Why Join Us?

Clifton College is housed in splendid, grand buildings in the beautiful suburb of Clifton in Bristol, which in 2017, topped the Sunday Times rankings of best places to live in Britain. It was also recently listed fourth in the Rough Guides’ top ten cities to visit worldwide. We think it is easy to see why. The city has charm and beauty, and is innovative in its culture and economy, drawing more and more families to move here from London. We believe Bristol is the perfect place to be educated, and to work.

Vacancies

We have a strong academic and support staff team who work across a wide range of departments such as IT, Finance, People and Organisation, Teaching Support, Estates and who all contribute to the smooth running of the College. If you are interested in joining our incredible team then please do look at our current vacancies below and send an application to myfuture@cliftoncollege.com

With one Deputy Head retiring and one returning to Australia, Clifton College has taken the opportunity to review its Senior Leadership Team. The team is being expanded and restructured and the College is now looking to appoint three Deputy Heads for September 2021: Academic, Pastoral and Co-curriculum. This is an unusual and very attractive opportunity for three outstanding individuals to become members of a dynamic new Senior Leadership Team. As part of that team, the successful applicants will work together to realise the College’s exciting and ambitious development plans and to shape the future strategic direction of the school.

Founded in 1862, Clifton College is one of the leading independent boarding and day schools in the UK. The Upper School provides an exceptional all-round education for 724 girls and boys aged 13-18. 300 of these are boarders and 303 are in the Sixth Form. The Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory School cater for a further 525 pupils aged 2-13. Clifton’s aim is to ensure academic excellence for all. Intellectual risk-taking is encouraged in an environment where students are free to question, free to discover, free to try and free to succeed.

The Deputy Head Academic, who will have a track-record of excellence and wide experience in all aspects of teaching and learning, will lead the academic life of the school. He or she will inspire both staff and pupils, embrace the values of the College – Integrity, Spirit and Resilience – and make a significant contribution to helping this leading boarding and day school achieve its academic ambitions.

The pupils study a range of subjects to GCSE and A Level. Teaching is organised on the basis of six days a week with academic lessons on Saturday mornings. Academic results are strong. In 2019 at A Level, 46% of pupils achieved A* to A grades. More than 40% of the GCSE grades were A*, 8 or 9. 90% of students won a place at their chosen university, including places at a range of leading universities in the UK and overseas. Several of these students were successful in this via one or more of the five BTEC courses offered in our Sixth Form curriculum.

The life of the College is a full one, extending over weekends as well as weekdays. Each member of staff is required to play an active part in the co-curricular life of the College, and to serve as a tutor in a boarding or day House.

The successful candidate will be appointed by, and report directly to, the Head of College, be a member of the Upper School Senior Leadership Team and play a key role in the strategic and operational management of the College as a whole.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious and forward-thinking academic leader to excel within one of the UK’s foremost schools.

Application deadline: 10am Thursday 11th February 2021.

Further information in the form of a pdf brief will be available shortly.

To apply for this position, or for more information, please click here.

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

With one Deputy Head retiring and one returning to Australia, Clifton College has taken the opportunity to review its Senior Leadership Team. The team is being expanded and restructured and the College is now looking to appoint three Deputy Heads for September 2021: Academic, Pastoral and Co-curriculum. This is an unusual and very attractive opportunity for three outstanding individuals to become members of a dynamic new Senior Leadership Team. As part of that team, the successful applicants will work together to realise the College’s exciting and ambitious development plans and to shape the future strategic direction of the school.

Founded in 1862, Clifton College is one of the leading independent boarding and day schools in the UK. The Upper School provides an exceptional all-round education for 724 girls and boys aged 13-18. 300 of these are boarders and 303 are in the Sixth Form. The Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory School cater for a further 525 pupils aged 2-13. The College is academically ambitious and is committed to providing a contemporary, challenging and enriching education for all its pupils within a warm, inclusive and spiritual environment.

