Vacancies in Pembroke House, Kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Vacancies in Pembroke House, Kenya 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Pembroke House is a traditional, full-boarding, coeducational
IAPS school of roughly 200 pupils aged 5-13 set in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The
school has a reputation for providing an outstanding all-round education with a
quality of pastoral care that is second to none. Whilst known traditionally for
its sporting achievements, academic standards at Pembroke House are high and
all pupils are prepared for 13+ Common Entrance or scholarship examinations.
The majority of children move on to schools in the UK and in recent years an
impressive number of awards have been won – including academic, sport, art,
drama and all-round scholarships.

We are seeking applicants with a
passion for teaching, mixed with drive, energy and a delight to see children
achieve their very best. A willingness to contribute to the bustling
extra-curricular life of a busy boarding school is vital, as is a readiness to
coach w
ithin the mix of sports in which Pembroke boys and girls are so
successful.


Head of Latin & Classical Languages
An exciting opportunity has arisen
for a dynamic and passionate teacher to join Pembroke House School as Head of
Latin. The successful applicant will be tasked with reintroducing this
previously popular subject and given the scope and freedom to create a
successful department, teaching Latin to pupils in Years 5 – 8 and preparing
them for Common Entrance and scholarship examinations at 13+. This is a
full-time teaching post and as such you are accountable to the Head, who should
be kept informed of all progress and affairs at school.
·        
As Head of Latin your role is to
teach Latin to children in the Senior and Middle school (Years 5 – 8).
·        
All teachers at Pembroke House work a
total of around 28 lessons per week. Games sessions are not included in this
total.
·        
You are responsible for the
successful teaching practices of your department and essentially the overall
progress of the students in your subject.
·        
You are responsible for the sensible
and appropriate setting of exams at the end of each term and for half term
assessments.
·        
You should be aware of those children
who need learning support and every effort should be made to accommodate the
needs of these children. All children who have been identified as needing
learning support should have an up to date IEP.
·        
Sometimes children miss lessons for
one reason or another. It is a member of staff’s responsibility to help the
children in question to ‘catch up’ either through photocopies or ‘catch up’
work. In both cases staff must make sure that pupils understand the work that
has been missed.
·        
You are responsible for the
constructive and positive reporting on the children you teach over the year.
·        
As Head of Department it is your role
to mentor and supervise other members of your department and ensure that they
are meeting the various demands of their teaching roles at school.
As a member of staff at Pembroke
House you should be mindful of good teaching practice at all times. All members
of staff are encouraged to share their ideas and you are welcome to observe and
participate in lessons taught by other staff at school. The ‘Expectations’
document helps identify the areas of expertise that as a school we most
appreciate and seek to foster.
Personal Attributes and Skills Sought
·        
We are looking for a well-qualified,
dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking teacher.
·        
The successful candidate must be an
outstanding classroom practitioner and able to teach to Common Entrance and to
scholarship level. This may be their first senior position, or they may be an
experienced Head of Department. We would be interested in applicants from both
prep and senior schools and from both the maintained and independent sectors.
·        
The chosen candidate will be someone
who really enjoys teaching and who is looking for an opportunity to take on new
challenges as well as developing existing skills. Previous experience of
preparing pupils for Common Entrance and scholarship exams in Year 8 is
desirable, but not essential for the right candidate. Applicants should have
high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour along with excellent
organisational and time-management skills.
·        
The successful candidate will be an
excellent role model for pupils, and will set high standards of smartness,
manners and general demeanour.
It is anticipated that the successful
candidate will demonstrate the following:
·        
Subject teaching
·        
Good honours degree in the subject
applied for or a closely related subject.
·        
Ability to provide stimulating,
well-planned lessons across the age and ability range within the school.
·        
Subject knowledge to challenge able
students and achieve strong results at all relevant levels.
·        
a good university degree in their
teaching subject, and a recognised teaching qualification such as a PGCE
·        
a forward-thinking and innovative
mindset
·        
energy and dynamism
·        
experience of and empathy for life in
a boarding school
·        
All members of staff are expected
actively to seek to encourage all children to participate and ‘do their best’
in as many disciplines as possible.
·        
As a School we do all we can to aim
for the highest standards possible with regards to each child’s education and
development. At the same time we strive to be fair to ‘all’ – children, staff
and parents. Not only must children be tutored and explanations delivered of
decisions made but there must be the same consideration of our parents and
their need to know. Thus members of staff are encouraged to email and telephone
parents and communicate as regularly and openly as time allows.
