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

Matron (Residential)

Our Boarding and Matronal Department at Brambletye is at the very heart of our thriving and flourishing school. 

We have a wonderful opportunity to join us as a Matron in September 2021, please note that this is a residential position.  The main purpose of this role is to ensure that excellent standards of pastoral care and the wellbeing the school’s pupils are put first, second and third.  In this role you will be working at the very heart of the school helping to create a warm, home from home atmosphere in which our pupils can grow and have lots of fun.

Whilst we would welcome applications from those who have had previous matronal or relevant experience, we would also encourage applications from anyone who has a genuine interest in working with children and would like to gain experience in working in a boarding environment.  Lots of energy is required for this role, a willingness to get stuck-in and help out with the understanding that no two days are ever the same.  In return you will be working within a supportive and experienced team, in a pivotal role with the ability to make a real difference to our pupil’s journey through Brambletye…..whilst having lots of fun!

For the full details of this opportunity please access the Job Description here.  The Boarding and Matronal Department Structure can be accessed here.

Hours, Salary and Benefits

This is full time, term-time position (with 3 days to be worked before the start and at the end of each term), working days and hours will be fully explained and discussed at interview.  There is evening and weekend work involved with this position but we also have generous school holidays and regular exeat weekends.

The successful candidate will be appointed between scale points 14 and 17 of Brambletye’s Non-Teacher Pay Scale – £18,769 to £20,048.  The starting salary offered will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

As an employee of Brambletye School the successful candidate will be entitled to:

  • On-site accommodation;
  • A very generous school fee discount which is available in our Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School;
  • Membership of the school’s contributory pension scheme;
  • Complimentary use of our excellent leisure facilities including swimming pool and tennis courts;
  • Free meals of outstanding quality when working;
  • Use of a well-equipped staff room which includes complimentary hot and cold drinks, (lots of) biscuits and fresh fruit and newspapers; and
  • Free on-site parking.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please contact Heather White, HR and Compliance Officer either via telephone: 07572 609653 or via email: who would be happy to discuss this position with you in further detail.

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 this vacancy has no specified closing date and the school reserves the right to close the vacancy when a suitable appointment has been made.  Early application is advised as interviews will be arranged as applications are received.

Interviews will be arranged in accordance with current Government advice regarding the Covid-19 situation.

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.

Applicants who have lived outside of the UK for more than three months in the past 5 years will be required to provide a Police check from their country/countries of residence.

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.

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 2021, the next opportunity available will be September 2022.

Brambletye School Application Form

To access the application form please click here.