Head of Design Technology

Closing Date: 22 February 2024 Telephone: 01494895575
Email: HR@wycombeabbey.com
Salary: Wycombe Abbey has its own pay scale which compares favourably with other independent schools and is well above that of the maintained sector
Employment Term: Full Time

Wycombe Abbey is a world-class full-boarding school for girls. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for 650 pupils aged 11-18.

We are looking for an experienced and energetic Design Technology specialist to lead a rapidly expanding and developing department. This is an exciting time for the Design Technology Department, with investment, confidence and commitment to STEM being priorities at Wycombe Abbey. The successful applicant will be expected to shape the vision of the department so that it continues to adapt and develop in the changing educational environment. Uptake at IGCSE is small but increasing, and the department needs a dynamic and forward-thinking leader to build on the current upswing in popularity.

Wycombe Abbey is located on a beautiful site in the centre of High Wycombe.  Wycombe Abbey has its own salary scale which compares favourably with other independent schools and is well above that of the maintained sector.

To apply: Further details can be found under ‘Current Vacancies’ on our website: https://www.wycombeabbey.com/vacancies/. Please see the job profile document for full information about this role. To apply, please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting “Apply for this job”. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or hr@wycombeabbey.com

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22 February 2024

Interview date: Monday 11 March 2024

We reserve the right to appoint to this position before the closing date, should we receive a high volume of suitable early applications.

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all applicants are required to declare:

  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

Further information regarding filtered convictions, please refer to Filtering Guidance by the Ministry of Justice and Nacro Guidance.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 310638