The Deputy Head Pastoral will be a dynamic and innovative individual with experience in a range of pastoral roles, who has a passionate interest in promoting the care and welfare of young people and is now seeking a pupil-facing leadership position. The boarding ethos of Clifton ensures that community is at the heart of College life with pupil welfare and safeguarding holding primacy. The Deputy Head Pastoral will place pupils at the centre of their work and will lead the pastoral life of this progressive co-educational boarding and day school. He or she will develop further a pastoral culture, shaped by pupil voice, that encourages and promotes diversity and inclusion, and is an exemplar of best practice in supporting pupil wellbeing, mental health, health education and personal safety.

The life of the College is a full one, extending over weekends as well as weekdays. Each member of staff is required to play an active part in the co-curricular life of the College, and to serve as a tutor in a boarding or day House.

The successful candidate will be appointed by, and report directly to, the Head of College, be a member of the Upper School Senior Leadership Team and play a key role in the strategic and operational management of the College as a whole.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop their senior leadership career within one of the UK’s foremost boarding and day schools.

Application deadline: 10am Monday 15th February 2021.

Further information in the form of a pdf brief will be available shortly.

To apply for this position, or for more information, please click here.

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

With one Deputy Head retiring and one returning to Australia, Clifton College has taken the opportunity to review its Senior Leadership Team. The team is being expanded and restructured and the College is now looking to appoint three Deputy Heads for September 2021: Academic, Pastoral and Co-curriculum. This is an unusual and very attractive opportunity for three outstanding individuals to become members of a dynamic new Senior Leadership Team. As part of that team, the successful applicants will work together to realise the College’s exciting and ambitious development plans and to shape the future strategic direction of the school.

Founded in 1862, Clifton College is one of the foremost independent boarding and day schools in the UK. The Upper School provides an exceptional all-round education for 724 girls and boys aged 13-18. 300 of these are boarders and 303 are in the Sixth Form. The Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory School cater for a further 525 pupils aged 2-13. Clifton’s aim is to provide an education of the highest quality for all its pupils that will prepare them effectively for life beyond school.

The Deputy Head Co-curriculum will be an ambitious, enthusiastic and appropriately qualified individual who will be able to demonstrate a track record of making a difference through driving and managing change successfully. The pursuit of academic excellence at Clifton is complemented by a broad co-curricular provision. Through an outstanding programme of sport, art, music, drama, outdoor activities, CCF, societies, educational trips and work in the community, pupils develop confidence, leadership, independence, resilience, teamwork, resourcefulness and the importance of service to others along with generosity of spirit.

The successful candidate will further strengthen and develop this programme and he or she will be a passionate champion for the value of a rich, vibrant and varied co-curriculum as an essential pillar of a relevant and genuinely holistic education.

The life of the College is a full one, extending over weekends as well as weekdays. Each member of staff is required to play an active part in the co-curricular life of the College, and to serve as a tutor in a boarding or day House.

The successful candidate will be appointed by, and report directly to, the Head of College, be a member of the Upper School Senior Leadership Team and play a key role in the strategic and operational management of the College as a whole.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and forward-thinking individual to develop their career within one of the UK’s leading boarding and day schools.

Application deadline: 10am Wednesday 17th February 2021.

Further information in the form of a pdf brief will be available shortly.

To apply for this position, or for more information, please click here.

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Clifton College Preparatory School is seeking a dynamic and innovative Deputy Head Academic to guide and support the highest levels of teaching and learning in one of the UK’s leading day and boarding schools.

The Preparatory School offers first-class teaching and outstanding pastoral care for girls and boys aged 2-13. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and each child is treated as an individual.

Clifton College offers its pupils access to excellent facilities and high-quality teaching which work hand in hand to provide a world-class education. Founded in 1862, Clifton College successfully combines a rich heritage with modern state-of-the-art facilities, in the beautiful suburb of Clifton, Bristol. The Preparatory School caters for around 500 pupils aged 2-13, the majority of whom progress to the Upper School. Day pupils and boarders are happy at school and all enjoy the variety and excitement that is all part of Clifton life and the unique House system.

The Deputy Head Academic is accountable to the Head of the Prep School, and responsible for ensuring the highest quality of teaching and learning in the Preparatory School. Working alongside the Deputy Head Pastoral and Assistant Head, the Deputy Academic is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will contribute significantly to the evolution, development and delivery of the School’s academic and digital strategies.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, with the ability and confidence to work effectively with all of the Clifton College community. He or she will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, with knowledge and understanding of the national and international independent school landscape.

This vacancy closes at 10.00am on Wednesday 3rd February 2021. 

To apply for this position, or for more information, please click here.

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.Job Brochure

Clifton College Preparatory School is seeking a dynamic and innovative Deputy Head Pastoral to lead the pastoral life of one of the UK’s leading day and boarding schools.

The Preparatory School offers first-class teaching and outstanding pastoral care for girls and boys aged 2-13. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and each child is treated as an individual.

Clifton College offers its pupils access to excellent facilities and high-quality teaching which work hand in hand to provide a world-class education. Founded in 1862, Clifton College successfully combines a rich heritage with modern state-of-the-art facilities, in the beautiful suburb of Clifton, Bristol. The Preparatory School caters for around 500 pupils aged 2-13, the majority of whom progress to the Upper School. Day pupils and boarders are happy at school and all enjoy the variety and excitement that is all part of Clifton life and the unique House system.

The Deputy Head Pastoral is accountable to the Head of the Preparatory School, and is responsible for ensuring the provision of the very highest quality of pastoral care to all pupils in the Preparatory School. Working alongside the Deputy Head Academic and Assistant Head, the Deputy Head Pastoral is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, with the ability and confidence to work effectively with all of the Clifton College community. He or she will demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the welfare of pupils and the wider life of a vibrant Prep School.

This vacancy closes at 10.00am on Tuesday 9th February 2021. 

To apply for this position, or for more information, please click here.

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Brochure

Clifton College is a leading independent day and boarding school educating over 1,200 pupils aged 2 to 18.

Founded in 1862, the College provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a rich heritage with modern state-of-the-art facilities. Located in one of the most beautiful suburbs of the vibrant city of Bristol, Clifton College continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the country.

The College aims to produce children of varied but definite character by combining fantastic academic results with first-class sport, diverse co-curricular activities and an outstanding environment. Clifton College offers day, flexi and full boarding and is a proudly inclusive and supportive community, with over 40 nationalities represented in its diverse student body.

Clifton College are looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Sports Centre Manager to operate and develop a dual usage Sport & Leisure facility. The successful candidate will have a proven record of commercial facility operation along with strong experience in team management and development. Experience of membership growth along with operational expertise relating to fitness classes, swimming lessons, lifeguarding and personal training and how they complement each other will be key. An industry specific knowledge base relating to health and safety, financial control, marketing and product diversification will also be a key attribute of the successful candidate. Regular customer facing shifts including early mornings, evenings and weekends form a key element of this role.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) permanent role. The rate of pay is £25,000 – £28,000 per annum.

This vacancy closes at midnight on the 31 January 2021.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form found on this page and return it to myfuture@cliftoncollege.com

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description – SPORTS CENTRE MANAGER

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Clifton College is a leading independent day and boarding school educating over 1,200 pupils aged 2 to 18.

Founded in 1862, the College provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a rich heritage with modern state-of-the-art facilities.

Located in one of the most beautiful suburbs of the vibrant city of Bristol, Clifton College continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the country. The College aims to produce children of varied but definite character by combining fantastic academic results with first-class sport, diverse co-curricular activities and an outstanding environment. Clifton College offers day, flexi and full boarding and is a proudly inclusive and supportive community, with over 40 nationalities represented in its diverse student body.

Clifton College is looking for a passionate and experienced Early Years Practitioner to become a member of the team. The successful candidate will have robust knowledge of the EYFS, good communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. The individual must be highly motivated and have a positive attitude towards working with children. You will be working alongside and supporting experienced members of the team, caring for children aged 0 months to 4 years. You must be level 6 qualified.

This is a full time (42.5 hours per week), permanent role and the rate of pay is £19,100 to £20,500 per annum.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form found on this page and return it to myfuture@cliftoncollege.com

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Job description – Level 6 Nursery practitionerApplication Form

Clifton College is a leading independent day and boarding school educating over 1,200 pupils aged 2 to 18.

Founded in 1862, the College provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a rich heritage with modern state-of-the-art facilities.

Located in one of the most beautiful suburbs of the vibrant city of Bristol, Clifton College continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the country. The College aims to produce children of varied but definite character by combining fantastic academic results with first-class sport, diverse co-curricular activities and an outstanding environment. Clifton College offers day, flexi and full boarding and is a proudly inclusive and supportive community, with over 40 nationalities represented in its diverse student body.

Clifton College are looking to recruit a Commercial Administrator to support various business operations. Based within the College Sports Centre, the role will involve a degree of customer facing responsibility while delivering administration support for the Sports Centre, Clifton Group Fitness, Swim Academy, Holiday Club, Easter Revision and Summer Language School. The successful candidate will have strong communication, time management and customer service skills. Knowledge and experience of varying forms of communication along with commercial awareness and interest are also key.

This is a full time, permanent role and the rate of pay is £18,000 per annum.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form found on this page and return it to myfuture@cliftoncollege.com

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description – commercial administrator

Application Form

Clifton College is a leading independent day and boarding school educating over 1,200 pupils aged 2 to 18.

Founded in 1862, the College provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a rich heritage with modern state-of-the-art facilities.

Located in one of the most beautiful suburbs of the vibrant city of Bristol, Clifton College continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the country. The College aims to produce children of varied but definite character by combining fantastic academic results with first-class sport, diverse co-curricular activities and an outstanding environment. Clifton College offers day, flexi and full boarding and is a proudly inclusive and supportive community, with over 40 nationalities represented in its diverse student body.

A Cleaning Operative is required to assist with the provision of high-quality cleaning services in our busy school. The role involves cleaning offices, toilet areas, sports facilities, classrooms, laboratories, corridors, shower rooms and stairways.

Although cleaning experience would be an advantage, training will be provided and more important is the willingness to work hard and demonstrate reliability both when working alone and in a team.

This is a part time, permanent role at the rate of pay is up to £8.72 per hour.

To apply for this position, please complete and return the application form found on this page to myfuture@cliftoncollege.com

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description – cleaning operative

Application Form

Clifton College is a leading independent day and boarding school educating over 1,200 pupils aged 2 to 18.

Founded in 1862, the College provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a rich heritage with modern state-of-the-art facilities.

Located in one of the most beautiful suburbs of the vibrant city of Bristol, Clifton College continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the country. The College aims to produce children of varied but definite character by combining fantastic academic results with first-class sport, diverse co-curricular activities and an outstanding environment. Clifton College offers day, flexi and full boarding and is a proudly inclusive and supportive community, with over 40 nationalities represented in its diverse student body.

A part time lifeguard is required at Clifton College Sports Centre.

We are looking for a lifeguard to join the team at the Sports Centre. Flexibility, reliability and attendance is a top priority to meet the needs of the business. The successful candidate would also be able to pick up additional hours on a casual basis throughout the week and school holidays.

Applicants must currently hold level 2 UK QCF lifeguarding qualifications (such as those from the RLSS, STA, HABC, etc.). Working amongst a young team of friendly and well-motivated staff we are looking for responsible, knowledgeable and customer-driven lifeguards. Lifeguards should have a record of performing well in their previous training and be strong confident swimmers and communicators.

The post will mostly involve working as part of a small team to ensure the smooth and efficient running of swim sessions for our members and children from the school, holiday club and residential courses. Every shift normally also contains a sample of work away from the poolside as required to meet the operational needs of the business. This may include basic cleaning duties or covering the main reception desk.

Applications from lifeguards who are qualified in the use of spine boards and automated external defibrillators are particularly welcome, although training will be provided for the right candidates.

The rate of pay is £8-£8.72 per hour and the closing date for applications is midnight on 01 February 2021.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form found on this page and return it to myfuture@cliftoncollege.com in order for us to register your interest in the role.

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description – Lifeguard

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