Careers

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

STEM Technician Vacancy

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational individual who can inspire young minds and establish a clear ethos, positive atmosphere and attractive environment, ensuring a high quality learning experience for pupils.  A willingness to participate in the extra-curricular life of this busy school is an essential quality.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 March 2017

Interviews to be held week commencing: 18 April 2017

If you would like to apply for any of the above posts, further details and an application pack are available from:

Human Resources, 1 Leatherhead Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8TJ

Email: hr@downsend.co.uk

STEM Technician

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Application Form

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Head of Latin (0.45 Part Time)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Head of Latin to ensure a high quality learning experience for Years 6-8 pupils.  A full-time post will be considered for a candidate able to teach another subject in Years 6-8. The willingness to participate in the extra-curricular life of this busy school is an essential quality.

Closing date: Monday 27 March 2017

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 29 March 2017

If you would like to apply for the above post, further details and an application pack are available from:

Sue Wood, HR Administrator, 1 Leatherhead Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8TJ 

Email: hr@downsend.co.uk

Head of Latin (0.45 Part Time)

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Application Form

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Working in a Cognita School

To find out more about working in a Cognita School and to view all Cognita opportunities, please click here.  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.


Recruitment Process

Please note that all applicants will be required to complete the application form provided.  CV’s may be submitted in support of the application form but CV’s on their own are not acceptable. Applications by post and email are permitted.

Please send to:

HR Administrator
Downsend School
1 Leatherhead Road
Leatherhead
KT22 8TJ

Email: hr@downsend.co.uk – email to be confirmed