Careers

Careers

Opportunities with Downsend

Downsend is an IAPS, co-educational, day preparatory school educating children aged 2 to 13.  It is a thriving and vibrant school which provides a refreshingly different education through a broad based curriculum leading to outstanding academic success.

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

 Inspiring Young Minds’ is our ideology and is central to our approach and pervades our schools resulting in some really creative teaching and learning initiatives and enrichment opportunities for the children.

Through-School Expansion to GCSE creating new school vacancies.

We will soon be expanding our educational provision through to GCSE – offering a through-school education from aged 2-16 years. With effect from September 2020 we will welcome Year 9 pupils on site for the first time and, in May 2023, our current Year 6 pupils will be the first Downsend pupils to sit GCSE’s.

This expansion creates a host of new job opportunities in Surrey for the right people as we prepare Downsend for the next phase of its history.  We are a friendly and supportive team and we are looking for the right people to join us.

So if you are a great practitioner with a level of creativity and innovation to your teaching;  would relish contributing to the extra-curricular life of school; are ambitious; and are happy to challenge and be challenged in a positive way for better outcomes for the children, we want to hear from you.

Our current school vacancies can be found here and we will be adding new roles all the time, so please check back on a regular basis.

School Nurse

Term time only – Required for September 2019

 Downsend is a forward-thinking and innovative independent school, shortlisted in the Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Awards. We prepare our children for the future with a creative approach to learning that inspires young minds. From nursery through to GCSEs, we provide the platform for academic success.

 A vacancy has arisen for a dedicated School Nurse 9.00am-4.30pm. The post is based at our Prep School in Leatherhead. A suitably experienced candidate is required to be responsible for the provision of the healthcare needs and to assist with the pastoral care of the 460 pupils.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic experienced and flexible individual.  A competitive salary is on offer commensurate with this important term-time only role. Would consider job share.

 Closing date: Tuesday 30 July 2019

 If you would like to apply for the above post, further details and an application form can be found below.

Any questions please contact:

 Sue Wood, HR Administrator

Tel: 01372 385419   Email:sue.wood@downsend.co.uk    

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School Receptionists

Required for September 2019

Downsend is a forward-thinking and innovative independent school, shortlisted in the Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Awards.  We prepare our children for the future with a creative approach to learning that inspires young minds. From nursery through to GCSEs, we provide the platform for academic success.

We are looking to appoint two outstanding receptionists to join the team at our Prep School in Leatherhead. This is very much a ‘front of house’ role and we are looking for people with the ability to deal with all our visitors in a friendly and professional manner. The ability to use Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook is essential. Candidates should have good organisational and administrative skills, ideally gained in a similar role. There are two roles available: Monday – Friday 8.00am-1.00pm and Monday – Friday 1.00pm-6.00pm term time plus 5 days to be worked as required during the school holiday periods.  Salary will be dependent on experience.

 Closing date: Wednesday 24 July 2019

 If you would like to apply for the above post, further details and an application form can be found below.

Any questions please contact:

Sue Wood, HR Administrator 

Tel: 01372 385419   Email:sue.wood@downsend.co.uk

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Finance Assistant

Part Time all year round – Required for September 2019

Downsend is a forward-thinking and innovative independent school, shortlisted in the Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Awards.  We prepare our children for the future with a creative approach to learning that inspires young minds. From nursery through to GCSEs, we provide the platform for academic success.

We are looking to appoint a part time finance assistant to join the team at our Prep School in Leatherhead. The ability to use Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook is essential. Candidates should have good organisational and administrative skills, ideally gained in a similar role. This role is for 3 days a week all year round to be worked Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Salary will be dependent on experience.

 Closing date: Wednesday 24 July 2019

 If you would like to apply for the above post, further details and an application form can be found below.

Any questions please contact:

 Sue Wood, HR Administrator

 Tel: 01372 385419   Email:sue.wood@downsend.co.uk    

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MPV Bus Drivers

Part Time – Required for September 2019

 Downsend is a forward-thinking and innovative independent school, shortlisted in the Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Awards. We prepare our children for the future with a creative approach to learning that inspires young minds. From nursery through to GCSEs, we provide the platform for academic success.

We are looking to appoint two MPV bus drivers at our main site in Leatherhead; to provide transport for our pupils in the school to home service. In addition, there will be a requirement to transport pupils weekly between our 3 Pre-Prep schools and the main site. This is a part time position principally in term time only, although there could be other occasional driving during the holiday periods as required by mutual consent.

Closing date: Wednesday 24 July 2019

 If you would like to apply for the above post, further details and an application form can be found below.

Any questions please contact:

Sue Wood, HR Administrator 

Tel: 01372 385419   Email:sue.wood@downsend.co.uk   

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