Job Vacancies

We compete with leading independent schools in the recruitment and retention of some of the country's best teachers and support workers.

We recognise that teaching isn’t just a job or  profession – it’s a vocation. Therefore we seek to recruit and develop outstanding professionals who want to make a positive difference to children’s lives and who can help us stretch and support children to achieve more than they believe they can.

We are recruiting now for the following  vacancies:

  Early Years Lunchtime Supervisor

Part Time, 10 hours per week term time only.  Salary dependent on experience.

We would like to appoint a suitably qualified (NVQ Level 2) Lunchtime Supervisor, to start immediately.  It is essential that applicants have experience of working with children and be able to work as part of a team.

Closing date: 21st September 2018

Role Profile – EY Lunchtime Supervisor – Sept 2018

Catering Assistant

25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

£7.83 per hour

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.
We have an excellent opportunity for an effective & hard-working Catering Assistant to work within a small catering team at Breaside Preparatory School starting in September 2018.

Within this role you would be expected to support with daily basis food preparation, serving and interacting with staff and pupils during lunch service, making sure the daily hygiene standards are adhered to. We are looking for a friendly, customer focused individual who will interact well with our customers.

The hours of work are Monday to Friday, term time only to cover the lunchtime service at the School.
This is a position where development is encouraged and you would be given the opportunity to learn and develop within a growing company.
Benefits of the role: Uniform provided, Training provided, Meals on duty provided.

Thomas Franks pride themselves on delivering exceptional standards coupled with a real passion for excellent food, outstanding service and fresh thinking, goodwill and a consistent smile. If you to have pride in your abilities, a desire to prove that you are one of the best and if your standards meet with ours, we would love you to join our vibrant young contract catering company.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role. An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process.

As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However, for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.’

If you would like to apply for any of these roles, please download, complete and return to us the application form together with a supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the job.  Once completed please send for the attention of Symone Campbell, Business Manager, Breaside Preparatory School, 41-42 Orchard Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 2PR or email to

Please click on the link to download the Breaside Application Form, if you need help with filling in the Application Form please refer to the Application Form Guidelines also attached below.

Application Form (Teaching and Non Teaching) Sept 2018

Application Form Guidelines Sept 2018

Please click on the link to start your DBS check for Breaside Preparatory School:

All vacancies are also advertised on the Cognita website.  On the Cognita site, you will be able to see vacancies within all our other schools and find out more about working for a Cognita school.

Candidates should be aware that all positions in the school/company involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the nature of the position.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK and/or criminal policy checks for all other countries lived or worked in for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 16 (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).

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