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Shrewsbury School has a world-class reputation for all-round excellence.

A good education opens doors which is why we ensure that the people we choose to work at Shrewsbury must have the desire, passion, and talent to nurture and develop our pupils into the leaders of tomorrow.

Shrewsbury School employs over 450 staff in both academic and support positions across our 110-acre site in the heart of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Our place, our rich history and our forward-thinking mindset provide staff and pupils alike with a distinctive experience and environment which are second-to-none.


Current Vacancies

If you would like to be part of our passionate and diverse family, please view our vacancies below.

Shrewsbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and candidates must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Director of Human Resources

Director of Human Resources

£ Competitive based on skills and experience of the successful candidate

Shrewsbury School has a world-class reputation for all-round excellence. Fully co-educational, with a seven-day boarding heartbeat and an integral day community, the school sits within 110 acres of beautiful parkland, wrapped within a loop of the River Severn. Shrewsbury believes strongly in its social mission with extensive outreach, cross-sector partnership and community engagement progammes as well as a deep commitment to life-changing bursaries.

The school is a diverse community of 840 students aged 13-18 and over 500 staff. The wider Shrewsbury family includes five international schools across Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong and India together with a local preparatory school, Packwood Haugh. In line with the work of its most famous alumnus, Charles Darwin, the school has continued to evolve in an innovative and dynamic way.

The post of Director of Human Resources is a senior role which will lead and shape a comprehensive HR function to support close to 600 staff across both Shrewsbury School and Packwood Haugh. The vacancy arises following the departure of the incumbent after 18 years of dedicated service. Working directly with the Head and Senior Leadership Team, whilst reporting to the Bursar, the postholder will provide strategic leadership across the school in all staff-related matters, in line with the School Development Plan.

Shrewsbury is looking to attract an accomplished professional who is motivated by the school’s mission to support young people to flourish and is energised by the idea of working with diverse colleagues within a vibrant and purpose-driven community. The Director will bring their experience and expertise to transform policies and processes and release capacity to provide proactive, effective support for a people-oriented, inclusive and high calibre culture.

This role requires an individual who can work strategically as well as taking a ‘hands-on’ approach in terms of being practical and action-orientated, enthusing their HR team to deliver an outstanding and responsive service. Experience of leading a HR function within an organisation of similar complexity and scale and a successful track record of service delivery and process improvement will be important. Prior experience of working in a school is not essential but the successful candidate should have empathy with independent education and with the ethos of Shrewsbury School.

An attractive package is on offer for the successful candidate including generous annual leave, a defined contribution pension scheme and life insurance, free use of school facilities and a free lunch for much of the year.

This is a full-time/all-year role based centrally on campus at Kingsland House.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are warmly invited to arrange a confidential discussion with Execucare.

To download the Candidate Pack and for further information please click here:  Director of Human Resources (execucare.com)

Shrewsbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Cleaning Assistants

Cleaning Assistants

Hourly rate of pay is £11.44 per hour, increasing to £11.54 per hour following a successful six-month probationary review.

We are looking to recruit a number of Cleaning Assistants who are passionate about delivering an excellent cleaning service.  Working in our Establishment and Boarding House buildings, you will ensure that all areas are kept in a hygienic condition, ensuring a very high standard at all times.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a friendly and supportive environment, have an eye for detail with excellent standards of cleaning.  Previous cleaning or work experience in a similar role would be an advantage, however full training will be given.

Position 1:  20 hours per week working 9am – 1pm, Monday to Friday (rotational Saturdays), term-time working plus 3 weeks + 1 days during the school holidays (+ 5 weeks paid holiday)

Position 2:  32.5 hours per week working 7am – 2pm, Monday to Friday (rotational Saturdays), term-time working plus 8 weeks during the school holidays (+ 5 weeks paid holiday)

We offer a competitive salary, professional training and development and generous benefits which include pension, life insurance and use of the school sports and library facilities.  A job description can be found in the recruitment pack.

