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Teacher of Chemistry (Joint role with South Hampstead High School)

The UCL Academy, CamdenCamden

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

Hours: Part-time at South Hampstead High School & part-time at The UCL Academy

Contract: Permanent 

Required from: September 2023


This is a unique and exciting opportunity to teach Chemistry across the state and

independent sectors in two of London’s leading secondary schools: The UCL Academy and South Hampstead High School.

You will join two lively, enthusiastic and outward-looking departments, teaching Chemistry from Year 7 to 13, showing considerable initiative and being prepared to innovate in the classroom. All teachers are expected to attend weekly department meetings, CPD sessions and tutor responsibilities and take a positive and active interest in the smooth running of each department.

We welcome applications from qualified Science Teachers, preferably with a Chemistry degree, with a proven track record. However, applications would also be welcome from ECTs and those looking to begin a career in teaching.


About The UCL Academy and South Hampstead High School

The UCL Academy and South Hampstead High School both offer state-of-the-art facilities and are located just a few minutes’ walk from Swiss Cottage/ Finchley Road tube stations.

The UCL Academy is a high-achieving, nonselective, coeducational secondary school established in 2012 by University College London (UCL), one of the world’s leading universities. Its mission is to support students of all ability levels to higher levels of attainment and enthusiasm for further study. We seek ambitious and enthusiastic teachers to join our forward thinking school.

South Hampstead High School, the 2022 Independent Girls’ School of the Year, is an academically selective, independent day school with upwards of 950 pupils, welcoming girls aged 4 to 18 from across London. Founded in 1876, it is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK's leading network of girls' schools. To find out more about South Hampstead aspect of the role please click here.

Working at The UCL Academy offers a variety of benefits, such as:

  •  An allowance for a teaching staff
  • Potential internal promotional opportunities
  • Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development and intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning
  • An exclusive partnership with UCL, where staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources; we benefit terrifically from our supportive partnership with UCL. Staff and students alike develop their teaching and learning in exciting ways informed by the latest research.
  • Generous public pension schemes
  • Suitable IT equipment for all staff
  • Interest free loans for computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme with ample space for bike storage
  • A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, free counselling and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide;

For further details about the The UCL Academy aspect of the role, and to apply, please click the apply button.

The closing date is Tuesday 21st February 2023 at 9am.

The School may also conduct online searches (including publicly available social media searches) as part of our recruitment processes.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The school will operate a rigorous recruitment process to identify candidates suitable to work with children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. We may interview candidates ahead of the closing date so early application is advised. The Academy reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advertised closing date.

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