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 looking to appoint an ambitious professional and exceptional teacher to join our excellent staff team as
Head of English (maternity cover)
This is an exciting opportunity allowing you to be at the heart of shaping the future success of the school.   As maternity cover from January 2020 or soon after, we require a Head of English 
We seek a teacher who has what it takes to distinguish themselves as extraordinary. 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.   We offer wonderful children, a stunning rural setting, excellent facilities and a talented team of supportive colleagues. 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 qualified, specialist teacher to work in a happy community and a stimulating school.      
                                                                         
Full details and an application form are available below or from www.thedownsschool.co.uk
HR Administrator
Tel: 01275852008
Email  recruitment@thedownschool.co.uk 

Closing date:  Monday 18 November 2019

Interviews are anticipated to be week commencing 25 November 2019

Bertie's Nursery is a beautiful, thriving, nursery situated in 60 acres of stunning parkland just five miles from Bristol, Clevedon and Portishead.  It is the nursery of The Downs Preparatory School.
Are you looking for a golden opportunity? As we are seeking the following staff.
NURSERY MANAGER
The successful candidate will be suitably qualified and likely be of considerable experience. They 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.
DEPUTY MANAGER
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. The nursery enjoys an excellent staff team, delightful children and a very supportive community. This an excellent opportunity for career development or consolidation.
ROOM LEADER (maternity cover)
Required for up to one year from January 2020 Salary: £19,000 upwards
We are seeking a nurturing and dedicated individual to manage our 2-3 year room, 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. The successful candidate will: be caring and motivated, provide a positive role model for the others; support learning using the EYFS framework and celebrate individuality; lead the planning, observation, assessment and record keeping for the group of children; devise age appropriate activities, supporting them accordingly; hold a relevant level 3 childcare qualification and have suitable experience at room leader level.  
NURSERY PRACTITIONERS
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.