Head of Science, Holbrook, Suffolk

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Royal Hospital SchoolHolbrook, Suffolk

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: RHS own salary scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Royal Hospital School is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school for 11 – 18 year olds, set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour.

The Royal Hospital School has the following vacancy:


This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher to lead our Science Department with effect from September 2018. 

It is expected that the appointee will provide the department with dynamic and creative leadership, creating a clear vision for the development of science at RHS in order to establish the department as a centre of excellence. Alongside being a biology or chemistry specialist, the successful candidate will have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.  They will demonstrate a passion for developing pupils into critical thinkers and confident learners, and have the ability to motivate and support colleagues. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to form positive and effective relationships with pupils, parents and colleagues as well as a commitment to extending science learning beyond the classroom. The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher, able to teach biology or chemistry to pupils from Years 7 to 13 with a demonstrable record of high outcomes for the pupils they have taught. Candidates will have the energy and enthusiasm required to commit to a large boarding and day school.

RHS has its own salary scale, outstanding development opportunities and subsidised accommodation may be available. 

Please send a completed application form and covering letter (no more than one side of A4) to recruitment@royalhospitalschool.org

Closing date for applications: 12 noon 15th March

Interviews will be held week: 19/20th March

Further details of this position can be downloaded by visiting www.royalhospitalschool.org/vacancies or by contacting the HR Manager on recruitment@royalhospitalschool.org  or 01473 326200.

For more information about the Royal Hospital School, please visit www.royalhospitalschool.org

The Royal Hospital School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share our commitment. Employment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Royal Hospital School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473 326200
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Set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the Stour Estuary and within an hour of London, the Royal Hospital School is a leading, co-educational boarding and day school for ...