Work with us
Why work at The Perse?
The Perse is a friendly and inspiring place to work.
You would be part of a caring and inclusive community, in which our students feel safe and thrive.
We know our passionate and talented staff are our biggest assets and we help our staff to realise their ambitions here by providing extensive professional development opportunities.
As an academically-selective school, you’ll work with some of the brightest and most intellectually curious young minds and have the chance to inspire them through stimulating and creative lessons.
We also encourage teaching staff to get involved in our thriving extra-curricular programme by running one of our many lunchtime and after-school clubs and societies.
You can find our teaching staff salary structure here.
Support Staff opportunities
Every successful school needs an excellent team working behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly and we are no exception.
From administrators to caretakers and from ground staff to department technicians, there could be a role for you among our exceptional support staff.
Other benefits of being a member of our staff community include:
- Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
- Free parking and secure spaces for bikes. We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme, enabling the purchase of a bike for home-to-work travel
- Free lunch on schooldays with hot and cold meals available, prepared with fresh ingredients by our catering team
- Access to the Upper Fitness Suite, with a full-time instructor available to develop personalised fitness programmes
- Hundreds of discounts to stores and services, plus online training and wellbeing courses, available through our Perkbox scheme
Life in Cambridge
Cambridge offers a high quality of life to people looking for a cosmopolitan city with a small-town feel.
A vibrant city, Cambridge has a fine array of high street stores and independent boutiques on cobbled lanes, Michelin-starred restaurants, pop-up eateries, traditional pubs, back street cafes, museums, cinemas, concert halls and theatres. Yet it also has acres of green space with riverside parkland and city centre commons, where cows still graze, as well as a beautiful botanic garden.
Living in Cambridge opens up a world of social and intellectual opportunities, with internationally-renowned film, literature and science festivals, as well as the popular Cambridge Festival of Ideas exploring the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The Perse also benefits from the world-class academic and research institutions on its doorstep such as the University of Cambridge, the Biomedical Campus at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Wellcome Genome Campus.
Sorry, we currently have no vacancies at this time.
Closing date 19 December 2023
Temporary Teaching AssistantFixed Term/Full Time
Closing date 11 December 2023
Head of StringsTerm Time
The Perse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). All work carried out at the school on a regular basis amounts to regulated activity. These roles are also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. The school is committed to acting in the best interests of the child so as to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The school requires everyone who comes into contact with children and their families to share this commitment. Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.