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Foreign Language Assistant

Oxted SchoolOxted, Surrey

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Where possible interviews will be held on site within our schools and we will adhere to our current Covid policy for external visitors. Otherwise interviews will be held remotely by Teams.

Working pattern: 10 hours per week, exact days to be confirmed as this will be directed to fit with the German lesson timetable.

Fixed term: 4 October 2021 until 27 May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a German Foreign Language Assistant to join the team at the Oxted School. The postholder will be responsible for to supporting the teaching team in our Languages Faculty. You will work under the direction of the Subject Leader to ensure that the students are exposed to a high quality of spoken and written language in preparation of their exams.

The ability to speak fluent German is essential. Good written and oral communication skills are a must, as is the ability to prioritise and plan your own workload in the context of conflicting priorities and work on own initiative.

Our reflective and skilled staff and wonderful students make Oxted School a rewarding and invigorating place to work. The inclusive community values which are so important to us mean that you will be well supported by both your colleagues and the Senior Leadership Team. We pride ourselves on the high-quality professional development and career progression opportunities available to all our colleagues, and we work hard to ensure that staff wellbeing and workload are central to our approach. Our colleagues also thrive on their commitment to our wide range of extra-curricular activities, including being one of the largest Duke of Edinburgh centres in the country.

Oxted School is part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT), and we work closely with our partner schools to share best practice and raise standards. THPT value their staff very highly, and this is reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust.

THPT can offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation.
  • Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes.
  • Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions.
  • Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process please contact the THPT Recruitment Team by email at recruitment@thpt.org.uk 

For more information on Oxted School and working within The Howard Partnership Trusts and what we can offer please visit our website.  

Interviews may take place prior to the closing date by mutual agreement.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.

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