Employment Opportunities



The Yehudi Menuhin School is a leading specialist music school with an international outlook, offering highly individualised music education to some 86 musicians. Pupils are aged between aged 8 and 19 years old, the great majority of whom board at the school. They receive both an academic and a musical education at the school, and each pupil has their own individual schedule designed to suit their particular needs. Present pupils include a number of prize-winners in various international competitions, and the vast majority of students go on to conservatoires and universities to study music when they graduate.

Set in 18 acres of beautiful grounds in Stoke d’Abernon, Surrey, the School provides a nurturing environment where pupils pursue their love of music, within a broader curriculum, with like-minded young people from all over the world. This small boarding and day school has a family atmosphere and everyone knows and supports one another.

Cobham and Stoke d'Abernon Rail Station is a direct, 40-minute journey from London Waterloo and there is ample car parking on site.

Staff Benefits

  • Generous Staff Pension Scheme
  • All meals on duty are provided during term time
  • Two fifteen minute breaks and one unpaid thirty minute lunch break (dependent on working hours)
  • Staff are encouraged to use the facilities on site (such as the swimming pool, tennis courts and yoga) at times which do not conflict with the School’s requirements and within the School rules.

Safeguarding:

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post. Checks will be made with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

KCSIE (current 2018 Part 1)

Click here for the current Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Equality

The Yehudi Menuhin School seeks to provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Cheryl Poole on cheryl.poole@menuhinschool.co.uk to discuss any access arrangements that you may require to submit an application.

Please note that all applications must be made using the School's application form. CV without the School’s completed application form will not be accepted.

Download the School's application form by clicking here (pdf) or here (Word).

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a completed application as soon as possible. The School reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date, if suitable candidates present themselves.

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Current vacancies



Violin Teacher

The School is looking for an additional Violin Teacher to join a team of world-class musicians and educators working in a friendly, collaborative and collegiate atmosphere.

  • The job is for up to 2 days each week. These should be non-consecutive days, so that pupils have the opportunity to practise between lessons. Each pupil has two lessons with their principal teacher each week
  • The teacher should be comfortable working with a wide range of ages and abilities, from an 8 year old full of potential, to an 18 year old preparing for an international competition
  • The principal teacher plays a central role in the planning of repertoire, performances and competitions for their pupils. They are responsible for liaising with assistant teachers and coordinating the instrumental education of their students under the direction of the Director of Music.

Our students are of a very high calibre and all would hope to go on to first-rate teachers in top class institutions when they finish their studies at the school. We regularly have visiting teachers at the school: in the last two years we have welcomed Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova, Anthony Marwood, Roman Simovic and Rodney Friend.

Please find here the Violin Teacher job description and person specification

Closing date: 17.00 Sunday 8 September 2019.

Please note that all applications must be made using the School's application form available to download above. CVs without the School’s completed application form will not be accepted.

The completed application form should be sent to Cathy Whitnall, Music Administrator, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ, or via email to cathy.whitnall@menuhinschool.co.uk


Cello Teacher

The School is looking for an additional Cello Teacher to join a team of world-class musicians and educators working in a friendly, collaborative and collegiate atmosphere.

  • The job is for up to 2 days each week. These should be non-consecutive days, so that pupils have the opportunity to practise between lessons. Each pupil has two lessons with their principal teacher each week
  • The teacher should be comfortable working with a wide range of ages and abilities, from an 8 year old full of potential, to an 18 year old preparing for an international competition
  • The principal teacher plays a central role in the planning of repertoire, performances and competitions for their pupils. They are responsible for liaising with assistant teachers and coordinating the instrumental education of their students under the direction of the Director of Music.

Our students are of a very high calibre and all would hope to go on to first-rate teachers in top class institutions when they finish their studies at the school. We regularly have visiting teachers at the school: in the last two years we have welcomed Colin Carr and Gary Hoffman among others.

Please find here the Cello Teacher job description and person specification

Closing date: 17.00 Sunday 8 September 2019.

Please note that all applications must be made using the School's application form available to download above. CVs without the School’s completed application form will not be accepted.

The completed application form should be sent to Cathy Whitnall, Music Administrator, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ, or via email to cathy.whitnall@menuhinschool.co.uk

We encourage applicants to submit their applications early, as we reserve the right to close the applications process before the closing date should an outstanding candidate present themselves.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post. Checks will be made with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The School is an equal opportunities employer.

Alexander Technique Teacher

The School is looking to appoint an Alexander Technique Teacher from September 2019 to teach our talented young musicians during term time working in a friendly, collaborative and collegiate atmosphere.

We are looking for a qualified teacher who has experience of working with young people between the ages of eight and nineteen and preferably who has worked with performing musicians.

  • This is a part time role for up to 16 hours each week
  • Term time only
  • Reporting to the Director of Music
  • Salary will be an agreed hourly rate depending on experience

Please find here the Alexander Technique Teacher job specification

Closing date: 12.00 noon Monday 2 September 2019.

Please note that all applications must be made using the School's application form available to download above. CVs without the School’s completed application form will not be accepted.

