Director of Drama

Closing date for application: 06/06/2022 9:00am

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Following a strategic restructuring of Drama at Christ’s Hospital, we require a well-qualified, talented and inspirational Director of Drama to focus on the School’s productions.  This post would suit someone with the vision, enthusiasm and managerial skills needed to manage one of the country’s leading independent school drama departments.  Previous teaching experience is not necessary, and we welcome applicants from industry.  The start date would be either September 2022 or January 2023.

Christ’s Hospital is unique. We are strikingly unlike any other independent school in the UK, with a richly diverse pupil body, in terms of ethnicity and socio-economic background.  More than 75% of our pupils are on some form of financial support, with a considerable number receiving full bursaries. We are looking for a Director of Drama who will also and understand our pupils’ backgrounds, needs and concerns.

Applicants should evidence in the personal statement how they meet the requirements of the role and person specification. Salary is commensurate with experience and paid in accordance with the generous Christs’ Hospital Teachers’ Salary scale, which is dependent on experience.  Full participation in the broader life of this busy boarding community is essential and accommodation on site may be provided, depending on circumstances.

For full details of the role requirements and to apply, please go to: https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/director-of-drama-horsham-west-sussex-1646017

More information about Christ’s Hospital can be found at www.christs-hospital.org.uk

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils.  Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

We cannot accept CVs unless accompanied by a completed application form.

A substantial remission of fees is available for the successful applicant’s children at Christ’s Hospital, assuming that: a) they meet the normal academic criteria for entry; and b) a place is available.

Applications should be received by 9am on Monday 6 June 2022.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.