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Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in joining our staff at Withington Girls’ School. We seek to recruit well-qualified and enthusiastic staff with a passion for their area of expertise. Working at Withington provides an outstanding opportunity to teach, or to support the teaching of, highly-motivated, able students in a stimulating, friendly and supportive environment.

We are currently looking to recruit for the following roles:

Holiday and After School Provision Manager (Full-Time, All Year Round)

Required as soon as possible 

Closing date: 9am Friday 5th November 2021

Withington Girls’ School, The Sunday Times’ North-West Independent School of the Decade 2021, is looking for a well-qualified and inspirational Holiday and After School Provision Manager, to join this happy and outstandingly successful independent day school for girls.

At Withington, we aim to promote the school’s ethos of love of learning, engagement with our school’s wide breadth of opportunity and commitment to the highest standards in all that we do for the benefit of our pupils in all aspects of their development. Our commitment is to: intellectually stimulating, innovative and supportive teaching which enables each pupil to fulfil her potential and develop the skills, knowledge and approaches needed not only for success in examinations but for life beyond school.

This is a new role following a decision by the School to provide provision for after school and holidays to support parents and carers with childcare.  This is a positive step forward for the School and our parents and an exciting opportunity for a childcare expert to set up and make a success.

We are looking for someone to join our exceptional team who shares our vision and is passionate about childcare.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join our outstanding school where public examination results consistently place Withington amongst the leading schools in the UK. Withington is the Times Independent Secondary School of the Decade in the North-West.
  • A highly diverse environment where pupils come from a wide geographical area in and around Manchester and from many different social, cultural and religious backgrounds.
  • Colleagues eager to share passion and enthusiasm in an environment where the relationship between pupils and staff is a particular strength.
  • A warm and friendly school where all staff are given professional respect to develop their particular areas of expertise.
  • A school which, by following the concepts of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Responsibility for Personal Actions, has little need for formal rules.
  • Excellent facilities.
  • Full details of the role, including hours and salary can be found within the job description.

What you can offer us:

  • A capable and highly enthusiastic childcare practitioner.
  • The ability to communicate with parents and colleagues.
  • The ability to work well both independently and as a member of our team.

If you would like to apply for the role of Holiday and After School Provision Manager, please complete the School’s application form and submit along with a covering letter to the HR Department at recruitment@wgs.org.

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Only applications using the School’s application form will be considered.

Withington Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Holiday and After School Provision Deputy Manager (Full-Time, All Year Round)

Required as soon as possible 

Closing date: 9am Friday 5th November 2021

Withington Girls’ School, The Sunday Times’ North-West Independent School of the Decade 2021, is looking for a well-qualified and inspirational Holiday and After School Provision Deputy Manager, to join this happy and outstandingly successful independent day school for girls.

At Withington, we aim to promote the school’s ethos of love of learning, engagement with our school’s wide breadth of opportunity and commitment to the highest standards in all that we do for the benefit of our pupils in all aspects of their development. Our commitment is to: intellectually stimulating, innovative and supportive teaching which enables each pupil to fulfil her potential and develop the skills, knowledge and approaches needed not only for success in examinations but for life beyond school.

This is a new role following a decision by the School to provide provision for after school and holidays to support parents and carers with childcare.

We are looking for someone to join our exceptional team who shares our vision and is passionate about childcare.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join our outstanding school where public examination results consistently place Withington amongst the leading schools in the UK. Withington is the Times Independent Secondary School of the Decade in the North-West.
  • A highly diverse environment where pupils come from a wide geographical area in and around Manchester and from many different social, cultural and religious backgrounds.
  • Colleagues eager to share passion and enthusiasm in an environment where the relationship between pupils and staff is a particular strength.
  • A warm and friendly school where all staff are given professional respect to develop their particular areas of expertise.
  • A school which, by following the concepts of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Responsibility for Personal Actions, has little need for formal rules.
  • Excellent facilities.
  • Full details of the role, including hours and salary can be found within the job description.

What you can offer us:

  • A capable and highly enthusiastic childcare practitioner.
  • The ability to communicate with parents and colleagues.
  • The ability to work well both independently and as a member of our team.

If you would like to apply for the role of Holiday and After School Provision Deputy Manager, please complete the School’s application form and submit along with a covering letter to the HR Department at recruitment@wgs.org.

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Only applications using the School’s application form will be considered.

Withington Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Site Services Assistant (Full-Time, All Year Round)

Required as soon as possible

Closing Date: 9am on Friday 5th November 2021

Interview Date: As soon as possible thereafter.  Please note that as part of the interview process, you may be asked to complete a trial day, for which you will be paid at the appropriate hourly rate.

37.5 hours per week, working on a rota basis Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend working, between the hours of 5.30am and 7pm.

Rate of pay is commensurate with skills and experience and will be up to a maximum of £22,401 (point 11 on the Withington Support Staff Payscale).

