Teacher of Chemistry, Croydon

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Whitgift SchoolCroydon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous package dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Full-time, Full Year Post 

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent day and boarding schools, set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast. We are proud to be able to offer:

  • A unique, tailor-made education for boys aged 10-18
  • Beautiful and historic parkland site with outstanding facilities
  • A record of outstanding academic achievement
  • Superb facilities for over 40 sports, an exciting performing arts programme and wide range of co-curricular activities
  • Excellent pastoral care.


We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate for September 2020 to join our dedicated and successful Chemistry team. Ideally capable of teaching at all levels in the School, from Year 6 to Year 13, you will join a large department (11 full time teaching staff) which enjoys sustained popularity amongst the pupils with nearly 100 boys currently study Chemistry at A Level or IB in the Sixth Form.  With scope to develop in various roles, our aim would be to recruit someone with passion for their subject and a willingness to venture into STEM activities and research. Examination results are excellent in this subject and applicants will:


  • have excellent subject knowledge have the skills to promote a collaborative learning culture to maintain high standards
  • be able to demonstrate a talent for motivating and enthusing young learners to achieve their best
  • have excellent planning and preparation skills
  • have the ability to problem-solve and manage classroom behaviour effectively
  • be resilient under pressure
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills


The post is suitable for experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession who may be able to participate in our highly-regarded Schools Direct programme. A proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers is supported by the Senior Management Team.

Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated. Accommodation may be available. Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. 

For further information and an online application form, please visit www.whitgift.co.uk/vacancies For any queries, please tel ephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email SchoolHR@whitgift.co.uk 

Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. 

Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about Whitgift School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Address: Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8688 9222
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