Job Application Form

Please complete this Job Application Form when applying for a role at Mount Kelly, MKEL or the Swim Centre.

Head of English

Required from September 2024 or January 2025

Mount Kelly is seeking to recruit an ambitious, well-qualified and enthusiastic Head of English for the Prep.

The role is full time and permanent. The successful candidate will be able to teach across all age groups from Year 3 to Year 8 (KS2 and KS3) although the teaching will be predominantly aimed at Year 7 and 8. The role will work closely with the Head of English (College) to enrich the educational experience of students.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a full part in the life of our busy boarding school which is located on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Tavistock on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.

Candidates should submit an application form and CV with a covering letter outlining their suitability for the post, to the Head Master at

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024

Thomas Franks are the catering partner for the Mount Kelly Foundation. For catering roles please refer to: 

Thomas Franks | Careers


Mount Kelly, Mount Kelly Swimming Ltd and Mount Kelly Enterprises Ltd 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

Safeguarding Statement

Mount Kelly is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, which will include, if appropriate, a letter of good conduct from any country in which an applicant has worked or lived in within the last 5 years.  In addition, candidates will be required to satisfy further checks as outlined in safer recruitment practice.

CVs may be submitted as a supporting document, but applications must be completed fully including history of full employment and education.

The Mount Kelly Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here LINK.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Mount Kelly is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. Mount Kelly will provide equal opportunities to any employee or job applicant and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly.  Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website and through the DBS filtering guide