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 return you can access excellent benefits:

    • Free staff lunch on the days you work, during term time
    • 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), pro-rated according to your contract
    • Scottish Widows Group Personal Pension Plan (depending on your role)
      • Personalised industry expert pension advice
      • 3 x death in service benefit
    • Partial fee discount, where applicable and according to eligibility
    • Free use of the school gym
    • Free use of the swimming pool
    • A suite of termly staff celebrations and wellbeing initiatives
    • Topical health and wellbeing advice via our EAP
    • Employee assistance programmes to support you personally and professionally
    • Discounted group private health with BUPA
    • Optical support
    • A comprehensive further study programme
    • Access to a cycle to work scheme
    • Access to a salary sacrifice electric car scheme
    • Invites to parenting webinars on key topics
    • Free access to school productions, speakers and events
    • Free onsite car parking


Current Opportunities

Assistant Rowing Coach (6 hours per week)

The King’s School is seeking to appoint an Assistant Rowing Coach to join their popular Rowing Department

The role will involve a range of coaching opportunities at the club from the J14 squads to experience with the senior squads, and would suit an applicant looking to move into coaching or looking to build further coaching experience within an established team supporting the head coaches in developing national/ regional level athletes

The successful candidate would ideally have a British Rowing Level 2 coaching qualification and a Level Two Powerboat qualification.

For more information please see our Applicant Information pack.

Hours of work

6 hours per week, Monday 4.30pm to 6.30pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm..

Salary £4,056 per annum, a full time equivalent salary of £25,012 per annum

Requirements: UK Sport rowing coaching Level 2 or 3

Closing date: 9am 1st March 2024 Final interviews: 5-6th March 2024

Interviews may be held before this date so early applications are encouraged

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Playworker (After School club) – Permanent – 15 hours per week – Term Time Only

We are looking for a friendly and experienced Playworker to join our After School Club (Owl’s) at The King’s School, Chester. This is an ideal role for a person who is seeking part time work within childcare.

Key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and providing safe and creative activities for the club
  • Administering first aid as appropriate

Your Skills

  • Level 2 qualification in childcare or willing to work towards this (this is an excellent opportunity and the school will provide funding for you to study this qualification)
  • Have experience of working with primary and infant school aged children

For further information please see the attached Applicant Information Pack.

Hours of work

Owls – 3-6pm Monday to Friday during term time only (15 hours per week).

Salary (£10.98 per hour)                               £6,851 per annum             

Closing Date – 9am 28th February 2024              Final date for Interviews – Monday 4th March   

Interviews will take place as applications are received

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Junior School Receptionist (25 hours) Vacancy – Term time only (plus 1 week)

Due to an internal staff move, we have an exciting opportunity to join our team in the role of Receptionist at The King’s School. This is a key role within the school and will be primarily based in the Junior School. This role is a part-time, term time (plus one week) position.

The successful candidate will need to be to be able to prioritise a busy workload and will have a proven track record of working in a busy office or reception environment, with an eye for detail, an organised approach, a friendly and approachable disposition and be dedicated to the needs of the school and, most importantly, the children.

Responsibilities of the Role

  • As the first point of contact for the school, to endeavour to answer face-to-face and telephone enquiries from parents, pupils and staff and all visitors with a welcoming, approachable, efficient and courteous manner and to go the “extra mile” to deliver customer satisfaction
  • To follow the Schools’ registration procedure to provide Pupil Absentee information and manage the fire list
  • To provide administrative and systems support to teaching staff and Admissions Manager
  • To answer incoming telephone calls, transfer to the relevant member of staff/department when necessary or take comprehensive messages / distribute messages/information in a timely and systematic way
  • To liaise with academic and support staff to share pupil information e.g. attendance data, sickness, change in personal circumstances
  • To monitor and record children going to for music lessons

Person Specification

  • Good organisational skills
  • Comfortable working in School environment, working with children and adults
  • Have high quality inter-personal and communication skills

Actual Salary £11,758 per annum, a full time equivalent salary of £21,164 per annum

From April 2024 actual salary rising to £12,848 (£12.02 per hour) a full time equivalent salary of £23,126

Hours of work – 25 hours per week 8am-1pm Monday to Friday on JS reception

Closing date: 9am Wednesday, March 4                 Final interviews: Monday, March 11

Please note that interviews may be held before this date

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The King’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are required to undertake screening relevant to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children

We take pride in our outstanding reputation, and we know this is built largely on the excellent commitment and wide-ranging abilities of our staff.  We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce and we strongly encourage candidates from all different backgrounds to apply. 

In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the King’s School uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement

Our Child Protection, Safeguarding, and Safer Recruitment policies can be found here

All our appointments follow the procedures laid out in our Equal Opportunities and Child Protection policies. For details regarding our Staff Privacy Notice, please click here.
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