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Vacancies at Sherrardswood

Sherrardswood Vacancies

Sherrardswood School, founded in 1928, is a highly regarded and successful independent co-educational day school with approximately 320 pupils aged 2 to 18. Our location and beautiful grounds provide the ideal setting for creating a secure and happy atmosphere, which encourages each child to develop their gifts and unlock their potential.

At Sherrardswood, we are currently recruiting for the following positions:


1 x Food Teacher

1 x Science Technician


Food and Nutrition Teacher, Hertfordshire

Dates:                         Apply by 17th June, job starts September 2019

Salary:                        Commensurate with Experience

Location:                    Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Contract type:            Full time

We are looking to appoint an experienced Food and Nutrition teacher to work in our bespoke Food kitchen from Year 5 upwards.  From our youngest students making their first attempts at baking, through to Year 7 and 8 discovering the healthy plate, on to GCSE and BTec students and finally our A Level students undertaking their pre-university cookery courses, our students are excited to be inspired by your love of Food and Nutrition.

The right person will have the following qualities:

  • enthusiastic and dynamic
  • a keen sense of health and safety
  • high expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • can confidently communicate with parents
  • be able to use their own initiative and imagination

All enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Debbie-Jane Thompson Nolan on 01438 714282 or

Closing date:             Monday 17th June 2019
Interview date:           Friday 21st June 2019




Science Technician, Hertfordshire

Dates:                        Apply by 1st July 2019, job starts September 2019

Salary:                       Commensurate with experience

Contract type:           Part-Time, flexible, hours negotiable

Location:                    Welwyn, Hertfordshire


Due to the retirement of our current Science Technician, we are currently seeking to recruit a new member of the Science team, to take on responsibility for managing and preparing all the resources required to run an effective and efficient Science department. 

Demonstrating accuracy and a methodical approach to working, with an excellent knowledge of the Health and Safety requirements inherent in working with the chemicals and other resources used in a busy Science department, the successful applicant is likely to have held a similar role in a school, college or in industry.

The practical aspect of Science is a hugely important part of our teaching here at Sherrardswood and our Science technician will need to be an ‘unflappable’ team member.  The role includes many aspects including, stock management, ordering, maintenance of equipment, ordering to a budget, liasing with the teachers to ensure that they have the resources that the need, on time and safely delivered and also managing the Health and Safety requirements of the Prep room. 

The Science department is a large and happy team that look forward to welcoming a new member on board.

Sherrardswood is a welcoming, caring and enthusiastic community.  Relationships between staff, parents and students are supportive and productive. All of our staff are offered school lunch, opportunities to accompany trips both in the UK and internationally and a competitive salary. 

All enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Debbie-Jane Thompson on 01438 714282 or

Closing date: 12.00pm on Monday 1st July 2019
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 8th July 2019.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and references. We are an equal opportunities employer. Sherrardswood School has been providing nurturing and focused education for boys and girls since 1928.