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Teacher Talentpool

Senior Lifeguard

Music Teacher

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School Cleaner

Lifeguard/ Sports Assistant (Zero Hours)

Kitchen Porter (Zero Hours)

Teacher Talentpool

With more than 120 teachers, full time and part time, we are always on the lookout for candidates who are passionate about education and are dedicated to shaping the future of young minds to join our vibrant community. We offer a diverse range of subjects and therefore are always interested in candidates with excellent subject knowledge, positivity and energy.

If you would like to be added to our candidate database for either short term or permanent, part-time or full-time future teaching opportunities, please submit your CV to [email protected] so that we can contact you if a vacancy arises within the next 12 months. When a role comes up, we will ask you at that stage to complete an application form if you are interested in taking your application further. Please make sure you indicate what subject(s) would most be of interest to you along with the key stages you would like to teach plus your availability, so that we can accurately match your interests to any future roles. We also have cover supervisor opportunities from time to time, so please also get in touch for more information if you are interested in cover work.

We recognise the outstanding people that work across every part of our school, both in and outside of the classroom, and we support them with a fantastic range of benefits – from competitive salaries and pension plans, to free lunches and refreshments and a well-resourced wellbeing programme (including free membership of the amazing Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre), as well as continuous professional development opportunities and a culture of lifelong learning.

We are also 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 a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Senior Lifeguard

Full-time / Permanent / All Year Round
Working hours: Monday – Friday 6.30am – 2.30pm
Salary: £22,790pa – £25,585pa (depending on skills and experience). This equates to £11.69 – £13.12 per hour.
Start Date: March, 2024

We are seeking a hardworking, friendly and experienced Senior Lifeguard, to join our Sir Ben Ainslie Centre team. The successful candidate will provide daily support to the Duty Manager in the effective operation of the Sports Centre, ensuring the safety of pool users and with a particular focus on preventing and responding to emergencies, as well as the operation of the pool plantrooms at both the Senior and Prep School.

In addition to a competitive salary, we are committed to the wellbeing and development of all our staff, promoting continuous professional development, pension, staff discount, and membership of the superb Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre.

Truro 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 DBS. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 27 February, 2024 at 9.00am – although the application process may close early if the right candidate is found.

All applications must be made using a Truro School application form. Application forms must be completed in full and returned by post or e-mail to:

Ms Beth Haynes, HR Advisor, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH Email: [email protected], Tel: 01872 272763

Music Teacher

Part Time / Permanent / 0.6fte
Start: September 2024

We are seeking an inspiring and talented Music Teacher, to be part of our vibrant Music Department at Truro School. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with our experienced and skilled Music team to teach music across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 to our talented and enthusiastic students.

The successful candidate will be joining a strong team of musicians and will themselves be an innovative classroom practitioner and be proactive in keeping up to date with recent educational trends. They will contribute to the development of bespoke departmental teaching and learning resources to support lessons for all ages and show an active interest in the development of pupils’ knowledge, skills and enthusiasm within and beyond the classroom. While we have a close relationship with Truro Cathedral with our chorister programme we also encourage a broad range of musical genres and events throughout the calendar year, and we are therefore looking for candidates who are interested in all types of music.

As well as a genuine passion for excellence in academic and pastoral care, and inspired by our School’s ethos, the candidate will be expected to play a full part in supporting and shaping the Music Department’s extensive co-curricular provision, including concerts, practices, clubs and competitions. Applications are welcome from candidates at any stage of their careers, including Early Careers Teachers.

In addition to a competitive salary, we are committed to the wellbeing and development of all our staff, promoting continuous professional development, pension, staff discount, and membership of the superb Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre.

Truro 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 DBS. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 5 March,2024 at 9.00am. All applications must be made using a Truro School application form. Application forms must be completed in full and returned by post or e-mail to:

Ms B Haynes, HR Advisor, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH

Email: [email protected], Tel: 01872 272763

School Cleaner

8hrs per week / Permanent / All year round

Salary: £4,850pa (FTE £22,740)/ £11.66P

Working hours: Saturday & Sunday, 6am – 10am

Start date: March 2024

We are seeking a hardworking, friendly team player, to join our Facilities team. The successful candidate will ensure all school buildings, classrooms and boarding houses are maintained at a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene. The School cleaner will work as part of a team to perform a variety of regular and one-off cleaning tasks as directed by their supervisor/manager.

