Employment

Staff

Currently academic year for O-Level, the school  have a staff of  120 people comprising about 65 teaching staff, 5 non-teaching ancillary staff, 1 Human Resource Manager, 1 Community Liaison Person, 10 administration staff, 3 library staff, 10 boarding patrons/matrons, 1 Information Technology technician, 12 kitchen staff, 2 maintenance staff,1 Nurse, 1 Cowhand, 4 Gardeners and 8 watchmen.

A Staff Handbook outlining the roles and expectations of the various positions within the school is made available to all academic staff and outlined to non-teaching staff with regard to their role and duties in the school.

Additional to these staff, the school generally has a number of volunteers from overseas: they opt to spend some time at the school supporting the work of the staff and students – they may stay for a minimum as short as a month but generally spend closer to three months or longer. The program in which they are most needed and effective is the Special Program at Form One – students generally arrive from primary schools where the language is Kiswahili and need to move quickly into the language of secondary schooling, English; some students do come from English medium Primary Schools. The emphasis within the Special program is the introduction to various learning models while learning the basics of the English language.

Employment is generally by contract after an initial period of probation. A review may be required before the extension/renewal of the contract.

Vacancies

Vacancies for positions within the teaching staff occur from time to time: they are generally filled from those who have already made application or submitted an expression of interest in a position at the school. Such applications and/or expressions of interest must be made in writing and submitted to the Human Resource Manager.

Qualified teachers – with either a degree or a diploma – interested in a position at the school are invited to make an application or expression of interest in writing specifying one’s qualifications, previous experience and preferred area(s) of teaching – both with respect to level and subjects.

Those interested in vacancies occurring in the non-teaching positions at the school are also invited to submit application or expression of interest in writing.

Contact from the school re any vacancies will be made by the Human Resources Manager who is responsible to the Headmaster in all matters dealing with employment.

From time to time specific specialist roles within the school may be advertised in the public press. Those interested in such positions must follow the directions given if they wish to be considered.

Applications

Persons interested in joining the staff of Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School must make application in writing to the Human Resource Manager indicating their personal details including contact information – preferably by mobile telephone or e-mail – as well as a Curriculum Vitae showing qualifications, experience and referees.

From these applications, the school, without advertising publicly, may fill vacancies as they occur and as long as the appropriate training and experience is available. However, before filling any position, applicants will be called to attend for an interview with the Headmaster, Human Resource Manager and appropriate members of the Administration Team.