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Working at Christ’s Hospital

Christ’s Hospital employs over 450 staff and has a diverse range of employment opportunities, ranging from teachers, plumbers, electricians, school nurses, accountants and sports coaches. Everyone employed by Christ’s Hospital has a direct or indirect impact on the students who live and study at the school. Our students come from every possible ethnic and socio-economic background, bringing a social and cultural diversity that enriches our school community and makes us unlike any other independent school in the UK.

Christ’s Hospital is listed by the Social Mobility Commission as one of the suggested organisations and the only school for companies to work with to increase social mobility in the UK. We are extremely proud to have won two awards during 2022: the Gold Award at the UK Social Mobility Awards, and the Judges’ Special Award for Contribution to Social Mobility at the Independent School of the Year 2022 awards ceremony.

Christ’s Hospital is a 24-hour operation during school term times, and we require flexibility from those who work here; some of the roles within the organisation are live-in. Often these roles will require early starts and later finishes but benefit from housing for this purpose.

For further information about available opportunities, or to enquire about a vacancy listed on the vacancies pages, please contact the Human Resources Department by email:

HR@christs-hospital.org.uk.

Why Christ’s Hospital?
  • CH is in a beautiful rural setting of 250 acres but is only a five-minute car trip to Horsham. It also has its own train-station, with Horsham two minutes away, Gatwick 20 minutes and Victoria just under an hour. The south coast is easily accessible and the Guildford-Shoreham downslink runs just outside the school.
  • Accommodation may be available for right candidate. The majority of teaching staff are housed near or in the school.
  • The school is financially stable, with places in our Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12 being over-subscribed every year and we run a waiting list. It is backed by strong financial planning and continues to make extensive contributions to our students’ bursarial support.
  • CH has a thriving ECT and induction programme for new teaching staff. Teachers also benefit from a comprehensive, and bespoke, Professional Growth Programme which operates alongside external courses and school-wide INSET. PGCE, Masters and further training have all been funded for staff.
  • Staff children, having satisfied the entrance criteria, benefit from a considerable reduction in fees.
  • Membership of Blue Coat Sports, the school’s sports centre, comes at a significantly reduced cost, starting at under £10 per month for a family. More information about BCS can be found https://www.bluecoatsports.co.uk/
  • Free lunch and other refreshments are available for staff throughout the day, and breakfast and teas are also provided for staff on boarding duty days.
  • CH has a thriving community for all staff and their families. The Common Room bar is well-used and supported, and there are numerous events throughout the year where colleagues gather to enjoy each other’s company.
  • Discounted theatre and concert tickets for public events held in the school theatre. Access to the school library and resources centre.
  • Free car-parking for all staff working on-site.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment guidelines, including carrying out on-line searches on shortlisted candidates to check suitability to work in an environment with children.

Staff open day

See life at Christ’s Hospital first hand, by attending one of our termly Open Days for prospective staff

We would be delighted to welcome you to our remarkable school – our next Open Day for prospective staff will take place on Saturday 2 March 2024.

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Benefits

Christ’s Hospital is a 24-hour operation during school term times, and we require flexibility from those who work here; some of the roles within the organisation (usually those in direct contact with children, such as teaching and pastoral staff) are live-in. Often these roles will require early starts and later finishes and may benefit from shorter working hours during school holidays.

As an employee of Christ’s Hospital, you can expect to benefit from discounted membership of the on-site sports centre and a free lunch during term-time, at least 23 days holiday per year (depending on your working pattern and role within the organisation) and access to either the Teachers’ pension or a stakeholder pension scheme (after a qualifying period of service), depending on the role. Christ’s Hospital benefits from having a train station and free parking on site for staff.

See our vacancies

To see our current vacancies, please click on the links below. For further information about available opportunities, or to enquire about a vacancy listed on the vacancies pages, please contact the Human Resources Department by email: HR@christs-hospital.org.uk. Please note we are unable to offer sponsorship to applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK.

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