In addition to a competitive salary, we are committed to the wellbeing and development of all our staff, promoting continuous professional development, pension, staff discount, and membership of the superb Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre.

Truro 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 DBS. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 12 March, 2024 at 9.00am. Please note this advert may close earlier if suitable applications are received prior to the closing date.

All applications must be made using a Truro School application form. Application forms must be completed in full and returned by post or e-mail to:

Miss Abbie Carveth, HR/Recruitment Advisor- Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH

Email: [email protected], Tel: 01872 272763

Lifeguard/ Sports Assistant (Zero Hours)

£11.66 per hour (£7.86ph for U18’s)

Start Date: March, 2024

We are looking for a friendly and motivated Lifeguard/Sports Assistant to provide daily support to the Duty Manager in the effective operation of the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre and ensuring the safety of pool users by preventing and responding to emergencies. You’ll assist in making sure all facilities are safe and clean, and work as part of the lifeguard team in ensuring health and safety on the poolside, and provide first response to any rescue/first aid needs. You’ll also support the preparation of sports equipment including setting up, issue and recovery of equipment as required for each activity as well as undertake administrative and reception duties relating to bookings and issuing tickets.

The role is zero hours, covering a range of shifts during the evenings and weekends depending on availability.

Truro 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 DBS. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 9.00am. Please note this advert may close earlier if suitable applications are received prior to the closing date.

All applications must be made using the Truro School Application Form. Application forms must be completed in full and returned by post or e-mail to:

Miss Abbie Carveth HR/Recruitment Advisor, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH

Email: [email protected], Tel: 01872 272763

Kitchen Porter (Zero Hours)

Salary: £11.66 per hour

Start Date: March, 2024

We are currently seeking a calm, positive and friendly team player to join our busy Catering team. The successful candidate will step in in times of staff absence to help assist in the day-to-day cleanliness of the kitchen and washing kitchen equipment; e.g., crockery, fryers, ovens, fridges, floors and store rooms. Our desired candidate will have a proven record of reliability/good timekeeping, have evidence of strong work ethic, a flexible approach and the ability to tackle manual aspects of the role, with manual handing guidelines.

In addition to a competitive hourly rate, we are committed to the wellbeing and development of all our staff, promoting continuous professional development, pension, staff discount, and membership of the superb Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre.

Truro 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 DBS. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 9.00am. Please note this advert may close earlier if suitable applications are received prior to the closing date.

All applications must be made using a Truro School application form. Application forms must be completed in full and returned by post or e-mail to:

Miss Abbie Carveth, HR/Recruitment Advisor, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH

Or by email to: [email protected], Tel: 01872 272763

Truro School pupil numbers are strong and we are looking for additional professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate staff to join our community and help us deliver excellent learning and teaching to our pupils in an effective and efficient operational environment. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people in their fields and those who are committed to our educational philosophy to promote inclusive excellence, academically, pastorally and via our vibrant co-curriculum.

Truro School is steeped in 140 years of history, and is Cornwall’s leading coeducational independent school for children aged 3-18. We are situated over two campuses. The Senior School educates around 840 pupils and is set within 40 acres of sports fields and open spaces overlooking Truro and its iconic Cathedral. The Prep School educates around 300 pupils and is located next to the Royal Cornwall Hospital. We have superb facilities and resources at both sites that support our forward-looking educational ambitions.

We employ more than 120 teachers and 230 Operational, Professional and Support (OPS) staff, full time and part time. We are proud of the strong community that we have built here and of the excitement and development we offer both the children and staff that join us. We are genuinely a supportive and caring school and we are encouraged to engage with, and grasp every opportunity that is presented to us.

Truro School recognises the outstanding people that work across every part of our school, both in and outside of the classroom, and we support them with a fantastic range of benefits – from competitive salaries and pension plans, to free lunches and refreshments and a well-resourced wellbeing programme (including free membership of the amazing Sir Ben Ainslie Sorts Centre), as well as continuous professional development opportunities and a culture of lifelong learning.

Since November 2020, changes have been made to the DBS filtering regime meaning that potential candidates, may or may not, be required to disclose certain previous cautions, reprimands, final warnings, or convictions when applying for roles. As an employer it is our duty to signpost where you can obtain assistance in deciding what needs to be disclosed to us. Therefore, please click on the link for a flowchart provided by Nacro for this purpose. If you would like further information, please contact the Nacro helpline on 0300 123 1999 or email [email protected].

The Truro School Identity

Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.

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