Withington Girls’ School, The Sunday Times’ Northwest Independent School of the Decade 2021, is looking for a friendly, professional and dedicated Site Services Assistant to join our Site Services team.

The Site Services Assistant will be committed to providing a high quality, professional and efficient site management service to the staff and senior leaders of the School.  This is a ‘hands-on’ role, with manual handling of loads a daily occurrence.  Flexibility is a key requirement for this role.

Good communication skills are essential as is a willingness to work in a team and develop new skills.

If you would like to be considered this position, please complete the School application form and send the completed form plus a covering email to the HR Department at recruitment@wgs.org.

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Withington Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the School

Withington Girls’ School was founded in 1890 by a small group of eminent and far-sighted Manchester families who wanted the same educational opportunities to be available for their daughters as were already available to their sons. In keeping with the Founders’ wishes, the School has remained relatively small, with approximately 720 pupils; 155 in the Junior School (Years 3 – 6), 410 in the Senior School (Years 7 – 11) and 155 in the Sixth Form. The Head of Withington Girls’ School is a member of both the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC).

Public examination results consistently place Withington amongst the top schools in the UK. In 2019, our pupils were awarded 93% grades A*, A or B at A Level, with 32% overall being at A*. At GCSE, 90% of all papers taken were awarded the top 9 to 7 or A** to A grades. Sixth Formers leave to study a wide range of degree courses at leading universities in the UK and overseas. The Sutton Trust reported in 2012 that Withington was the second most successful school (state or independent) in the country for placing students in the 30 most selective UK universities over the previous three years. Results in A-Level and GCSE examinations have seen Withington ranked consistently in national league tables as the top girls’ independent school in the North West of England.

Academic excellence is secured alongside an extensive range of extracurricular opportunities, including Music, Drama, Sport, Mathematics, Linguistics and Science Olympiads, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Young Enterprise Scheme, Model United Nations, Debating and Robotics Clubs, to name but a few. Sixth Formers work as voluntary assistants in local primary schools, a centre for severely disabled children, residential homes, hospices and hospitals. All girls, throughout the School, engage in charity fundraising, collectively raising £32,000 in 2018-19. There are special links with Barnardo’s, two schools and a hospital in Kenya and a school in Uganda. Groups of Upper Sixth Formers engage in voluntary projects in The Gambia and Uganda each year and pupils take part annually in World Challenge, or similar, expeditions. Academic departments offer subject-related trips and activities in addition to cultural trips at home and overseas.

Pupils come from a wide geographical area around the Manchester locality, and from many different social, cultural and religious backgrounds, creating a diversity in which the School rejoices. The School is non-denominational and girls of all faiths, or none, are equally welcome. Through the Withington Girls’ School Trust, up to 100 means-tested bursaries are offered each year according to need. The Governing Body is strategically focused and highly supportive of all areas of the School.

The forward-looking development programme has, over the last ten years, provided a new Sixth Form Centre together with six new classrooms (which were opened in May 2009), a refurbished Art Room (opened in 2012) and a number of new facilities opened in September 2015 including a purpose-built Junior School, an expanded and re-equipped suite of Chemistry laboratories, a Design Technology workroom and a central ‘Hub’ which provides exhibition and social space for pupils as well as facilitating access to all the School’s main buildings. Last year, a brand-new Sport & Fitness Centre was completed. Officially opened by Dame Sarah Storey DBE, the new facility provides an expanded area for sports and PE; viewing galleries; a large fitness suite; a ‘mind and body’ studio and a welcoming reception and hospitality area. This year, the netball courts and all-weather pitch have been resurfaced to a high specification, bringing Withington’s sports facilities to an excellent standard across all areas. A new outdoor activity space has provided an innovative facility that will benefit fitness, wellbeing and social interaction for Senior pupils.

The Development Office has strong links with alumnae as well as former and current parents and staff and has been successful in raising substantial amounts for the Bursary Appeal, for the new Chemistry laboratories and for an Annual Fund which enables enrichment activities for current pupils. Withington Onwards (the past pupils’ association) and the Parent Teacher Association are active in, and committed to, supporting the School socially and financially. There are also close links with the local community including, for example, a range of Saturday morning lessons run by the School for gifted and talented boys and girls from local primary schools under the SHiNE programme.

 

The excellent quality of teaching is a major factor in the exceptional level of achievement secured by pupils, both within and outside the classroom. Staff are eager to share their passion and enthusiasm for their subjects and give willingly of their time to assist individual pupils outside lesson times; the relationship between pupils and staff is a particular strength of the School. The School has little need for formal rules and runs on ‘the 3 Rs’ of Respect for self, Respect for others, and Responsibility for personal actions and its pupils thrive within the warm, friendly and supportive environment. At home or abroad, Withington girls attract positive comments and we are just as proud of them as they are of their School.

 


Withington Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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