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

Assistant Director of Music

We have a very rare and exciting opportunity to join our highly regarded and high profile Music Department as our Assistant Director of Music on a part-time basis from September 2021.

Music at Brambletye School

Here at Brambletye we love and are passionate about all things music, it plays a huge and important part in our pupil’s time with us from Nursery through to Year 8 and our pupils are incredibly lucky to benefit from a well-equipped and dedicated space to enable them to learn and be inspired.  All our pupils receive at least one class music lesson each week and are taught a wide and diverse music curriculum from film music, to samba music to programme music through to music theory and everything in-between.  Accessibility and inclusivity are key factors to our music curriculum……as well as making lots of noise, being creative and having lots of fun!

For our more musically gifted and talented pupils there is the opportunity to be challenged and stretched to reach their full musical potential and the School has an enviable track record of securing music scholarships to a range of senior schools.

A large proportion of our pupils also receive at least one instrumental or vocal music lesson per week and the School is extremely proud of its popular and thriving extra-curricular music activities which include three choirs, two orchestras, a very large concert band and a brass ensemble.

Concerts and performances are a huge part of the music life at Brambletye that include high profile events such as the Carol Service, Christmas Nativity, House Music Competitions, Harvest Festival and the biennial senior musical.

The Assistant Director of Music Role

We are looking for an exceptional, talented and accomplished musician who is capable of providing outstanding learning experiences as a teacher and to support our Director of Music in leading an ambitious Music programme to stretch and challenge out most able musicians, whilst encouraging and fostering a culture of musical enjoyment for all.

The successful candidate will be required to teach class music lessons to a wide age and ability range of pupils as well as support the Music Department in all aspects of co-curricular activities e.g. lead weekly instrumental/orchestral/choral rehearsals ensembles, accompany ABRSM examinations, support the organisation of daily instrumental lessons by Visiting Music Teachers, assist with music performances for concerts, musical shows, Chapel services and school events as and when required.

This position provides a wonderful opportunity to work in a school that loves, enjoys and celebrates music, with highly motivated pupils, small classes and with very supportive colleagues, management and parents.

For further information about this position please access Job Description here.

Hours, Salary and Benefits

This is a part-time position and it is anticipated that this role will be three days per week during term-time with the hours and days of work to be discussed at interview.

The salary for this position is up to £35,969 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications.  Please note that this is the full-time equivalent salary and is subject to being pro-rated once the hours for the position have been agreed with the successful candidate.

As an employee of Brambletye School the successful candidate will be entitled to a very generous school fee discount which is available in our Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School, staff 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 for this Position

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please contact Mr Nick Holloway, Deputy Headmaster either by telephone: (01342) 321004 or via email:  Nick 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: with a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster.

The closing date for receipt of applications:   Tuesday, 18th May 2021 at 10.00am

Interviews will take place on:                               To be confirmed

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.