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Teacher of Chemistry - Head of Department also Available for the Right Candidate - Full-time/Part-time

Earlscliffe , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-6138-104T
  • Posted:10/11/2021
  • Pay:competitive
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged


We are looking to appoint an excellent Teacher of Chemistry to take up the post immediately or from January 2022.  

The successful applicant will report to the Deputy Headteacher and will have overall responsibility for teaching and learning, achievement and attainment of their subject within the Science department.

We are looking for someone who will work with their departmental colleagues to inspire our highly motivated students and develop their love for their subject, leading them to explore it and value it for their whole life. 

This person is responsible for the organisation of the delivery of  Chemistry in the school and is expected to contribute co-operatively to the Science Department and also to the development and maintenance of whole school strategy, policies and ethos.

The teaching requirement consists of 24 periods of 45 minutes plus Form Tutor time, plus 2 periods of Social, Cultural and Service.  Our school year consists of 32 weeks of contact time.

 For the right candidate, with the appropriate experience, we could offer Head of Department responsibility with this role.


Information about the school

Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and recently joined the Dukes Education group of elite educational establishments.

Earlscliffe is fully co-educational, educating boys and girls from 15-19yrs and currently all of our students, except three day students, are full boarding and are accommodated within our five residences.

There are currently 107 students from over 30 nationalities in the school. There are approximately 30 teaching staff (p/t and f/t) and about 65 employees in total. We also operate Easter and Summer School courses throughout the vacation periods.

We offer a gold standard A-level programme in traditional subjects providing the best academic preparation for entry into the world's most competitive universities.

Earlscliffe offers a personalised education like no other college of its kind, drawing on the traditions and methods of Oxbridge colleges, top public schools, Ivy League universities and innovative best practice.

Since its opening in 2012, Earlscliffe has gone from strength to strength, having achieved ‘The Telegraph’ national ranking of No. 38 out of 4,303 schools teaching A-level. Visit www.earlscliffe.co.uk for more information.

We would be delighted to receive your application consisting of an introductory letter and the completed application form please. The application form is your opportunity to sell yourself so please provide a full description of your experience to date. Please explain any gaps in your employment history.

Applications consisting of just a CV may not be considered.

We have added a closing date to our vacancy but we do reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date to secure a candidate if necessary. You are advised to submit your application early to ensure your application is included in our shortlisting process.

Earlscliffe is committed to the safeguarding of our students. All staff undergo an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as the Barred List prior to appointment. Any offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS result, health check and of course, references, one of which must be from your current or most recent Headteacher/employer.

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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).