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Staff Vacancies

Copthorne Prep is a flourishing independent day and boarding school with approximately 350 boys and girls from the ages of 2 to 13. Set in 55 acres of West Sussex/Surrey countryside, including its own woodland, the school is located between Crawley and East Grinstead, seven miles from Gatwick Airport.

‘Put very simply, our mission is to
develop confidence, provide opportunity and realise potential’

The school aims to create a nurturing environment where pupils develop confidence and self-esteem to strive for excellence and be the best they can be, through achieving individual success both in academic endeavours and across the full range of school’s activities. The school seeks to deliver an all-round, broad based education to enable pupils to meet the challenges of the next steps in their educational journey and become individuals ready to make a positive contribution to society.


Staff Vacancies


Evening Chef (Part-time)

We are looking for a highly motivated and suitably qualified Evening Chef who will be responsible for cooking and serving the evening meal for our pupils, the running of the kitchen, setting up for evening functions and locking up at the end of the shift. We pride ourselves on providing nutritious meals cooked with fresh ingredients and are looking for a chef who has the same passion for delivering healthy meals.

The hours will be 3pm-7pm Monday – Friday, term time only – 20 hours per week: Reporting to: The Catering Manager. The salary for this position is: £9,144

Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form


We reserve the right to withdraw these vacancies at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


If you would like to apply for any of these posts and feel you have the abilities and skills we are looking for at our busy and thriving school, you should complete the application form together with a short covering letter explaining why you believe yourself to be an excellent candidate for these rewarding roles. Copthorne Prep is a wonderful place to work and we are committed to developing our employees in their job role. Applications should be sent electronically to mmarsh@copthorneprep.co.uk

All applications will be acknowledged by email. If you have not received an acknowledgement within 48 hours, please contact Mrs Mandy Marsh, HR, Copthorne Prep School by telephone on 01342 712311.


Copthorne Prep School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Copthorne Prep School is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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