Working with Us

Mackworth House is taking on an exciting new journey.  We want dynamic people to join our friendly team. In this fascinating and rewarding setting, you will need resilience and emotional maturity and a genuine passion for working with autistic pupils. Are you motivated and dedicated when coming across new challenges? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from YOU.  

We offer a great place to work and continuous professional development and training, staff who are keen to share their expertise and excellent working conditions and resource. We have an exciting curriculum, a great staff team and provide lots of support, guidance, friendship and fun for all our staff.  

Mackworth House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and anyone applying to work at the school must share this commitment. We do not accept CV's as part of the recruitment process, and all applicants must complete an application form.

Mackworth House School is an equal opportunities employer. If you have lived or worked abroad for more than three months since you were 18, you will need to apply to the country where you lived for a police check. We will help you do this, but you will need to pay any costs.

Some posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

When completing the personal statement in the application, please show how you match the requirements in the person specification and give examples from your past work history or life experiences. Applicants who do not do this will not be shortlisted.

Application Form - All  completed applications should be sent to


 Caretaker/Maintenance Person

We have a vacancy for a full-time Caretaker/Maintenance Person.  Working as an integral part of the team you will carry out regular preventative and reactive maintenance, minor repairs and alterations to the school and residential areas, liaising with qualified trade specialists when necessary, to ensure the on-going up-keep of the facilities at the school, at all times working in a safe and flexible manner around the children and their needs.  You may also be required to provide a quick response to any urgent matters identified to support the smooth running of the School.   Further information can be downloaded here:

Caretaker Job Description