action. 

House team

  • Hold weekly, recorded, meetings with the DHM and House Tutors in addition to a weekly meeting with the Head of Boarding, along with other HMs.
  • Ensure all staff involved in the Boarding House are fulfilling their duties to a high and professional standard.
  • Be open and honest about performance and encourage and facilitate professional development.
  • Lead the ethos of the Boarding House and foster an atmosphere of calm and caring professionalism among the whole community.
  • Uphold and ensure that the ethos of TASIS England is engendered in the boarding community.

Weekday Routines (Sunday – Thursday)

3 morning weekday wake-ups followed by breakfast with boarders (check-in 07:40-08:10)

1 weeknight duty (not Friday) (17:45-22:30 including dinner check-in and supervision of Study Hall in House)

2 after school duties (15:15-17:45) (not Friday)

3 weeknights on call

In addition:

Supervise and monitor a robust paper sign in/out system so that the whereabouts of students is known at all times even when on campus.

Maintain electronic entries for off-campus activities.

Weekend Routines

Alternate weekend duty, comprising:

Saturday 09:00-bedtime duty in house (including morning, lunch and evening check-ins in the dining hall and final check-in in House)

Sunday 09:00-17:45 duty in house (including morning and lunch check-ins)

Friday and Saturday night on-call

There will be a period of four consecutive hours on each of Saturday and Sunday during which the House will be covered by House Tutors (by arrangement and agreed at least two weeks in advance).

In addition: to liaise with Head of Upper School Student Life to ensure a wide range of high quality, interesting and fulfilling activities are planned and executed. 

To undertake and maintain risk assessments for trips in conjunction with Head of Boarding and Head of Upper School Student Life.

Budget

To develop, manage, maintain and work within an allocated budget for resources and expenses with clear and open records of expenditure.

Contact with Parents

HMs should build friendly and professional working relationships with parents, guardians and agents and ensure regular contact is maintained and recorded. A boarding report for all students in the House is written by the HM at the end of each semester.

Communication

To participate in the promotion of the boarding experience through regular publications and the use of professional social media accounts.

Academic

Manage and maintain academic study times during the week (Study Hall), be informed and aware of the academic progress of the boarders and initiate and facilitate academic support through the school’s academic staff.

Health and Safety

Keep a regular, weekly, record of Health and Safety items and ensure prompt responses to matters relating.

Safeguarding

  • To know the identity of the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputies.
  • Proactively be alert to indicators of potential safeguarding issues and report these immediately in accordance with the School’s procedure
  • Be aware of the School’s Safeguarding Policy and follow its requirements
  • Attend training pertaining to Safeguarding of Children
  • Engage in safe practice and professional conduct to safeguard children to mitigate against the potential for misunderstandings or situations being misconstrued
  • Create safe and secure residential environments 
  • Responsibilities at the beginning and end of the academic year (and before and after holidays)
  • Have knowledge of all students entering the House after the holidays including a detailed itinerary of flights and transfer arrangements from the airport.
  • Have prepared and assigned each student to a dormitory comprising of others of a similar age, and to disseminate the information to all relevant parties.
  • Make sure all the students have read and understood the House Rules and Expectations.
  • Liaise with the School Pastoral and/or Academic Staff regarding any new boarders or when matters that relate to the school life arise.
  • Welcome all new boarders and show them their new room and prepare a ‘new parents’ document (translated where appropriate).
  • Be available at the beginning and ends of the terms for coordination of the start of term including airport trips.

Person Specification:

Essential:

Desirable:

Desire to be involved in the life and welfare of young people.

 

Excellent safeguarding knowledge and training.

 


Experience

Essential:

Desirable:

Experience of working in a residential boarding role within a boarding school in the UK.

 

International school experience.

Experience within a mixed boarding school.

Parent liaison.

 

Boarding School Association training.

 

Skills/Knowledge

Essential:

Desirable:

Working knowledge of the NMS for boarding.

Has undergone a residential Ofsted inspection.


Personal Attributes

Essential:

Desirable:

Empathetic, enthusiastic and outgoing

Sense of humour.

Flexible, adaptable and approachable

 

Professional and having integrity.

 

Emotionally intelligent with stamina and dignity.

 


Application Process:

Applicants should send a completed Application Form, accompanied with a covering letter addressed to Head of School explaining their motivation in applying for this role, and email it to employment@tasisengland.org

Due to the high levels of interest in working at TASIS we will only contact individuals who have been selected for Interview.  If you do not hear within 5 working days of the closing date, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Remuneration:

A competitive salary with attractive benefits will be offered based on experience, skills and knowledge. 

