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Blundell's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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BURSAR AND CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS
Required immediately
Category Senior Leadership: Bursar
Opening Date 03 / 03 / 2017
Closing Date 03 / 04 / 2017
Description Blundell’s School is a thriving co-educational day and boarding school for approximately 830 pupils between the ages of 2-18 yrs. Founded in 1604 and set in 90 acres, the School’s Senior, Prep and Pre-Prep departments are in close proximity in beautiful Devon countryside. The core values of Blundell’s are its ability to provide ‘Roots and Wings’ to its pupils; a depth of character and sense of social responsibility combined with the attributes of independence, an aspiration to excellence and an all-important sense of adventure that underpins all.

After a highly successful 14-year career of David Chambers FCA in this role, the Governors are now seeking to recruit an individual with a strong financial and commercial background to become the next Bursar and Clerk to the Governors. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to manage a diverse range of school support services, including financial oversight, building and facilities management, health and safety, human resources and legal and compliance obligations including Data Protection. This is a key role, reporting to the Head, and is an exciting opportunity for a person with dynamic leadership, motivation and communication skills to contribute to the growth and diversification of this forward thinking School. Previous experience as a school Bursar would be of interest but is not essential.

The post is available from August 2017 but the actual start date is flexible for the successful candidate.

Interview dates (long list) Tuesday 11th April, (short list) Friday 21st April.

The importance of the post is recognised in a competitive remuneration package and a staff fee remission on School fees.

A letter of application, a completed application form and brief c.v., including names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees, should be emailed to recruitment@blundells.org or posted to Recruitment, Blundell’s School, Tiverton, Devon EX16 4DT.
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HEAD OF HISTORY
Required for September 2017
Category Academic: Teacher
Opening Date 22 / 03 / 2017
Closing Date 18 / 04 / 2017
Description We require an inspirational teacher of History with outstanding leadership skills to lead this thriving department. The successful candidate will be well-qualified and energetic, building on the strengths of the department to develop new and exciting initiatives. They will be expected to teach throughout the school from Key Stage Three to Oxbridge preparation. The ability to teach Politics will be an advantage, but not essential.

The post will suit either an existing Head of Department or an ambitious senior school teacher looking to develop her/his career in this beautiful part of the country. A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy boarding school is expected.

A letter of application, a completed application form and brief c.v., including names, addresses & telephone numbers of two referees, should be sent to Recruitment, Blundell’s School, Tiverton, Devon EX16 4DT.

Interviews to take place the week beginning 24th April.
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TEACHER OF HISTORY AND POLITICS
Required for September 2017
Category Academic: Teacher
Opening Date 20 / 03 / 2017
Closing Date 18 / 04 / 2017
Description An enthusiastic, dynamic and well-qualified teacher is required to join our flourishing History department.  The successful candidate will be required to teach History at all levels throughout the school from Key Stage Three to A Level and A Level Politics. Interest in and experience of teaching the Tudors may be an advantage but not a requirement. Applications are welcome from newly qualified and experienced teachers.

A willingness to contribute to the co-curricular and pastoral programme in this thriving boarding school is expected.

A letter of application, a completed application form and brief c.v., including names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees, should be sent to Recruitment, Blundell’s School, Tiverton, Devon EX16 4DT.
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MULTI-TRADE OPERATIVE (CARPENTER-BASED)
Required immediately
Category Ancillary: Maintenance
Opening Date 20 / 03 / 2017
Closing Date 05 / 04 / 2017
Description To carry out repairs, maintenance and new works to all departments and buildings on the campus, on equipment and furniture allied to the carpentry trade, including fire safety installations and safety measures. It would also be desirable to have skills in plastering, tiling and painting.

Mon-Fri 8.00am-4.30pm (year round) and Saturday 8.00am-12.00pm (1 in 3 during term time only)

Previous applicants need not apply. This role do not attract fee remission.
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