Employment Opportunities

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, yet only 30 miles from Edinburgh, St. Mary's offers a unique opportunity for teachers of all levels and experience.

We pride ourselves in ensuring that all our teaching staff are well supported both in terms of CPD and in their day to day teaching. New staff members are made to feel welcome and part of the team via an effective mentor programme. Regular staff meetings and INSET workshops ensure a healthy team spirit, and our staff ethos is very much of a family nature.

SCIS (Scottish Council of Independent Schools), offers outstanding support and guidance for teachers in Scotland through regular courses and mailings.

St. Mary's has a strong reputation for being a happy school where teachers and children alike are valued and respected. Please note: All staff are expected to play a full part in the life of St. Mary's. To that end, willingness to help with games (rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders, netball) would certainly be appreciated.


We have the following vacancy at St. Mary's School:

  • St Mary's School, Melrose is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Assistant Chef to join our committed catering team.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team, have general catering experience and the confidence to lead the team of four, when required.
  • Duties include preparing and cooking morning snack, preparing pudding for lunch, assisting catering manager with other cooking duties as required, dealing with deliveries, assisting with serving lunches, late room and afternoon snack preparation, teas/coffees/sandwiches for parents attending sporting fixtures, following on-going daily cleaning schedule.
  • The hours of work for this post are 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, term time only.
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: £11,500.00 to £15,500.00 /year

Applications (covering letter and CV) by email to:

Mrs F Tait, School Administrator

Closing date Friday 23rd March.