Working for us

Working at Downe House means being part of a leading independent boarding school. We offer a huge variety of rewarding and fulfilling jobs – come and join us!

Current vacancies

All our current job vacancies are listed here and we look forward to hearing from you.


Join our community

Downe House, is a community employing over 400 staff who are skilled in a wide range of posts – not just teaching. Working at Downe House is rewarding and meaningful and whatever your job, you are encouraged to get fully involved with the life of the School. We offer a wonderful working environment, generous terms and conditions of employment, career development opportunities and the chance to work as part of a committed and busy team. Scroll through the images below to discover more benefits to working at Downe House.

The Downe House DNA

What do we look for in a new member of the Downe House community?

Our Downe House DNA is a group of key characteristics that we endeavour to build in all our pupils – Collaboration, Resilience, Creativity, Aspiration, Compassion, Communication and being Outward Looking.

As such, our staff are expected to champion these characteristics themselves.

Click here to listen to members of our staff talk about how they interact with the Downe House DNA in their roles.

Continuous Professional Development

We are committed to ensuring that staff working at Downe House receive the training, guidance and support they need to fulfil their role and the opportunity to develop skills and stay up-to-date with new technologies and best practice. 

At Downe House, we aim to provide the most comprehensive CPD programme in the sector for our staff. We know that if they feel supported, valued, challenged and trusted, they will be motivated and will perform to their optimum level.
– Mr Godfrey, Deputy Head

Click here to read more about CPD at Downe, including personal experiences from members of our community.

Expert Voices at Downe House

A role for everyone

Whether you are a member of the academic, pastoral or support staff, working at Downe House means you will be part of a very special community.

A flexible and modern approach – Full Boarding | Flexi Boarding | Day Pupil – what’s your Downe House journey?
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