Resident Graduate - Theatre Arts and Technology, Reading

Closing date:New this week

Leighton Park SchoolReading

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £10,000 with free accommodation throughout the year and free board courtesy of our onsite restaurant, Oakview during term time.
Contract term: Fixed Term

HMC Co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 11-18.

Resident Graduate – Theatre Arts and Technology 

From September 2018

We have an exciting opportunity for a new graduate available at Leighton Park School from September 2018.  Our Drama department is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, versatile and dedicated graduate to work within a team where creativity, technology, innovation and teamwork are core values. You will be a recent graduate who may aspire to a career in teaching or in the Performing Arts. As part of the role, time will be available to develop your own creative projects and portfolio. 

This one-year residential post provides valuable support to our Drama and Dance departments, classroom learning and boarding houses, as well as an exciting and ideal opportunity for graduates who are considering a career in education to experience a year in the life of our vibrant and successful school.   On a daily basis, you will also be supporting the Head of House and members of the House Team to ensure the pastoral welfare of all boarders and day students.

We aim to offer our Resident Graduates a memorable year working with energetic and inspiring students within a co-educational environment. The School will provide accommodation throughout the year and free board courtesy of our onsite restaurant, Oakview during term time.  You will also have access to a gym and swimming pool on site, and in this paid role you will also have opportunities for continuing your professional development, projects and portfolio.

This experience provides a platform for various career progressions paths at the end of your residency you will have achieved positive results both personally and professionally and you will have developed skills and experience of considerable value – particularly if you decide to continue your career in teaching.

Salary: £10,000 per annum, with free accommodation throughout the year and free board during term time.

To apply, please download an application pack and email it to If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Founded on Quaker values, Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere where we aim to inspire and support each student to prepare for their future by reaching their potential academically and personally. We aim to appoint a candidate who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Closing date for this position is:      16th April 2018

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More about Leighton Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Quaker
Address: Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7ED, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 987 9600
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Leighton Park School is a successful, forward looking independent (HMC) day and boarding school for approximately 480 pupils aged 11-18. Set in more than 60 acres of magnificent parkland, the school has a Quaker heritage, balancing commitment to acad...