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Please complete this Job Application Form when applying for a role at Mount Kelly, unless otherwise stated.


Principal - Mount Kelly

The Governors of Mount Kelly invite applications for the role of Principal from April 2019, following the appointment of Mark Semmence to the headship of Repton School after almost five years of exceptional leadership.

Mount Kelly, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, combines academic excellence, an outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom and exceptional pastoral care.  The School is fully co-educational for children aged between 3 and 18 and offers day, weekly and full boarding.

Over the last four years, Mount Kelly has gone from strength to strength.  Pupil numbers have increased significantly, the schools’ financial position has been transformed, and there has been considerable investment in the infrastructure of the Prep and the College.  Mount Kelly has also embarked on a programme of international expansion.  The first Mount Kelly International School opened last year in Hong Kong and there are plans, at an advanced stage, to open other campuses across the Far East.

The Governors wish to recruit a dynamic, intelligent and empathetic individual, with strong communication and relationship skills. The successful candidate will have a wide range of personal interests which reflect the holistic nature of a Mount Kelly education. He or she will demonstrate strategic awareness and business acumen combined with the ability to motivate and inspire pupils and staff alike.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate of the highest calibre to build on a strong foundation and lead the School through the next stages of its development.

A candidate brief can be downloaded from or by via the link below.

Letters of application, CVs and completed application forms should be sent by the closing date, 12.00 GMT on Friday 12 October 2018.

Mount Kelly is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Teaching Assistant (Pre-Prep)

Mount Kelly is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join the Pre-Prep team. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a similar role and will be flexible and sensitive to the needs of the children. A formal qualification in Early Years e.g. NVQ level 3 or equivalent is essential.

The hours of work will be 8:00 until 4pm Monday to Friday with an additional two evenings in the After School Club from 4pm-6pm.

Candidates should submit an application form together (found at the top of this page) with a CV and letter outlining their suitability for the post to the Head of Prep at

Deadline for applications: Monday 8 October 2018


School Staff Instructor and Head of Outdoor Education

1. Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new School Staff Instructor and Head of Outdoor Education at Mount Kelly.

Mount Kelly, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, has a well-deserved reputation as a school with a strong CCF tradition, a robust extra-curricular offering, and an enviable reputation for the excellence of its outdoor education programme.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme (DofE), Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race (DW) and Ten Tors (TT) are all hugely popular, as are a range of other outdoor and adventurous pursuits.

The role is full-time, term-time only, although some flexibility in working hours will be required, for example to attend CCF training camps and weekend training, and to deliver other outdoor activities.

2. School Staff Instructor (SSI)

The SSI plays a key role in the running of our highly-regarded Combined Cadet Force.

The principal role of the SSI is to facilitate, organise and deliver cadet training to all members of the CCF.  The SSI is central to the smooth and efficient administration and management of the Contingent, assisting the Contingent Officers and CFAVs, and promoting the personal development of the Cadets.

3. Head of Outdoor Education

The Head of Outdoor Education is responsible for leading the Foundation activity provision to ensure an inspiring and motivating programme to further the educational benefit to all pupils.

The principal strands of the School’s outdoor education programme are the Ten Tors, DofE, and DW, though the successful candidate will be expected to be proactive in developing the outdoor education programme, exploring a range of opportunities for our pupils, including expeditions and further training.

4. The application process

Candidates should submit an application form (found at the top of this page) together with a CV and letter outlining their suitability for the post to the Head Master at 

Closing date: Monday 24 September

Visiting Trampoline Coach

Immediate start

The Foundation is seeking to appoint a self-employed qualified Trampoline Coach with a proven track record of teaching children.

At Mount Kelly sport plays a significant role at the Prep and College. Whilst developing children’s performance is a key focus, each child is taught the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship and fair play. The school aims to provide the children with the best possible environment that will enable them to reach their full potential and appreciate the value of ‘sport for life’.

The trampoline Coach will provide lessons usually in small groups for sessions between thirty minutes and an hour in duration at various times during the week. The Coach will work with the Director of Sport and will prepare children for regional and national competitions.

The Coach will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively with pupils and their parents and will be experienced in preparing and delivering suitable programmes.

To express an interest please complete an application form (found at the top of this page) and submit with a covering letter and CV to the Head Master at


Mount Kelly and Mount Kelly Swimming are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Charity Registration Number 306716