2 Paid Part-time Academic Internships, Alleyn’s School – South London

Alleyn’s School is an independent, co-educational day school situated in Dulwich, South London. The School is seeking to appoint two paid academic interns from Sept/Oct 2015. These internships will run until the end of the Advent term in December 2015 for two sessions a week, preferably two afternoons i.e. from 12.45 – 5.00 pm, to include 30 minutes for lunch (provided free as part of the package). There may be an opportunity to extend the position into the Lent term 2016.

These posts will appeal to post-graduate students working on a Master’s degree, a Doctorate or a post-doctoral student taking a sabbatical before entering the world of full-time employment. They offer the opportunity to spend time gaining some paid work-experience in an educational environment, utilising the knowledge and skills they have developed during their university studies. They are not exclusively designed for aspiring teachers, but would clearly be of particular benefit to those considering a career in teaching.

The successful candidates will become members of the School’s teaching staff and support students in a number of ways:

  • Providing Upper School Extension sessions during the second half of lunch-times and after-school. These will focus on leading discussion around topics of interest, current research etc. to sixth-form students who are contemplating studying their subject / subject area at university
  • Providing support or developing topics with individual students or groups of students in the Upper School during afternoon lesson time
  • Providing some Upper School Enrichment sessions during the second half of lunch-times and after-school, i.e. talks which are less subject-intense and would interest not only students studying the subject itself, but a wider range of students as part of their general education
  • Supporting the general academic work of a department or range of departments, as directed by the Head of Department and Deputy Head (Academic).

Precise responsibilities would be allocated according to the skills and abilities of the successful applicants. Applicants should be conscientious, reliable and have good interpersonal skills. They will enjoy working with young people as part of a small team, but also be able to show initiative and be self-motivating.

Terms and Conditions
On a day-to-day basis the successful candidate will be accountable to a particular Head of Department but overall they will be accountable to the Deputy Head [Personnel & Administration] who will oversee their role in the School.

The post will start as soon as possible after the position has been accepted and the necessary safeguarding checks completed, and will finish in the week beginning 14 December 2015. The salary for the post is £1,500, which will be paid in 3 monthly instalments. Some overnight accommodation may be available.

If you wish to apply, then an application form is available from the Headmaster’s Personnel Administrator, Olivia Gavin (personnel@alleyns.org.uk). This will need to be completed and a CV and referees supplied, along with a covering letter. As the post involves working with pupils, an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check will need to be undertaken as part of the appointment process.

Applications should be submitted no later than Wednesday 16 September. Interviews will be held the following week.