French Language Assistant

academic Full-time, Fixed Term Contract Closing date: 14 June 2024

Cranleigh seeks to appoint, for September 2024, a fluent speaker of French, and, ideally, a university graduate to be a French Language Assistant.  The successful candidate will hold French speaking lessons with students, either one on one or in small groups. Most teaching will be in Years 12 and 13 but some lessons with Year 9 – 11 students may also be required. This is an opportunity to join a very friendly, ambitious and successful department, as well as taking a full part in the life of this busy boarding school.

Cranleigh is a leading fully co-educational independent boarding and day senior school consisting of around 700 girls and boys of 13–18 years of age. There is also a Preparatory School in close proximity.  Cranleigh aspires to be a beacon of excellence in learning and teaching and is committed to the continuing professional development of all employees. The school offers subsidised accommodation to all teaching staff, whether on site or very nearby.

The successful candidate will be a fluent speaker of French and, ideally, a university graduate. They will be self-motivated, good humoured and will relish the challenge presented by being part of a cheerful, supportive and successful department.

This post would be ideal for anyone considering a future transition into a career in teaching. No teaching qualifications are necessary – guidance and support will be offered to the successful candidate, who will be flexible, adaptable, innovative and a good team player.

For the right candidate, there will be the possibility to have an additional involvement in the wider life of the school’s co-curricular programme, which may include acting as a tutor to a group of students within a boarding house.

Please read ‘Join Our Team’ and the ‘Recruitment Pack’ to be found on our website, to gain an impression of the ethos to which it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of the post informally, please contact Lindsay McDonald, Head of MFL & French by email in the first instance:

This is, initially, a fixed term appointment for one year from September 2024 and comes with a salary of circa £18,000. The school may be able to offer shared accommodation for this role under assured shorthold tenancy. All meals whilst on duty are provided.

For further details and to apply, please see below

Candidates are requested to submit a brief letter of application, together with a completed application form (apply below) supported by a full CV as soon as possible and no later than 9:00 am on 14th June 2024.

Candidates should state fully what their particular interests are and where they think they can make contributions to the wider life of the school.

Applications are considered as they are received and therefore the vacancy may close sooner than advertised.

Only applications submitted on the School’s Application Form will be considered. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Cranleigh School recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.





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