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

Full Time Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant, September 2024

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 position commences September 2024

The role will also include supporting our After- School provision (two evenings until 6.00pm) and occasional holiday care (Just 10 days across the whole school year). 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.


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 via [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]

Word version application forms are available from [email protected]

Closing Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024  

We welcome early applications and retain the right to interview and make an appointment  if appropriate.



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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