Academic Vacancies

Teacher of Biology (Permanent/Full time) required for January 2022

Chigwell School is seeking a well-qualified, dynamic and committed teacher to join our highly successful science department. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have had experience in a similar role in another maintained or independent school. The successful applicant will be expected to teach biology at KS3, iGCSE and A Level. This is a full-time permanent position required for January 2022.

The science department, indeed the whole School, provides a very friendly and supportive environment and this appointment would suit someone wishing to gain further teaching experience in this highly academic school. The School will support you to achieve the best for your students.

Chigwell School offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 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.

We are located in the picturesque village of Chigwell just 10 miles from central London and on the Central Line. Close to the edge of Epping Forest, we enjoy over 100 acres of beautiful grounds.

Full details on this position can be found below. Applicants should complete the Teaching Staff Application Form (below) and email this to the Human Resources department at hr@chigwell-school.org.

The Deputy Head, Mrs Anna Savage, will be happy to answer any questions; she can be contacted at the School by telephone 020 8501 6171 or by email to asavage@chigwell-school.org

Applications will be considered upon receipt therefore early applications are encouraged.

Closing date: 1st November 2021

Support Staff Vacancies

Science Laboratory Technician (Full time-Part Time/Permanent)

Immediate start

Chigwell School are seeking to appoint a new laboratory technician to join a team of dedicated and motivated support staff in the Science department. The successful applicant will mainly be responsible for delivering the practical requirements of Science lessons and assist in the preparation of Key Stage 2 up to GCSE and A-level experiments under the guidance of the Senior Laboratory Technician.

Scientific and technical knowledge and knowledge of related Health & Safety precautions in a laboratory environment are essential requirements. Candidates must enjoy working as part of a team, be able to work under pressure and use their own initiative, be attentive to detail and have good communication and ICT skills.

An application form and a full job description for the roles can be accessed directly below. Applicants should complete the support staff application form which can be accessed below and sent to the HR Manager hr@chigwell-school.org.

Closing date: 31st October 2021

Applications will be considered as they are received so early applications are encouraged.


Grounds Person (Full time/Permanent)

Immediate start

Chigwell School is looking for a flexible and proactive person with experience in grounds maintenance, presentation and performance to join our Grounds team.

We are looking for candidates to have a specialism grounds, but the successful candidate will be expected to undertake work in the school gardens and will be collectively responsible for ensuring that the School grounds, sports pitches, lawns, gardens and the general outdoor estate is well maintained and kept to a high standard at all times.

This role is a full-time Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week).

Process to apply:

Full details of this position can be found in the job description below. Applicants should complete the support staff application form which can be accessed below and sent to the HR Manager: hr@chigwell-school.org

Closing date for applications: 18th October 2021

The School reserves the right to interview and appoint before this date.

Applications will be considered as they are received so early applications are encouraged.



The 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 get on well together. There is a well-developed sense of community.

An application form and a full job description for the roles can be accessed directly below.

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.

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 930 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.