Vacancies

To apply for any current vacancy, please complete both the EMS Employment Application Form and the EMS Personal Details Form and email them to jobs@exeterms.ac.uk.

EMS EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM

EMS PERSONAL DETAILS FORM

Salary: £22 843 to £24 878 pro rata

Exeter Maths School is an Ofsted Outstanding, state funded, 6th form, jointly sponsored by the University of Exeter and Exeter College. The school is open to students from across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.  We also work extensively with students and teachers in other schools, inspiring enthusiasts for maths, physics and computing across the region. 

We are seeking to appoint new Examinations Officer to join us in September who will be responsible for managing and administrating all public and admissions exams in addition to supporting teachers with internal assessments.  The current postholder is our Clerk to Governors and will be continuing in that role and therefore able to ease the transition for the new member of staff. 

We’re a small school with every member of staff being flexible in their role to support one another.  The successful candidate will be positive and self-motivated with excellent organisational and administrative skills.  She/he will be able to work efficiently and accurately with a keen attention to detail.  The ability to flex working hours during the examination season will be essential. 

The post holder will work closely with the School’s SENCO, teachers and administrative staff to ensure that students have a positive experience during examinations, that all exams run smoothly and that appropriate access arrangements are made for those with SEND.   

Additional benefits include flexible working hours outside of examination time, the opportunity to join the local government pension scheme and the option of combining this role with others that are currently being advertised.   

 EMS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment.   All appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks, together with the receipt of references. 

Further information can be found on this page and across our website.  If you would like the opportunity to discuss this post, please get in touch by either calling 01392 429020 or emailing jobs@exeterms.ac.uk.

Application deadline: 12pm on Tuesday 1st June. 

Interviews will take place in school on Tuesday 8th June.

Salary £18 274 to £19 204 pro rata

Exeter Maths School is an Ofsted Outstanding, state funded, 6th form, jointly sponsored by the University of Exeter and Exeter College. The school is open to students from across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.  We also work extensively with students and teachers from other schools, inspiring enthusiasts for maths, physics and computing across the region. 

We are seeking to appoint two new Outreach Administrators to work with our experienced Director of Outreach to deliver a wide-ranging programme of activities designed to foster interest and boosting achievement in maths, physics and computer science. 

The work is variedinteresting and rewarding, particularly when you realise the positive difference it makes to students.  The successful candidates will be highly motivated and determined to do their best for the students and teachers we work with.  They will have excellent IT skills and be able to demonstrate their ability to adapt to new systems quickly.  Good communication, organisation and a positive can-do attitude will also be vital in this role. 

Our team of staff are supportive and welcoming and if selected, you’ll be supported with a thorough induction process.  Additional benefits include flexible working hours outside of outreach events, the opportunity to join the local government pension scheme and the option of combining this role with others that are currently being advertised.   

We are restructuring our outreach work and have some flexibility in the number of hours in each role.  In total, we will be appointing two members of staff for a total of 1.2 roles (approximately 44 hours) which can be divided equally or flexed up or down depending on the preferences of both candidates.  Initially the post is temporary for two years but it is likely that a permanent post will be available at the end of that time. 

 EMS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment.   All appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks, together with the receipt of references. 

Further information and an application form can be found on this webpage, applicants may also be interested in reviewing the outreach pages of our website, found under the “Outreach South West” heading. 

If you would like the opportunity to discuss this post, please get in touch by either calling 01392 429020 or emailing jobs@exeterms.ac.uk 

 Application deadline: 12pm on Tuesday 1st June  

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9th June. 

Coming Soon

We have no further vacancies planned for the near future.

Additional Information for Applicants

The following quotes are taken from our most recent staff survey in March 2021.

“I feel like there is a very good combination of teacher autonomy and support amongst staff. I have the freedom to try new things in lessons but still feel part of a team.”

“EMS is such a lovely place to work – everyone is incredibly friendly, helpful and passionate about what they do.”

“Incredibly grateful for the camaraderie over the difficult past year in particular. Everyone is focused on looking out for our students (not only their education) but not at the expense of looking after each other/ourselves.”

