Teacher of Chemistry

  • East Sussex
  • Eastbourne College
  • Competitive
  • Full-time

Eastbourne College seeks to appoint an inspirational and energetic, full-time Teacher of Chemistry from September 2019. This is a chance to be part of a happy, highly successful school community, located by the sea in the heart of a vibrant town.

Eastbourne College seeks to appoint an inspirational and energetic, full-time Teacher of Chemistry from September 2019. The right person will have a marvellous opportunity to work in a stimulating environment, where resources, buildings, colleagues and pupils all strengthen the process of teaching and learning.

The College is a co-educational HMC independent school of just over 630 pupils, of whom half are full-time boarders. It is a strong community with excellent links with local schools and the remarkable town in which it is located.

Academic standards are very high with an average of over 80% of A-level grades being awarded A*, A or B in the last ten years. At GCSE approximately two thirds of all grades awarded are 9 to 7 or A*/ A. The College recruits from a wide ability range and value added outcomes are exemplary. The majority of College leavers enter higher education in leading universities at home or abroad.

As we celebrated our 150th year, the College completed the most ambitious development project in its history. Project 150 saw the delivery of over 30 state of the art classrooms, ICT suites, a new swimming pool, café, school shop, dance studio, sports hall, squash courts, dining hall and fitness suite. We believe that the College has some of the best facilities of any school in the UK. For further information about Project 150 and our future development plans, please visit the website:


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The Post

The successful applicant will be expected to teach chemistry to pupils of all abilities throughout the school. Chemistry is a compulsory subject in years 9 to 11 with GCSE students following the AQA Chemistry or Science Trilogy courses. At A-level, sixth form students are also taught the AQA specification. The successful applicant will be expected to share their passion for chemistry by offering enrichment opportunities to pupils outside of the taught specifications.

All members of Common Room are expected to play an additional part in the broader life of the College, e.g. by acting as a tutor in one of the day or boarding Houses, by offering their expertise in coaching team sports, or contributing to music, drama, debating etc. The department has a long tradition of wide and varied contribution, recognising the value it brings to relationships with pupils in the classroom.

The College has its own salary scale and the successful applicant will be placed on the scale at a level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. Accommodation may be available for single or married applicants, including those with families. Teaching staff benefit from very generous rates for the education of their own children both at the College and at St. Andrew’s Prep.

The Department

Situated on the top floor of the Science Centre, the department has the benefit of some superb facilities. There are currently six chemistry teachers, who are ably supported by a dedicated full-time chemistry technician. Each full-time member of staff has their own fully-equipped laboratory, in addition to which there is also a project room that is suitable for seminars and individual research.

The department believes strongly in practical work as a vehicle for teaching and learning and is very well equipped with the latest apparatus. There is also a well-stocked prep room and we aim to ensure that opportunities for practical work are not resource limited.

Each laboratory has separate teaching and practical areas with space for up to 24 pupils to work, although set sizes are normally below 20 at all ages, and much smaller in the sixth form.

Each laboratory is equipped with a Prowise touch screen and a digital presenter. The building is fully networked, with wireless technology providing mobile connections to laptops and other mobile devices. Networked printers and a photocopier/scanner are also located within the Science building.

How to Apply

In order to apply, please send the completed application form, together with a letter of application (addressed to the Headmaster). Please also provide the contact details of three referees, one of whom should be your current employer. Your letter of application should evidence your suitability for the post against the job description and person specification described above.

Electronic applications are welcome and should be sent to applications@eastbourne-college.co.uk

All applications must be received by noon on Friday 14 June 2019.


There are many attractions to teaching at Eastbourne College, not least its location on the south coast in the sunniest part of the country. The College provides a safe urban environment in an attractive part of a peaceful town where pupils have easy access to shops, cinemas and theatres at appropriate times, and this strengthens the boarding experience. The railway station is close, with easy travel to Gatwick (one hour) and London (under 90 minutes). The beach and sea are a five minute walk away and the South Downs (the newest National Park) are literally on our doorstep.

The school is a strikingly happy, cohesive and coherent community. We look forward to meeting you.

Further Information



Eastbourne College

Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JX

  • 175 Day Boys (13-18)
  • 178 Boarding Boys (13-18)
  • 160 Day Girls (13-18)
  • 114 Boarding Girls (13-18)
  • HMC, ISC

01323 452300 www.eastbourne-college.co.uk

Closing Date: 14 June 2019

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