Staff Vacancies


Small enough to care, large enough to inspire

Joining our school community

Thank you for your interest in joining Saint Nicholas School. Saint Nicholas is an ambitious, high-performing and family-friendly school where the pupils are at the heart of everything we do.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions and are seeking outstanding candidates to join our supportive and enthusiastic school, set in beautiful rural surroundings.

The successful candidates will be child-centred, enthusiastic and committed, with exacting standards. They will possess energy, commitment and passion and a clear commitment to high achievement.

We would love to hear from you if you are an inspirational, dynamic and creative individual who makes learning fun, who can demonstrate a commitment to the ethos of the School, a passion for working with children and high standards of professional practice.

All teaching applications should be made via TES by clicking on this link

Teacher of Geography, part-time, required September/October 2022 to cover three terms’ maternity leave

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Teacher of Geography to join our thriving Middle and Upper School to cover three terms’ maternity leave. The successful candidate will have a high level of subject knowledge to teach Geography to pupils from Year 6 through to Year 11 to incude GCSE.

All teaching applications should be made via TES by clicking on this link, where you will find further information including a Job Description.

Nursery Practitioners and Room Leaders for The Rocking Horse Nursery

The Rocking Horse Nursery, scheduled to open in the autumn, is offering an exciting opportunity for ambitious, motivated and professional practitioners to join our friendly and experienced team.

We are currently recruiting for qualified Nursery Practitioners and Room Leaders to be a part of our charming new nursery set within the extensive grounds of St Nicholas School, Old Harlow. We are offering salaries starting from £20,903.

The Rocking Horse Nursery will provide care for children from 3 months of age, 51 weeks of the year.  The setting consists of fully equipped individual rooms for each age range, a large dedicated outside space as well as the use of the beautiful school grounds and access to the petting animals on site.

The successful candidate must be able to:-

  • Distribute warm hugs as and when needed
  • Have the confidence to sing (in or out of tune) in front of a crowd
  • Whip up a mud pie in all weathers conditions
  • Drink pretend cups of tea with great enthusiasm
  • Create an inviting and stimulating environment for the children in their care
  • Be prepared to feel loved, special and to become an important person in the lives of many young children and their families.

Benefits include:-

  • Paid Christmas closure
  • Lunch provided
  • 28 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Vast training opportunities, in house and external
  • Career progression
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension scheme
  • Day off on your birthday
  • On-site parking.

If you feel that you have the skills needed to contribute towards making our new Nursery outstanding, we would love to hear from you. To express your interest, please contact Headmaster’s PA, Julie Bradley, at

Saint Nicholas School is a happy and successful school for around 490 boys and girls aged 2½ -16. The school is situated in attractive grounds in a delightful, rural setting. There is a friendly, supportive atmosphere in the school and working conditions and facilities are excellent. The school is located close to London and Cambridge with direct train access to both, as well as being a short drive from Stansted Airport and the London Underground via Epping.

You will be joining a friendly, hard working school with a clear commitment to high achievement for all its pupils. Classes have a maximum of twenty pupils in Lower School and twenty-two in Middle and Upper.

We can offer you:

  • a successful academic environment
  • well-motivated pupils
  • small class sizes
  • modern and plentiful resources
  • pleasant and spacious buildings
  • a variety of staff opportunities
  • teaching staff may contribute to APTIS pension scheme
  • wide-ranging access to training
  • provision for NQTs
  • generous non-contact time
  • up to 50% fee reduction for children of staff
  • free lunch.

We would love to hear from you if you are an inspirational, dynamic and creative individual who makes learning fun, and is looking to join a supportive and enthusiastic team in beautiful rural surroundings. We respect the hard work and commitment demonstrated by everyone at Saint Nicholas School and we are proud of the caring and mutually supportive atmosphere.

Saint Nicholas School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and other vulnerable groups and expects all staff, parents and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers, where appropriate, will be required to complete our safer recruitment checks including qualifications; references; enhanced DBS and barred list; proof of identity; right to work in the UK; overseas, EEA and prohibition checks. New employees will be required to submit a Staff Self Declaration form (referring to disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 as amended in 2018).