Head of Chemistry, Cardiff, South Wales

Closing date:Expiring soon

St John's College, CardiffCardiff, South Wales

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Vacancy: Head of Chemistry.

Date posted: 08th April 2019.

Closing Date: 12 noon, 26th April 2019

Start date: September 2019

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Salary: Commensurate with experience and in line with market rate.

The Role

St John's College is a leading independent school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18. With 550 pupils on its roll, St John’s is the Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral and seeks to appoint a dynamic and innovative Head of Chemistry from September 2019.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the capacity to lead, inspire and develop pupils and staff and will have demonstrable experience in delivering strong results, particularly at KS5. 

At GCSE, the majority of our pupils study the separate science pathway and KS5 uptake in Science, is the highest in the School. The Science Faculty, which is noted for its academic success, currently comprises of 10 teaching staff, and 3 technicians, covering all three disciplines. It is the aim of the team to get pupils to reach the highest possible standard that they can achieve, ensuring that they are well prepared for both internal and external examinations, higher education and the world of work. 

St John’s College, Cardiff is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please return a fully completed application form and covering letter of application to Mark Edwards – Cover & Business Support Manager – medwards@stjohnscollegecardiff.com

If you require this document in an alternative format, please also contact Mr Edwards directly on the email address above, or contact the College reception team on 02920 778 936.

The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 26th April; the College reserves the right to consider the merit of early applications. 

The College propose to hold interviews for the shortlisted candidates w.c.13th May. 


APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO CHILD PROTECTION SCREENING APPROPRIATE TO THE POST INCLUDING CHECKS WITH PAST EMPLOYERS AND THE DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE.



Privacy Notice:  All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter unless express permission is given for applications to be retained. Applications are held in accordance with relevant GDPR legislation. For further information relating to data protection and the recruitment process please contact our HR Manager: Nikki Thomas – nthomas@stjohnscollegecardiff.com




More about St John's College, Cardiff
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: College Green, William Nicholls Drive, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF3 5YX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 29 2077 8936
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