Careers

Careers

Downsend is an innovative independent school. It is a thriving and vibrant school that 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.

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 the school; are ambitious and are happy to challenge and be challenged in a positive way for better outcomes, 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.

Premises Assistant

Downsend is a forward-thinking and innovative independent school. 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 full time Premises Assistant to join our team who work at our four Downsend sites based in Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom.   You will help with general site maintenance, driving the school minibuses, car park duty, site security, portage, minor repairs, health and safety.  This is a full-time, all year-round role and staff work on a shift rota to accommodate out of school hours activities and lettings. Full training to obtain a PSV licence will be provided.

Closing date extended to: Wednesday 31 August 2022

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

If you have any questions please contact: Sue Wood, HR Administrator

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

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School Minibus Drivers

We are looking to appoint minibus drivers at our main site in Leatherhead to provide home to school transport for our pupils and occasionally transport for some sporting events and school duties during the day. This is a term time only role but there is the possibility of other occasional driving during the holiday periods for Downsend Plus holiday club as required by mutual consent.

We use 8 and 16-seater vehicles for our school transport. The larger vehicle requires drivers to hold a PCV license with permission to carry passengers, but training would be provided for the right candidate willing to obtain this qualification.

The morning timings require the drivers to be on site to collect and check their buses at approximately 06.30am until 08.30am Monday to Friday.  We also require drivers to do the afternoon return journeys from 4.30pm until approximately 6.30pm. This could be the same person, or these hours could be split and shared by two or more drivers. Details can be discussed at interview. We are also interested in hearing from you if you would like to be on a supply bank of drivers to cover holidays/illness or to help with swimming runs twice weekly during the day as well as sporting fixtures.

 Closing date for applications: Friday 26 August 2022

 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

Role Profile

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Candidate Brief

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Application Form

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Application Guidelines

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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.  

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