- School Description
The Perse School is a charitable company and one of the country’s leading independent day schools.
Our vision is to love learning and strive for the greater good. The values that define our community are: intellectual curiosity and scholarship, endeavour, breadth and balance, and valuing one another. All aspects of the School were classified as outstanding in its 2019 inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
We educate girls and boys from 3-18 on three sites in Cambridge: the Pelican Nursery and Pre-Prep, the Prep and the Upper. Children thus progress through three different schools, and have all the benefits of being part of one larger institution with an integrated curriculum and pastoral care system.
We have a clear learning philosophy. We are academically selective; bright children thrive here and embrace the many opportunities we provide to go beyond the curriculum. We provide a rounded education, with first class opportunities in sport, art, outdoor pursuits, music and drama, and a large number of thriving clubs, societies and extra-curricular activities in which all pupils participate.
The pastoral system is strong and supportive, the student body is diverse, and the atmosphere is open and friendly. We provide more than £1 million each year in means-tested bursaries at the Upper and Prep, to ensure children from all backgrounds can benefit from a Perse education.
In the last decade we have invested over £40 million in new and improved facilities across the three sites. This includes two new classroom blocks at the Upper, a Science Centre at the Prep, new sports fields in Little Abington and a Performing Arts Centre.
There are around 400 staff across the whole Perse School (Upper, Prep and Pelican), around half of whom are teachers.
For an overview of the benefits of working at The Perse, please see our reasons to work at The Perse section.
- The Role
This is an exciting new opportunity for a highly motivated graduate who wants to learn and have real responsibility for projects whilst working in a dynamic environment. The Perse is one of the country’s leading co-educational independent day schools, providing a high quality education to pupils aged 3-18 in Cambridge. The Alumni and Development Office is the main point of contact for our former pupils (Old Perseans, OPs) and friends. We aim to build and develop mutually beneficial relationships with Old Perseans, through an extensive programme of events, communications, volunteering and fundraising opportunities.
This is a varied role, giving you hands-on experience across all areas of our work and opportunities to develop the many valuable skills you’ll need to be successful, including copywriting, organisation, and working with data. You’ll be taking on a wide range of tasks, including producing magazine articles, organising events, running social media campaigns, managing volunteers and finding out more about fundraising – no two weeks will be the same!
This is a full-time fixed term appointment for one year.
We’re looking for a highly driven graduate who is ambitious and wants real ownership of their work. You’ll be working with a range of people (including pupils, parents, Old Perseans and suppliers) so you’ll need to have excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships. You’ll also need outstanding written communication skills as you’ll be producing content for our magazine, e-newsletters and social media. Teamwork is really important to us, so you must enjoy working collaboratively to achieve your goals. Overall, you’ll need to be positive, enthusiastic and willing to learn.
Chance to grow
We want to set you up for your future and give you all the skills you need to succeed. We’ll provide extensive training and development opportunities, and work with you to help you achieve your full potential. What we’re looking for is for you to be intellectually curious, proactive and enthusiastic.
- Competitive salary – £22,500 – and pension scheme
- Lunch on site during term time
- Use of the School’s fitness suite, including inductions from the Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Secure cycle sheds and on-site parking
- Training and development opportunities
- Friendly and supportive colleagues
- Staff social activities, including staff sports and Friends of The Perse choir
Closing date: 14 August 2020 at midday.
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The Perse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be subject to child protection screening including an enhanced DBS check (for which the School will pay).
- Safeguarding and Recruitment Policy
The 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: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK government Immigration regulations). Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.
The School’s Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy and Procedure is available for your information on our policies page. This provides details of the pre-appointment vetting checks conducted by the School for all appointments, and how any criminal records disclosures are handled.
- How to Apply
Please apply using our online system.
Please note that you will need to have the necessary information ready in order to complete your application in one go, as you will not be able to save the form to continue later.
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