Oundle School is seeking a reliable and enthusiastic Porter to be part of a friendly and welcoming team.

the Role

The Porters are responsible for ensuring that all areas of the School are prepared and ready for use, according to the demanding calendar of curricular, extra-curricular, and pastoral requirements, which results in work peaks at different times of the year. Their role is to keep the School buildings, classrooms, boarding houses and associated areas ready and prepared for use. This means they are required to undertake, organise and facilitate deliveries, removals, storage and refuse disposal.

In undertaking these duties, the Porters also play a key role in ensuring the success of the commercial enterprises operation (Lets).

– Working weeks: This role is full time.
– Hours of work:
You will work an average of 40 hours per week. The days and hours worked will be flexible as required to meet the needs of the role. Occasional hours on Saturdays and Sundays will be required.
– Salary:

Join our team at Oundle School and contribute to creating a safe, supportive, and enriching environment for our community.


Oundle and Laxton Junior Schools have long been associated with the very best of modern independent education, especially boarding. The Schools take seriously their responsibility to pupils so that they can emerge as decent, open-minded adults; ambitious about what they can go on to achieve and contribute. Over 1400 pupils are on roll at the School, of whom 840 are full boarders. Academic results are steadfastly excellent. 

 A team of around 800 staff, both academic and support, ensure an education of the highest standard is in place across the Schools with the efforts of the whole team focused on this fundamental aim.

Living in Oundle

We are fortunate in our location at the heart of a beautiful market town. School and town are part of the same community and our pupils take their place within this community, not isolated from it. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl Theatre.

To apply

Full details of the role, including hours of work and salary, can be found at the “Job Description” link, below. If you are excited by this opportunity, please complete and return an application form and supplement to the application before the closing date.

Please note CV submissions cannot be accepted.

Application closing date: Friday 2nd August 2024, 9am

Interview date: To be agreed with shortlisted candidates.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact:

HR Department, Oundle School, The Bursary, Church Street, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4EE

Email c/o: opportunities@oundleschool.org.uk or Tel: 01832 277193

Application Pack and Job Description

Application Form

Supplement to the Application Form


Oundle School and Laxton Junior School are proud to be equal opportunity employers and we welcome applications from all. Both Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Recruitment Agencies

The Corporation of Oundle School has an internal recruitment department, but where agency support is required, we will engage our trusted partners. Our adverts are intended to encourage direct interest from potential applicants, not recruitment agencies. Speculative CVs sent from sources other than directly from a candidate, will not be acknowledged or considered.