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Head of Geography - Full-time

Rainham Mark Grammar School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-5420-265T
  • Posted:27/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS (TLR 1a)
  • Start Date:1st January 2024
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:W/C: 09/10/2023




From 1st January 2024



Are you ready and willing to lead a Geography team in a school where students and staff value excellence and empathy? We have a strong history of success in Geography at GCSE and A level, and our students are a joy to teach. Our Geography team is part of a wider Humanities faculty providing opportunities for peer support and collaboration. GCSE and A level Geography are popular choices with our high ability, well motived students. We are looking for a brilliant Geography teacher who would also relish the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in heading up the department.

What can RMGS offer you?

We can offer you the opportunity to work with high-ability young people in a supportive, well-equipped and forward-thinking department, as well as access to excellent professional development opportunities within our school.  We offer free Health care provision.

An application pack is available from the school website or you are welcome to telephone the school for further details. If you are interested in the post, please submit an application to recruitment@rmet.org

Closing date:   Monday 9th October 2023

Interviews:       W/C 9th October 2023

This vacancy will close on or before the specified closing date depending on the volume of suitable applicants. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short listed on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

RMGS is committed to the protection and safety of its students, is an Equal Opportunities employer. All posts are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure, suitable references, medical clearance, appropriate qualifications and relevant overseas checks.

Information about the school

Rainham Mark Grammar School provides an enriching co-educational experience where students are nurtured to develop their leadership skills and creativity. We are a school for every academically able young person regardless of social-economic background, ethnicity, or gender, with additional support and bursaries where they are needed. Our success is based on our high expectations. Our students and staff are motivated; they inspire and challenge each other to be the best version of themselves. We believe our students are simply the best of their generation, it is a privilege to work with them. Rainham Mark Grammar School is a happy place to learn and to grow, we encourage you to visit and experience our community.

Our school was judged “Good” by Ofsted in 2022 but we are firmly of the belief that we have the potential to be exceptional. There is much to achieve in an ever-changing education landscape.

Rainham Mark Education Trust is a family of three Academies in Medway, compromising of Rainham Mark Grammar School - Ofsted ‘Good’ May 2022, Riverside Primary School and Nursery - Ofsted ‘Good’ November 2019 and Twydall Primary School and Nursery - Ofsted ‘Good’ May 2023.

The core purpose of the Trust is to cultivate wisdom, character and strength in students so they can understand, celebrate and shape the world in which they live.

Together, our ambitions for the children in our local community continue to build on current success, and raise the bar further, such that the life chances of each child in our care are maximised through a deeply inclusive education, routinely high expectations, and a range of opportunities that seek to embed a love of learning.

Rainham Mark Education Trust (RMET) is in a very exciting stage of its development, having recently realigned and strengthened our central team, relaunched our vision and established an ambitious future strategy.

The benefits of working for us include:

  • Support from a network of senior leaders and teachers within the school and our Trust

  • Regular planned opportunities to collaborate and share best practice within the Trust

  • Working with a team of friendly, dedicated and hardworking staff and Trustees

  • An outstanding offer of CPD opportunities

  • A sharp focus on staff well-being including Health Care provision

Rainham Mark Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We implement a robust recruitment process across the Trust that aligns with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. The recruitment process involves conducting online checks on shortlisted candidates and all employment offers are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Scheme, medical, confirmation of qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references.

Our Trust upholds equality, inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to nurturing a supportive work environment where each individual is respected, appreciated and welcomed. We also support applications for flexible work arrangements.

After the closing date for this post a panel will conduct the shortlisting process. You will be selected for interview based entirely on the contents of your application form. It is therefore important that you fully read the Job Description and Person Specification prior to completing your form. After the shortlisting process has been completed candidates who have been selected for interview will be informed and provided with full details of the interview programme. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date for this post, you have, on this occasion, unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:RMET HR Department
  • Address:Pump Lane, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 7AJ
  • Telephone: 01634 623461
  • Email: recruitment@rmgs.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.