Career Opportunities

We are delighted that you are considering joining our energetic, forward-thinking and inspiring team at Handcross Park. Set in 52 acres of glorious parkland in West Sussex, Handcross Park is an exceptional school.


At Handcross Park, you can focus on what you should be doing – inspiring and teaching the children. The team of teachers bring such a wide range of experience and character to the school

Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery 


We’ve been shortlisted for numerous awards in the last 12 months including: Prep School of the Year, Best Use of Technology and Early Years Setting of the Year at the prestigious TES Awards. We were also named an ACER Innovation School (one of only 15 in the world) and we are a Google Reference School.

Did you know?

We are part of the Brighton College Family of Schools, which offers all staff the opportunity to collaborate and work with colleagues within the group to share knowledge and best practice. As part of the Brighton College Family of Schools, there is also the opportunity for movement and promotion within the group - both within the UK and internationally.

We are looking for passionate and talented individuals who are looking to join our progressive community.

If you would like to work with the very best, please do take a look at our current vacancies below. If there is nothing that suits you currently, but you are still interested in working with us, please do complete the form below and we will keep your details on file.


Current Vacancies

Casual Holiday Club Assistant

Handcross Park School are seeking to appoint a Casual Holiday Club Assistant.

Are you looking for a job that offers good flexibility, with control over when you work? Are you confident, kind and nurturing with excellent communication skills and a passion for childcare? Is the magic of our ‘Secret Garden’ setting perfect for you? We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Holiday Club Assistant, Level 3 or above, to work in our fantastic Holiday Club, for children aged 2-7. The position will support our holiday club throughout the year, specifically on our school INSET days.

Engagement with young children, energy, excellent communication skills and flexibility are all key to the role. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a fantastic team in a stunning rural Holiday Club setting where children’s happiness is at the heart of everything we do.

If you would like to come and visit us, please don’t hesitate to contact our Holiday Club Leader- Caitlin Cheesman. [email protected].  Application forms also available for [email protected]

Application Form

Job Description

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are 'spent' unless they are 'protected' under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

The successful candidate will be expected to commit to the following; The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safe-guarding the welfare of children and young persons’ with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding Policy at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Designated Safeguarding lead or to the Headmaster.

Handcross Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undergo appropriate child welfare screening including checks with former employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). The School is an equal opportunities employer.

Handcross Park School Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. RH17 6HF. Tel: 01444 400526 Registered Charity No. 307038

Peripatetic Cello Teacher

Handcross Park School seeks an inspirational and well qualified, self-employed, Visiting Teacher of Cello from January 2024. This is a great opportunity for you to work in an ambitious and thriving Music Department with a full co-curricular music programme. The Department looks to increase and develop the provision of teaching of string instruments within the school, therefore an ability to lead a group activity would be an advantage and there is scope and support for growing the current pupil base. You will be an enthusiastic team-player and an inspiring musician with a proven record of teaching from beginner to advanced level.

There are around 13 peripatetic music staff at Handcross Park School, teaching across a wide range of orchestral instruments, keyboard and voice. Pupils take weekly lessons which can range from 20 minutes to 1 hour in duration, depending on their skill and level. The Music Department encourages all musicians to take part in ensemble playing as part of their musical and social development.

JOB DESCRIPTION

APPLICATION FORM

Mrs Evelina Ndlovu, Head of Music, would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about the role:  [email protected] 014440400526

We welcome early applications and retain the right to interview and make an appointment if appropriate.  Details of the post and application information is also available from [email protected].

Handcross Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undergo appropriate child welfare screening including checks with former employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). The School is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 307038

Pre-Prep TA (Maternity Cover)
The position is from June 2024 (Maternity Cover)
Do you want to be part of an outstanding team at one of the leading independent schools in Sussex?  Are you confident, kind and nurturing with excellent communication skills and rapport with young children? Is the magic of our ‘Secret Garden’ setting perfect for you?

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and caring Teaching Assistant, level 3 or above, to join our friendly and professional team. Energy, engagement with young children, excellent communication skills and flexibility are all key to the role.

The role will also include supporting our after school provision and occasional holiday care. Would suit someone with experience in Maintained or Independent schools.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a stunning rural setting where children’s happiness, inspirational learning and creativity are at the heart of everything we do.

Handcross Park is part of the Brighton College Family of Schools with the opportunity to collaborate and work with staff within the group. It is also a forward thinking and innovative school where the pupils are fully engaged in the teaching and learning process.

APPLICATION FORM

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Applications

A brief letter of application and a completed and signed application form, should be addressed to the Head of Pre-Prep, Pennie Parry, as soon as possible. Digital versions can be emailed in advance of postal applications should you wish.  Word versions of the application form are avaialble from [email protected] 

If you have any questions about the role and school, Pennie Parry would be delighted to talk on the phone or arrange a visit. She can be contacted at the School on 01444 400526 or on email – [email protected]

 

Closing Date: Monday 11th March 2024

(Early applications encouraged)

 

Handcross Park School Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. RH17 6HF. Tel: 01444 400526 Fax: 01444 400527

 

Handcross Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undergo appropriate child welfare screening including checks with former employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). The School is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 307038

Assistant Houseparent

Live-in Assistant Houseparent, required for September 2024 

We are looking for a motivated, creative and fun Assistant Houseparent to join our wonderful team. The successful candidate will have the ability to work empathetically with young people, will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, and the desire to make a real difference to young people’s lives. The Boarding House, known as Redwoods House, is a thriving, multicultural environment, very much a family in its own way, with a mix of Part-Time, Weekly and Full-Time boarders. We would like the Assistant Houseparent to contribute to other parts of school life. This role may suit a qualified Teacher or Teaching Assistant, however the successful applicant does not necessarily need to teach, nor have teaching qualifications.

