Artist in Residence

Closing Date: 1 March 2024 Telephone: 01344 629900
Email: recruitment@stgeorges-ascot.org.uk
Salary: In the region of £14,500 (gross) for the period of the contract
Employment Term: Full TimeTemporary

Confident, Capable, Connected

St George’s, Ascot (SGA) is an independent boarding and day school with approximately 270 pupils aged from 11-18 years about 45% of whom are boarders (full, weekly and flexi) and with a Sixth Form of approximately 80 pupils.

We are a welcoming school with a warm sense of community. Visitors are impressed by our facilities within a beautiful setting and the ambition of our educational provision, but most of all they are delighted by the girls who are truly special.

St George’s offers an education that is grounded, relevant and fosters employability. Our unique extended day allows all girls the time and space to foster confidence, independence and academic curiosity providing a future-facing education exclusively for girls in a world that was not designed for girls and introduces the girls to contemporary subjects and topics, through speakers, workshops, classes and visits.

Graded excellent in the November 2022 ISI Inspection for both quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements and pupils’ personal development, the inspectors commented “pupils’ positive attitudes towards learning are a striking feature of the school” and “there are many opportunities to develop all-round as a person within the co-curricular programme. As a result, they demonstrate healthy self-knowledge, well developed study skills, first-class social skills and an awareness of the world around them”.

The school operates as an Educational Trust administered by a Board of Governors, is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), Boarding Schools Association (BSA), and is ISC accredited.

The School is approximately 25 miles west of central London, on a beautiful, leafy 30 acre site, within walking distance of Ascot High Street. We are close to Windsor, Eton and Bracknell and equidistant from the M3 and M4 motorways. Ascot High Street can be reached on foot in five minutes while Ascot Railway Station is less than a mile away.

Reporting to the Deputy Head (Pastoral), the Artist in Residence provides academic and pastoral support to pupils within the boarding community; working with Housemistresses to provide supervision of boarders during weekends and evenings and assisting the Head of Art. When undertaking work within the Art Department, the Artist in Residence takes daily direction from the Head or Art.

The successful candidate must have a background or experience in an artistic discipline, with enthusiasm and imagination in a range of techniques. A qualification in a creative subject is desirable. They must possess excellent communication skills when dealing with parents, pupils and other staff. The Artist in Residence will have a flexible and willing attitude to participate in the boarding life of the School and contribute to the co-curricular activity programme. They must have the desire and ability to teach, with an aptitude for inspiring young people. They must be a role model who girls can respect.

A shared self-contained flat within the School is provided throughout the period of employment, inclusive of all bills*.

Meals are provided free of charge on each working day in term time (when the kitchen is open). The Artist in Residence will be expected to take meals in the dining room when on breakfast and/or supper duties they will be required to supervise and monitor the attendance of pupils during these times. Members of staff can use the school’s sports facilities at allocated times.   There is free car parking on site. 

This is a Fixed Term Contract from 1 September 2024 to 3 July 2025.

*Because this is a girls’ Senior School and all accommodation is within the girls’ boarding houses, we are required to appoint a female member of staff for this position (Paragraphs 7 (2) EB of the Sex Discrimination Act apply).

Full details of this vacancy can be found on the School’s website https://www.stgeorges-ascot.org.uk/our-school/job-opportunities

How to Apply:

Letters of application should be no more than two sides of A4 and, together with the completed application form and confidential application cover sheet (available on the website) should be addressed to Mrs Liz Hewer, Head and emailed to recruitment@stgeorges-ascot.org.uk and reach the School by 4pm Friday 1 March with first round interviews taking place online week commencing Monday 4 March 2024 and final round interviews in School shortly thereafter.

The School reserves the right to interview and/or appoint at any time during the recruitment process.

Any queries about this post may be made in the first instance to Mrs Helen Simpson, Deputy Head (Pastoral), on 01344 629900 or hsimpson@stgeorges-ascot.org.uk

St George’s School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children at the School. Therefore, this appointment will be subject to a successful disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. This will give details of all spent and unspent convictions and other recordable matters. A policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available, if required, from the School Office. The supplied references will be taken up and the School may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications. A medical questionnaire will be required to be completed by the successful candidate.