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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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Relief Matron (Mary Sidney Hall)

Relief Matron (Mary Sidney Hall)

Required from September 2024.

9 hours per week, term-time only.

We have an exciting opportunity at Shrewsbury School to work within one of our girls Boarding Houses as Relief Matron, providing cover on the Matron’s non-working day.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication and pastoral skills, high levels of organisational skills and a proven ability to form professional relationships with teenagers.  The Relief Matron will work closely with the  Housemistress, permanent Matron and pupils. This role involves the need to have an understanding and sympathetic approach, balancing a friendly disposition with the need to maintain discipline. 

This position is required during term time only, working a Thursday evening (9pm to 10.30pm) and Friday morning and afternoon (7.15am to 9.30am and 12.30pm to 5.45pm).

A full induction programme is provided along with training and development opportunities.  In addition, we offer a competitive salary and generous benefits which include enhanced pension, life insurance, use of the school sports and library facilities and access to a cycle to work scheme. 

The closing date for applications: 12pm, Wednesday 18 July 2024.

Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity, we reserve the right to appoint ahead of the closing date.

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.

Sports Coach (Goalkeeper)

Sports Coach (Goalkeeper)

Shrewsbury School seeks to appoint a casual Sports Coach (Goalkeeper).   We are looking for candidates who hold a UEFA B Goalkeeping Licence and have a first aid qualification (although we can provide this with in-house training).

Ideally you will have experience of working with young people, be passionate about sport with the ability to hold engaging sports coaching sessions.  The successful candidate will plan and conduct high-quality goalkeeper training sessions for players aged 14-18 of all skill levels.  Further details can be found in the job description.

Shrewsbury School has its owns Sports Pay Scale.  Rates of pay are dependent upon qualifications and experience which will be discussed at interview.  The successful candidate would be required to be available on Mondays from 2-5pm and Wednesdays from 1-3pm, between September and March.

In addition, you can have use of the school sports and library facilities and lunch in Kingsland House when coaching.

Closing date for completed application forms is 12pm, Tuesday 23 July 2024

Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity, we reserve the right to appoint ahead of the closing date.

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.

Sports Coach (Hockey)

Sports Coach (Hockey)

Shrewsbury School seeks to appoint a Sport Coach for Hockey.   We are looking for candidates who are qualified to a minimum Level 1 and have a first aid qualification (although we can provide this with in-house training).

Ideally you will have experience of working with young people, be passionate about sport with the ability to hold engaging sports coaching sessions.  The successful candidate will be leading coaching sessions with junior (13-15 years old) and senior age (16-18 years old) groups and attending fixtures.   Full details can be found in the job description.

Shrewsbury School has its owns Sports Pay Scale.  Rates of pay are dependent upon qualifications and experience which will be discussed at interview.  In addition, you can have use of the school sports and library facilities and lunch in Kingsland House when coaching.

Closing date for completed application forms is 12pm, Tuesday 23 July 2024

Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity, we reserve the right to appoint ahead of the closing date.

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.

Sports Coach (Swimming)

Sports Coach (Swimming)

Shrewsbury School seeks to appoint a Sport Coach for Swimming.  We are looking for candidates who have Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications and a current National Rescue Award for Teachers and Coaches.  Having a current first aid qualification is also preferable, although we can provide this with in-house training.

Ideally you be knowledgeable and well qualified in the delivery of swimming programmes, with the ability to motivate and encourage swimmers of all abilities.  The successful candidate will be leading coaching sessions with junior (13-15 years old) and senior age (16-18 years old) groups and attending fixtures.  Full details can be found in the job description.

Shrewsbury School has its owns Sports Pay Scale.  Rates of pay are dependent upon qualifications and experience which will be discussed at interview.  In addition, you can have use of the school sports and library facilities and lunch in Kingsland House when coaching.

Closing date for completed application forms is 12pm, Tuesday 23 July 2024

Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity, we reserve the right to appoint ahead of the closing date.

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.

PA to the Director of Development

PA to the Director of Development

Full time, permanent, 35 hours per week, all year round

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled Personal Assistant to provide outstanding professional administrative, secretarial, and organisational support to the Director of Development.  

This is a diverse and rewarding role that requires a highly organised, trustworthy individual with a can-do attitude and a calm disposition.  The successful applicant will be a pro-active solution-finder and accomplished communicator, with strong professional values and skills in handling confidential information with discretion and professionalism. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • All-round Personal Assistance for the Director of Development.
  • Dynamic diary and calendar management.
  • Call handling and welcoming visitors, parents, and staff.
  • Meeting facilitation including composing agendas and regular minute-taking.
  • Performing a range highly confidential administrative duties relating to the daily running of the Development Office.
  • Composition, editing, review and handling of a wide range of correspondence.
  • Preparation of reports, papers, and presentations.
  • Office management and other secretarial duties as required.
  • Organising travel, events and visit itineraries, visa applications and handling expenses.

Essential Qualities:

  • Educated to A Level or above.
  • Demonstrable experience as a professional PA, Secretary or similar.
  • Highly adaptable and flexible, with initiative and the ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Excellent at building rapport and positive relationships with a wide range of people.
  • Strong typist and pride yourself on your excellent typing skills.
  • Excellent written and oral English with attention to detail.
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft Office.

In addition to the salary, we offer benefits including generous pension contributions, life insurance, free use of school facilities when not in use by pupils (library, swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and squash courts), lunch in our dining hall when kitchens are operational and access to a cycle to work scheme.

To express an interest in this role, please send a 1 page covering letter and CV to the Director of Development at [email protected].  Following a review of this documentation, you may be invited to attend an informal visit to the School, to find out more about the role. 

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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.

Leisure Assistant

Leisure Assistant

The salary for this role is £10,839.91 per annum.

This post is for 18 hours per week, working during term time and in school holidays, with a mixture of weekday afternoons and evenings and Sunday day. Are you looking for an opportunity to work in an inspiring indoor and outdoor sporting environment?

At Shrewsbury School we have excellent facilities and a culture enabling you to develop your career and passion for sport and leisure.

Our Leisure Assistants play a really important role in ensuring our pupils and members have a safe and enjoyable time utilising our Cricket centre, Swimming pool, Sports Hall, Synthetic Pitches, Fitness Suite and Racquets Facilities.

The role requires excellent attention to detail, an engaging personality and the ability to complete an NPLQ qualification. Working within a fun and vibrant environment we are looking for a team player with bags of enthusiasm. You’ll be surrounded by friendly and passionate colleagues working together to create an outstanding experience for our pupils and members.

We offer a competitive salary, fully funded training and development, including a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and Sports Facilities Customer Service Practices, generous pension contributions, life insurance, use of the school sports and library facilities and access to a cycle to work scheme.

Closing date for completed application forms is 12pm, Monday 22 July 2024

Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity, we reserve the right to appoint ahead of the closing date.

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.

Cleaning Assistant

Cleaning Assistant

We are looking to recruit a Cleaning Assistant who is 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 very high standards 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.

The working hours for this role are 32.5 hours per week, from 7am – 2pm, Monday to Friday, working during term time and school holidays.

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

In addition to salary, we offer professional training and development and generous benefits which include pension, life insurance, use of the school sports and library facilities, lunch when the kitchens are operational and access to a cycle to work scheme. 

Closing date for completed application forms is 12pm, Thursday 25 July 2024

Interviews will be held at the school on Wednesday 31 July 2024.

Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity, we reserve the right to appoint ahead of the closing date.

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.


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Shrewsbury School International

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