Head of Chemistry

Oxted School
Oxted, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
£31,350 - £47,839pa FTE plus TLR2b £5,237pa
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
10th May 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Apr 24- Chem [MAT]
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Temporary
  • Contract Length: Maternity Cover
  • Job ID: 1416125

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated and innovative Head of Chemistry to join Oxted School on a temporary basis to provide maternity cover. The role is to provide high-quality teaching and learning that supports students to make as much progress as possible and to lead the department by ensuring that the teaching and learning is of a consistently high standard. Science is so integral to all our lives and yet there is still so much more for the next generation of scientists to discover. We want you to bring the subject to life, sparking interest to help our students to make a real impact and help shape and transform futures.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process please contact the THPT HR Team by email.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

As well as verification of identity, we ask all successful candidates to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE). 

Within The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) there are career development opportunities available across a large number of partnership schools. In addition, THPT is also able to offer:

an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation 

Electronic Vehicle salary benefit 

an excellent benefit package including Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount 


a fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions 

rewards and benefits scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards 

full access to the Employee Assistance Programme.  We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.

Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.

Our values are:

Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles

Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals

Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success

Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened

Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help other

Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success

Please ensure your supporting statement reflects our Values


The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.


Safeguarding Statement:

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”.
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