Head of Science

Closing Date: 3 December 2023
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 TimePermanent

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 a strong and inspirational teacher to take on a significant leadership and management role. The post-holder will work closely with our Heads of Department for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Design Technology whilst overseeing and continuing to develop our world class STEM provision. There is excellent take-up for Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the Sixth Form with a good number of our scientists going on to read science subjects at university.

Applications from any science subject specialism are welcome for this role.

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.

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

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 School 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 https://www.wycombeabbey.com/vacancies/