Employment Opportunities

The Downs Preparatory School is a wonderful place to work set in 60 acres of countryside and yet just five miles south of Bristol.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are currently searching to fill the following vacancies. The job description for each role can be found at the bottom of the page together with an application form. Please contact recruitment@thedownsschool.co.uk for further information.

TEACHER OF ENGLISH (one year maternity cover from September 2019)
Closing date: Tuesday 26th Feburary 2019 12 noon
We seek an exceptional teacher who has what it takes to distinguish themselves from the ordinary. They will be a dedicated, passionate, individual keen to contribute towards this vibrant school. The ability to teach 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship is essential. Candidates will be inspirational classroom practitioners who have energy, enthusiasm, and co-curricular interests to share, not least sport. This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably experienced or newly qualified, specialist teacher to work in a happy community and a stimulating school.

(permanent, full-time from September 2019) Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019 12 noon
We are looking for a suitably qualified specialist to work in this very successful department. They will have the genuine interest of our children at heart. A degree in Maths will be advantageous. Experience at Key Stage Three will be important as the children study for Common Entrance and Scholarship Exams.

(part and full-time - Level 3 qualified or training to be qualified to this level)
Bertie’s Nursery School strives to employ outstanding, education and childcare practitioners who will enthuse, stimulate and excite our children in their learning and development. They will be excellent role models who will promote good manners, civilised behaviour and traditional values. They will also embrace the service philosophy of the nursery that is one of genuine superior customer care.

1. We are looking for a dedicated part-time Receptionist who demonstrates exemplary customer care and communication skills and understands the value of ‘going the extra mile. You should have outstanding administrative skills and a calm approach. Applicants should have a good level of education.  Experience of working in a school and SIMS is an advantage

Job Description – Part-time Receptionist – September 2018

2. Due to maternity leave, we are looking for a Year 3 Teacher on a one year contract.  Etc etc etc  

job Description – Year 3 Teacher –September 2018  

The Downs Preparatory School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.