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 opportunities.

We announced last November that Downsend will expand its 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 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 vacancies can be found here and we will be adding new roles all the time, so please check back on a regular basis.

Teaching Assistant Part-Time at Pre-Prep Epsom

Fixed term contract from mid-February to July 2019

We are looking to appoint a part-time Teaching Assistant with a Level 3 or above in Early Years & Childcare based at our Pre-Prep in Epsom.  This role is 5 days a week 8.30-13.40, term time only. There is the possibility that some full days/extra hours may be required if pupil numbers increase in the summer term.

 Closing date: Monday 28 January 2019

 If you would like to apply for the above post, further details are available below.   Any questions please contact:

 Sue Wood, HR Administrator 

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

 

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Facilities Manager

The successful applicant will be responsible for the facilities management of Downsend School and our three Pre-Prep Schools.  We recently announced an expansion project which will offer Downsend pupils GCSE provision from September 2020.   We are looking to recruit a full time Facilities Manager who possesses vision and practicality in equal measure.  A proven record of managing change and a strong background in facilities and estates management is essential.

 Closing date: Friday 1 February 2019

 If you would like to apply for the above post, further details are available below.  Any questions please contact:

Sue Wood, HR Administrator

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

Letter to Applicants

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Role Profile

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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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