Job Vacancies

If you are talented and passionate about the power of an excellent education, check here for our latest teaching and non-teaching vacancies.

Job Vacancies

If you are talented and passionate about the power of an excellent education, check here for our latest teaching and non-teaching vacancies.

School Jobs in Colchester

At Colchester High School we aren’t just looking to help all of our pupils achieve their full potential, we also hope to bring the very best out of our teachers and support staff. In professional terms this means, for example, that we offer our teachers and nursery practitioners lots of opportunities to develop their skills and add to their qualifications.

We also give all of our teaching and support staff a genuine opportunity to help shape the way the school works. A couple of years ago, one of our teachers expressed her belief in the educational benefits of learning to speak in public. Today we are registered as an English Speaking Board exam centre, with pupils across the school enjoying fantastic success.

That isn’t an isolated example. We are a school where the potential of our teachers and staff is realised, making this an especially fulfilling place to work. If you would like to join our staff, please see below for our current private school teaching jobs and non-teaching vacancies. Please check back often.

Current Vacancies


There are currently four vacancies.


When applying for any role, please complete an application below and send to Business Manager, Reena Patel by e-mail:

Please note that CVs are not acceptable and will not be considered.

Nursery Practitioner

Colchester High School is a growing, successful, independent, co-educational school and nursery for 2 ½ to 16 year olds and now requires an enthusiastic and motivated EYFS Nursery Practitioner. Our warm and welcoming Nursery provides the best start to children aged from 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. The Nursery is open 51 weeks a year.

A Level 3 childcare qualification is required and the ability to work as part of a team in providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children. Candidates are expected to have a sound knowledge and understanding of the Early Years.

Invigilators Required

We are seeking to employ people to join our team of invigilators for our internal and external examinations. These take place throughout the academic year but the main examination season is during the months of May and June.  Training will be given for successful applicants although previous invigilation experience is preferred. Please see job description, person specification and application form below. 


Midday Assistant Vacancy

Colchester High School requires an enthusiastic and flexible Midday Assistant. Midday Assistant required supporting the pupils at lunchtime. Duties will include assisting in the dining hall and supervision in the playground. A sense of humour is vital.  Hours are 12.30 – 2.30pm, term time only. Salary £3-4k per annum depending on experience. Please visit the website for an application form. No CVs. Closing date Friday 11th October 2019. Interviews WC  14th October 2019. Applications should be addressed to Mrs Patel, Business Manager.

Swimming Instructor

We are seeking to employ a hardworking and conscientious Swimming Instructor to support weekly swimming lessons at Colchester High School. You must be forward thinking and dedicated to teaching local children to swim.  You will be required to run lessons twice a week at the Garrison, for all abilities ranging from the lowest ability pupils (Non-swimmers, beginners and improvers) to confident swimmers. At a minimum, we would expect you to be qualified to ‘Swim England Level 2 or ASA equivalent’.  Please see job description, person specification and application form below.  Application deadline Friday 4th October 12 noon.


Nursery Practitioner Job Description and Person SpecificationView/Download
Invigilator Job Description and Person SpecificationView/Download
Swimming Instructor Job Description and Person SpecificationView/Download



Form Guidelines




If you would like to find out more about vacancies at other Cognita Schools, you can do so here.

We regret that we are unable to reply to each applicant; therefore, if you do not hear from us within 6 weeks of the closing date for this post you should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you prefer, you may enclose a stamped, addressed postcard for us to acknowledge receipt of your application.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).

Appointment is subject to compliance with safeguarding policies, procedures and code of conduct. You must be able to demonstrate a personal commitment to safeguarding and student/colleague wellbeing and be able to ensure that any safeguarding concerns or incidents are reported appropriately in line with policy. You must also be prepared to engage in any safeguarding training when required.

We look forward to receiving your application.


Main Tel:
01206 573389
After School Club:
07505 436582
Early Years Wraparound:
01206 217110