Head of Chemistry

To start January 2019

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of Chemistry with an energetic passion for their subject and the desire to nurture and challenge young scientists. This role would suit either an experienced Head of Department looking for an exciting new challenge, or an experienced chemistry teacher seeking their first middle leadership role.

This is a superb opportunity to work in what is amongst the best school science teaching facility in the country, within an innovative and outward looking STEM faculty, in the beautiful and supportive environment of our selective all-girls boarding school in Kent, with easy access to London.

Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Benenden has its own attractive pay scale. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool, are available for staff to use. 

For more information and to apply, please download the application pack below.  Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 9:00am on 31 July.


Application Pack


The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.