Why Work at Brambletye?

Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind

At Brambletye we offer prospective applicants the opportunity to work in a school that takes great pride in, and is very proud of, every member of staff.  Whether you are applying for a teaching or support position, we consider our staff to be Brambletye’s greatest asset and aim to recruit the very best teachers, pastoral and support staff to join us.

Our teachers are incredibly talented and immensely passionate about what they do. They believe in educating the whole child; not just striving for academic excellence but providing outstanding pastoral care.  We also have a wonderfully dedicated and talented team of support staff whose diverse roles are crucial to the smooth running and continuing success of the school.

Brambletye is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and all staff, volunteers and other third parties are expected to share this commitment.  The school adopts a safer recruitment process which is adhered to in the appointment of all new members of staff and is designed to help deter, reject or identify people who may cause harm to children or who are otherwise unsuited to work with them.  As part of the safer recruitment process, all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including, but not limited to, checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If Brambletye sounds like the environment you would like to join, and you believe that your talents could make a positive contribution to our school, we would love to hear from you.  All our current vacancies are listed below.

Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs and a Brambletye application will need to be completed in full in order to be considered for one of our vacancies.

If you would like to get in contact with the HR Department at Brambletye please contact Heather White (HR and Compliance Officer) on: 01342 335167 or via email:

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Current Vacancies

After School Club Manager (Part-Time) for February 2021

We are looking for an After School Club Manager to lead our successful and in-demand After School Club provision in our Pre-Prep for children aged between 2 and 7 years old, ideally from February 2021 but we can be flexible on the start date if needed.

For this position along with a relevant level 3 qualification, we are looking for someone who is passionate about play and having fun!  In this role you will be responsible for creating and leading a happy, vibrant, safe and engaging play environment that meets the individual needs of our children.  Alongside having lots of fun, strong administration, organisational and interpersonal skills are also essential for this role.

For further information about the position, please access the After School Club Manager Job Description here.

Hours of Work

This is a part-time role working five afternoons/early evenings per week (Mondays to Fridays) during term-time 3.00pm to 6.15pm.

In addition, you will also be required to attend mandatory Inset training sessions at the beginning of each term, this will be discussed at interview.  Overtime will be paid (at the standard hourly rate for this position) for any Inset training attended.


The successful candidate will be appointed between scale point 15 and 20 of Brambletye’s Non-Teachers Pay Scale – £8,912 to £10,206 pro-rata (£18,961 to £21,714 is the full time equivalent salary), the starting salary offered will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

To Apply for This Position

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please email Mrs Dawn Atkinson, Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery via: or telephone (01342) 321004 who would be happy to discuss this position with you.

To apply, please download a copy of our application form from the Brambletye School website and return fully completed to Heather White (HR and Compliance Officer) via email:  Please note that applications not submitted on the Brambletye application form or where the Brambletye application form has not been completed in full, will not be considered. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Brambletye application form.

This vacancy has no specified closing date, however we will be inviting suitable applicants for an interview as applications are received, therefore early application is advised.

Please note that interviews will be arranged in accordance with current Government advice regarding the Covid-19 situation.

Brambletye School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection process. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Applicants who have lived outside of the UK for more than three months in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police check from their country/countries of residence.

Gap Assistants

If you are interested in joining us as a Gap Assistant our overseas Gap Assistants start with us every January and our UK-based Gap Assistant every September.

Gap Assistant at Brambletye School

Gap Assistants join the School every year in either January (overseas) or September (UK-based) on a one year’s fixed-term contract. Our Gap Assistants are considered full members of staff and are highly regarded and appreciated. An integral part of the Gap Assistant’s role is bringing their international and life experience for our pupils to learn and benefit from, and to broaden their horizons and bring examples to life.

As a Gap Assistant you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Leadership qualities;
  • To be a role model to our pupils by being hardworking, reliable and punctual, demonstrating honesty and integrity at all times, smart in appearance, support the aims of the School; and
  • To develop and maintain appropriate relationships with both staff and pupils.

The role of Gap Assistant at Brambletye School is far from routine with no two days being the same. In order to be successful in this post you will need to:

  • Possess a real interest in children, particularly in their welfare and education;
  • Be prepared to be flexible in your approach to work;
  • Work hard and be adaptable;
  • Exercise enthusiasm and show initiative;
  • Be a team player;
  • Be willing to help out and get stuck in; and
  • Enjoy being part of a close-knit community.

In return we offer you a supportive and caring working environment with the opportunity during the generous school holidays to travel and explore the UK and further afield.

Overseas Gap Assistants

We recruit our overseas Gap Assistants directly from Letzlive. For further information please visit their website:

UK-Based Gap Assistant

If you are interested in becoming our UK-based Gap Assistant please contact Heather White (HR and Compliance Officer) via email: or via telephone: 01342 335167 for an informal chat. Please note that we have now recruited a UK-based Gap Assistant for September 2020, the next opportunity available will be September 2021.

Brambletye School Application Form

To access the application form please click here.