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Thank you for your interest in working at Northwood College for Girls.

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 840 girls aged 3-18.  Located in North West London, most of our pupils come from professional or business backgrounds with a wide catchment area which encompasses parts of the North London, Buckinghamshire and Middlesex community.

The school is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust and offers:

  • the opportunity to teach highly motivated, talented pupils
  • an enhanced salary scale
  • access to the GDST’s programme of professional development
  • a pleasant and convenient location in North West London with excellent transport links

There is also the opportunity of reduced tuition fees at Northwood College for daughters of established staff (subject to the usual entry requirements).

All adults employed at the school are cleared for working with children and young people through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

TEACHING STAFF VACANCIES

To apply for teaching positions all applicants must complete an online application form via the link below.  In addition applicants should provide :

  • a full letter of application
  • a detailed CV
  • the name, email address and telephone number of two professional referees, one of whom should be the Head of their present or most recent school

Teachers are expected to have a suitable degree and teaching qualification, unless their experience and further training makes them qualified to teach a subject they did not initially study to degree level.

GDST Teachers' Pay Leaflet

Letter from the Head

GDST Teacher Standards

TEACHING STAFF VACANCIES

Junior School Key Stage 1 Teacher (Maternity cover)

Required from: January 2021
Contract term: Temporary
Hours: Full-time
Salary: PL1/PL2

The role: A highly motivated and energetic Year 1 teacher is sought to join our formidable Junior School teaching team.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and impactful teacher, passionate about girls’ education. They will embrace our curriculum, with its emphasis on academic rigour, emotional literacy and thinking skills.

Their teaching style will balance nurture and flair, and they will always be hungry to improve their knowledge and practice. They will be ready to play a valuable role in our vibrant school community through their excellent teaching and overall contribution to school life.

This role could suit either an established or a newly-qualified teacher.  This is a temporary role to cover a maternity absence for a minimum of 2 terms, maximum of 3 terms.

The Department: We are proud of our vibrant community, one that is expertly led by outstanding educators who ignite curiosity and imagination every day and encourage our girls to embrace knowledge and discovery.

We prepare our students to face the world with courage, confidence and ambition, ready for the challenges beyond school.

A sense of happy purpose strikes you as soon as you meet the girls. This tone of dynamic energy and challenge is set by their inspirational teachers. Recognising that success and purpose stem from feeling valued, we work hard together to ensure that our girls feel supported and secure at all times in school.

The Junior School provides the perfect foundation for the girls’ successful transfer into our Senior School.  Intellectual curiosity and in-depth learning are encouraged through research, general knowledge, open-ended investigations and collaborative learning activities. The curriculum is rich, stimulating, varied and challenging, enabling girls to develop their skills and passions.

Our Junior School is equipped with specialist teaching facilities for Computing, Art and Technology, Science, a dedicated multi-purpose School Hall which is used for assemblies, Drama and PE.

About the School:

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 860 girls aged 3-18. At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.

Both pupils and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.

Everyone is equally valued in our NWC family and our dynamic young women are proud of their school. Looking after one another and rejoicing in one another’s successes comes second nature to a NWC girl as does her ‘can-do’ attitude and drive.

NWC is at an exhilarating moment in its evolution under its Head, Zara Hubble, and with exciting school development projects around the corner. The successful candidate will be similarly ambitious for the school, and for our Junior School, in particular.

Benefits: As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Good transport links
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

To apply please click here.

Applications must be received by 9am on Wednesday 30 September 2020
Interviews will take place the following week.

 

 

Junior School Teacher Job Description

SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES

 

School Nurse (part-time)

Required from: Immediate
Contract term: Permanent Part-time
Hours: Part-time Term Time Only
Salary: GDST Support Staff Pay Grade 5 (£35,544 – £48,669 pro rata)

The role:Northwood College for Girls is seeking to appoint an experienced School Nurse; and require a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse to share responsibility for the health care of all pupils, health education and managing the medical centre.  This is a part-time post working term time only – flexibility with days may be required.

The successful candidate must have a relevant nursing qualification, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with clear empathy and understanding. Experience in an educational environment and with compliance would be desirable.

Department: The Medical Centre is integral to the School community and the School Nurse is expected to pro-actively manage effective health promotion within the community by communicating with pupils, parents, pastoral and academic staff.

 About the School: Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 840 girls aged 3-18.  At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.  Both students and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.

 Benefits: As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Good transport links
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply CLICK HERE           

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 28 September 2020.
Interviews will be held later that week.

School Nurse Job Description

School Caretaker

Required from: Immediate
Contract term: Permanent / full-time year round
Hours: 36 Hours per week
Salary: GDST Support Staff Pay Grade 3 (£22,095 – £28,656)

The role: Northwood College for Girls is looking to recruit an experienced, hardworking and conscientious full time Caretaker to join its Estates Team. As part of the team, you will be in key in supporting and developing the school, its estate and its community by ensuring the environment is safe, clean and presentable. The remit of the Estates Team is wide-ranging and you will work closely with other professional staff, academic staff and our trusted contractors.

About the School: Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 840 girls aged 3-18.  At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.  Both students and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.

Benefits: As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Good transport links
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply CLICK HERE

Email recruitment@nwc.gdst.net if you need assistance or a paper verison of the application form.

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 28 September 2020.
Interviews will be held later that week.

 

School Caretaker Job Description

GDST Support Staff Pay Details

Northwood College for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.  Applications will be considered only from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

Please convey the message to all your staff to continue with their hard work and promote the ethos and value of Northwood College for Girls. These beliefs and philosophies are the reasons why we wanted our daughter to continue her schooling here.

— Current Parent