Wardrobe Assistant

Closing date for application: 28/08/2023 9:00am

Interview date: 05/09/2023

Vacancy Type: Part-Time

Location: Horsham, West Sussex

Based in Horsham, Christ’s Hospital is a unique co-educational boarding school and charitable foundation which provides first class education to around 900 children from all backgrounds, supported by over 500 members of staff.

The Christ’s Hospital uniform is historic, unique and world famous. An opportunity has arisen for the right applicant to assist in our Wardrobe department, supplying and fitting this uniform to our pupils. This is a very varied role, and although sewing is an essential skill (repairs and alterations), the duties will also include stock control, measuring and fitting, ordering and issuing corporate clothing for support staff and  clerical duties. Please see the attached job description for more details.

The successful candidate will need to be a competent seamster /seamstress. Experience of working in a school environment would be an advantage.

Hours during term time are 7.30am – 2.30pm Monday – Friday (half hour lunch break). Hours during school holidays are generally 7.30am – 2.30pm Monday – Thursday (half hour lunch break) but there is some flexibility. There will additionally be a need for some weekend work at the start of each term (Saturday & Sunday afternoon at the start of the Autumn term and a couple of hours in the early evening on the Sunday at the beginning of the Spring and Summer terms).

Some flexibility with hours of work can be considered for the right applicant. If you require some flexibility please state your preference on your application.

The Salary for the role is circa £19,000  for 1560 hours per annum. We offer 6.2 weeks paid holiday (including bank holidays), the opportunity to join a stakeholder pension scheme, free on-site parking, free lunch during term time and discounted membership of the on-site Sports Centre.

Christ’s Hospital welcomes applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.  We are members of the Schools Inclusion Alliance and hold the Rainbow Flag Award.

To apply please download and complete an application form and return to hr@christs-hospital.org.uk by the closing date.  We can only accept CVs in conjunction with a completed application form.

Applications close: 9am on 28th August 2023.  

Interviews will be held on 5th and 6th September.

Early application is advised as we may close this vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.


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