Designer in Residence

Closing Date: 10 May 2024
Telephone: 01403211293
Salary: £15,500pa plus single person accommodation, utilities and all meals when on duty.
Employment Term: Full TimeTemporary

The role of Designer in Residence at Christ’s Hospital is a transformative addition to the staffing of The Doyle School of Design Technology. It is an opportunity for a Design/Engineering Graduate who has potential interest in education to spend a year gaining experience in the sector whilst developing their own projects that contribute to our pupils understanding of the commercial design world.

This one year fixed term appointment, commencing in late August 2024, would be ideal as a sandwich/placement year or postgraduates who are studying/have studied a degree within a relevant field.

The role of the Designer in Residence is to work alongside the existing team of four full-time Design Technology staff, assisting them in the delivery and development of this highly successful and popular subject.

The main elements to which the Designer in Residence will contribute are in the support and extension of ambition in design, creativity and engineering of examination year pupils. This will occur in timetabled lessons alongside the allocated teachers, presence in two evening support sessions we already run and small group design tutorials.

The Designer in Residence will also teach some Junior group lessons each week, with mentoring and training to support them in that role.

A positive approach to learning, a caring and enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work in a team and a willingness to participate fully in the broader life of this busy boarding community is essential. The successful candidate will be required to undertake at least one evening duty in a boarding house each week. This is an ideal post for an outstanding individual considering teaching as a profession in future. All meals during term-time when on duty are provided as part of the package and there is accommodation on site available. The salary will be paid across the whole contract.

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

For further information and to apply please go to  and click on Quick Apply. Further information about the school is available on our website: Completed applications must be received by the closing date below. We cannot accept CVs unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 10th May 2024

Interviews will take place at the school w/c 13th May 2024

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). More details on the disclosure process can be found on


Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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