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Currently Advertised Vacancies

Head of English Faculty

For September 2014

To lead a highly successful and dynamic department.

We are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic and experienced teacher to lead a small team of specialist teachers at all curriculum key stages and to develop the extra-curricular English programme.

All staff are expected to contribute to our flourishing co-curricular programme and the busy life of a boarding school.

Please see below for links to job specification and application forms.

For further details please contact Mrs Janine Pawley, PA to the Warden on 01550 723054 or janine@llandoverycollege.com

Closing dates for applications: 21st March 2014

Interviews will take place: Week Commencing 24th March

Faculty Head Specification      Job Specification

Housemaster/mistress of a Senior Girls’ House

For September 2014

This position would suit an energetic leader, and one with a desire to play a central role in the fortunes of a rapidly evolving College

The successful candidate would ideally be a well-qualified and experienced teacher of either English or Humanities

For further details please contact Mrs Janine Pawley, PA to the Warden on 01550 723054 or Janine@LlandoveryCollege.com

Closing date for applications: 21st March 2014

Interviews will take place in the week commencing: Week Commencing 24th March

Job Specification

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Even if there are no suitable vacancies listed at Llandovery College at present, we are always interested to hear from highly qualified, motivated staff who are interested in joining us. Please send your CV with a covering letter explaining your reasons for wanting to work at Llandovery College to:
The Warden, Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire, UK SA20 0EE
Fax +44(0)1550 723002
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Llandovery College - the place for you?
Welcome to the world of Llandovery - it's interesting, it’s busy, it’s never boring - and every member of staff begins and ends each term running. If you enjoy the charged atmosphere of a dynamic boarding school, where everyone lends a hand, then this is the place for you.  You can make your mark in the classroom, the parade ground, the expedition trails, on the sports field, in drama productions or in musical concerts. Whatever your specialism, talent or hobby, you can enthuse others in the special environment of Llandovery.  It is a place that truly embraces the idea of the schoolmaster or mistress.

What it's really like ...
Llandovery is situated in a privileged position. It offers good facilities, committed staff and confident, happy students. Across the school there are 122 employees and some 300 pupils. As somewhere for you, it will be exactly what you make it. Although it has its share of talented pupils (and staff), the real beauty of the place is its diversity. It breeds confidence and self -belief whilst hopefully also allowing for a little humility along the way. 

Perks of the job
The perks of a job are rarely discussed at interview, yet they can often make the difference between accepting and rejecting an offer. Small class sizes plus excellent resources allow staff to focus on the job at hand which is the maximizing of each child’s potential. At Llandovery College, fee reductions for the children of staff are 60%. The school also has a limited amount of accommodation that staff may wish to live in. School holidays are generally longer than maintained schools and are in line with the independent sector, and they reflect the commitment that staff make during the term. Staff are also able to make full use of all the facilities that are on offer, for example the gym and fitness suite.

Making the right move
Relocating to the area brings many rewards. Here in Wales, we have a different pace of life from many cities whilst still being connected to the twenty-first century! The beautiful countryside is all around you and the villages of Llandeilo, Rhandirmwyn & Myddfai are some of the most attractive in the country.  The local rivers also attract keen anglers - for more information on fishing go to www.llandoveryaa.co.uk .

Life outside
Term time is pretty frantic at Llandovery and some staff like to disappear in the holidays to reacquaint themselves with life beyond the Carmarthenshire countryside. If you do decide to live in the area, Carmarthenshire certainly cannot be accused of being bland and two-dimensional.  Many of the villages dotted around boast excellent pubs and restaurants, and there are many places of interest nearby to visit. The National Botanic Garden is nearby, and the home of The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Builth Wells, is 40 minutes away. It is less than an hour to the glorious Pembrokeshire coast; South Wales boasts some of the best surfing beaches in the UK. The slightly more diverse attractions of the annual Man versus Horse race, and International Bog Snorkeling competition can be found just up the road in Llanwrtyd Wells! For those less adventurous the local area is very popular for walking, mountain biking and riding. The Wales Rally GB makes full use of the surrounding forestry and passes through Llandovery on its way to the finishing line in Cardiff. The County town of Carmarthen, and the bustling market town of Brecon – home of the internationally-acclaimed annual Brecon Jazz festival, a diverse arts scene and the wonderful Theatr Brycheiniog - offer all the usual urban activities for medium size towns including cinemas, shopping, restaurants, theatres and ten-pin bowling. The Hay Literary Festival in one of the UK's most wonderful book towns is another annual arts event not to be missed, and less than an hour away. Of course Wales has a rich musical and sporting history and culture, and those who love their rugby or concerts are within an hour of the Millennium Stadium and the shopping delights of Cardiff. 

Coming in cold?
Coming from the Maintained Sector and dubious about private education?
You are not alone in having doubts about supporting and involving yourself in independent education. At Llandovery though, staff and students come from a broad range of social and academic backgrounds. Many pupils receive some level of concession - whether bursary or scholarship, and the common room is a true mix of academic backgrounds.


Need more information?
If you would like more information about Llandovery College, or would just like to chat with a member of staff about any of the above mentioned points, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01550 723000 and ask for the Warden, who will do his very best to answer any questions.