Staff Vacancies


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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.

Head of English, September 2022

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of English  who possesses energy, commitment, experience and vision, to join our dedicated and committed team and to lead the department of four. The successful candidate must be child-centred, enthusiastic and committed, with exacting standards and a passion for their subject. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a dedication to the pupils and the ethos of the School and a desire and track record of delivering excellence in the classroom.

The role of Head of English is to lead and manage the English department to ensure that the teaching of English at Saint Nicholas School is of the highest possible standard and that value is added to the attainment of all pupils across the middle and lower sections of the school. The Head of English is a key member of the academic team, reporting directly to the Deputy Head.

The post would be particularly well suited to a teacher seeking a move to a role with increased responsibility.

All applications should be submitted via TES at A full Job Description may be viewed at the bottom of this page.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday 2nd February at midday and interviews will take place shortly afterwards. Please contact Headmaster’s PA, Julie Bradley, if you would like to discuss the role or to arrange an informal tour prior to applying.

Estate Worker – 40 hours per week, required as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a full-time person to join our Estate Team. The position is for 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10.00am-6.00pm.

Only applications submitted on an official application form will be considered. An application form and full Job Description can be found below. Please submit your application form to Julie Bradley at

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • a confident, positive and flexible attitude;
  • the ability to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required;
  • a keenness to learn and develop own skills, and take on any necessary training where required;
  • excellent interpersonal skills;
  • the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people and to assess and diffuse confrontational situations;
  • the capacity to remain calm and to cope with the unexpected;
  • the ability to undertake the physical demands of the role;
  • an excellent attendance and time keeping record.

Additionally, for times when it will be necessary to drive the school mini buses, a clean driving licence will be essential and a D1 licence desireable.

School Minibus Driver – 20 hours per week, required as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Minibus Driver to drive one of our school minibuses during term time, 20 hours per week, 6.30-8.30am and 4.50pm-6.50pm.

A clean licence is essential, along with reliability and punctuality, and a D1 licence or willingness to train is desirable.

Only applications submitted on an official application form, which can be found below, will be considered. Please submit your application to Julie Bradley at


Saint Nicholas School is a happy and successful school for around 470 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
  • 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).