Academic Staff

Appointment of Deputy Head (Pastoral)

The Governors of Chigwell School invite applications for the role of Deputy Head Pastoral from September 2023.

Chigwell is an independent day and boarding school for 1040 boys and girls aged 4 – 18 years, Founded in 1629 the School stands on its original site with the original school building still in use. However, whilst Chigwell of today is conscious of its long-standing history, it is a forward-looking, ambitious, School. It enjoys a strong reputation across the Pre Prep, Junior and Senior School, excellent facilities, a dedicated staff, bright and hardworking pupils, and a site of 100 acres within view of the City of London. The School is in a strong position with excellent results and a full roll and is currently engaged in the largest capital development programme in its history.

Central to the School’s offering is its commitment to providing a world class education, enabling pupils to flourish in mind, body and soul. Through the inspiring curriculum, wide-ranging co-curricular opportunities and proactive pastoral support, pupils are able to reach their full potential: independent in spirit, adventurous in approach and empathetic in how they treat others.

This is an exciting time to join Chigwell, with a number of exciting projects as the school approaches its 400th anniversary. The Deputy Head Pastoral will work closely with the Head, the Deputy Head Staff and Systems and the Deputy Head Academic. As a key member of the school’s Senior Management Team, they will be expected to be involved in, and to make a pro-active contribution to all aspects of the life of the school and its leadership and strategic development to improve, enhance and further the school’s educational, pastoral, boarding and extra-curricular provision.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader and pastoral specialist, passionate about pupil experience, and with an empathetic understanding of the particular challenges facing young boys and girls and their well-being in the 21st century. Above all, they will have a passion for the values and vision of Chigwell School.

A job description with further details on this role and an application form can be accessed below. Applicants should complete the application form and email to the HR Manager: hr@chigwell-school.org

Closing date: 8th February 2023

Applications will be considered as they are received so early applications are encouraged. The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

Appointment of Deputy Head (Academic)

The Governors of Chigwell School invite applications for the role of Deputy Head Academic from September 2023.

Chigwell is an independent day and boarding school for 1040 boys and girls aged 4 – 18 years, located on an expansive 100-acre countryside campus within view of the City of London. Founded in 1629, the School has a rich heritage, enjoys a strong reputation across the Pre Prep, Junior and Senior Schools, and is currently engaged in the largest capital development programme in its history to augment already impressive facilities. The school is in a strong position with excellent results and a full roll.

Central to the School’s offering is its commitment to providing a world class education, enabling pupils to flourish in mind, body and soul. Through the inspiring curriculum, wide-ranging co-curricular opportunities and proactive pastoral support, pupils are able to reach their full potential: independent in spirit, adventurous in approach and empathetic in how they treat others.

This is an exciting time to join Chigwell; with a number of exciting projects as the school approaches its 400th anniversary. The successful candidate will be a committed educationalist and strong communicator with educational values that align with the strategic mission and educational aims of Chigwell School. They will have demonstrable academic management experience, outstanding communication skills, a passion for high-quality teaching and learning and the interpersonal skills to engage, support and develop a committed staff body. A commitment to the values and educational philosophy of Chigwell is essential. The successful candidate will have a collaborative and enabling style that will help them to bring the best out of others.

A candidate brief, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded from www.odgers.com/84744

Letters of application, CVs and application forms should be sent by the closing date, 9am GMT Friday 3rd February 2023.

Head of Mathematics

Full time/Permanent

Required for September 2023

An opportunity has become available to join our highly successful school as Head of Mathematics. The Mathematics Department has been one of the strongest in the school for a number of years. There have been some outstanding results in public exams in recent years and a number of first-class mathematicians have gone on to Oxbridge, London and other leading universities.

As Head of Mathematics the successful candidate will be key to ensuring the high quality of teaching and learning of the department. They will have responsibility for the promotion of their subject, the organisation and teaching of the material, and for ensuring the learning is positive and effective. This is a leadership role which related to both the staff within the department and the pupils studying the subject.

The successful candidate will be committed to high standards of teaching and learning with the ability to inspire and motivate our pupils to achieve their full potential. You will be a team player who is positive and proactive with good interpersonal skills and a willing approach to sharing and developing best practice.

Chigwell School offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition, the School provides a supportive working environment. There is a well-developed programme of professional development, pupils are enthusiastic, co-operative and able, and colleagues get on well together. There is a strong sense of community.

For further details on this position please see the Job Description below. Applicants should complete the application form which can be accessed below and email to the HR Manager: hr@chigwell-school.org

Mrs Anna Savage, Deputy Head Staff and Systems, will be happy to answer any questions; she can be contacted at the School by telephone 020 8501 5701 or by e-mail to asavage@chigwell-school.org

Closing date: 8th February 2023-early applications welcome

Applications will be considered upon receipt therefore early applications are encouraged. The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

Teacher of Computer Science

Full time-Part-time/Permanent

Required for September 2023

Chigwell School is seeking a well-qualified, enthusiastic, and committed Teacher of Computer Science to join our highly successful school from September 2023. The successful candidate will be able to teach students from KS3 to KS5 including GCSE and A-Level Computer Science and contribute to all aspects of the Computer Science department’s work, both inside and outside the classroom.

The post would suit a new entrant to the profession, a talented ECT or a more experienced teacher looking for progression. The School has a comprehensive programme of professional development and has helped a number of staff qualify as teachers. The ability to offer a second subject (Mathematics) would be desirable.

For further details on this position please see the job description below. Applicants should complete the Application Form below and email to the Human Resources Manager at hr@chigwell-school.org.

Mrs Anna Savage, Deputy Head Staff and Systems, will be happy to answer any questions; she can be contacted at the School by telephone 020 8501 5701 or by e-mail to asavage@chigwell-school.org

Closing date: 9th February 2023-early applications welcome

Applications will be considered upon receipt. The School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.


Support Staff Vacancies

We do not have any Support Staff vacancies available at the moment. However, if you would like to share you CV with us for any future roles that arise, please email hr@chigwell-school.org

Application process

Chigwell School offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition the School provides a supportive working environment. There is a well-developed programme of professional development. Pupils are enthusiastic, co-operative and able, and colleagues are dedicated and get on well together. There is a strong sense of community.

An application form and a full job description for these roles can be accessed directly above.

Applicants should complete the application form in full and email to the Human Resources Manager at hr@chigwell-school.org

Applications will be considered upon receipt. The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

Candidates will be contacted by telephone or email to attend an interview if required.

Chigwell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, prohibition orders and enhanced DBS.

The School

Founded in 1629 by Samuel Harsnett, the son of a Colchester baker who went on to become Archbishop of York, Chigwell School stands on its original site with the original school building still in use. However, whilst Chigwell of today is conscious of its long-standing history, it is a forward-looking, ambitious, co-educational independent school of 1,060 pupils aged four to eighteen. It enjoys excellent facilities, a dedicated staff, bright and hardworking pupils, and a site of 100 acres. There is a small community of international boarders.

Chigwell is a high performing school. As well as being an academic school, Chigwell has the reputation for providing a rich and full education, with plenty of opportunities for all pupils who are enthusiastic, co-operative and able.

There are over a hundred teachers and together with the support staff, there is a friendly, mutually-supportive atmosphere. All teaching staff contribute to the extra-curricular programme.