Abbey + Before and After School Care Deputy Manager, Reading

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The Abbey School ReadingReading

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent


The Abbey School is an independent GSA day school for girls aged 3 to 18 years. Founded in 1887 the school enjoys an enviable reputation of academic excellence, a rich history, a caring pastoral environment and a wide breadth of extra-curricular activity for each individual. With exceptionally high ratings in the national league tables and a thriving International Baccalaureate diploma programme, The Abbey School is the only independent school in the Berkshire area to offer such outstanding opportunities to academically able girls. The girls themselves are motivated, enthusiastic and co-operative and there is a happy, purposeful atmosphere to the school.

The staff at The Abbey School form a strong and professional community of highly skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic people. The governors and management team are committed to supporting the continuing development of its staff and maintain a good working environment with the necessary policies and procedures in place to support this. We recruit only the highest calibre staff, who are enthusiastic and committed. In return we aim to provide opportunities for employees to reach their own full potential for their benefit and the benefit of the school as a whole.


Key Responsibilities

Contributing to the smooth running of BASC

  • Deputise when the Manager is absent.
  • Help to ensure that BASC runs smoothly and      effectively.
  • Offer the Manager suggestions for improvements      and/or changes.
  • Help with admin tasks when the manager is absent.
  • Assist Manager with the training of new staff

Working with the girls

  • Work closely with all girls that attend, ensuring      that their needs are met.
  • Pay special attention to the well-being, both      physical and emotional, needs of all the children.
  • To be involved with all areas of the BASC.
  • Plan and run fun activities for the girls.
  • Help to ensure that there is adequate supervision      of both indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Help to encourage and uphold appropriate behaviour amongst the girls.
  • Maintain good communication with parents and      carers. 

Working with others

  • Help familiarise new      members of staff and sixth form helpers.
  • Confidence in interacting with parents/guardians      of the girls and offering feedback.
  • Assist the Manager in offering advice and      guidance to new members of staff when they are planning to lead an      activity or actually leading an activity.
  • Help the Manager in providing guidance to other      staff members if required or if necessary.
  • Confident and able to delegate jobs to members of      staff to ensure the session runs smoothly.

Hours of Work

  • Routinely 15:15 - 18.00 Mondays to Fridays during      school term-time. With the flexibility of working some morning shifts      07:15 – 9:00.
  • There will be a probationary period of six months      during which one weeks’ notice is required by either party. Thereafter the notice period will be one      month.

Holiday Entitlement

  • 20 days paid holiday per year during school      holidays only.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary is dependent on skills qualifications. Staff are paid monthly      in arrears
  • The School offers a non-contributory pension      scheme worth 8.35% of salary, which all non-teaching staff are      automatically enrolled onto from the start date of their employment
  • Staff fee concession is available to employees’      daughters who satisfy the entrance requirements and for whom there is a      place available
  • Lunch is provided


For more information on our lively and well resourced school and for an application form, please visit the Vacancies Page on our website

To apply for this position, please complete an application form in full, including details of suitable referees as instructed, then send this with your full CV and covering letter by email to 

Interviews will only be arranged following our receipt of a completed application form.

Closing Date: 20th September 2017. Please note interviews may be arranged prior to this date.

For enquires please contact

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More about The Abbey School Reading
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: 17 Kendrick Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5DZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9872256
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The Abbey School is an independent, all-through day school for girls in Reading, Berkshire. There are around 1,105 girls on the school roll, between the ages of 3 and 18. 

The Abbey School was founded in 1887 and moved to its current site in 190...