Staff Vacancies


Small enough to care, large enough to inspire

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. 

Pre-School Practitioner required September 2020, to cover maternity leave till July 2021 

We are seeking to appoint an additional practitioner to join Little Saints, our flourishing pre-school, 8.30am-3.30pm plus additional breakfast and after school club cover, Monday-Friday, term time only. The successful applicant will hold a Level 3 qualification and will be enthusiastic, creative and child-centred. A good understanding of the EYFS including safeguarding and welfare requirements is essential. A full job description and an application form can be downloaded below. Applications should be emailed to Only applications submitted on an official application form will be considered. Closing date: Friday 14th August at 12 noon. Interviews will take place during week commencing 17th August 2020.

Teacher of Science required January/April 2021 – part-time 0.6

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and enthusiastic Teacher of Science to join an established team of specialists in a well-resourced, successful department. The ability to teach across Key Stages 3 & 4 is essential and we would welcome applications from teachers with any science specialism, but a willingness to teach Physics up to GCSE would be an advantage. The successful applicant will be a passionate Science teacher with energy, commitment and experience.

This job would suit a teacher at the beginning of their career or someone who has been in the profession for a number of years. Experience of either the independent sector or the maintained sector is welcome.

A full job description is below and further information if required, can be obtained from Julie Bradley, the Headmaster’s PA, at

Closing date: Tuesday 1st September at 12 noon. Interviews will likely take place during the following week. All applications to be made on an official application form via on this link

Joining our school community

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Saint Nicholas School.

Saint Nicholas is a happy and successful school for around 460 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
  • continuation of TPA pension
  • wide-ranging access to training
  • provision for NQTs
  • generous non-contact time – 25% PPA
  • up to 50% fee reduction for children of staff
  • free lunch.

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).