The closing date for application: 12pm, Monday, 29 April 2024

A full application pack is available to download below including all relevant documents required to apply:

Recruitment Pack (includes job description & person specification)

Application Form PDF or Application Form (Word)

Application Forms should be sent to [email protected]. If you wish to submit a postal application please call 01743 280834 for further information. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Shrewsbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

General Maintenance Operative

General Maintenance Operative

Permanent, full-time, 52 weeks

We wish to appoint a General Maintenance Operative to join an established team in providing first line and general site support services to the Works Department Trades and the School as a whole.

We are looking for a flexible individual who has the required basic skills and the right personality to get the job done.  Essentially, you must have previous experience of supporting building trades, DIY skills, together with the ability to complete arduous tasks.  You must hold a full driving licence, with D1 entitlement, with experience of basic vehicle maintenance as you will be required to undertake first line assistance with the School Vehicle Fleet.  Other duties will include preventative maintenance works, Portable Appliance Testing (training will be provided, if required), recycling, collecting and delivering materials, furniture and other general portering tasks.

This is a full-time position working Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings on a rotational basis.  Please see the recruitment pack for further details on the rota.

We offer a competitive salary up to £24,287 per annum, plus generous benefits to include pension, life insurance, free school lunch when kitchens are operational, free car parking and free use of the library, swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and squash courts.

Closing date for applications is 12pm, Monday 29 April 2024

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 May 2024

A full application pack is available to download below including all relevant documents required to apply:

Recruitment Pack (includes job description & person specification)

Application Form PDF or Application Form (Word)

Application Forms should be sent to [email protected]. If you wish to submit a postal application please call 01743 280834 for further information. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Shrewsbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Design & Technology Technician

Design & Technology Technician

Salary range: £23,500 to £29,777pa pro rata, dependent upon experience

Permanent, 25 hours per week, term time plus 3 additional weeks during the school holidays

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to assist in our Design & Technology workshop, preparing materials and equipment for lessons and exhibitions etc.

The successful candidate ideally will be familiar with CAD / CAM / CNC electronic preparation, together with practical skills with working with wood, metal, and plastics, with the ability to demonstrate a creative flair. Training can be provided. You will have a good understanding of Health & Safety as you will be expected to provide a clean, safe working environment.

This is a position working 25 hours per week, over 2.5 days, during term time, plus 3 additional weeks during the school holidays.  Days and hours to be discussed at interview stage, please note that the D&T faculty operates from Monday to Saturday during term time.  This position is required from September 2024.

We offer generous benefits including pension, life insurance, school lunch when the kitchens are operational, free car parking, free use of school facilities when not in use by pupils (library, swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, squash courts) and access to a cycle to work scheme.

Closing date: 12pm, Wednesday 1 May 2024

Interviews will be held on Friday 10 May 2024

A full application pack is available to download below including all relevant documents required to apply:

Recruitment Pack (includes job description & person specification)

Application Form PDF or Application Form (Word)

Application Forms should be sent to [email protected]. If you wish to submit a postal application please call 01743 280834 for further information. We will be accepting CV’s and cover letters in addition to the application for only this position.

Shrewsbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Weekend Cleaning Assistants

Weekend Cleaning Assistants

Hourly rate of pay is £11.44 per hour, increasing to £11.54 per hour following a successful six-month probationary review.

We are looking to recruit two Cleaning Assistants who are passionate about delivering an excellent cleaning service.  Working in our Establishment buildings, you will ensure that all areas are kept in a hygienic condition, ensuring a very high standard at all times.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a friendly and supportive environment, have an eye for detail with excellent standards of cleaning.  Previous cleaning or work experience in a similar role would be an advantage, however full training will be given.

Position 1:  12 hours per week working 6am – 12pm, Saturday and Sunday, term-time working  (+ 5 weeks paid holiday)

Position 2:  12 hours per week working 12pm – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, term-time working  (+ 5 weeks paid holiday)

We offer a competitive salary, professional training and development and generous benefits which include pension, life insurance and use of the school sports and library facilities.  A job description can be found in the recruitment pack.

The closing date for application: 12pm, Monday, 29 April 2024

A full application pack is available to download below including all relevant documents required to apply:

Recruitment Pack (includes job description & person specification)

Application Form PDF or Application Form (Word)

Application Forms should be sent to [email protected]. If you wish to submit a postal application please call 01743 280834 for further information. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Shrewsbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.


