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Job Opportunities

Opportunities to jump aboard

Working at The Downs is a joy – it’s the type of environment you can’t help but get swept up in. The environment is awe inspiring, the children and wider community are so kind and fun. You will get out what you put in. It’s a very supportive community, where hard work is recognised and we try to have fun as much as possible. You’ll make life-long friends. There’s a huge range of roles at The Downs from specialist gardeners and grounds teams to specialist subject teachers and teaching assistants. We are a 100 people strong team!

Our vacancies

Please scroll down the page to view both our Teaching staff and Support staff live vacancies. To view a particular role, click the 'more information' button to find out more about the role and how to apply.


What the team say

Hear it first hand

To really understand how it is to work somewhere you have to well, work there! So we thought our team are the best people to give you a little insight.

A great place to work

Perks of the job

The biggest reason to work at The Downs is really hard to put into words. There’s a warmth to our school that can only really be felt first hand. Of course there are plenty of other things we could list:

- The food (it really is delicious)!

- We're only 5 miles from Bristol, yet in the heart of the Somerset countryside

- Stunning outdoor learning environment

- A dynamic, supportive leadership team

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Everyone's responsibility


For all the right reasons, safeguarding is a serious topic. Every staff member must promote and safeguard the welfare of children. The school has procedures (laid out in the staff handbook) which detail exact expectation. All staff must continuously develop knowledge, understanding and skills as required by the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

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