BENEFITS

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Accommodation - a brand new apartment within the newly developed Boarding House.

Forward-thinking, professional staff body.

Continued CPD.

Meals provided during term time.

Application forms are available on our website: www.handcrossparkschool.co.uk  or Word application forms from [email protected]

Closing Date: Monday 11th March 2024

Interviews w/b: Monday 18th March 2024

APPLICATION FORM

ASSISTANT HOUSPARENT BROCHURE

APPLICATION PROCESS:

A brief letter of application (no more than 2 typed pages) highlighting why you are the ideal candidate and completed and signed application form should be addressed to the Headmaster, Jonnie Besley, as soon as possible.

The Head of Boarding, Marcus Carter, would be happy to talk to any candidate who would like to know more about the post.  He can be contacted on 01444 400526 or via email - [email protected].  We reserve the right to appoint sooner if appropriate and so early applications are encouraged.

The Job Description outlines the duties for the time being, to indicate the level of commitment and responsibilities expected.  It is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may be varied from time to time, which does not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are 'spent' unless they are 'protected' under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Handcross Park School, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6HF, Tel: 01444 400526  

Handcross Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo appropriate child welfare screening including checks with former employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).  The School is an equal opportunities employer.  Registered Charity No. 307038

Facilities Adminstrator

Handcross Park School require a Facilities Administrator to start May2024.

This is a full time post and the purpose of the role is to work with the Facilities Manager to maintain and support the Compliance and administrative needs of the Facilities Department.  Flexibility and attention to detail, together with enthusiasm and the willingness to go the extra mile are important.

For full details of the role please refer to the job description available from [email protected]:

APPLICATION FORM

Word version application forms are also available from [email protected]

Closing Date:  Thursday 21 March 2024 at 12 noon

Interviews: Week beginning 2 April 2024  

(Early applications encouraged as we reserve the right to close this post if we find the right candidate prior to the closing date).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

A brief letter of application (no more than 2 typed pages) highlighting why you are the ideal candidate and completed and signed application form should be addressed to the Bursar, Fionna Thomson, as soon as possible.

The Facilities Manager, Michael Warke, would be happy to talk on the phone to any candidate who would like to know more about the post.  He can be contacted on 01444 400526 or via email - [email protected].  We reserve the right to appoint sooner if appropriate and so early applications are encouraged.

This Job Description outlines the duties for the time being, to indicate the level of commitment and responsibilities expected.  It is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may be varied from time to time, which does not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are 'spent' unless they are 'protected' under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Handcross Park School, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6HF, Tel: 01444 400526  

Handcross Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo appropriate child welfare screening including checks with former employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).  The School is an equal opportunities employer.  Registered Charity No. 307038

Head of Maths

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Maths for September 2024.  You will be a strategic thinker, an outstanding teacher and someone able to inspire and motivate pupils and staff.

Head of Maths Brochure

Application Form

 

A brief letter of application (no more than 2 typed pages) highlighting why you are the ideal candidate and a completed and signed application form should be addressed to the Headmaster, Jonnie Besley, as soon as possible.  The Senior Deputy Head, Ed Johnson, will be happy to answer any queries regarding the position: 01444 400526 or via email: [email protected]

Closing date: Tuesday 12 March 2024 (12 noon).

Interviews will be held: Monday 18 March and Tuesday 19 March 2024

Word application forms are also available from [email protected]

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are 'spent' unless they are 'protected' under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

The successful candidate will be expected to commit to the following; The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safe-guarding the welfare of children and young persons’ with whom they comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding Policy at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Designated Safeguarding lead or to the Headmaster.

Handcross Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undergo appropriate child welfare screening including checks with former employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). The School is an equal opportunities employer.

Handcross Park School, London road, Handcross, West Sussex, RH17 6HF, Registered Charity No. 307038

Science Teacher

Required September 2024 

We are looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic Science teacher who will provide first-class teaching and learning opportunities for pupils in Years 5 to Year 8. Furthermore, we seek someone who loves getting involved across many aspects of a broad prep school experience. Exceptional people skills, flexibility and energy, together with a willingness to go the extra mile, are all essential

Handcross Park is part of the Brighton College Family of Schools where it allows teachers the opportunity to collaborate and work with staff within the group. It is also a forward thinking and innovative school where the pupils are fully engaged in the teaching and learning process.

Application forms and further details are available below or for a word version application form from [email protected]

APPLICATION FORM

SCIENCE TEACHER BROCHURE

Closing Date: Monday 11th March 2024

Interviews w/c: Monday 18th March 2024

APPLICATION PROCESS

A brief letter of application highlighting why you are an ideal candidate and a completed and signed application form should be addressed to the Headmaster, Jonnie Besley (or via email to [email protected]) as soon as possible.

Deadline for applications: Monday 11 March 2024, Interviews w/b: Monday 18 March 2024

We reserve the right to appoint sooner if appropriate and so early applications are encouraged.

Handcross Park School, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6HF. Tel: 01444 400526  

 

Handcross Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo appropriate child welfare screening including checks with former employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

The School is an equal opportunities employer.  Registered Charity No. 307038

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