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School Nurse

School Nurse

We are seeking to appoint an experienced School Nurse to join our happy school from September 2017. The successful applicant will provide a clinically effective, high-quality service of nursing care to our pupils and first aid care to all members of the school community.

In carrying out your duties you shall consult (where this is appropriate or you are requested to do so) with the Headmaster, School Doctor, Deputy Head and Bursar (for financial or safety matters). 

Professional Duties

The School Nurses are required to:

  • adhere to the NMC Code of professional conduct and be conversant with the scope of professional practice and other NMC advisory papers;
  • use evidence-based practice to develop and maintain a high quality of nursing care to the our pupil;
  • ensure that a code of confidentiality is developed and adhered to.


Nursing Tasks

  • To provide a high standard of service within NMC guidelines to our pupils, members of staff and any visitors while on site;
  • Organise and run nurse drop-in clinics during span of duty (within agreed level of competence);
  • Ensure care plans are developed and written for pupils requiring them, in liaison with tutors, parents, and boarding house staff;
  • Monitor children with learning difficulties (they are the children we see most often as they tend to have accompanying medical problems which they find difficult to cope with);
  • Provide first aid and emergency care and treatment as necessary.


Hours of work

Either 2/3 or 3/4 days and nights (on call) per week and every other weekend during term time to fit in with the working hours of a second School Nurse ensuring  24/7 nursing cover at the School during term time.  There is some flexibility in the hours of work, which will be discussed at interview. The Health Centre is also supported by a part-time Health Centre Assistant to provide breaks for the nurses. This is a term time only appointment.


Benefits

In addition to salary, term-time accommodation in modern and comfortable surroundings can be provided for the right candidate at no additional charge during term time.  

Benefits also include membership of the School’s auto-enrolment pension, free membership to Motcombe Park Sports Centre and Golf Club, free meals during working hours and for the right candidate generous fee remission for children who wish to attend the school.  Pets will be considered.


Application Procedure

If you feel you can meet the requirements of the post, I would be delighted to hear from you.  Please firstly read the below linked documents, and then complete the application form also 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. Early applications are encouraged. 

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager

 

The postholder’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.

Port Regis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, further details of safeguarding checks are provided in the below Explanatory Notes linked document.  Port Regis exists to educate children306218.

 

Download Application Form (MS Word)

Download Application Form (pdf) 

Download Explanatory Notes (pdf)

Download Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (pdf)

Reception Teacher and Head of EYFS

Reception Teacher and Head of EYFS

This thriving and happy school is seeking to appoint an exceptional Reception class teacher and Head of EYFS for September 2017.

This is an exciting time for Port Regis Pre-Prep as it expands its Nursery provision.

We are looking for a dynamic and passionate teacher who has the ability to inspire and motivate. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of EYFS and be committed to the highest standards of teaching, learning and pastoral care for which Port Regis is known. As Head of EYFS they will lead a small and dedicated team, working closely with the Head of the Pre-Prep.

 

Job Description

The School

Port Regis Pre-Prep and Nursery occupies its own premises in Motcombe Park, just outside Shaftesbury, is adjacent to the Prep School and shares many of the fabulous facilities and grounds. The Pre-Prep and Nursery also has its own purpose built playground, Forest School and a walled Rose Garden.

The Pre-Prep and Nursery shares the ethos and aims of the Prep School: to provide an outstanding and inspirational academic and extra-curricular education that allows every pupil to reach their full potential and to provide an excellent pastoral care framework in which all pupils feel valued and respected, encouraging them to develop intellectually and emotionally. The School has been judged excellent and outstanding at all levels by ISI and Ofsted.

In the Pre-Prep and Nursery the experienced and committed team of staff understand that every child needs to feel happy and valued and all the pupils are encouraged to explore and develop their talents to the full.

 

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be a qualified and experienced EYFS or KS1 teacher. They should have some experience of leading a small team and a collaborative commitment to working with other staff to ensure an outstanding learning environment for the children. They will be able to inspire and motivate the children and the staff who report directly to them.

They will have a commitment to excellent practice and an understanding of the high expectations of this independent school.  They must be willing to play a full part in the life of the school.

 

The Role

The postholder will be expected to:

 

  • Lead the EYFS team working closely with the Head of the Pre-Prep to communicate a clear and compelling vision.
  • Establish easy and happy working relationships with staff.
  • Maintain and foster a safe and happy environment in the EYFS.
  • Ensure the learning environment is welcoming and exciting with well-ordered resources and displays of children’s work.
  • Plan and implement the curriculum to the highest standards in association with the Head of the Pre-Prep.
  • Ensure a differentiated teaching approach to meet the needs of all.
  • Observe and assess the children and record their progress.
  • Explain the learning process and communicate effectively with parents.
  • Report to parents both formally and informally on a regular basis.
  • Be committed to on going professional development and training.
  • Evaluate his/her own teaching and improve effectiveness.
  • Undertake staff appraisal and peer to peer review.
  • Share supervision and duties, understanding that all staff have a responsibility for the care, education and well being of all the children in the school.
  • Play a part in the wider life of the School with an option to contribute to the extra-curricular programme.
  • Act professionally and confidentially and maintain high standards of appearance and behavior.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to share best practice and achieve the highest educational outcomes for the children.

 

The School Day

School starts at 8.25am but teachers are expected to arrive before 8.15am in good time to welcome the children and prepare for the day. The day finishes at 3.30pm but enough time to assess the day’s work, tidy up, plan and prepare for the following day must be allowed. There is a weekly staff meeting which you are expected to attend.

School holidays are very generous and the class-teacher must be prepared to attend meetings, inset etc. and prepare the classroom for at least three days prior to the start of each term.

 

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 firstly read the below linked documents, and then complete the application form also 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 Friday 17th March 2017. Early applications are encouraged. Interviews are planned to take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

 

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager

 

The postholder’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.

Port Regis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, further details of safeguarding checks are provided in the below Explanatory Notes linked document.  Port Regis exists to educate children306218.

 

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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