Recruitment Overview

Staff talk about working
at Benenden School
Beautiful grounds, great food, fantastic facilities
Warm, happy atmosphere
Pleasure of teaching motivated students
Professional development opportunities
Opportunities outside the classroom
Life at a boarding school

Working at Benenden

At Benenden we employ over 300 staff in in both teaching and non-teaching staff roles.

Benenden is located in a beautiful part of the Kent countryside, between Tenterden and Cranbrook and the rural school campus is a very special place to work. Working here is rewarding and meaningful and whatever your job, you are encouraged to get fully involved with the life of the School.

As a teacher here you'll enjoy teaching motivated, intelligent girls who want to learn and you'll have access to great facilities to support teaching and learning.

Non-teaching roles at Benenden are diverse. Whatever your role, you'll benefit from a being part of a large team with opportunities for professional development. 

We offer a wonderful working environment, generous terms and conditions of employment, career development opportunities and the chance to work as part of a committed and busy team. Our current vacancies are listed below. and we look forward to receiving your application.

We are genuinely committed to our staff and endeavour to offer a range of benefits that people will value and enjoy. These include:

  • a contributory pension scheme
  • free membership of our sports facilities for you and for your family
  • active staff social committee
  • training and development opportunities

Recruitment Policy

Benenden School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and all staff are tasked with sharing this responsibility. The School has therefore adopted recruitment and selection procedures which help to deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. 

The document below outlines the safer recruitment process which must be adhered to in the appointment of any new member of staff. The process seeks to strengthen the safeguards which protect the pupils of the School by considering the safeguarding and promotion of welfare at all stages of the appointment process. It starts with the planning of recruitment and requires a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about applicants.

The measures described above do not end on appointment but are part of a continuing process of awareness of the safeguarding and promotion of welfare throughout the School. All members of staff are briefed regularly on the Schools Safeguarding (Child Protection) Policy and they should report all concerns at any time to the School's Child Protection Officers. 

Application and Recruitment Process

Current Vacancies