Employment Opportunities

Join our team

We employ around 220 staff all with unique skills and abilities. Working here will give you the opportunity to work in a dynamic, stimulating and friendly environment.

In reward for your commitment to King’s, you will receive the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • Technology appropriate to your job
  • Free staff lunch on the days you work during term time
  • Health and wellbeing and employee assistance programmes
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Scottish Widows Group Personal Pension Plan
  • The support of skilled and enthusiastic management and colleagues
  • Fee discount for staff children for permanent members of staff and the option of salary sacrifice for school fees

If you are considering relocating to the area you may find this Moving to Chester booklet useful.


Head of Development – Permanent

The King’s School, Chester, is one of the most successful, diverse and forward thinking independent schools in the North West – with a commitment to making an outstanding education and fulfilling school life available to both girls and boys.

A key element in realising that commitment is fundraising. We are looking for a charismatic Head of Development to join our team and help us make our bold and dynamic bursary fundraising strategy a resounding success. Building on the strong relationships we already have with the school’s stakeholders, particularly our Alumni, the special talent we’re looking for will have the proven planning skills, professionalism, enthusiasm and experience that will drive the strategy forward in all areas.

Excellence in communication and networking, flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team are essentials – as are highly developed ICT and presentation skills, and an impressive track record in development.

This is a terrific opportunity to head up a talented team whose ultimate goal is to transform the lives of young people through education. If you think you’re the person we’re looking for, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 4th April 2018

Further Info Download Application Form (Word) Application Form (PDF)



Junior School KS2 Teacher – Permanent

The King’s School is a vibrant, thriving community where pupils and careers flourish and grow, it’s a great place to learn and a great place to teach.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a forward-thinking, inspirational KS2 teacher to join the dynamic team at our popular and high-achieving school, from September 2018. We’re looking for a creative, driven and enthusiastic talent who will embrace and enhance the ethos of the school – encouraging the all-round development of our pupils, joining in with a wide range of activities, both in and out of the classroom and committing themselves to a high level of pastoral care.

Excellent teaching of English and Maths are essentials and the ability to teach languages at KS2 would be an advantage although not essential.

NQTs, recent graduates or experienced teachers are equally welcome to apply.

If you think you are the special teaching talent we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Midday on Friday 16th March 2018

Further Info Download Application Form (Word) Application Form (PDF)



Facilities (Grounds) Operator

We are looking to recruit an experienced Facilities (Grounds) Operator for our beautiful 33-acre greenbelt site.

Reporting to the Facilities (Grounds) Supervisor, the successful candidate will undertake routine preparation and maintenance work on a range of state of the art sports facilities and surfaces, operate and maintain all types of sports ground machinery, research the latest developments in grounds machines and technology, and co-ordinate contractors visiting the grounds department.

This is a full time position working 37 hours per week, on a fortnightly shift pattern. The shift patterns are as follows:

Week 1 – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6.45am – 2.45pm

Week 2 – Monday to Friday 9.30am – 6.30pm

This shift pattern will change during winter cover (October to April) to:

Week 1 – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 6.45am to 2.45pm

Week 2 – Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 5pm.

The successful applicant will work within a grounds team of four people. All staff contribute to the smooth running of an effective and busy grounds department within the School.  For further information regarding this post, please see attached information for applicants.

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 21st March 2018

Further Info Download Application Form (Word) Application Form (PDF)



Facilities Operator (Flexible Working Bank Staff)

The King’s School Chester are looking to appoint flexible, hard-working, enthusiastic, reliable, honest and committed Facilities Operators who will ensure that our children learn in a safe, clean, healthy and inspiring environment.

You will be an important member of our school team and have a positive approach to this key role.

Are you:

  • Dedicated, hardworking and take pride in your high standard of work?
  • A team player who is friendly and professional, relating well to adults and children?
  • Are you responsible, flexible and reliable with a good understanding of health and safety requirements?
  • Have good interpersonal skills and be able to work on your own initiative?
  • Are you prepared to undertake a range of varied activities?

Please apply by sending your cv to recruitment@kingschester.co.uk.

For further information on the role, please email Head of Estates on mwj@kingschester.co.uk


Note: All our appointments follow the procedures laid out in our Equal Opportunities and Child Protection policies