We want to hire inspirational people who are the best at what they do. Find out about our Job vacancies and what it’s like to work as part of Cognita Schools.

We look to recruit high calibre staff who are committed to achieving the highest standards and have the ability to look ahead with enthusiasm to contribute to the future of Downsend.

‘Inspiring Young Minds’ is our ideology and is central to our school, our aims and ethos.  We encourage curiosity and discovery, inspiring our children through creative and interactive teaching so they enjoy learning and, more importantly, remember what they’ve been taught both in and outside the classroom. It is important we find exceptional people who are motivated by this mantra and will themselves inspire our children and staff through their work.

Current Vacancies

Facilities Administrator

(25 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)

 Required for July 2017

 We are looking for a pro-active, professional and enthusiastic administrator to look after our Facilities Team.  You will be based in the main school office and will be required to develop and maintain systems to support the facilities management of the School.  The post is based at our prep school in Leatherhead. Salary will be dependent on experience.

Closing date: Friday 30 June

 If you would like to apply for the above post, further details and an

 application form are on our website, or contact:

 Sue Wood

HR Administrator

 Downsend School

1 Leatherhead Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8TJ

 Tel: 01372 385419   Email:  Web:

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment.  Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.  Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or Overseas Checks for all other countries in which the candidate has lived or worked (for 3 months or more in any one country since the age 16 years) and their country of origin.

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