Head of Drama

Closing Date: 26 February 2024 Telephone: 01371 822622
Email: recruitment@felsted.org
Salary: Competitive
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Permanent | Full Time | Independent Prep School

Commence September 2024

Felsted Prep is delighted to share that we are searching for our next Head of Prep Drama.

Drama at Felsted is an integral part of our vibrant culture, dedicated to fostering the growth of children through a diverse array of experiences. We take pride in our inclusive community, recognizing that drama alongside music and dance offers transformative pathways that strengthen identity, facilitate expression, and instil self-belief in learners at every stage of their development.

The ideal candidate will showcase a proven capacity to creatively lead and direct performances across Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 fostering an environment where children can truly shine in a diverse array of performance opportunities. Experience in various school settings and knowledge of KS1 and Early Years will be advantageous, coupled with the ability to collaborate with external agencies and establish partnerships.

Felsted is an inclusive and welcoming community and we welcome applications from a range of settings and experience. Further information can be found within the job description on our website.

Benefits include free parking; contributory pension scheme; subsidised membership to the School’s healthcare scheme with BUPA; free lunch on full days worked; free hot drinks and breaktime refreshments; annual salary reviews; free use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities; subsidised on-site Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect, an online platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers. More information on our rewards package can be found on our website felsted.org/employment-opps/rewards.

Felsted is a leading boarding and day independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 26 February at 9:00am.

Interviews will be held on 8 and 11 March.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website felsted.org/employment-opps/employment-opps to complete our online application process.

Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.