Employment Opportunities

Caldicott is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check, previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

A copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, Safer Recruitment Policy and Privacy Notice (Staff) can be found on the Policies page.


Click here to view some of the wide range of Employee Benefits at Caldicott.

Application Process

To apply for a vacancy please ensure you fully complete our standard Application Form.  This should be sent, along with a covering letter addressed to the Headteacher, by email to: [email protected]. Your covering letter should include why you feel you are suitable, with particular reference to the skills and attributes you would bring to the role.

Our commitment to Safer Recruitment means that we will only accept applications on our standard Application Form.  You are welcome to supplement your application with your CV but we will not process a CV in isolation. Applications are considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to appoint at any time after the vacancy has appeared on this website.


Positions available:


Support Staff

Gap Year Placement Students

We have a rolling programme of one year student placements for international students and Old Caldicotians who are looking for development opportunities as part of their gap year before going to university.

  • Overseas applicants should apply via Letz Live for these roles, which run with the calendar year from January. Letz Live are currently recruiting for placements in the calendar year from January 2021.
  • Old Caldicotians should email [email protected] in the first instance with a covering letter explaining why you would like to return to Caldicott as a Gap student and what you would bring to the role. You should also complete and return our standard application form. The deadline for these applications is Friday 28 February.


Teaching positions


Head of Geography

  • Full time, permanent role from September 2020
  • Competitive salary with accommodation or an allowance provided

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an able and inspiring teacher to lead our highly successful Geography Department. This full-time position requires the ability to teach Geography comfortably beyond Key Stage 2, familiarity with the ISEB curriculum and an appetite for academic scholarship.

The successful candidate will:

  • have the skills to be a dynamic, inspiring and empowering Head of Department with the ambition to be an active member of the school’s Academic Committee;
  • be a strong team leader and builder who will model the vision and values of the school;
  • demonstrate high levels of personal and professional accountability;
  • lead on teaching and learning as well as team professional development;
  • have a passion for Geography and be keen to communicate this enthusiasm;
  • have a strong academic background that would add to the school’s academic culture;
  • be equally at home teaching those who find the subject hard and those who work at a level above their age group; and
  • have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

An ability to teach a second, core subject would be advantageous. Furthermore, as Independent School of the Year for Sporting Achievement, a highly qualified rugby or cricket coach would find working here very rewarding.

All Year 7 and 8 either weekly or full board, so boarding is an important part of our culture and over 95% of boys leave at 13+ to the UK’s top boarding schools. The successful candidate must show a desire to play a full and active role, including contributions to pastoral care and extra-curricular activities. If the successful candidate has the necessary experience, they may also be interested in the additional opportunity of Assistant Houseparent.

Completed applications should be sent by email with a covering letter to the Headmaster, care of: [email protected].

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is Monday 2 March 2020

Resident Graduate Assistant

  • Fixed-term contract: September 2020 to July 2021

The role is intended to suit recent graduates who have an interest in pursuing a career in education: it is an ideal opportunity to assess whether a career in teaching is right for you. It will provide an all-encompassing experience of school life, working and living in the school. The work experience will be hugely varied, with opportunities to coach sport, support in the classroom and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  

The role pays a basic salary pro-rated for the duration of the contract, plus:

  • Free on-site accommodation
  • The provision of all meals during term time
  • Use of school facilities

Exceptional candidates may subsequently be offered support to qualify as a teacher where we have a need in their subject specialism.

Caldicott is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Completed applications should be sent by email with a covering letter to the Headmaster, care of: [email protected].

Or by post to: Caldicott, Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, Bucks SL2 3SL

Support staff positions


Bank Staff Vacancies

  • School Bus Drivers – early morning and afternoon runs
  • Registered Nurses – various shifts, usually sports pitch side support on Saturdays
  • 'First Aid at Work' qualified First Aiders – sports pitch side support on Saturdays
  • Housekeeping Staff – various shifts

Caldicott employs a core staff of approximately 145 local people to provide an excellent prep school education for boys aged 7 to 13. From time to time we need additional staff to cover for holiday or sickness absences, busier periods of the school term, or vacancies whilst permanent staff are recruited. We are particularly interested in speculative applications from Registered Nurses; Pitch side Emergency First Aiders; School Minibus drivers (with a D1 license) and Housekeeping staff.

All these roles are suitable for individuals who might not want to work fixed hours but would like the opportunity to work flexibly, ad-hoc hours, as and when required.

Caldicott is a happy and thriving place to work and the school’s sense of community is strong. We give back to the wider community by working closely with local charities, both fundraising and offering practical support where we can.  If you would like to join us as part of our bank staff team then do get in touch: our HR Manager, Nancy Wright would be happy to discuss opportunities with you on 01753 649313 or email her on [email protected].


Driver required for term-time minibus services, early morning, afternoon and evening runs.

Applicants must have good communication skills, a clean driving licence (with D1) and ideally previous experience. Benefits include all school holidays and uniform.

Completed applications should be sent by email with a covering letter to the Bursar, care of [email protected]