Head of Geography

Head of Geography

  • Required from January 2023. A Summer or Autumn term 2023 start will be considered depending upon the suitability of the applicant.
  • Permanent.
  • Full-Time.
  • Salary is according to qualifications and relevant experience and will be based on St Paul’s Girls’ School’s  generous salary scale.

St Paul’s Girls’ School is one of the country’s leading independent schools for girls aged 11-18, with approximately 800 students. It is an extraordinary school, offering a classical yet forward-thinking education, rooted in a love of academic discovery and enriched by a broad co-curricular programme, nurturing wellbeing provision and a strong commitment to partnerships and community initiatives. Aspirations and achievements go well beyond what one would normally expect from a school, making St Paul’s a very exciting, lively and stimulating place in which to work.

Students want to make a difference, and many go on to roles tackling some of the greatest challenges facing people and planet. Respect for environmental sustainability is expected of all staff, both in terms of minimising use of resources in daily operations and supporting the school’s aim of preparing students fully for life and work in the mid-21st century.

St Paul’s Girls’ School is seeking candidates who are well qualified graduates of Geography, a teaching qualification is desirable, though not essential. Some experience of responsibility within a department would also be an advantage.

  • We are looking for applicants who are passionate advocates for their subject and who have a vision for the place of geography within a 21st century curriculum.
  • Who combine an intellectually rigorous and scholarly approach to the subject with an obvious enthusiasm for it.
  • Who have the ability to convey their enthusiasm to highly able pupils of all ages.
  • Who would enjoy leading and co-ordinating the work of a highly motivated and ambitious department.
  • Who are efficient administrators but who put people first.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to play a full part in the varied co-curricular life of the school and to share in the running and organisation of co-curricular activities, many of which take place outside of the normal school hours and sometimes during the holidays. Many activities are increasingly conducted in partnerships with local schools. The department is fully committed to a whole school approach to improving sustainability, environmental awareness and to greater inclusion and diversity both within our curriculum and community. They should expect to accompany both residential geography fieldtrips during the course of the year.

How to apply

Follow the link to our careers site at Careers at St Paul’s Girls’ School for more information and to apply. Applications must include a full CV and cover letter and be received by midday on the specified closing date.

Closing date:  Thursday 6 October 2022, noon
Interviews:     week commencing Monday 10 October 2022

St Paul’s Girls’ School is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We will be undertaking online checks for all shortlisted candidates in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.

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