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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.


Temporary Teacher of Drama

Maternity Cover - From September 2017

King William's College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher of Drama. The successful candidate will teach throughout the school including in the Sixth Form. Experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate would be welcomed but is not essential.

Closing date for application is Thursday 13th April 2017

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 itself had 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 primarily 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, (situated in Castletown and 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 less than 2 miles apart and the Buchan provides Nursery (currently operated by an external provider) and Junior School curricula for children from 4 years to 11 years of age. The Senior School provides a non-selective education up to GCSE/IGCSE and all Sixth Form students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are currently 167 children at the Buchan School (excluding the Nursery) and 369 at the senior school of whom 113 are in the Sixth Form. There are 2 boarding houses at College with a total of around 100 boarders, many of whom are from overseas. Although there are now a large number of day pupils, the School retains much of the structure and ethos of a boarding school. College is a Church of England Foundation although the pupil body includes those of many faiths.

The Senior School is now run on year-group lines for academic purposes while the House system has been retained for social interaction including House Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma school and was the first UK school to abandon the A Level system and adopt the IB in the same year.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and Clocktower. 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.

2. The Department

The Drama Department plays a prominent part in the life of King William's College and enjoys a strong reputation. The Department is creative, lively and highly successful, consistently obtaining high grades at IGCSE level and in the IB Diploma. The Department offers CIE IGCSE Drama. The IGCSE and IB courses push students to become independent thinkers by producing exciting research and ensemble work in a range of genres.

The ethos is that every pupil should be involved in performance and reach their maximum potential. In Years 7-9 pupils are taught one period of Drama a week. IGCSE numbers are healthy (5 to 12 per year) and each year a number of pupils choose to study Theatre within the IB Diploma. Results are consistently high. There are currently one whole school production in March and one Junior production at the end of the summer term. The department is active throughout the year with a range of events including Junior & Senior Music and Drama evenings. The House Drama Competition is a major event in the school calendar with the three houses each producing a 30 minute play. LAMDA entries are very strong and the College consistently achieves excellent results in the exams, which take place once a year at the end of the Autumn term.

The Drama department consists of a state of the art teaching studio with LED showXpress lighting system and storerooms. In addition, King's Court Theatre is used by the department for rehearsals and performances.

There is a Theatre Technician/Manager who is also in charge of National Theatre Live screenings and two full time members of teaching staff, one of whom teaches IB and IGCSE as well as some junior classes and another who teaches Years 7-9 and private drama classes including LAMDA.

3. The Appointment
We are seeking a well qualified, enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Theatre and Drama to join this successful Department on a temporary basis and to co-ordinate the teaching throughout the school. The appointment would suit someone with some years of experience particularly in Sixth Form teaching; knowledge of the International Baccalaureate would be an advantage but is not essential. The successful applicant would be expected to have a working knowledge of all aspects of Theatre and Drama; the ability to offer knowledge and workshops on Devising, Performance, World Traditions, Directing, Stanislavski, Brecht, Beckett would be welcomed. The appointed candidate will teach throughout the 11-18 age range, mainly focusing on IGCSE Drama and IB Theatre. The appointment is from September 2017 and has arisen from the full time Head of Department taking maternity leave.

King William's College is committed to the education of the whole person and therefore the extra-curricular and pastoral dimensions are vital adjuncts to the achievements of high academic standards. All pupils are assigned to a personal tutor and one hour each week is set aside for tutorial work. The person appointed will have a clear vision of the development of the individual and will show natural enthusiasm and skill in close communications with pupils and have an impact on influencing their development.

We have a comprehensive games and extra-curricular activities programme and all members of staff are expected to contribute generously to this programme and to endorse the principle of extending the pupils' range of interests and expertise.

The College is a Christian Foundation and all staff are expected to attend regular worship in Chapel.

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, as a result, 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 which is identical to, and transferable between, that which operates in the United Kingdom.

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, the Principal, by 9.00 am on Thursday 13th April 2017. Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im.

The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.

March 2017

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 History

Required for September 2017

King William's College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, well-qualified teacher of History to teach approximately 0.5 of a full timetable. The successful candidate will teach classes throughout the 11-16 age range and would, ideally, also be able to contribute to the teaching of the Sixth Form; experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate would be welcomed but is not essential.

