Job Vacancies

Head of Junior School (from September 2018)

St Edmund’s School Canterbury is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Head of Junior School in September 2018. This exciting opportunity has arisen due to the promotion of the current post-holder to the role of Head of St Edmund’s School (3-18).

We are seeking someone with excellent inter-personal skills, a commitment to outstanding pastoral care and a proven track record in education management. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Executive Group and play a central role in the development and implementation of the School’s strategic plan.

St Edmund’s Junior School is an historic day and boarding co-educational school where a family atmosphere is fostered, individuals are valued, and pupils enjoy a rich academic and cultural experience. Set within beautiful grounds overlooking the city and Cathedral of Canterbury, we are a happy, vibrant and mutually supportive community. With approximately 180 pupils ranging from age 7 to 13, the school places an emphasis on academic rigour, creativity and broad extra-curricular involvement. Our pupils include the Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral.

The Head is responsible for the leadership and management of all staff and the day-to-day running of the Junior School. Supported by a strong leadership team covering academic, pastoral and safeguarding functions, the Head must be able to manage diverse challenges while providing effective direction and leadership.

We pride ourselves on the warm, nurturing culture of the School and staff share a deep commitment to supporting the individual needs of pupils. The Head must embody these characteristics and also possess stamina, mental agility and an approachable, positive outlook.

St Edmund’s is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the safeguarding and promoting of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

For further application details, please download the information below or contact Elaine Bishop, Bursar’s Secretary at or 01227 475600.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 2nd March 2018.

Member of HMC and IAPS

Teacher of Physics (from September 2018)

Would you like to work in a dynamic, skilled and supportive team of expert Physicists? Our department has a strong track record of achieving excellent academic results and benefits from specialised facilities and experienced technical support.

We are seeking a committed and well-qualified graduate who is passionate about Physics and who wants to help young people to reach their potential in this critical subject.

The post includes the requirement to teach Physics to A-level.

The application form and a copy of the job description can be downloaded via the links below. For further information please contact the Head’s Personal Assistant, Liz Ottaway, by email to

Applications should arrive no later than 5.00pm on Friday 2nd March 2018.

Interviews will take place during the week of 5th March.

Reception Class Teacher required in the Pre-Prep

(from September 2018)

We are seeking a well-qualified, ambitious and enthusiastic teacher to join our Pre-Prep team which is part of a vibrant 3-18 school. This post is for Reception Class teacher in the first instance but flexibility to teach across Early Years and KS1 age range is essential. You can find further particulars of the post and application forms below or contact Julia Exley, Head of Pre-Prep

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 28th February.


St Edmund’s School Canterbury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an equal opportunities employer. The successful candidate will undergo safeguarding screening.