Head of Biology

Closing date
Vacancy department
Teaching Staff
Vacancy type
Full Time

For September 2019, we are seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of Biology with an energetic passion for their subject and the desire to nurture and challenge young scientists. This role would suit either an experienced Head of Department looking for an exciting new challenge, or a talented biology teacher seeking their first middle leadership role. Within this post, there may also be the chance for a suitable candidate to teach and lead A Level Psychology, in addition to biology, with appropriate additional remuneration.

This is a superb opportunity to work in one of the very best school science teaching facilities in the country, within an innovative and outward looking STEM faculty, in the beautiful and supportive environment of our selective all-girls boarding school in Kent, with easy access to London and the coast. Facilities for biology include four specialist laboratories, project labs, an eco-classroom and extensive Victorian water gardens.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 555 girls in the school, aged 11-18. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Benenden offers its own salary scale, responsibility allowances and benefits. All staff joining the school are eligible to apply for on-site accommodation.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

For more information and to apply, please download the application below.  Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA (recruitment@benenden.school) by 9:00am on 25 January.

Application Pack

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.