Working at SHS Trust

Shrewsbury House is an academically rigorous school. The boys, from 7-13, are highly able and do benefit from being stretched intellectually and nurtured pastorally.

Teaching at Shrewsbury House affords the opportunity to prepare boys for some of the most competitive world-class senior schools. The following schools are regular destinations for our boys: Charterhouse, Cranleigh School, Eton College, Epsom College, Hampton School, Harrow School, King’s College School (Wimbledon), Radley College, Reed’s School, St John’s School, St Paul’s School, The Royal Grammar School (Guildford), Tonbridge School, Wellington College, Winchester College and Westminster School. We recruit subject specialists who have experience in a variety of different spheres. Opportunities for extensive CPD abound and staff members are encouraged to attend courses regularly. Mentoring and coaching are features of working within the Trust which many staff take advantage of. There are also opportunities to engage socially with other staff members.

Teaching at Shrewsbury House is not for the faint-hearted and it will only suit those who are committed to delivering a world-class education and genuinely love what they do. Teaching at Shrewsbury House is about empowering boys and creating an environment in which everybody is somebody and where boys are prepared for life, not just for a future school. We cater for the academically gifted as well as all-rounder candidates.

Shrewsbury House School is committed to providing the very highest standard of teaching and pastoral care possible. Our staff are dedicated and incredibly generous with time, going to great lengths to ensure that each child settles in, is well looked after and happy at school.

We recognise that our teachers and support staff are our greatest asset, and therefore, ensure that our recruitment, induction, training and opportunities for growth are designed to recruit and retain staff who are experts in their field.

Current Vacancies

KS2 Teacher with English specialism

Full-time, Permanent starting September 2022

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience

We are looking to appoint a full-time, highly motivated, flexible, proactive and committed KS2 Teacher with English specialism. The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher, with strong motivational, communication, leadership and administrative skills and will have the ambition and drive to help this department and high-achieving Preparatory School continue its impressive development. The willingness to be involved in the extra-curricular life of the School, are essential.

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources at recruitment@shstrust.net no later than the closing date – 5 pm Friday 13th May. Applicants will be considered as they are received and interviews will take place as soon as possible. The school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application  process.

Shrewsbury House School Trust does not use recruitment agencies to recruit, so please do not contact us.

Head of Trust Facilities

Full-time, Permanent starting June 2022

Competitive salary

This is an exciting opportunity to play a crucial role in supporting the Trust’s Facilities function across the whole organisation. The Trust is seeking a dynamic, experience professional to help drive the implementation of the Trust’s Strategic Estates’ plan, manage the facilities team, oversee its utility services and take overall responsibility for the management of Health and Safety across all Trust sites. The ideal candidate will be professionally qualified in a relevant discipline and will assist the Director of Finance and Operations in the planning, costing and managing of estate development and maintenance issues whilst overseeing the resolution of day to day estate matters. The successful candidate will have good communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently.

Shrewsbury House School Trust has three schools; Shrewsbury House School in Surbiton was founded in 1865 and is a thriving and highly successful school for boys up to 13+. Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School is a co-educational pre-prep school in Esher and The Rowans is a co-educational pre-prep school in Wimbledon.

The post-holder must be able to travel to any of these sites plus our Sports Ground in Chessington on occasions, therefore a valid driving license is essential.

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources at recruitment@shstrust.net no later than the closing date – 5 pm 25th May. Applicants will be considered as they are received and interviews will take place as soon as possible. The school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application  process.

Shrewsbury House School Trust does not use recruitment agencies to recruit, so please do not contact us.

Gap Assistants (Fixed Term Contract)

Fixed Term Contract from September 2022 to July 2023

We are looking to appoint a Gap Assistant for the duration of the new academic year 2022-23.  We offer the opportunity to work with and learn from our experienced team of staff. Gap Assistants will be involved in supporting the following subject areas:  Sports, Maths, English and Art plus other subjects.

Our Gap Assistants are valued members of our team and we aim to ensure that they gain unique work experience and have an exciting and life-enriching Gap year. Gap Assistants have the opportunity to become involved in and provide support to the wider community of the school. This is a paid position and the salary will be approximately £11,500 paid over 11 months from September 2022 to July 2023 (based on approximately £13,000 per annum full-time equivalent). The role is 40 hours per week, term time only plus 3 days either side of term .

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources at recruitment@shstrust.net. Applicants will be considered as they are received and the school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application process. Shrewsbury House School Trust does not use recruitment agencies to recruit, so please do not contact us.

Application Form

Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement

Shrewsbury House School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure, satisfactory references, medical clearance and proof of legal right to work in the UK.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Shrewsbury House School is an equal opportunities employer and its policies, including the need to guard against false assumptions based on an applicant’s gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, religion, age, marital status, working pattern, are followed at all stages of the selection procedure.

Staff Member Privacy Notice

Shrewsbury House School Trust Human Resources Department ensures that the recruitment process and the related processing of applications adheres to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, May 2018.  Please click below to read the Staff Member Privacy Notice, which includes details relating to the processing of applications.

If you do have any queries relating to this Privacy Notice, or require any further information relating to the processing of any of your personal data, please feel to raise them with Dr Janis Brumwell, Head of Trust Human Resources: jbrumwell@shstrust.net

Shrewsbury House School Trust

Shrewsbury House School Trust is a charitable Trust and operates three independent fee-paying day schools that seek to provide the best possible educational experiences for children. Click on the links below to view the Vacancies at our Pre-Prep Schools.

The Rowans based in Wimbledon is a co-educational school for children aged between 3 and 7, providing a nurturing and welcoming start to school life, especially during those early years when key social skills and attitudes are acquired and developed for life.

The Rowans have a long-standing reputation for academic and all-round excellence and every teacher takes great pride in the achievements of each child.

Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School based in Esher is a co-educational school for children aged between 3 and 7; providing a foundation for life; not just academically but socially and emotionally. Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School prides itself in developing the whole child against a background of academic excellence in a loving and caring environment.