Closing date for application is Thursday 13th April 2017

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 itself had 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 primarily 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, (situated in Castletown and 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 less than 2 miles apart and the Buchan provides Nursery (currently operated by an external provider) and Junior School curricula for children from 4 years to 11 years of age. The Senior School provides a non-selective education up to GCSE/IGCSE and all Sixth Form students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are currently 180 children at the Buchan School (excluding the Nursery) and 380 at the senior school of whom 110 are in the Sixth Form. There are 2 boarding houses at College with a total of around 100 boarders, many of whom are from overseas. Although there is now a large number of day pupils, the School retains much of the structure and ethos of a boarding school. College is a Church of England Foundation although the pupil body includes those of many faiths.

The Senior School is now run on year-group lines for academic purposes while the House system has been retained for social interaction including House Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma school and was the first UK school to abandon the A Level system and adopt the IB in the same year.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and Clocktower. 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.

2. The Department

History is a popular subject in King William's College: it is an active and enthusiastic department currently made up of four teachers, though most teach more than one subject. The department also has a strong tradition of History tours, having been to a wide variety of destinations including Russia, China, Vietnam, the USA and even North Korea!

We cover a broad sweep of time periods in years 7 to 9, while the Edexcel IGCSE syllabus we follow focuses on 20th century History with options on Russia, Germany and the Middle East. The College teaches the International Baccalaureate which is a very popular choice in the Sixth Form. It can be studied at Higher Level or Standard Level, with the Standard Level option again focusing on the 20th century (currently we study Single Party and Authoritarian States and the Cold War) and the Higher Level option focusing on American history. The department's results at both IGCSE and IB level are consistently strong; we regularly achieve 100% A*-C at IGCSE and the IB results are stronger still.

3. The Appointment

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-qualified teacher of History to teach approximately 0.5 of a full timetable. The successful candidate will teach classes throughout the 11-16 age range and would, ideally, also be able to contribute to the teaching of the Sixth Form; experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate would be welcomed but is not essential.

King William's College is committed to the education of the whole person and therefore the extra-curricular and pastoral dimensions are vital adjuncts to the achievements of high academic standards.

The College is a Christian Foundation and all staff are expected to attend regular worship in Chapel.

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, as a result, 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 which is identical to, and transferable between, that which operates in the United Kingdom.

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 Thursday 13th April, 2017. Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im.

The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.

March 2017

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


Teacher of Mathematics

September 2017

We are looking for an enthusiastic mathematician to teach across the 11-18 age range. The appointment would suit either a teacher recently or newly qualified, or one with some years of experience. We would also consider applications from graduates without teaching qualifications provided they have a passion for the subject and wish to start a career in teaching. Full NQT induction and mentoring is available for recent graduates.

Closing date for application is Friday 7th April 2017

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 itself had 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 primarily 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, (situated in Castletown and 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 less than 2 miles apart and the Buchan provides Nursery (currently operated by an external provider) and Junior School curricula for children from 3 years to 11 years of age. The Senior School provides a non-selective education up to GCSE/IGCSE and all Sixth Form students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are currently 180 children at the Buchan School (excluding the Nursery) and 370 at the senior school of whom 110 are in the Sixth Form. There are 2 boarding houses at College with a total of around 100 boarders, many of whom are from overseas. Although there is now a large number of day pupils, the School retains much of the structure and ethos of a boarding school. College is a Church of England Foundation although the pupil body includes those of many faiths.

The Senior School is now run on year-group lines for academic purposes while the House system has been retained for social interaction including House Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma School.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and Clocktower. 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.

2. The Mathematics Department
The Mathematics Department is a large, vibrant, happy and successful department which achieves excellent results. There are three sets in years 7, 8 and 9 and four sets in years 10 and 11 and pupils 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 teaching the Edexcel IGCSE course in years 10 and 11. 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, and related courses, at university.

3. The Appointment
We are seeking a well-qualified, motivated and enthusiastic individual to teach Mathematics throughout the school (11-18). Experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate would be welcomed but is not a requirement and support will be given to those who have not taught it before.

King William's College is committed to the education of the whole person and therefore the extra-curricular and pastoral dimensions are vital adjuncts to the achievements of high academic standards.