The completed application form should be sent to Richard Tanner, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ, or via email to richard.tanner@menuhinschool.co.uk


HR Administrator (part-time)


The Yehudi Menuhin School requires a part-time HR Administrator to provide support on all HR matters on behalf of the school.

Reporting to: The Bursar

Salary: £15 000 - £18 000 depending on experience

Hours: Mon-Fri mornings or afternoons, 20 hours

Holidays: 25 days plus 8 public holidays

Lunch provided during term times

Job specification:

Day to day duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Employee Administration
    • To ensure completion of appropriate employment and vetting checks in compliance with the current ISI (Independent School Inspectorate) regulations and Keeping Children Safe in Education.
    • Liaise with the Accountant on Payroll
  • Preparing contracts of employment and contract amendments.
  • To advise and support staff with regard to vetting checks required for visitors, volunteers and contractors.
  • To provide generalist HR advice, guidance and support to all staff.
  • Update or write job descriptions for vacant positions.
  • Administer the staff employee files both manually and electronically.
  • To update the Single Central Register liaising with the Head’s PA, Bursar and Compliance Officer.
  • To keep records of induction
  • To keep records of training and CPD

This is not a definitive list of duties; you will be expected to undertake such other duties as requested from time to time.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Educated to A level or above.
  • Good time management with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise as necessary.
  • Previous experience of working in a school and/or knowledge of HR in schools and current school safeguarding regulations.
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection awareness (although full training will be given in the area of Safeguarding and Child Protection and Safer Recruitment).
  • Experience of working in a generalist HR role (including all aspects of recruitment).
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and its practical application.
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships at all levels.
  • The ability to work with discretion at all times and have a calm demeanour.
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong IT skills.

Desirable:

  • CIPD membership

The role requires an experienced HR Administrator who is proficient with Microsoft Office 365. This is a hands on role in a small friendly team.

Closing Date for Application 9am 2 September 2019

Applications must be made using the School’s own application form. Please note that a CV without a completed application form will not be considered.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a completed application as soon as possible.The School reserves the right to interview and appoint before this date, if suitable candidates present themselves.

Applications should be sent to:

Richard Tanner, Head, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey. KT11 3QQ or richard.tanner@menuhinschool.co.uk

Safeguarding

The Yehudi Menuhin School 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 with the DBS.

KCSIE (current 2018 Part 1)

Click here for the current Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Equality

The Yehudi Menuhin School seeks to provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Please contact the school to discuss any access arrangements that you may require to submit an application.

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant


The Yehudi Menuhin School is seeking to appoint a new Receptionist and Administrative Assistant to be the main initial contact person for callers and visitors to the School, and to contribute to the efficient day-to-day running of the School by providing administrative support

Working hours

  • 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks a year
  • Office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm, with a one-hour break for lunch
  • Holidays 25 days are to be taken during School holidays by arrangement with the Head
  • This is a full-time job, although a job share arrangement would be considered

Salary

  • £22,000 p.a.

Receptionist Responsibilities

For most visitors or callers, the Receptionist will be their first point of contact with the School. As such, the Receptionist is the public face – and just as importantly the public voice – of The Yehudi Menuhin School.It is vitally important that this first contact is a positive one: warm, friendly, helpful, efficient and professional.

Switchboard and telephone duties

  • to answer the school switchboard and put each caller through to the relevant person or department
  • to take messages accurately and pass them on immediately
  • to check the voicemail first thing in the morning and, if the last person in the office, set the voicemail in the evening
  • to ensure that the voicemail is kept up to date, changing it as appropriate (for example, during school holidays)

Recording staff and pupil absences

  • when notified of the absence of a day pupil, boarder, or member of staff, pass on the information to the relevant people/departments and record the absences on the white board in the office, on the school calendar and in iSAMS
  • to log staff absences, informing the relevant line manager of the absence and issue the absent staff member with a self-certification form

  • Assist with the registration of day pupils and ensure that Tutors/Boarding staff have registered pupils accurately in iSAMS

Pupil registration

Welcoming and signing in visitors

    • to greet and take care of all visitors to the School
    • to assist in the administration of security within the school by signing in all visitors, following the school security procedures and making sure that they complete and wear a visitor’s badge
    • to make guest room bookings
    • to book taxis and other forms of transport
    • to sort incoming post, placing relevant items into the pigeon-holes in the White House
    • to take post for staff who do not have pigeon-holes in the office over to the staff room
    • to notify the relevant staff of the arrival of any parcels
    • to write on the whiteboard the names of any pupils for whom post has arrived
    • to forward post to former staff and to return to sender ‘junk’ mail addressed to them
    • to ensure that outgoing post is ready in good time for the afternoon collection

Dealing with incoming and outgoing post

Dealing with the maintenance of the photocopiers

Maintaining general tidiness of school office and kitchen

    • to check that photocopiers in the staff office and library are working correctly and to take responsibility for contacting the supplier should problems arise
    • to check the photocopiers regularly and restock as necessary with paper
    • take responsibility for ordering photocopier paper and keeping supplies stocked
    • Ensure all staff have copier codes and manage temporary codes for summer courses / temporary staff etc.