The School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

IT Helpdesk Technician

Reports to: IT Manager

Based at: TASIS The American School in England, Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey, TW20 8TE

Job Summary: Reporting to the IT Manager the IT Helpdesk Technician will respond to IT related inquiries undertaking fault diagnostics and resolution. The IT Helpdesk Technician is responsible for all areas of IT including SW, HW, and network.

Main Responsibilities

  • 1st line support to all users of the TASIS IT infrastructure.
  • Support users with all aspects of IT use including Google Apps and Microsoft Office products.
  • Manage support issues through to resolution, ensuring all updates and relevant communications are recorded on the helpdesk system.
  • Take part in IT projects including movement and installation of IT equipment.

Safeguarding Responsibilities:

  • To know the identity of the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy
  • Proactively be alert to indicators of potential safeguarding issues and report these immediately in accordance with the school’s procedure
  • Be aware of the School’s Safeguarding Policy and to follow its requirements
  • Attend training relating to Safeguarding of Children
  • Engage in safe practice and professional conduct to safeguard children to mitigate against the potential for misunderstandings or situations being misconstrued
  • Create safe and secure learning environments 

The School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees

Person Specification:

Qualifications/Professional Bodies

Essential:

Desirable:

A-Levels or advanced diploma

Relevant Degree

 

Relevant vocational qualification e.g. BTEC, HND or similar

 

ITIL/ITAM

 

Microsoft, Apple or Google certifications


Experience

Essential:

Desirable:

IT Helpdesk

Networking

Supporting HW and SW

Server technology

 

Web application support


Skills/Knowledge

Essential:

Desirable:

Personal computer administrations

Network administration

Problem solving skills

Windows server administration

Mastery of office tools

Google Apps

 

Apple system administration


Personal Attributes

Essential:

Desirable:

Problem solver

Team worker

Open to learning new technologies

Strong communication skills

Reliable

Multitasker thriving under pressure

Enthusiastic

Attention to detail

Committed to safeguarding children and young people

 

 

Security Officer (Full-Time)

Hours/Days of Work: 2 days one week and 3 days the other week (12 hour shifts) Shift work, Days and Nights, Weekends on a Rotational Basis 

Reporting to the Security Manager and working closely with the other Security Guards in order to ensure that the students, faculty, staff and visitors are safe and secure on the school’s premises.

Specific Duties Include:

  • First point of contact for visitors, students, parents and contractors
  • To adhere to Security Procedures and Protocols
  • To perform patrols, monitor CCTV and be able to execute static and in motion tasks for long periods of time during inclement weather
  • To report any duty observations and be pro-actively involved in all daily tasks

Candidate Requirements:

  • SIA Certification advantageous
  • Honest, reliable and trustworthy person
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Computer literate
  • Alert and with good attention to detail
  • Capable of prioritizing work and multi-tasking
  • Physically fit

Competitive Salary and Good Benefits Package

Closing date for applicants: Noon Friday 5th May 2017

The School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees

Please request an Application Form along with Job Description and Person Specification from Mary Biddlecombe, email: mbiddlecombe@tasisengland.org



Casual Security Officer

Reporting to the Security Manager and working closely with the other Security Guards in order to ensure that the students, faculty, staff and visitors are safe and secure on the School’s premises.

Specific Duties Include:

  • First point of contact for visitors, students, parents and contractors
  • To adhere to Security Procedures and Protocols
  • To perform patrols, monitor CCTV and be able to execute static and in motion tasks for long periods of time during inclement weather
  • To report any duty observations and be pro-actively involved in all daily tasks

Candidate Requirements:

  • SIA Certification advantageous
  • Honest, reliable and trustworthy person
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Computer literate
  • Alert and with good attention to detail
  • Capable of prioritizing work and multi-tasking
  • Physically fit

Competitive Rates of Pay

Closing date for applicants: Noon on Friday 5th May 2017

The School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees

Please request an Application Form along with Job Description and Person Specification from Mary Biddlecombe, email: mbiddlecombe@tasisengland.org

 

More About TASIS The American School in England

Located in a rural setting in the small village of Thorpe, Surrey, TASIS The American School in England, is an international school for students from Nursery through Grade 12 (ages 3 to 18). We are a day school for students of all ages, and offer boarding in our Upper School (Grades 9 to 12, ages 14 to 18). Throughout all grades we teach a content-rich curriculum which enables students to develop broad knowledge across Science, History, Foreign Languages, the Humanities, Arts, and the core subjects of English and Math, as well as developing physical, emotional and social skills, and literacy. In our Upper School we offer students either the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program or the American High School diploma, with the option of additional Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

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