iB iB

Job Vacancies

King William's College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts in The Buchan School and King Wiliam's College are subject to the normal statutory checks.

Part-time morning/evening cleaners

Permanent position, 15/20 hrs per week, working within a team in a fast paced and demanding environment. Good rate of pay and benefits package.

Closing date for application is 23rd February 2018


Reporting Line
The post-holder will report to the Cleaning Manager, who in turn reports to the Domestic Bursar.

This post is a permanent position and will be an all year round full-time role.

Primary Responsibilities:
The post-holder will be required to maintain the required standards of cleanliness in the allocated areas.


The Candidate
The postholder will have the following skills and experience:

Completed applications can be sent via email to: or by post to: HR Department, King William's College, Castletown, IM9 1TP.

IT Technician

Closing date for application is 23rd February 2018

Job Description

Reports to The IT Manager

Job purpose
The post holder will be based at The KWC primarily although may be required to undertake work at the Buchan School from time to time. Maintaining IT systems within a small to medium sized organization and training clients on how to use programs

Duties and responsibilities

• Supporting all IT infrastructure, cabling, hardware and software
• Acting as the first point of call for all IT queries at King William's College
• Maintaining all systems and 'fire-fighting' to deal with problems that arise
• Maintaining all network cabling and switches with in King William's College
• Maintaining portable IT hardware, keeping drives and programs up to date
• Monitoring replacement cartridges for printers
• Setting up of presentation equipment when required for meetings, including after school
• Servicing photocopiers and monitoring toners, contacting service providers when needed
• Maintaining all IT related classroom equipment, including ceiling mounted projectors and interactive whiteboards
• Carrying out IT induction for all new staff to introduce our IT systems and support
• Providing additional IT support for the Buchan when required to do so
• Producing help sheets for various software packages and hardware
• Training and educating staff to use software and hardware when required

Skills and Experience

• A relevant qualification within IT would be desirable
• A good understanding of Microsoft Server environment with a strong understanding of the installation of hardware and software
• Ability to problem solve and adapt to new technology
• Must be approachable
• Good all round communicator both verbally and written
• Work well under pressure and the ability to plan and organize your time effectively.
• Must be pro-active and have the ability to work on own initiative whilst also working as part of a team
• A willingness to have a flexible approach to working hours which may occur out of normal working hours

Completed applications can be sent via email to: or by post to: HR Department, King William's College, Castletown, IM9 1TP.

Part-time Teacher of Mathematics

Approximately 0.5 FTE

Required for September 2018

We seek a well qualified graduate to join a large and high achieving department. The successful candidate will teach throughout the 11-18 age range. 

Closing date for application is 19th February 2018

Job Description

1. The School

King William's College was opened in 1833 through public subscription and the support of Bishop Barrow's Charity, which had itself been founded in 1668. The school enjoys a magnificent setting facing Castletown Bay in the south of the Isle of Man. For most of its history the school operated as a boys' boarding school supplemented by day boys. Girls were first admitted to the Sixth Form in the late seventies and the school became fully co-educational in 1987. In 1991 College merged with The Buchan School (also situated in Castletown) which had been founded in 1875 to provide education for young ladies, also under the auspices of Bishop Barrow's Charity.

The two sites now constitute one school administered by a single Board of Governors and with the same overall vision and ethos. The sites are just one mile apart. The Buchan School is a traditional prep school educating children from the age of 3 to 11 and almost all pupils transfer to the College for the rest of their education. At the College, pupils study for GCSEs/IGCSEs in the Fifth Form and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the Sixth Form. There are currently approximately 160 pupils at The Buchan (excluding the Nursery) and 380 at the College including around 110 in the Sixth Form. There are two boarding houses at College containing about 100 boarders in total, many of whom are from overseas, and although most pupils at the College are now day the school retains much of the structure and ethos of a traditional boarding school. The College is a Church of England foundation.

The College is run on year group lines for academic purposes whilst the House system has been retained for social interaction and competitions including Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma school and it was the first British school to move from A levels to the IB in the same year. Although the school is non-selective, results are consistently strong and almost every Sixth Former goes on to university.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and clock tower. There is a range of specialist buildings of varying ages. The Buchan site is constructed around an early Victorian country house in a pleasant parkland setting on the edge of Castletown.

Further details on the school can be found on our website: www.kwc.im

2. The Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department is a vibrant, happy and successful department which achieves excellent results. The department has four full-time and three part-time teachers. Pupils in Years 7 to 11 are grouped according to their mathematical ability. Class sizes are small – seldom more than 20. The department uses 'KS3 Maths Progress' at Key Stage 3 before embarking on the Edexcel IGCSE partway through Year 9. Mathematics is a compulsory subject within the IB Diploma in the Sixth Form and the department offers three separate options: Higher Level Mathematics, Mathematics Standard Level and Mathematical Studies. Results are consistently strong and a number of students have gone on to study Mathematics at university.

3. The Appointment

We are seeking a well-qualified, motivated and enthusiastic individual to teach approximately 0.5 of a full timetable. The successful candidate will teach Mathematics throughout the 11-18 age range; experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate would be welcomed but is not essential. The appointment would suit either a teacher recently or newly qualified, or one with some years of experience.

4. Salary and Remuneration
King William's College has its own salary scale and benefits. The Isle of Man is an internally self-governing area of the British Isles and taxes are substantially lower than in the United Kingdom (the standard and higher rates of income tax being 10% and 20% respectively). In addition, personal allowances are much more generous than their UK equivalent.

The person appointed would have the opportunity to join the Isle of Man Government Teachers' Pension Scheme.

5. Applications

Candidates should complete an application form and send it together with a letter explaining why they consider themselves suitable for the post to Mr J H Buchanan, Principal, by 9.00 am on Monday 19th February. Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im.

The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.

January 2018

Completed applications can be sent via email to: or by post to: HR Department, King William's College, Castletown, IM9 1TP.

Application Form
Volunteer Application Form

I loved King William’s College from the start. I made up my mind within an hour of our time there that I wanted my son to attend. You have to come to College to understand what makes it stand out from the rest. It is a place of genuinely caring and friendly people. Another aspect of College we love is its vast international community. Our son has made some great friends and as a result has come to appreciate and respect other cultures and traditions. Our son loves College. He loves the independence to make choices, the easy access he has to his tutors, the opportunity to make his own mistakes and learn from them, but most of all, he loves the fact that expert assistance is always a breath away.

U5 Overseas Parent