Job Description

As a traditional girls’ boarding school with a modern twist, we offer an enriching, caring and creative environment, where every girl is challenged and supported in equal measure. There is enormous enthusiasm for languages across the School and we are now looking for a Head of Spanish to join our talented team.

You will be an outstanding Teacher of Spanish with a lively and creative approach to education and drive and passion for your subject. You will be teaching across the age range from 11-18 and you will be leading a small team, so this is an ideal opportunity for a candidate wishing to further develop in a management role.

You will be working in a busy and thriving Boarding School where everyone is encouraged to get fully involved with the life of the School.

We recognise that our wonderful staff are key to our success, and we offer a supportive working environment, with competitive terms and conditions and a wide range of opportunities for continuous professional development. We are also a Microsoft Showcase School where your IS skills will be developed and you will be provided with a Microsoft Surface.

Please click HERE to read more about the role and the School and to apply. For recruitment enquiries, please call: 01635 204712 or email

Interviews in the New Year

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should a suitable candidate be appointed before the closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check (DBS), satisfactory references, and social media checks.

At Downe House we promote equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, both current and prospective, and we actively support an environment and culture that values diversity and inclusion.