Packwood Haugh

Packwood Haugh is a leading co-educational day and boarding school set in Shropshire in the heart of the UK. Packwood Haugh is part of the Shrewsbury family of schools. 

Minibus Driver

Minibus Driver

Term time only

We are looking to recruit a friendly Minibus Driver to safely collect and drop off pupils to and from School.

The ideal candidate will have a full and clean driving licence, including D1 category, with a minimum of two years driving experience, and will enjoy working in a friendly and pro-active environment.  You will be driving a School minibus and will be responsible for ensuring the minibus is in safe working order, clean and in good condition.

We can offer a competitive hourly rate and package to include professional training and development.

An indication of the working hours are Monday to Friday, 6.00am to 8.30am and 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Closing date for completed application forms is 12pm (noon), Friday 19 April 2024

A full application pack is available to download below including all relevant documents required to apply:

Recruitment Pack (includes job description & person specification)

Application Form PDF or Application Form (Word)

Application Forms should be sent to [email protected]. If you wish to submit a postal application please call 01743 280834 for further information. We will be accepting CV’s and cover letters in addition to the application for only this position.

Shrewsbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

 


Shrewsbury School International

There are currently no vacancies


Holroyd Howe Independent

Holroyd Howe are the contract caterers for Shrewsbury School, serving meals that are fresh, contemporary, nutritionally balanced and sourced locally.  Great food served with fun & flair!

Food Service Assistant (Full time)

Food Service Assistant (Full time)

Are you looking to join a company that is passionate about food and people? A job that offers some time off during school holidays including 2 weeks holiday over the Christmas period? If that sounds appealing, then keep reading.

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking people, to join a large catering team in a fast-paced environment. The role itself will involve food service, dining room set up and cleaning in between services. Flexibility is important as you will need to work some evenings and weekends however, we understand the need to have a work life balance and therefore provide rotas generally up to a month in advance. Days off are then flexible and can be booked and organised around personal life events with other team member or rostered days worked. Team members work 5 days out of 7 with 7.5 hour shifts that vary between the hours of 7am and 9pm. There are no split shifts required.

  • Hourly Rate of Pay £10.52
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 52 weeks per year

A full job description can be found here. 

Please download an application form here.

The closing date for these applications is Thursday 15 February 2024. 

All applications should be sent to [email protected]

Holroyd Howe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects the employee to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure must be obtained for all roles.

Food Service Assistant (Part time)

Food Service Assistant (Part time)

 

Are you looking to join a company that is passionate about food and people? A job that offers some time off during school holidays including 2 weeks holiday over the Christmas period? If that sounds appealing, then keep reading.

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking people, to join a large catering team in a fast-paced environment. The role itself will involve food service, dining room set up and cleaning in between services. The shifts that we require cover for are 5.30-8.30 Monday till Friday, term time dates only.

  • Hourly Rate of Pay: £10.52
  • 16 Hours per week
  • 36 weeks per year

A full job description can be found here. 

Please download an application form here.

The closing date for these applications is Thursday 15 February 2024.

All applications should be sent to [email protected]

Holroyd Howe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects the employee to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure must be obtained for all roles.

Front of House Supervisor

Front of House Supervisor

Are you looking to join a company that is passionate about food and people? A job that offers some time off during school holidays, including 2 weeks holiday over the Christmas period? A role where you have free access to a gym, meals provided and life assurance. If that sounds appealing, then keep reading.

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking people, to join a large catering team in a fast-paced environment. The role itself is very hands on and will involve food service, dining room set up and cleaning in between services. Overseeing cleaning standards, temperature checks, food quality and all health and safety issues front of house. Flexibility is important as you will need to work some evenings and weekends. This role requires working 5 days out of 7 with 8 hour shifts that vary between the hours of 7am and 9pm. There are no split shifts required.

  • Hourly Rate of Pay £12.02
  • 40 hours per week
  • 52 weeks per year

A full job description can be found here

Please download an application form here.

The closing date for these applications is Thursday 13 February 2024.

All applications should be sent to [email protected]

Holroyd Howe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects the employee to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure must be obtained for all roles.


Our current staff share why they love working at Shrewsbury School in the below video: