Career Opportunities

Clerk to the Governors - Immediate Start

We are seeking to recruit a Clerk to assist the governing body of the school. The role involves preparing and servicing the meetings of the governors and assisting the Chair with the administration of the governance of the school. It is a vital role which requires a highly organised, diligent individual who is sympathetic to the aims and objectives of Donhead. Previous experience is desirable but not essential.

The role is expected to require 100 hours per annum worked over the school year. It requires attendance at several meetings each term mostly on weekday evenings. There are also occasional weekend meetings. Time is also required to prepare and follow up between meetings.

A fee is offered subject to skills and experience. The role is self-employed.

For further information or an informal chat about the role, please contact Sian Buckley, PA to the Headmaster,

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your latest CV together with a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role and how you meet its requirements. Please include the names and contact details of two referees, one of who should be your latest or current employer.

Please mark your application “Clerk to the Governors” and send it to Sian Buckley, PA to the Headmaster,

The closing date is Thursday 6th May 2021 at 10am.

Clerk to Governors Role Description April 2021

Application Form for Support Staff

Application Form for Support Staff



We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic specialist music teacher to teach Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in a high profile, thriving and well-resourced music department. In addition to class teaching, duties will include conducting a choir, possibly leading the orchestra and generally supporting the Music Department with concerts and productions. This part-time role is for two days per week and there might be additional opportunities for the right candidate to teach an instrument such as piano individually.

The ideal candidate must have demonstrable experience of teaching music to EYFS and KS1, and will be able to evidence their passion and enthusiasm for the teaching of music. Good keyboard playing skills, and familiarity with the Kodaly methodology and ITC literacy, are desirable.

Donhead is a Jesuit Preparatory School committed to providing educational opportunities of quality and breadth to boys of all abilities and preparing them for entry into their secondary schools. We are looking for a highly committed and inspiring teacher to join our strong staff team and to motivate and develop our talented and enthusiastic pupils.

In return we offer enthusiastic pupils, supportive colleagues, a full programme of CPD, free lunches & refreshments during term-time and access to the global Jesuit schools’ network. The salary is competitive, dependent on experience and will be discussed at interview.

Please find below the job description and application form to apply for this vacancy.

To apply for this position, please complete a letter of application together with the Donhead application form, returning them to the Headmaster’s Office. Applications should be submitted by email to

The deadline for application is Friday 16th April at 12pm.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Sian Buckley, Headmaster’s PA.

Donhead is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects every member of staff to share this commitment. Any offer of appointment would be subject to an enhanced disclosure application and receipt of satisfactory references.