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King's College Prep School and King’s College are committed to providing a supportive working environment to all its members of staff, and we recognise that in order to achieve this it is important to attract, recruit and retain staff who share this commitment. In order to do this we offer a number of benefits to our staff including the following:

  • King’s Royal London Defined Contribution Pension Scheme for all staff including salary exchange (staff will not be able use the salary exchange if it would drop their wage below the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage afterwards)
  • Competitive rates of pay – support staff* are on a minimum of the Real Living Wage from 1 April (currently £12.00 per hour)
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Death in Service Insurance scheme for all staff
  • Staff discount on school day fees
  • Access to Electric Vehicle Scheme via salary exchange (staff will not be able use the scheme if it would drop their wage below the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage afterwards)**
  • Cycle to work Scheme available via salary exchange (staff will not be able use the scheme if it would drop their wage below the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage afterwards)**

*Excluding Apprentices
** Staff will be eligible to join after successful probationary period. 


We welcome and promote diversity amongst our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice. All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. Anyone who has a protected characteristic or from the Armed Forces (with a minimum of one year's service) who meet all the selection criteria required in the job specification will be guaranteed an interview. We strive to maintain a recruitment process that is open, honest and fair.


Join the Team

All successful applicants will be required to undergo the relevant safeguarding checks and an enhanced DBS check. A copy of our Recruitment, Selection & Disclosure Policy and our Privacy Notice can be found by visiting our Policies page. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.

For further information, or to enquire about a vacancy, please contact the HR Department on 01823 328105/328231 or email SLMatthews@kings-taunton.co.ukCSweet@kings-taunton.co.uk. Please note that applications must be made on a King's form and CVs on their own cannot be considered.


Health and Welfare

  • Employees (VDU Users) may claim £25 towards the cost of an eye test and assistance towards glasses (up to a maximum of £125) where they are needed for significant VDU use and confirmed on prescription by an optician
  • Free, confidential counselling telephone helpline and other emotional support contacts
  • Free flu jab scheme
  • Access to on-site physiotherapist*

* Physiotherapy sessions are based at King's College – charges are applicable


Sports Facilities

Access to on-site sports facilities at both schools including:

  • 25m swimming pool (King's College)
  • Outdoor pool  (King's College Prep School)
  • Gym (King's College)
  • Tennis courts
  • Squash courts (limitations may apply)

Entertainment and Arts

Staff are able to enjoy various school productions and events including music, theatre, arts and talks.



  • Free parking
  • Free lunch (or other meal depending on shift)
  • Provision of tea/coffee for all staff
  • Beautiful school sites close to town (King’s College is a ten-minute walk from the centre of Taunton and King's College Prep School just a five-minute drive) - both schools offer staff the opportunity to run/walk/enjoy these extensive grounds
  • Opportunities to get involved in all aspects of school life, from coaching and refereeing to assisting at our riding centre or on our climbing wall (to name but a few of things we do here!)
  • Free Wifi
  • Employees receive a 10% discount on all items from the School Uniform Shop (for any children they have at King’s College Prep or King's College)
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