“I always feel respected for who I am and feel safe to voice worries without being scared I will be seen in a negative light for not being perfect.”

“I feel very well supported by the leadership at EMS and feel that the response to COVID changes have been very positive and supportive.”

“EMS really is a great place to work! We have lovely students, an incredibly supportive staff team and a leadership team who don’t just care about wellbeing as a buzzword but as a genuine priority.”

“I am 100% in love with EMS still, and believe it is all that a school should be.”

“I think I have become a better human being whilst working here due to the staff. Thank you.”

“Great place to work and really happy here. Everyone is so easy to get along with, supportive and friendly.”

As a 6th form our contracts are not typical school contracts.  As such you have an entitlement to 40 days (8 weeks) of holiday each year plus bank holidays, all of which are taken outside of term time.  In addition, we have a shut down period at Christmas which is not taken from your holiday allowance.

When you work Saturdays, you receive an additional day of holiday in lieu of the time you are in school.  For a full-time teacher this tends to be 5 days / 1 week (pro rata for part time).

Our term times are similar to Exeter College: we normally break up for school holidays about 5 to 10 days into July and return to school on A-level results day (mid-August).

In the summer, teachers will always have at least 3 consecutive weeks of leave, but there are often more weeks available.  At Easter, all teachers will have at least 1 week of leave and may be required to work for two or three days for outreach activities.  We have also, for example held admissions interviews in February half term, requiring teachers to attend for up to two days.

We don’t tend to ask teachers to attend site during non-term time unless there is a specific reason such as training, outreach, or admissions events.  These are planned at the start of the academic year, enabling teachers to plan their holiday time with certainty.

The table below is indicative of the how holidays may be taken by a full-time teacher who has worked for five Saturdays.   The total number of discretionary days leave may vary, for example, depending on when bank holidays fall over the Christmas period.

The non-teaching roles vary greatly, some staff have term-time only contracts whilst others are employed for the full year.  Some work “normal” office hours and others overnight.  The information in this section is based on a full time member of staff who works for the full year,  the principles are consistent with other roles but precise details will vary.

Full time is 37 hours a week.

The main school building is open between 0800 and 1800 on most week days and typically working hours fall between 0830 and 1800.  Notable exceptions are boarding staff who work evenings and overnight and outreach staff who sometimes need to work on Saturdays to support events.

Annual leave is for 25 days a year plus bank holidays.  In addition, the school has a shutdown period over Christmas.  The length of this may vary each year but it is typically for two weeks.  All staff are on leave during the shutdown period but this is not taken from their annual leave, in effect adding to their overall holiday allowance.   The real beauty of this is that with every member of staff on holiday,  you wont return in the New Year to an enormous string of emails and messages!

Non-teaching staff are expected to take their annual leave when students are on school holidays.  In exceptional circumstances exceptions will be made but taking leave during the term time is not the norm.

Employee Assist Programme (EAP)

All EMS employees have access to a range of resources and support through the Health Assured  EAP.  The programme includes:

  • Free 24/7 counselling, legal and information line
  • Critical incident advice & telephone support
  • Online health portal & access to the My healthy Advantage app

Exeter College Facilities

Our staff and students have access to the facilities at Exeter College including HR support and Gym membership (for a small fee).

Light Refreshments

It’s a small gesture of our appreciation for your work that we provide tea, coffee and milk for staff and no charge.  We hope it makes your day a little easier.

Pensions

Teachers are entitled to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme: Teachers’ Pensions

Non-teaching staff are entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme: LGPS member site

Small Team with Big Support

The staff team is truly fantastic, welcoming, helpful and kind.  It’s one of the very best things about working here (the students being the other).  It’s not possible to overstate just how supportive they are – if you’re having a tough day someone will pick you up, if you’ve had a brilliant success, your colleagues will celebrate with you.

Voucher Schemes

We support staff with a variety of voucher schemes including childcare (for those who remain eligible) and cycle-to-work schemes.  If employees become aware of a scheme which will help them, we will offer it if we are able to.

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