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Cheltenham College


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Based on College's own salary scale
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
1 September 2018
Apply by:
25 January 2018

Job description

Cheltenham College is seeking a well-qualified and experienced graduate to lead this major department from September 2018. The profile of science at College is growing significantly, and has been recognised in the recent £2.5 million refurbishment of the Science Block. 

Among other things, the successful candidate will teach Physics from Year 9 to A Level, and will be in charge of preparation of university Physics and/or Engineering applicants as well as supporting students applying for Astronomy, Architecture and other Science-related degrees.

Applicants must be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the College. The College has its own salary scale. 

How to apply

Application forms and a full job description can be found on the College website:


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

Please quote reference HR150910 in your email.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon prompt on Thursday 25 January 2018. Interviews are planned for Friday 2 February 2018.

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.

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One of the country’s leading coeducational independent schools for both day and boarding pupils, Cheltenham College offers outstanding all round education for pupils from 3 to 18.

While the Senior School (13 – 18) enjoys its beautiful setting and impressive grounds on Cheltenham’s Bath Road, the adjacent Preparatory School ( 3-13) occupies over 15 acres of woodland splendour, with its own lake and numerous sports fields. The youngest children (3-7) enter the wonderfully vibrant pre-prep department called Kingfishers, which has its own cottage and classrooms within the school.

From the age of 3 right through to 18, pupils are immersed into a community that is not only full to the brim of opportunities but importantly, one that is warm, friendly and utterly inclusive. Pastoral care across both schools is consistently highlighted by parents as excellent and the College takes great pride in treating each and every child as an individual. Children therefore develop not only as learners but as independent, confident and responsible young people with a great many talents and skills. They have confidence to question, to challenge, to think.

The breadth of Cheltenham College’s amenities is reflected in the diversity of activities and clubs; the Preparatory School alone offers over 40 clubs, societies and sports. In the Senior School, no pupil can fail to be tempted by the numerous outdoor pursuits, expeditions, community service activities or Humanitarian Aid projects. Around 30 clubs operate weekly in the Senior School, including shooting, eco ventures, pottery and film-making.

A vast number of sports teams are nationally reputed and every year a substantial number of pupils are chosen to represent England. Music also plays a vital part in school life, with pupils able to learn just about every orchestral instrument imaginable as well as participating in numerous choirs, bands and ensembles. Both schools stage several plays a year, from whole school productions to year group performances, and the art and design work (often on display in Thirlestaine House, the College’s very own 19th century mansion and gallery) is quite literally breathtaking.

Crucially, this focus on balanced education also ensures that Cheltenham College gets the very best out of its pupils academically. In the Preparatory School, there is a 100% Common Entrance pass rate and many pupils gain Senior School scholarships. In College, the more stretching iGCSE is offered in Maths, English Literature, Science, History and Geography and over 95% of school leavers go on to their first choice university.


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