Head of English

Date Posted: Friday 19 January 2024

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 04/02/2024

For September 2024, Cheltenham College seeks to appoint an exceptional teacher who can lead the English Department across the full ability and age ranges. The appointee will have outstanding subject knowledge, vision and strong leadership skills as well as possessing the ability to innovate and inspire colleagues.

The successful candidate will teach the subject to A Level and the ability to mentor students to Oxbridge level is highly desirable. Attainment is excellent; the department is one of the highest performing departments in the school. Three students have achieved Oxbridge places to read English in recent years. Over half a dozen pupils go on to read English or English-related courses at university each year and candidates regularly take up places in universities such as UCL, Durham, York, Warwick, and Sheffield. In addition, the department runs a thriving Literary Society and the annual A C Bradley Shakespeare lecture, and takes full advantage of the RSC in nearby Stratford-upon-Avon and the excellent Cheltenham Literature Festival.

College enjoys a thriving Common Room which offers a staff bar, regular social events and a supportive and collegiate atmosphere. Colleagues are generous in their support of new staff members and driven by a determination to ensure the very best outcomes for their students and colleagues.

The College has its own salary scale, and applicants will wish to contribute to College’s rich co-curricular programme. The Head of English can expect to teach a reduced timetable.

College accommodation may be available or, if not, a fixed-length accommodation allowance for a teacher relocating to the area.

To apply, please forward a completed application form, together with covering letter, electronically, to: recruitment@cheltenhamcollege.org

The closing date for applications is: 9am on Friday, 9th February

Interview date: interviews will take place after half term, in the week commencing 19th February

Cheltenham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection of job applicants and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from suitably qualified individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We encourage all candidates to ensure that College is aware of your particular requirements should you be invited to interview.