The College is a Christian Foundation and all staff are expected to attend daily worship in Chapel.

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, as a result, 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 which is identical to, and transferable between, that which operates in the United Kingdom.

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 Friday 7th April 2017. Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im.

The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.

March 2017

 

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


Graduate Sports Assistants

1st September 2017 - 30th June 2018

King William's College requires two graduates to work closely with the PE and Games Department and the boarding house staff, assisting them in the coaching and management of teams and in the pastoral care and activities of boarders. The successful candidates will work with students throughout the 11-18 age range. Accommodation will be provided for the duration of the contract.

Closing date for application is Thursday 13th April 2017

APPOINTMENT OF GRADUATE BOYS' SPORTS ASSISTANT

1. The School
King William's College was opened in 1833 through public subscription and the support of Bishop Barrow's Charity, which itself had been founded in 1668. The School enjoys a magnificent settingfacing Castletown Bay in the south of the Isle of Man. For most of its history, the school operated primarily 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, (situated in Castletown and 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 less than 2 miles apart and the Buchan provides Nursery (currently operated by an external provider) and Junior School curricula for children from 4 years to 11 years of age. The Senior School provides a non-selective education up to GCSE/IGCSE and all Sixth Form students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are currently 167 children at The Buchan School (excluding the Nursery) and 369 at the senior school of whom 113 are in the Sixth Form.

There are 2 boarding houses at College with a total of around 100 boarders, many of whom are from overseas. Although there are now a large number of day pupils, the School retains much of the structure and ethos of a boarding school. College is a Church of England Foundation although the pupil body includes those of many faiths. The Senior School is now run on year-group lines for academic purposes while the House system has been retained for social interaction including House Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma School.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and Clocktower. 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.

2. The Department
The Physical Education and Games Department is one of the largest in the College and has an outstanding reputation both in terms of its academic results and the standard at which sport is played throughout the school. In Years 7-9 pupils participate in a comprehensive programme of PE and Games which develops the essential skills required for lifelong participation in physical activity. This continues into Years 10-11 and a significant number of pupils choose PE as one of their GCSE options; the results here have been consistently excellent. In the Sixth Form all pupils study the International Baccalaureate Diploma and in 2012 the College became one of the first school's to start teaching the new IB subject of Sports, Exercise and Health Science which has proved to be a popular option. In addition to their academic studies, all Sixth Form pupils also take part in a compulsory Games session once a week.

The school has a strong tradition in sport, competing both on and off the Island in the major boys' games of cricket, football and rugby. There are also regular tours overseas, the most recent being a very successful rugby tour to South Africa in 2016. Many other sports are also played in the College and in addition to the department's specialists, a significant number of the Common Room contribute to the Games sessions and the coaching of teams.

3. The Appointment
We are seeking a graduate to work closely with the PE and Games Department and the boarding house staff, assisting them in the coaching and management of teams and in the pastoral care and activities of boarders. It is hoped that they will add to the profile of sport at school and inject energy and enthusiasm. This is an exciting prospect for someone who is a new graduate with an interest in entering the teaching profession or who is looking for a year's professional experience before following a career outside of education. For those who are considering a career in teaching there may be opportunities to observe and to teach some academic lessons.

The successful candidate will:

The following would be desirable attributes:

4. Salary and Remuneration
King William's College has its own salary scale and benefits. The Isle of Man is an internally selfgoverning area of the British Isles and, as a result, 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 post attracts a salary of £10,000 plus on site accommodation for the duration of the contract and three meals a day during term time.

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, the Principal, by 9.00 am on Thursday 13th April 2017. Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im.

The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.
March 2017

APPOINTMENT OF GRADUATE GIRLS' SPORTS ASSISTANT

1. The School
King William's College was opened in 1833 through public subscription and the support of Bishop Barrow's Charity, which itself had been founded in 1668. The School enjoys a magnificent settingfacing Castletown Bay in the south of the Isle of Man. For most of its history, the school operated primarily 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, (situated in Castletown and 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 less than 2 miles apart and the Buchan provides Nursery (currently operated by an external provider) and Junior School curricula for children from 4 years to 11 years of age. The Senior School provides a non-selective education up to GCSE/IGCSE and all Sixth Form students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There are currently 167 children at The Buchan School (excluding the Nursery) and 369 at the senior school of whom 113 are in the Sixth Form.

