Teacher of French

Closing Date: 21 February 2024 Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic, good honours graduate to teach French to A Level. It is a full-time position with 30 lessons of French in Year 9-13 spread over six days: Monday to Saturday. This vacancy may particularly suit either NQTs or candidates looking to broaden their experience after a couple of years in their first teaching post. However, for a suitably experienced graduate wishing to enter the teaching profession and with the personal qualities to succeed in a busy boarding school, funded teacher training may be available. The College provides statutory induction for NQTs and will assist graduate entrants to the profession to gain QT status.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the wider life of the Modern Languages Department as well as to the College’s extra-curricular programme.

Applications should be made using the application form which is available from the College website www.lancingcollege.co.uk and returned to recruitment@lancing.org.uk   Candidates are asked to add a covering letter setting out, as succinctly as possible, their reasons for applying for the position at Lancing.


The appointment will be made by the Head Master who will be assisted by the Head of MFL and members of the College’s Senior Management Team.

Closing Date:                          Wednesday 21 February 2024

Interviews to be held on:        tbc

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mr Sergei Drozdov, Head of MFL on SXD@lancing.org.uk

Early applicants may be invited for interview before the closing date and the College reserves the right to make the appointment before the formal closing date, so early applications are encouraged.


Further Information 

Lancing College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls.

Lancing College is a friendly, ethical, vibrant and outward-looking place to work. We act with integrity and treat each other with respect, valuing diversity and rejecting discrimination. We are fully committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects both our local community and our cosmopolitan student body. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, age or disability. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure which the School considers satisfactory, the receipt of satisfactory references, the school’s pre-employment medical questionnaire and sight of relevant original ID documentation and degree certificate(s).

Applicants who have lived outside of the UK in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police Check from their country of residence. In addition, and where applicable, successful candidates will be required to produce a ‘letter of professional standing’ issued by the relevant professional regulatory authority as proof of past conduct.

Lancing College conducts online searches for shortlisted candidates. This check is undertaken based on the requirements set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023. The check helps us to ensure safe and robust checks on the suitability of individuals to work within our School.

To minimise unconscious bias or potential discrimination issues, a person who will not be on the appointed interview panel will conduct the search and will only share information when findings are of a concern. The appointed panel may explore any concerns passed to them as part of our due diligence process.

The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered “spent” under the Act) must be declared. If you have a criminal record this will not automatically debar you from employment. Instead, each case will be assessed fairly by reference to the School’s objective assessment.