Careers at Downsend School

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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. To apply for a role, please fill out the application form below and email to

KS2 Class Teacher (Maternity Cover)

KS2 Class Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Required April 2024

Downsend is an innovative, forward-thinking independent school, for children aged two to sixteen. At Downsend, we prepare children for the future with a creative and problem-solving approach to learning that inspires young minds.

At this exciting time, we are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational individual who can teach creative and stimulating lessons across the Primary curriculum to our pupils in Key Stage 2. The successful applicant will demonstrate rigorous yet creative teaching skills to achieve the best learning outcomes for all children within the context of our ‘Inspiring Young Minds’ model, to ensure a high-quality, innovative learning experience for pupils. This is initially a Maternity cover for the Summer Term.

0-2s Early Years Educators

We are looking for qualified L3 EY practitioners, ideally experienced working with under 2s, to join our fantastic, supportive school and to help us shape and create our new 0-2 provision, taking responsibility under the guidance of the 0-2s teacher for the learning, development and compliance aspects of this age range. The salary is very competitive in the EY sector – please contact us to find out the salary details.

This is a full year role (25 days annual leave plus Christmas and Bank Holidays), 5 days a week, with hours to be confirmed but within 7.45am until 6.00pm daily to ensure full cover for our wraparound care. Hours can be negotiated but do need to include an early start and/or late finish.

The Role Profile gives an indication of the tasks and responsibilities
involved in this role but can only give a list of duties and cannot fully
convey how the school works.

Therefore, if you would like further information about the role and responsibilities, please email Lisa Burns, Head of Little Downsend, who will be pleased to discuss it further with you.

School Minibus Driver

We are looking to appoint a minibus driver able to drive our 16-seater minibus providing home to school transport for our pupils who live in the Stoneleigh, Epsom and Epsom Downs areas. The Route and timings for the morning and afternoon runs can be found on our transport page.

The role is based at our main site in Leatherhead and is a term time only role but there is the possibility of some other occasional driving during the holiday periods for our Downsend Plus holiday club if wanted.

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

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact:

Kim Collinson, Transport & Facilities Coordinator

Downsend School

Admissions: 01372 372311

General: 01372 372197