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Leighton Park has wonderful facilities and beautiful grounds but it is the people that work here that make it truly special. Whether you are part of our teaching, pastoral or support staff, Leighton Park is a fulfilling and rewarding place to work.
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Why work at Leighton Park?

Leighton Park exists to form young people of real character and confidence, with a determined desire to change the world, reflecting the school’s Quaker values.

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Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

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Job vacancies

Leighton Park School is proud to be in partnership with the Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT), an innovative, Ofsted Outstanding and non-profit organisation which provides outstanding training opportunities for new entrants into the teaching profession.The Astra SCITT is part of the Astra Teaching School Hub, accredited by the DfE as one of only 87 Hubs in the country to offer the ‘golden thread’ of training and support for teachers at all stages of their career.

Astra is currently recruiting Primary and Secondary trainees in the following subjects/phases across over 50 local selective, non-selective, primary and special schools for 2022-23: Art; Biology; Business; Economics with Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama; English; Geography; History; Maths; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; PE; Physics; RE; Primary; Primary with Maths.  Some part time routes are also available.

More information can be found on the DfE train to teach portal, as well as the Astra website, and applications can be made via DfE Apply.
Leighton Park cannot accept applications directly as all applications are managed through Astra. 

To find out more, follow Astra on Twitter https://twitter.com/@astra_hub, visit www.astra-alliance.com, email at hello@astra-alliance.com

Head of Economics and Business

From January 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and confident teacher of Economics and Business to teach A level Economics and A level Business (Edexcel) in the Sixth Form. You will be expected to contribute fully to the teaching and learning of all students in an enthusiastic and accessible way.  This role would ideally suit a teacher who is looking for a rewarding opportunity as their first Head of Department role or a more experienced Head of Department looking for a new challenge.  A willingness to participate in extra-curricular activities within the department and wider School community is expected.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere that creates achievement with values, character and community.  Founded on Quaker principles, we seek to inspire each student to fulfil their academic and personal potential and be reflective, purposeful adults.  We appoint candidates who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits.  Accommodation may be available.

To apply, please download an application pack and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Closing date: Midday, 15th August 2022

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Residential Boarding Manager
From September 2022

We are looking to appoint a Residential House Manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work alongside our boarding House Team.   This is a residential role and is pivotal to the success of the boarding experience at Leighton Park.

As a Residential Boarding Manager, your warm and empathetic personality, tactful manner and good listening skills will be essential to build harmonious relationships with all students, staff and parents.  Your excellent communication skills and ‘can do’ attitude will take our House provision beyond outstanding.  Discretion and confidentiality are paramount with this role as is a genuine understanding of the needs of teenagers.  The role will require you to demonstrate excellent levels of planning and organisational skills to manage the daily operations of the boarding House.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits. Accommodation may also be available.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Domestic Assistant 

2pm – 8pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks.

 We have an exciting part-time opportunity for a Domestic Assistant to join our hardworking and popular Commercial and Domestic Department as soon as possible. Experience of working in a school cleaning environment is desirable but not essential. This is a busy ‘hands on’ role working in central school areas such as offices and classrooms.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 15th August.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Caretaker

Shift rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

06:00 to 14:00 / 07:00 to 15:00 / 14:00 to 22:00

This role requires a large proportion of time lone working

 

This is a busy and varied role where you will be required to ensure the safety and security of school buildings and surrounding areas is maintained. The role has various requirements including cleaning, maintaining the swimming pool, movement of furniture, set up for school functions and activities, as well as maintenance of school minibuses.

The successful candidate will be flexible and willing to undertake work requests with a can-do approach and positive attitude. You will need to be aware of health and safety requirements and be able to take on physical aspects of the role. Experience of working in a school caretaking environment is desirable but not essential.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere that creates achievement with values, character and community.  Founded on Quaker principles, we seek to inspire each student to fulfil their academic and personal potential and be reflective, purposeful adults.  We appoint candidates who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

Leighton Park is an outstanding HMC independent day and boarding school for 520 boys and girls aged 11-18 where young people learn how to think, to believe in themselves and to grow within a community. Within walking distance of Reading town centre, the school is set in 65 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland providing an atmosphere of mutual respect, where every student is given the confidence to find out who they really are and unearth their individual academic and co-curricular talents. Pupils build strong relationships with one another and those around them.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 15th August.

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Estates Technician

Monday to Friday, 52 weeks.

An exciting full-time opportunity exists for an Estates Technician, to join our fun and hardworking Estates Team as soon as possible.  The post holder will provide effective support to the Estates Manager carrying out general maintenance tasks. This post would suit someone with experience in working in the construction environment.  Our successful candidate will need to be proactive, efficient and organised.

Salary offered: LP 11 – LP 13 ( £18,355 – £19,591)

The school offers a supportive workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Closing date: Midday, Monday 15th August.

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Minibus Drivers

Variable hours including evenings and weekends

We require enthusiastic and committed Minibus Drivers that are reliable, trustworthy and able to work individually or as part of a team.

You will be required to drive a School minibus as required for fixtures and trips, therefore flexibility with working hours is a must. Experience of driving a minibus or large vehicle is essential, and previous experience of working with children would be advantageous. The role will require regular maintenance checks on the vehicles, as well as working within health and safety and other guidelines. You must be security conscious at all times and have a professional manner.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere that creates achievement with values, character and community. Founded on Quaker principles, we seek to inspire each student to fulfil their academic and personal potential and be reflective, purposeful adults. We appoint candidates who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits, including free parking, enrolment into pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and more.

To apply, please complete the attached application form or download an application pack from our website and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please email us at apply@leightonpark.com.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.