Careers at Ratcliffe

Thank you for visiting the Staff Vacancies section of our website.

As an independent School, Ratcliffe College employs c. 250 staff.  Whilst being an outstanding School and a highly successful organisation, Ratcliffe College maintains a friendly ‘family’ culture.

If you are thinking of joining the Staff here at Ratcliffe College, you may be interested to learn that the Independent Schools Inspectorate awarded the school ‘Excellent’ in all nine categories, following their most recent inspection in March 2015.  This is the highest award possible.

Application forms for any of the posts advertised can be downloaded from this page and submitted by email to or by post.

Should you have any queries, please give me a call on 01509 817089.

With kind regards,

Mrs Jane Orton, Human Resources Manager


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Teaching Staff Vacancies

Mathematics Teacher

Full Time, September 2019

Ratcliffe College seeks a well-qualified, passionate, committed and enthusiastic Mathematics teacher for September 2019 to join an exceptionally strong and successful department with an outstanding academic record.

Ratcliffe College Mathematics department has been in the top 1% of ALPS schools for adding value for 3 of the last 5 years and averages 80% of grades at A*-B in A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.  The successful applicant will have opportunities to teach at KS3, KS4 and A level.

Closing Date:   1.00pm on Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Ratcliffe College – Application Form
Mathematics Teacher – Information
Mathematics Teacher – Person Specification
The Role of the Form Tutor
Mathematics Teacher – Job Description

Support Staff Vacancies

Marketing & Communications Manager

We are looking for an outstanding Marketing & Communications Manager to join our expanding Marketing and Admissions Department – to grow, shape and develop all aspects of the College’s marketing and communications.

The successful candidate will be joining the College at an incredibly exciting time.  Not only do we have a full College roll and several significant development projects underway and planned for the future, but you will also be working alongside a forward thinking, dynamic Senior Leadership Team (SLT) who are ambitious to further develop the College’s marketing and communications.

The foundations are already in place from which the successful candidate will be able to build upon, as a key part of the Admissions, Marketing and Communications Team.  The role provides the opportunity to work creatively and collaboratively with the Admissions team, as well the Alumni, Fundraising and Enterprise teams.  This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced marketing professional who has the vision and enthusiasm to further drive Ratcliffe’s marketing and communications to become best in-class.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Marketing & Communications Manager job description
Ratcliffe College – Application Form

Graduate Sports Assistants

We are seeking to appoint 2 x female and 2 x male Graduate Assistants to work within the Sports Department and to help in the Boarding Houses.  To commence 27th August 2019; fixed term contract to 3rd July 2020 with a possible extension through the summer 2020 working for the Ratcliffe College Summer School.

Ratcliffe College is a highly successful Independent School that was awarded Excellent in all categories in our last Inspection.  We have recently expanded our sporting facilities to now include a second astro turf as well as a new running track and flood-lit netball courts.   A  brand new Fitness Suite is scheduled to open in Spring 2019.

This post would be ideal for a graduate who is considering a career in Education or Sports Coaching. You will gain extensive experience through being an integral part of both the Physical Education Department and the Boarding Staff Team.  There will be opportunities for you to make a significant input into the broader life of the College, based on your particular strengths and interests.

The Role of the Graduate Assistant is split into two main areas:

Within the Sports Department, taking responsibility for School teams as well as assisting with PE and Games lessons across the age range of the College.

Within Boarding, working as part of the duty team assisting with activities, trips and supervision in the evening and at weekends.

To be successful, you will:

  • be enthusiastic;
  • be able to use your own initiative;
  • take responsibility;
  • have high professional standards;
  • be proficient in at least one of the following sports offered at Ratcliffe; Girls: Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Tennis and Athletics. Boys: Rugby, Hockey, Athletics and Cricket.
  • demonstrate an interest in pastoral care

Full-board accommodation is provided as well as a salary.  In addition, there will be CPD opportunities.

Closing Date:   1.00pm on Monday, 12 November 2018

Ratcliffe College – Application Form
Graduate Sports Assistant – Information (Male)
Graduate Sports Assistant – Information (Female)

Music Administrator

Part time, 28.5 hours per week

Music is integral within Ratcliffe College and assistance is required to administer the Music Department working closely with the Director of Music.

You will be an excellent musician (Piano), able to accompany students, play in the College Chapel and be able to teach Aural music and Music Theory to groups (Grades 1-4).

Involvement in all Music Department concerts and events will be required and assisting the Director of Music with the Administration of the Department as a whole.

Closing Date:   1.00pm on Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Interviews:   Wednesday 07 November 2018

Ratcliffe College – Application Form
Music Administrator – Job Description


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