There are 2 boarding houses at College with a total of around 100 boarders, many of whom are from overseas. Although there are now a large number of day pupils, the School retains much of the structure and ethos of a boarding school. College is a Church of England Foundation although the pupil body includes those of many faiths. The Senior School is now run on year-group lines for academic purposes while the House system has been retained for social interaction including House Music, Drama and other cultural activities. The College is widely recognised as a leading IB Diploma School.

The College site is dominated by the main school building with its quadrangle and Clocktower. 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.

2. The Department
The Physical Education and Games Department is one of the largest in the College and has an outstanding reputation both in terms of its academic results and the standard at which sport is played throughout the school. In Years 7-9 pupils participate in a comprehensive programme of PE and Games which develops the essential skills required for lifelong participation in physical activity. This continues into Years 10-11 and a significant number of pupils choose PE as one of their GCSE options; the results here have been consistently excellent. In the Sixth Form all pupils study the International Baccalaureate Diploma and in 2012 the College became one of the first school's to start teaching the new IB subject of Sports, Exercise and Health Science which has proved to be a popular option. In addition to their academic studies, all Sixth Form pupils also take part in a compulsory Games session once a week.

The school has a strong tradition in sport, competing both on and off the Island in the major girls' games of hockey and netball. There are also regular tours overseas, the most recent being a very successful hockey tour to Canada in 2016. Many other sports are also played in the College and in addition to the department's specialists, a significant number of the Common Room contribute to the Games sessions and the coaching of teams.

3. The Appointment
We are seeking a graduate to work closely with the PE and Games Department and the boarding house staff, assisting them in the coaching and management of teams and in the pastoral care and activities of boarders. It is hoped that they will add to the profile of sport at school and inject energy and enthusiasm. This is an exciting prospect for someone who is a new graduate with an interest in entering the teaching profession or who is looking for a year's professional experience before following a career outside of education. For those who are considering a career in teaching there may be opportunities to observe and to teach some academic lessons.

The successful candidate will:

The following would be desirable attributes:

4. Salary and Remuneration
King William's College has its own salary scale and benefits. The Isle of Man is an internally selfgoverning area of the British Isles and, as a result, 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 post attracts a salary of £10,000 plus on site accommodation for the duration of the contract and three meals a day during term time.

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, the Principal, by 9.00 am on Thursday 13th April 2017. Applications may be emailed to: hr@kwc.im. The appointment is subject to the usual statutory checks.

March 2017

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


Part-time Evening Cleaner

Permanent position, 20 hrs per week, working within a team in a fast paced and demanding environment.

Closing date for applications is 31st March 2017

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


Caretaker

Permanent live-in position; average 40 hours per week to include evenings/weekends.

Must be versatile, practical and willing to take on a variety of tasks, including school security and 'lock-ups', letting of facilities, being 'on-call', Pool and Minibus maintenance.

Full Driving Licence.

Closing date for applications is 24th March 2017

Job Description

Contract
This is a permanent, year-round role, and the post-holder will work an average of 40 hours per week. (For full contract details, see separate Terms and Conditions of Employment).

Primary Responsibilities:
The Caretaker is responsible to the Domestic Bursar for the night time security of King William's College (KWC) and The Buchan School, and for opening up KWC at the beginning of each school day, as required. He/she is also responsible for various other checks throughout the day, as listed below. The post holder is also responsible for welcoming all visitors staying on site, including any visiting school sports teams and groups or clubs who hire school facilities.

General Duties

Specific responsibility for Swimming Pool Maintenance

Sample Daily Schedule

From 7.30am - Early morning opening up of KWC, as required (duty shared with Porters)

9.30am 12.30pm:
Swimming Pool water quality, chemical, and temperature checks.
Mini Bus checks (Daily).
Cleaning Mini Buses (weekly).
PAT testing.
Light bulb changing.
Fire alarm checks, (Weekly)

3.30pm – 4.30pm Buchan School (Wednesday & Friday)
1st lock up of Buchan

6.30pm – 7.30pm
1st lock up of main school & satellite buildings
Open up facilities for evening lets – could include the Astro Pitch, Gym or Swimming Pool.

