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Head of Politics (maternity cover)


Charterhouse is a successful and ambitious school in an inspiringly beautiful setting.  Founded in 1611, it moved to its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming in 1872.  The School has over 800 pupils aged between 13 and 18, all of whom, except for about 40 day pupils, are boarders.

Head of Politics (maternity cover)

Our new Head of Politics will have an interest in building the department in accordance with the departmental strategy and working closely with and supporting the other Politics teachers in the department. In addition, they will work collaboratively with other Heads of Department, continuing to build upon the existing relationships and collaboration with Economics, Business and Geography in particular.

The Politics Department teaches both Edexcel A Level Politics (Route 3B – Global Politics) and IBDP Global Politics. It is driven forward by a team of five ambitious and enthusiastic colleagues. Both A Level and IBDP Politics are popular choices in our Sixth Form, and over 100 pupils take our courses each year. 

You will need to be able to demonstrate your ability to inspire both pupils and colleagues, and communicate knowledge with enthusiasm and a commitment to the highest of academic and pastoral standards.

Charterhouse offers a competitive salary and other benefits including a contributory pension scheme through the Teachers' Pension Scheme, and membership of the School’s Sports Club.

Applications should be made in accordance with the School’s application and safer recruitment procedures, via the School’s website, selecting the relevant vacancy. This will take you to our new online recruitment system and give you the opportunity to register and complete an application form. You will also have the opportunity to upload your latest CV.

The link to our vacancies is:

Closing time and date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 24 February 2021.

In case of any queries, please email

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact. They must ensure compliance with the School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. This appointment will be subject to checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and with past employers.

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