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 marguerite.haye@mackworthhouse.com 

Speech and Language Therapist

We have a vacancy for a full-time Speech and Language Therapist. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy to our children and young people, working collaboratively with the school’s staff to promote their well-being and best interests. You will be involved in the development of diverse, effective and innovative approaches to supporting and developing the functional communication skills of those with complex communication needs. 

Please download the following documents for further information. Further information can be downloaded here:

Speech and Language Therapist Job Description

Speech and Language Therapist Person Specification 

 Residential Team Leader

We have an exciting new vacancy for a full-time qualified Team Leader to join our growing school. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals who thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment. Applicants will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the specific needs of autistic pupils and a track record of leadership and management.  Further information can be downloaded here:

Residential Team Leader Job Description

Residential Team Leader Person Specification 

 Residential Learning Support Worker(s)

We are seeking some Residential Learning Support Workers to join our growing school. You must be able to work well in a team environment and encourage participation and a passion and energy for delivering quality care. Further information can be downloaded here: 

Residential Learning Support Worker Job Description

Residential Learning Support Worker Person Specification

Teaching Assistant(s)

We are seeking some Teaching Assistants to join our growing school.  Required to start as soon as possible, we expect an experienced teaching assistant who will offer classroom, individual, behavioural and administrative support. You will need to be flexible, have a desire to work with pupils and a calm and authoritative manner. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is considering a career in teaching or for someone qualified but seeking further school experience. You must be resilient and be able to use your initiative to assist the pupils to achieve their outcomes. You will be expected to work 40 hours per week.  Further information can be downloaded here:

Teaching Assistant Job Description

Teaching Assistant Person Specification

 Teacher

We have a vacancy for an experienced, qualified SEN Teacher to join our staff team and contribute to the development of our school. The successful candidate must have experience in the SEND sector, in particular, Autism.

The successful candidate must also:

Further information can be downloaded here:

Teacher Job Description

Teacher Person Specification

Teaching and Learning Leader

 This is an exciting new role where the Teaching and Learning Leader will support the Head Teacher in providing professional leadership for Mackworth House School, which strives for success and continuous improvement, ensuring high-quality education for every pupil. We are looking for a leader who will support the drive to an exceptional learning environment for our pupils as the school grows and develops You will 

Further information can be downloaded here:

Teaching and Learning Leader Job Description

Teaching and Learning Leader Person Specification

Business Manager

This is an exciting time for an aspiring School Business Manager to join our school. We are looking to appoint an energetic and professional person to join a friendly and dedicated team. The School Business Manager is responsible for managing the strategy and operation of the business functions of our school, including financial management, human resources and compliance. You will advise on and implement the day-to-day support that enables the school to operate effectively and efficiently, and that allows members of the leadership team to focus on teaching and learning.

Further information can be downloaded here:

Business Manager Job Description

Business Manager Person Specification