8.30pm – 11.00pm
Main Buchan School lock up
Prepare the sports hall, pool & Gym for 8.00am opening
11.00pm – Full lock down of KWC

Weekends – from Friday to Monday on many weekends during term-time, there are often visiting teams staying in Junior House. The Caretaker is responsible for meeting these groups when they arrive, and for dealing with any queries during their stay.

Emergencies
The Caretaker is the first point of contact to deal with fire alarm activations and other emergencies, particularly outside week-day office hours. While it is realised that the Caretaker must have some time off, as he/she will be living on-site in staff accommodation, he/she must be prepared to respond to emergencies, which may include overnight.

These are long, but disjointed days, but it is envisaged that the post-holder will be able to adapt this schedule to find the most efficient way of working. The schedule will be less onerous during the holiday periods, but may require more of a response to ad hoc situations as they arise.

The Candidate
The successful candidate will be a team player and be able to work with a wide range of individuals both within and outside the organisation. Strong interpersonal skills are essential, with a can-do approach. Previous experience of working in a similar role would be desirable and the candidate should be aware of the possibility of having to work unsociable hours outside the normal working day, and also during the School holidays.

The successful candidate will be honest, reliable, reasonably fit and capable of prioritising tasks. The candidate should be numerate and be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing. An understanding of safe working practices and health and safety legislation is important and the ability to assist on a practical level with minor maintenance issues would be an advantage.

Caretaker - Terms and Conditions of Employment

Remuneration
Remuneration will be £18,000 per annum, paid monthly in arrears. Free meals are provided in the school dining hall, when these are available and when on-duty.

Accommodation
Use of a School Flat in Junior House ('the Flat') is offered to the successful applicant for a period of up to two years initially. However, in the longer term this accommodation may be required for Teaching Staff, and in that event every endeavour will be made to find reasonable alternative School accommodation; this will be modest accommodation and may not be as large as the Junior House flat. The Flat is offered free of rent, rates and electricity charges; but the Caretaker will be responsible for paying the gas bill for central heating of the flat, and for all phone calls and rental charges for any land-line in the flat. The Flat is also only offered in connection with the post of Caretaker and must be vacated within one month of the Caretaker leaving the post, for whatever the reason.

Hours
This is a year-round post, with the hours referred to below. Half an hour each day will be allowed for lunch (which may be taken in the School dining hall when meals are being served).

The Caretaker will work an average of 40 hours per week, with the key hours during term-time being 0930 to 1230, 1530 to 1630, 18.30 to 19.30, and 20.30 to 2300. These may vary somewhat during school holiday periods, and a degree of flexibility is required.

Holidays
The holiday entitlement will be 20 days, with 11 Public Holidays, totalling 31 days each year. Being a school, Public Holidays during term-time are worked, and additional time off is given in lieu of these.

Employer and Line Manager
The Employer is King William's College, which runs the College and The Buchan School together as one organisation. The post holder's Line Manager is the Domestic Bursar at King William's College.

Pension
Access to the school pension scheme may be offered subject to the usual company qualifying period.

Work Permit
Any offer of employment will be subject to the applicant obtaining a Manx Work Permit, if required.

Medical Examination
The successful applicant may be required to undertake a medical examination at the expense of the College.

Police Check and other Pre-Appointment Checks
As the post-holder will be working in a school environment, any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory Police criminal record checks being obtained by the College, and there being no issues of concern being raised by this (the latter being at the absolute discretion of the College). Further checks will also be required, including confirmation of identity and satisfactory references. In certain instances these checks can take a little while, and the College has no control over this timescale, but they must be completed before employment commences. Being a school campus, any spouse or partner living on site with the Caretaker will also be asked to undertake a Police criminal record check.

14/03/17

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

Our son has been at King William’s College for two years and has settled in very well with the full support of the boarding staff and teachers, who have demonstrated great kindness and caring. The highly disciplined, but dynamic education system has helped our 15 year old son to adapt well and his confidence has noticeably improved in a short space of time. What's especially pleasing is that not only does the College have an excellent calibre of teaching staff and a strong academic curriculum, but we have been surprised and delighted to discover their excellent music achievements! With such great experience, our second son will also join KWC starting at Lower 5, to have a well rounded education. We cannot be more pleased with our decision to send our sons here all the way from Hong Kong!

M5 Overseas Parent