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 currently have the following vacancies available:

We require a conscientious and supportive 1:1 LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT on a part-time basis initially for one year but potentially extendable. A minimum of 10 hours per week with the option to extend to 20 hours per week, term time only This post have been created to support the progression and growing independence of a child in our Prep School (KS2). We require a caring individual who will provide excellent modelling, encouragement and nurture. Experience of working with a child on a 1:1 basis is desirable. We offer a stunning setting, excellent facilities and a talented team of happy and supportive colleagues. Closing date: Monday 11th October 2021 at noon, Interviews to be scheduled shortly afterwards, or in advance if suitable candidates apply.


To apply for teaching positions, download and complete the application form - Teaching Staff
To apply for non-teaching positions, please download and complete the application form - Support Staff

Please return completed your completed application form to E: recruitment@thedowns.co.uk

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.

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