    • to keep the reception area tidy and free of uncollected parcels and post
    • to ensure that the shredder is emptied regularly
    • to keep the waiting area tidy, in particular the table, which should be stocked only with the most recent publications
    • to keep the kitchen clean and tidy at all times
    • to regularly check the milk, coffee, tea and sugar stocks and replenish when required (liaising with the catering department as necessary)
    • to keep the stationery cupboard tidy and fully stocked; to order supplies for the School and Bursary, as required

Act as school office Fire Officer

    • to undertake fire marshal training
    • to produce and distribute fire registers, and manage the distribution of pupil fire registers during evacuations
    • to produce staff sign in sheets and keep as an up-to-date log to use in evacuations

Administrative Duties

    • to update the live news screen as required
    • to download pupil profiles and end-of-term reports and store them on the School network
    • to email end-of-term reports to parents
    • to ensure the office file of exam results is kept up to date
    • to help generally with all mailings
    • to assist with any photocopying required
    • each half term to renew the signing out sheets in the minibus folders and pass them to the Bursary
    • to help prepare publications for display prior to Open Days
    • to help gather information for newsletters
    • to bind papers for Governors’ meetings and assemble Governors’ induction folders
    • to assist in the production of DVD covers for recordings of public concerts and in the distribution of DVDs to parents
    • to book and coordinate whole school photo
    • to coordinate leavers cards and purchase appropriate gifts
    • to provide any other administrative support as might be needed
    • to cover for absence, as required, in any other administrative area

Person specification

The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team.He or she will have an excellent telephone manner, a warm and cheerful personality, high levels of personal organisation and tidiness, a sense of initiative, and an ability to distinguish between what is urgent and what is less pressing.He or she will also have excellent IT skills, in particular in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and a willingness to learn iSAMS, the school’s management information system.

Applications

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 4 September 2019

Applications must be made using the School’s own application form. Please note that a CV without a completed application form will not be considered.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a completed application as soon as possible.The School reserves the right to interview and appoint before this date, if suitable candidates present themselves.

Applications should be sent to:

Richard Tanner, Head, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey. KT11 3QQ or richard.tanner@menuhinschool.co.uk

Safeguarding

The Yehudi Menuhin School 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 with the DBS.

KCSIE (current 2018 Part 1)

Click here for the current Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Equality

The Yehudi Menuhin School seeks to provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Please contact the school to discuss any access arrangements that you may require to submit an application.

Practice Supervisor (part-time)

The School is seeking to appoint a part-time Practice Supervisor to ensure that the youngest pupils in the School carry out the individual instrumental practice which is indicated on their timetables.

Reporting to: Director of Music

Hours: 14 hours per week (ideally, spread over 5 days)

Salary: £12.50 per hour

All students are timetabled with an average of 3 hours individual practice per day.As pupils progress through the School they are relied upon to practice unsupervised and, indeed, will be expected to do more practice than is timetabled.The youngest pupils, however, sometimes need a little more help with organisation and being in the right place at the right time.This where the role of a Practice Supervisor is invaluable.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • To take responsibility for the timetabled practice of the younger pupils during your working hours.
  • To ensure that the pupils are punctual in beginning their practice and in the rooms specified.
  • To investigate any absences, first with Reception and then with the House Staff and Director of Music.
  • To report any unexplained absences as soon as possible to Reception.
  • To ensure that pupils are making good use of their time.
  • To report any misbehaviour to the Director of Music.
  • To liaise regularly with the Music Administrator and Music Admin Assistant to ensure that pupil timetables held are up to date.

Pay and conditions of service

  • The post involves 14 hours of supervision per week during term time only.
  • The hourly rate of pay is £12.50. Your salary will include four weeks’ paid holiday. Holiday is to be taken during school holiday periods.
  • If your annual earnings reach the threshold, you will be entitled to join the School’s support staff pension scheme in force at the time. The School will pay a sum equivalent to 13.5% of your basic salary into your pension scheme, subject to contribution by you of least 6%. A contracting-out option is not available for the Group Personal Pension Plan.
  • If your hours involve working both morning and afternoon, free school lunches are available in the School’s dining room. Free refreshments are provided at morning and afternoon breaks in the Staff Room.
  • Please note that the School is not on any public transport routes and is a non-smoking site.

Person specification

  • Punctuality and reliability.
  • Experience of working with children in some capacity.
  • An understanding of safeguarding procedures.
  • A calm but firm manner.
  • Ability to work well with other members of staff.
  • A proactive and consistent approach.

Applications

Applications must be made using the School’s own application form. Please note that a CV without a completed application form will not be considered.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a completed application as soon as possible.The School reserves the right to interview and appoint before this date, if suitable candidates present themselves.

Applications should be sent to: Cathy Whitnall, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3QQ or cathy.whitnall@menuhinschool.co.uk to be received at the School by 3 September 2019.

Safeguarding

The Yehudi Menuhin School 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 with the DBS.

KCSIE (current 2018 Part 1)

Click here for the current Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Equality

The Yehudi Menuhin School seeks to provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Please contact the school to discuss any access arrangements that you may require to submit an application.