Vacancies

Come and Join us at the Chiltern School!

The commitment and support of our staff is a priority for us at the Chiltern School.

We take staff wellbeing seriously and recognise the importance of ensuring all staff have a healthy work life balance, whilst ensuring best outcomes for our pupils.

Our staff are knowledgeable and dedicated to helping our pupils unlock their full potential and lead fulfilled lives.

Recognised as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted in October 2017, we are a unique school where all staff are valued and appreciated, where we have high expectations of each other but are committed to a model of development based on coaching principles.

We provide a stimulating learning environment for pupils who have a wide range of needs from communication and interaction; cognition and learning; physical, sensory and medical; social, emotional and mental health.

We understand the importance of developing and sustaining the learning environment required for our pupils to flourish. As such, we offer unique benefits to enhance the day-to-day working life at the Chiltern School. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Endless opportunities for continuing professional development, from accredited certificates to Master’s and National Leader Programmes.
  • The chance to work with a dedicated team of experienced professionals who are committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to thrive, who are forward thinking leaders, with the latest resources and a commitment to support all staff at whatever stage of their career.
  • A wealth of enrichment opportunities, including guest speakers, external trips and a range of projects throughout the year.

 Join us as we embark on our journey to become an Outstanding Centre of Excellence for SEND.

Please can application forms be electronically sent to

recruitment@chiltern.beds.sch.uk

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We are currently advertising the following vacancies:

Class Teacher (SEND)

Grade: MPS/UPS

Salary: MPS/UPS

Job Description:

The Chiltern School is an Area Special School in Central Bedfordshire. Our school offers all through education from 3-19 years. Our experienced staff provide stimulating learning opportunities addressing the needs of pupils with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties. Many of our pupils have associated needs which include communication and social interaction, physical, sensory and medical.

The Chiltern School aspires to be a forward thinking ‘Centre of Excellence’, where we put the pupils at the heart of all decision making. We endeavour to take a holistic approach, valuing the whole child.

Our curriculum is innovative and bespoke so teaching our young people involves a variety of different skills.

We are looking for teachers who “Dare to be different” to join us in January 2023.  If you are passionate about education, have high aspirations for young people and you are an outstanding teacher with the ability to engage pupils in motivating and creative learning, come and join our talented team.

We welcome applications from ECTs and teachers with mainstream or special school experience.

For more information please contact recruitment@chiltern.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 13th October midday

Interview Date: Wednesday 19th October

Employment pack

Class Teacher May 2021 Job Description

School Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Class Teacher (SEND) for Post 16 Informal Learners

Salary: MPS/UPS

Job Description:

The Chiltern School is an Area Special School in Central Bedfordshire. Our school offers all through education from 3-19 years. Our experienced staff provide stimulating learning opportunities addressing the needs of pupils with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties. Many of our pupils have associated needs which include communication and social interaction, physical, sensory and medical.

The Chiltern School aspires to be a forward thinking ‘Centre of Excellence’, where we put the pupils at the heart of all decision making. We endeavour to take a holistic approach, valuing the whole child.

Our curriculum is innovative and bespoke so teaching our young people involves a variety of different skills.

We have a vacancy in our Post 16 department for a teacher to work with learners with complex learning, communication and sensory needs.  If you are passionate about education, have high aspirations for young people and you are an outstanding teacher with the ability to engage pupils in motivating and creative learning, come and join our talented team.

We welcome applications from ECTs and teachers with mainstream or special school experience.

Closing Date: Thursday 13th October 2022

Interview Date: Wednesday 19th October 2022

Class Teacher Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Employment pack

Therapeutic Learning Support Assistants

Grade: Hours: 35 hours per week, term time plus 5 inset days

Salary: NJC Point 13-16 £18,879 - £20,034 per annum (Actual)

Job Description:

Are you interested in working in a team with therapists? You may be thinking about a career in therapy or have an interest in therapies.

We have an exciting opportunity working closely with our occupational therapist and speech and language therapists to support our integrated therapeutic approach across the school. You will receive on the job training and support from the therapists as well as a full induction programme and benefits of joining an established team.

The job will entail working directly with children in the classroom under the direction of the therapists and liaising with staff and the wider multidisciplinary team.

If you are interested, come and have a look at what we do.

For more information please contact recruitment@chiltern.beds.sch.uk. Please send completed applications to recruitment@chiltern.beds.sch.uk

Hours: 35 hours per week, term time plus 5 inset days

Closing Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 31st October 2022

Therapeutic Learning Assistant Job Description

School Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Employment pack

Vocational Cafe Manager

Grade: NJC Point 13-17

Salary: NJC Point 13-17 £23,023-£24,920 per annum (FTE)

Job Description:

We passionately believe that learning in a real life environment enables young people to develop the skills they need to be successful and happy adults. We are looking for someone to support the development of our school cafe, this is a community based learning resource in which pupils learn about catering and hospitality. 
 
We are looking for a manager to organise the daily operation of The Hive and motivate our young people to provide excellent customer service and delicious food.

If you have a background in catering, food technology or cafe management and enjoy working with young people, then we’d like to hear from you.

We welcome visitors, so come and have a look at the Hive in action and meet our young people for yourself.

Hours of work: 37 hours per week, term time plus 5 inset days and 5 days across the holidays

Closing Date: Monday 31st October 2022
Interview Date: Friday 4th November 2022

Vocational Cafe Manager JD Sept22

Employment pack

School Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Work Related LSA3

Salary: 32 hours per week, term time only, plus 5 inset days. £21,269 per annum (FTE) / £15,946 per annum (actual)

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Chiltern School for a Work Related Learning Support Assistant to join us.  If you are self-motivated, enthusiastic and interested in helping to support young people with SEND in their future aspirations and in improving social equality and diversity opportunities then this is the role for you.

At The Chiltern school, we value Essential Life Skills and Work Related Learning experiences as important tools to enable our young people towards further independence and to support those who aspire towards paid or voluntary work in their adult future. As a Work Related Learning Support Assistant, you will work under the guidance of the school’s Careers Lead to support pupils to access Work Related Learning opportunities such as to take and accompany them to work experience placements as well as to access careers learning and work training positions. Whilst experience would be an advantage, no prior experience is required for this role.

To apply, please complete and return our school application form and equal opportunities form to recruitment@chiltern.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date: Monday 3rd October at midday

Interview Date: Friday 7th October

Job Description

Employment pack

Equal Opportunities Form

Application Form

Cleaner

Salary: £6,167 - £6,229 per annum

Job Description:

Are you hardworking, reliable and take pride in cleaning to a high standard? We require cleaners to work during term time + extra deep cleaning days in school holidays.

Successful candidates will be responsible for cleaning according to applicable guidelines using a variety of methods/equipment and adhere to health and safety regulations. In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Hours of work are 13.75 per week (3.30pm to 6.15pm Monday to Friday) term time plus 2 weeks in the school holidays for deep cleaning. This is a fixed term contract until the end of August 2023.

Please complete an application form and equal opportunities form to apply. Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@chiltern.beds.sch.uk

Closing date: Thursday 13th October midday

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 17th October 2022

Cleaner Job description

Employment pack

School Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

“In a short space of time, the school’s new headteacher has sensitively galvanised the whole school into action. The clear direction given to the senior leadership team is having a very positive impact”.
Ofsted, 2017