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St James Senior Girls' School

Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Expired
£22,000 - £25,000 per annum
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
October 2017
Apply by:
7 September 2017

Job overview

Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday: 12:00 to 20:00). There may be requirements during busy periods to work additional hours.

Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 per annum

Start Date: October 2017

St James comprises three independent day schools educating over 900 pupils aged 4 - 18: the Junior School and Senior Girls’ School are located in Hammersmith and the Senior Boys’ School is located in Ashford, Surrey. The schools offer a distinctive philosophical education, united with a philosophical approach to academic excellence. The School is looking to recruit a permanent full time Caretaker for its Kensington Olympia site.

The successful candidate will be required to assist the Estates Manager as part of a team dealing with the urgent matter, managing the every-day and planning for the future. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management, safety and security of the School site in the Site Manager’s absence. They will need to accept a varied and flexible working pattern and, as a result, will be well rewarded. 

The ability to work well with a wide range of staff is essential. The post will require initiative and ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team.

For more information on the role and an application pack, please email your request to

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 8 September 2017

St James 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 will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks and, for the successful candidate, an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. 

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About St James Senior Girls' School

St James Senior Girls’ School is a two-form entry school, welcoming girls into Year 7 from our own Prep School alongside those who transfer from other schools following the 11+ process.

We offer an enlightened education that nurtures mind, body and spirit, all within a happy environment where learning and personal development go hand-in-hand. Our broad curriculum and wide range of additional learning opportunities are designed to challenge the bright young minds in our care and to provide them with the means and encouragement to pursue their individual passions.

Our teachers are, first and foremost, specialists in their subjects, but they are also dedicated to supporting the wellbeing and development of our pupils. Positive relationships permeate our school, and we are proud of the camaraderie that exists amongst the pupil body and between students and staff. Pupils grow to become well-rounded, self-confident individuals during their time with us, emerging with a strong sense of their own unique strengths and talents, and equipped with a blend of academic, spiritual and emotional intelligence. They say that they value the sense of community in school and credit the clarity of teaching, encouragement and support for their success.

We support our pupils’ emotional wellbeing through a focus on mindfulness and by fostering a positive school atmosphere built on mutual respect and trust. It is an approach that results in young women who balance academic achievement with emotional resilience, who are self-disciplined and self-aware but also socially confident and blessed with generosity of spirit, secure in themselves and ready to take their place in the world.

Mindfulness, drawing on the traditions of meditative practice, is deeply integrated into our school life as a valuable and effective way to instil calm, bring focus to studies, and help with an understanding of the great questions of human existence. Before and after every lesson, pupils observe a brief period of silence during which they can prepare themselves to be receptive to the next event or activity. We also allocate five-to-ten minutes at the beginning of the day and after lunch to ‘Quiet Time’, providing the school with an opportunity to pause amidst the business of everyday life.

St James has its own salary scale and we are members of the TPS. Teachers enjoy free refreshments and lunches as well as access to confidential well-being/life-coaching.

The St James Schools were founded in 1975. The Prep School and Senior Girls’ School share the same site at Olympia and the Senior Boys’ School is located in Ashford, Surrey.

We were inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in February 2024 and you can view the report on the school website by following this link:

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Applications closed