Director of Drama, Bracknell Forest

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wellington CollegeBracknell Forest

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020 or January 2021
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Wellington College is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools and has an enviable reputation for excellence and innovation. We’re currently looking for a Director of Drama to take on a role that will ensure we uphold our proud drama tradition.

Superbly resourced, with exceptional technical facilities and professional performance spaces, the College’s Drama department enjoys being at the cultural hub of the school. Drama is a very popular subject and is taught throughout the College from Years 9 – 13. Students not only benefit from the opportunity to learn, but to exhibit and perform in our state-of-the-art facilities too. Join us, and you could soon be playing a vital role as a teacher, practitioner, line manager and administrator.

Responsible for teaching and overseeing all areas of Drama and Theatre study, this challenging role encompasses all aspects of co-curricular Drama. In addition to general teaching duties, you’ll need to put together productions that continue to be of the highest quality and add depth, breadth and insight to every pupil’s education. Indeed, we’ll rely on you to ensure that our Drama programme touches the lives of all Wellingtonians and promotes a lifelong passion for the Arts. We’ll also count on you to oversee managing a budget, planning an annual programme or contributing to the extra curricular and pastoral life of the college.

To succeed, you’ll need a good level degree in a related subject and thorough knowledge of the (13-18) subject Curriculum – GCSE/IGCSE and A Level. You’ll also need evidence of involvement in extra-curricular activities (professional, amateur or voluntary) and a track record of managing change and improvement. What’s more, you’re mindful of observing safeguarding and professional standards and committed to boarding school life.

Not only is this an excellent career development opportunity, it comes with a generous salary and benefits package too. So, if you’re a well-organised and self-motivated team player with a sharp and progressive vision of the subject and the ability to deliver inspirational and informative lessons and put on amazing productions, apply today.

Closing date: 6pm, Wednesday 8 April 2020

Interviews: w/c 20 April 2020

For further details, including how to apply, please visit the teaching vacancies page of our website by clicking the apply button below.

The College is committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants for any of the positions available at the College must be willing to undergo a number of safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks with previous employers and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks.

More about Wellington College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1344 444 000
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Wellington College is a vibrant and challenging co-educational boarding and day school which seeks to provide an inspirational educational experience for its pupils, teachers, parents and all other members of its communi...