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Drumduan school is looking for skilled, enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced staff to continue strengthening and building our passionate and talented staff body.

 

Drumduan School is situated in Moray, in the north of Scotland. Although the school lies within the small town of Forres, it's feel and surroundings are rural. The school sits between the mountains of the Cairngorms and the sea of the Moray Firth in Moray's unique warm, dry microclimate. Alongside the beautiful scenery of the area, there are also thriving towns such as Nairn and Elgin where one can find all the amenities, shopping and hospitality, with numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants, plentiful supermarkets, and a thriving arts scene with galleries, music nights and year-round music festivals and events. The Findhorn Foundation is just down the road from Findhorn, adding greatly to the alternative and international feel of the area.

JOIN THE TEAM

Drumduan School is committed to Safeguarding and Welfare of all children. All employees will be vetted for suitability to work with children and young people, and all appointments will be subject to the following:
 

  • Satisfactory PVG Disclosure

  • Satisfactory references

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK

  • GTCS/SSSC  Registration Eligibility (for Teaching roles)

ADMIN ROLES

Deputy Operational Manager

Drumduan School is looking for a new member or member of staff to hold this key role at the heart of the school‘s operational activities. Together with the Operational Manager, coordinate all areas of the School’s non-teaching operational activities, including safeguarding, HR management, educational policy engagement and lobbying coordination.

 

The Deputy Operational Manager will, together with the Operational Manager, Facilities Manager, Finance Manager and a small number of other supporting staff, coordinate and ensure that all non-teaching activities within the School are undertaken, liaising with and reporting to the Core Group and Board of Trustee for information and approval where necessary.

37.5 hours per week

36 working weeks per year(term time)

Salary: £16,500 per year, pro rata

Closing date: 29th Sept 23

Start date: Nov 23

Job description can be downloaded here.

Finance Manager

This is a rewarding role, which would suit a candidate with significant experience in finance and administration, who wishes to contribute to the success of Drumduan School.

 

The Finance Manager works with the Board of Trustees, Operational Manager, Administrative Asisstant and Kindergarten Manager to help ensure the successful and smooth running of the School.

12 hours per week

46 working weeks per year

Salary: £22,000 per year, pro rata

Closing date: Until filled

Job description can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in learning more please email operationalmanager@drumduan.org 

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and a completed application form with a cover letter.

Early Years/After Care

 

Parent and Child Group Facilitator

We are looking for someone to lead one of our parent and child groups.  Please contact Penny at kg.manager@drumduan.org if interested.

 

Kindergarten and Bothy Bank Staff

Cover staff needed for Kindergarten and. the Bothy aftercare service.  Must be flexible and willing to cover at short notice.  Will be eligible for some staff benefits.

If you are interested in learning more please email kg.manager@drumduan.org 

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and a completed application form with a cover letter.

Part-Time Language Teacher

Drumduan School is looking for a  part-time Language Teacher to teach a foreign language to ages 6 - 14 years old (Classes 1 – 8) for 4hrs/week. Our ideal candidate would:

⮚ Have experience teaching a foreign language to a range of ages, including adolescents

⮚ Be comfortable holding and leading a mixed group of varying abilities. 

⮚ Have enthusiasm for teaching a foreign language to children 

⮚ Be able to teach (or be willing to learn to teach) from an understanding of what is developmentally appropriate for children at different ages; that is to teach from Steiner Waldorf education.

 Attend relevant weekly staff meetings outside of school operating hours to discuss pedagogical and other matters relevant to the school. 

⮚ Share responsibility for participating in parent’s meetings as appropriate, including one-to-one meetings where needed.

⮚ Have humour and flexibility 

Salary: £22,000 per year pro-rata, with benefits.

Times of work: 10hrs/week

Closing date: Until position filled

Start Date: ASAP

Detailed job descriptions can be downloaded here.

Part-Time Hancraft Teacher

Drumduan School is looking for a part-time Handwork Teacher for our School. We are looking for a suitably qualified, skilled and experienced creative enthusiast to lead Handwork at Drumduan School.

 

For those unfamiliar with the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum, Handwork lessons involve the teaching and learning of needlework skills, knitting, crochet, weaving and garment construction, and are delivered to all children from the ages of 7-18 years on a weekly basis, as a fundamental component of the rounded learning experience delivered at our school. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the full range of the Drumduan School Handwork curriculum. Our ideal candidate would:

⮚ Teach the Steiner-Waldorf Handwork curriculum as outlined by the SWSF adjusted to be appropriate to Drumduan School.

⮚Be able to teach (or be willing to learn to teach) from an understanding of what is developmentally appropriate for children at different ages; that is to teach from Steiner Waldorf education.

⮚Attend relevant weekly staff meetings outside of school operating hours to discuss pedagogical and other matters relevant to the school. 

⮚ Share responsibility for participating in parent’s meetings as appropriate, including one-to-one meetings where needed.

⮚ Have humour and flexibility 

Salary: £12,906 (0.58%FTE at £22,000)
, with benefits.

Times of work: 22hrs/week

Closing date: Until position filled

Start Date: Oct 2023

Detailed job descriptions can be downloaded here.

 

Current Lower/Middle School Vacancies

Class Teacher 24/25

 

Drumduan School is looking for a skilled, enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced class teacher starting August 2024. The successful applicant will be responsible for the teaching and pastoral care of a class as it grows and develops. Experience of combined age groups preferable and knowledge of the pedagogical principles of Steiner Education and experience in Waldorf teaching desirable. We particularly welcome applications from candidates able to offer other subjects alongside class teaching.

Salary: £22,000 per year pro-rata, with benefits.

Times of work: 37.5hrs/week

Closing date: Until position filled

Start Date: Aug 2024

Detailed job descriptions can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in learning more please email operationalmanager@drumduan.org 

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and a completed application form with a cover letter.

Upper School Vacancies 

Upper School Science/Maths Teacher

We are seeking a teacher who is inspired to join our team delivering and developing novel Integrated Education Diplomas to 14-19 year-olds, applying the Waldorf Curriculum updated to reflect our present world.  This exciting post will involve team-working and flexibility to develop learning across a range of disciplines set on our beautiful woodland campus near the stunning scenery of Findhorn Bay and the Scottish Highlands. The successful applicant must have a keen interest in Steiner/holistic education and GTCS by the time the post starts in August next academic year.

Salary: £22,000 fte, with benefits.

Start date: ASAP

Times of work: Full-time (37.5hrs/week)

Closing date: Until filled


If you are interested in learning more please email operationalmanager@drumduan.org 

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and a completed application form with a cover letter.

TEACHING IN DRUMDUAN'S UPPER SCHOOL.

Drumduan's Upper School is still small, but it is expanding rapidly. We do not offer exams. This enables us to cover the wide and inspiring Steiner/Waldorf curriculum in the upper school right up to class 12. The availability of mountains, rivers and the sea so close to our doorstep allows us to put emphasis on outdoor learning, hands on experiential work and outdoor pursuits.

 

We have just embarked on the IE assessment program in our upper school that can enable students direct access to further education and university. We are delighted that the taught components of the modules give equal emphasis to main lesson work as well as the subject lessons. 

All applicants will need to register with the GTCS (General Teaching Council of Scotland). Registration can be either via 1- a conditional Steiner Named School Only registration (requiring a relevant University degree, Steiner teacher training qualification and English and maths at minimum exam level of national 5 (Scotland) GCSE (England) or recognised level from a different exam system) or 2- full GTCS registration (details via https://www.gtcs.org.uk/registration/).

 

If you are interested in this vacancy, or know someone who would be interested, please get in touch with the school via reception@drumduan.org and/or 01309 676300

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