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.

GROUNDSPERSON - Closing date Wednesday 29 January 2020 12 noon
Salary: Up to £9.85 per hour

Do you like to work outside within a dedicated team?   Do you have a strong interest in grounds and gardens?  We are looking for a: Groundsperson to work as part of our Estates Team maintaining and improving our sports pitches, landscaped grounds and gardens.  Good physical strength, fitness and the willingness to work outside in all weathers are required as is a personal pride in presentation.  Experience in grounds maintenance is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.  You must have a clean driving licence


Are you looking for a golden opportunity? As we are seeking the following staff.
Salary up to £38,500 per year - generous complete package
The successful candidate will have the passion and ambition to establish Bertie's as the leading nursery in the area. They will lead an excellent, close team and an outstanding facility. They will work with delightful children and a very supportive community. This really is a wonderful opportunity that includes an attractive salary and holiday package.
Supporting the nursery manager, the deputy will take much responsibility for the routine and provision of the nursery and be involved with admissions, resources and the management of the excellent staff. This an excellent opportunity for career development or consolidation and you will work both within the room and taking responsibility in the Manager's
Working with the Deputy Manager and Manager, the Administrator will be the focal point for admissions and the day to day analysis of staff and child availability and rotas.  Flexible hours.
We are looking for nurturing and energetic individuals to care for a small group of children, planning activities and supporting development. Exceptional customer care is essential, as is a dedicated approach to your work, with a great sense of fun. This is a fantastic opportunity to thrive within a close team, promoting Bertie’s as it grows and develops, and providing quality childcare in a secure, homely environment where everyone is welcomed, valued and respected.

Job descriptions are attached below. Please visit our website at www.bertiesnursery.com for further information on the setting, however due to technical issues all documents relating to the vacancies are only on this webpage.

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.