·        
Throughout the course of each day all
members of staff should make it their business actively to encourage good
manners, respect and tolerance, at all times and they should endeavour to teach
children how to be humble when they excel and gracious when receiving
constructive criticism and advice.
Head of Computer
Science  
An exciting opportunity has arisen
for a dynamic and passionate teacher to join Pembroke House School as Head of
Computer Science. This newly created post will give the successful applicant an
opportunity to develop an innovative digital education programme throughout the
school as well as identifying the potential applications for ICT to teaching
and learning across the curriculum. The school is presently looking to build a
STEM Centre and it is envisaged that the Head of Computer Science will play the
leading role in developing then running this new and exciting part of school
life. He/she will also oversee the work of the Head of ICT and three
administrators. This is a full-time role.
·        
To promote and safeguard the safety
and well-being of all pupils and young people.
·        
To facilitate and encourage a
learning experience which provides pupils with the opportunity to achieve their
individual potential.
·        
To contribute to raising standards of
pupil attainment and progress.
·        
To implement and deliver an appropriately
broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils and to
support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
·        
To monitor and support the overall
progress and development of pupils as a teacher and Tutor where appropriate.
·        
To share and support the school’s
responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for the personal and
academic development of children and young people
·        
Plan, deliver and evaluate
consistently high-quality lessons that engage all pupils and help them to make
progress in their understanding of your subject.
·        
Plan well-structured lessons that
meet the needs of all pupils through effective structuring of tasks, so they
provide challenge or support as appropriate.
·        
Ensure that pupils’ progress is regularly
and accurately assessed and that feedback to pupils is used both summative and
formatively to enhance the attainment and progress of all pupils.
·        
Ensure that standards of behaviour in
classes support effective learning and act to manage inappropriate behaviour in
accordance with the school’s policies.
·        
Show commitment and responsibility
for own professional development and ensuring best practice in classroom
teaching and learning.
·        
Provide extra-curricular
opportunities that enhance and develop subject provision.
·        
Keep subject knowledge up to date.
·        
Attend Department and other team
meetings as required.
·        
Contribute to the development of
schemes of work and Department resources.
·        
To be familiar with and adhere to all
School Policies.
·        
To fulfil your duties and
responsibilities regarding safeguarding pupils and health and safety.
·        
To support the aims and ethos of the
school and promote good relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents.
·        
To set a good example in terms of
dress, punctuality and attendance.
·        
To participate in the School’s
arrangements for appraisal, professional development, meetings cycle, quality
assurance and internal verification.
·        
To effectively manage financial and
physical resources within the curriculum area to support the designated curriculum
portfolio.
·        
Under the reasonable direction of the
Head carry out the professional duties of a School teacher as set out in the
School policies and Staff Handbook.
Person Specification: Head of Department
Pembroke House School seeks to
deliver an outstanding educational experience in all fields to its students. It
requires staff with the ability, enthusiasm and expertise to support this
ambition.
It is anticipated that the successful
candidate will demonstrate the following:
·        
Subject teaching
·        
Good honours degree in the subject
applied for or a closely related subject.
·        
A teaching qualification that is
recognised by the relevant bodies in Kenya in order for the successful
applicant to be able to apply for a work permit.
·        
Ability to provide stimulating,
well-planned lessons across the age and ability range within the school.
·        
Subject knowledge to challenge able
students and achieve strong results at all relevant levels.
Pastoral and Co-Curricular duties
·        
Commitment to boarding school life
and the ability to carry out the role of tutor effectively.
·        
A professional, yet caring and
compassionate approach to dealing with students.
·        
Willingness to be involved in a range
of co-curricular activities, and the ability to offer expertise relevant to one
or more areas of the school’s co-curricular programme.
·        
Suitability to work with children. An
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be completed on the
successful applicant.
·        
Strong communication skills (oral and
written) for dealing with pupils, parents and colleagues.
·        
Conscientiousness, enthusiasm, and
the ability to sustain long hours during term time, including evenings and
weekends.
·        
Ability to work collaboratively.
·        
Ability to develop a rapport with
pupils throughout the school.
·        
Strong organisational skills, and the
ability to meet deadlines.
·        
A positive attitude towards
professional development and their own learning
Role as Head of Department
It is not a requirement for
applicants to have previously held a post as Head of Department. However, it is
anticipated that the successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of:
·        
People skills to manage a team and to
resolve difficulties as they may arise.
·        
Administrative skills to organise and
manage a busy Department in the school.
