Head of Economics & Business Studies (with the possibility of Head of Careers in addition), Greenwich

Closing date:Expiring today

Blackheath High SchoolGreenwich

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Applications are invited from well-qualified and passionate Teachers for this opportunity to join a thriving and successful Humanities Faculty as Head of Economics and Business Studies within an exceptional school. 

There is the possibility of adding responsibility for leading careers provision within the school for the right candidate. Blackheath High School is an inspiring school characterised by the warmth of its community and its aspirational, outward looking approach. 

This post offers the opportunity to lead and evolve the department, with the successful applicant teaching both Year 12 and 13 A-level Business and A-level Economics. A number of students opt to continue to study Business or Economics related subjects at degree level. Staff are expected to contribute to our co-curricular programme. 

About the School

Rated “excellent” in our most recent ISI Inspection (2014), Blackheath High School is a dynamic and innovative school where co-curricular activities are valued, pastoral care is strong and achievement is high.

Blackheath High School is fortunate to be part of the Girls’ Day School Trust group of schools, with a long history of educating a rich social and cultural blend of students, thus reflecting the cosmopolitan character of London itself. Our ethos is aspirational, outward-looking and inclusive. We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and Canary Wharf.

Salary is in accordance with GDST national scale (according to qualifications and experience), higher than maintained sector salary scale. Other benefits include a laptop, iPad, staff discount for own daughters and an interest-free season ticket loan. 

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Childcare vouchers, interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please click the apply button.

Applications must be received by: 21 March 2018.

Interviews will take place on: 26 March 2018.

Blackheath High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Blackheath High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior Department, Vanbrugh Park, London, SE3 7AG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 88532929
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