Head of English

Closing date for application: 20/01/2023 9:00am

Interview date: 26/01/2023

Vacancy Type: Full-Time


For nearly five centuries, Christ’s Hospital has pioneered social mobility and challenged social inequality to provide an unrivalled start in life for disadvantaged children. As economic and social inequality continue to grow in the UK, Christ’s Hospital’s mission is as relevant today as it was in 1552. 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 currently conducting a search for a well-qualified and enthusiastic Head of English from September 2023. This is a very important appointment for us and an exciting prospect for the right person who will be part of a unique educational environment.

The successful candidate must be able to lead a strong academic team and would ideally have had experience of managing or leading others.  They will be required to teach English literature to A level and beyond.

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 Christs’ Hospital Teachers’ Salary scale up to £43,701 per annum supplemented by a significant allowance for being a head of a major department.  Full participation in the broader life of this busy boarding community is essential and it is likely that accommodation on site can be provided.

For further information and to apply please click go to https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/head-of-english-west-sussex-1756930 and click on Quick Apply.  Completed applications must be submitted via TES by the closing date.  We cannot accept CVs unless accompanied by a completed application form.

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.

Applications should be received by 9am on Friday 20 January 2023.  Interviews will be held on the 26 January 2023.

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.

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