·        
The vision to maintain the
Department’s high profile within the school and to lead the Department forward.
Junior School
Teacher and Assistant Houseparent
An exciting opportunity has arisen
for a dynamic and passionate teacher to join Pembroke House School as a Junior
School Teacher and Assistant Houseparent. We are looking for a creative junior
school teacher who is highly motivated and is able to enthuse, engage and
inspire children through their teaching. The successful candidate will work
towards and support the School vision to deliver a unique learning experience
to every child, every day, both within the classroom, and within the boarding
house.
A willingness to contribute to the
sporting, extra curricular and boarding life of the school is essential.
A recognized teaching qualification
is essential. QTS is preferred.
·        
To promote and safeguard the safety
and well-being of all pupils and young people.
·        
To facilitate and encourage a
learning experience which provides pupils with the opportunity to achieve their
individual potential.
·        
To contribute to raising standards of
pupil attainment and progress.
·        
To implement and deliver an
appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for
pupils and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
·        
To monitor and support the overall
progress and development of pupils as a teacher and Tutor where appropriate.
·        
To share and support the school’s
responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for the personal and
academic development of children and young people.
·        
Plan, deliver and evaluate
consistently high-quality lessons that engage all pupils and help them to make
progress in their understanding of your subject.
·        
Plan well-structured lessons that
meet the needs of all pupils through effective structuring of tasks, so they
provide challenge or support as appropriate.
·        
Ensure that pupils’ progress is
regularly and accurately assessed and that feedback to pupils is used both
summative and formatively to enhance the attainment and progress of all pupils.
·        
Ensure that standards of behaviour in
classes support effective learning and act to manage inappropriate behaviour in
accordance with the school’s policies.
·        
Show commitment and responsibility
for own professional development and ensuring best practice in classroom
teaching and learning.
·        
Provide extra-curricular
opportunities that enhance and develop subject provision.
·        
Keep subject knowledge up to date.
·        
Attend Department and other team
meetings as required.
·        
Contribute to the development of
schemes of work and Department resources.
·        
To be familiar with and adhere to all
School Policies.
·        
To fulfil your duties and
responsibilities regarding safeguarding pupils and health and safety.
·        
To support the aims and ethos of the
school and promote good relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents.
·        
To set a good example in terms of
dress, punctuality and attendance.
·        
To participate in the School’s
arrangements for appraisal, professional development, meetings cycle, quality
assurance and internal verification.
·        
To effectively manage financial and
physical resources within the curriculum area to support the designated
curriculum portfolio.
·        
Under the reasonable direction of the
Head carry out the professional duties of a School teacher as set out in the
School policies and Staff Handbook.
Person Specification: Head of Department
Pembroke House School seeks to
deliver an outstanding educational experience in all fields to its students. It
requires staff with the ability, enthusiasm and expertise to support this
ambition.
It is anticipated that the successful
candidate will demonstrate the following:
·        
Subject teaching
·        
Good honours degree in the subject
applied for or a closely related subject.
·        
A teaching qualification that is
recognised by the relevant bodies in Kenya in order for the successful
applicant to be able to apply for a work permit.
·        
Ability to provide stimulating,
well-planned lessons across the age and ability range within the school.
·        
Subject knowledge to challenge able
students and achieve strong results at all relevant levels.
Pastoral and Co-Curricular duties
·        
Commitment to boarding school life
and the ability to carry out the role of tutor effectively.
·        
A professional, yet caring and
compassionate approach to dealing with students.
·        
Willingness to be involved in a range
of co-curricular activities, and the ability to offer expertise relevant to one
or more areas of the school’s co-curricular programme.
·        
Suitability to work with children. An
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be completed on the
successful applicant.
·        
Strong communication skills (oral and
written) for dealing with pupils, parents and colleagues.
·        
Conscientiousness, enthusiasm, and
the ability to sustain long hours during term time, including evenings and
weekends.
·        
Ability to work collaboratively.
·        
Ability to develop a rapport with
pupils throughout the school.
·        
Strong organisational skills, and the
ability to meet deadlines.
·        
A positive attitude towards
professional development and their own learning
Potential applicants should request a
job description, application form and supporting documentation by email from 
recruitment@pembrokehouse.sc.ke, whence any further information regarding the post may also be
obtained.

Pembroke House is totally committed
to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same
from its employees. All new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance,
identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an
exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references (to
include current employer) and police clearance checks from all countries in
which previously employed.

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