Head of Theatre Studies
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Head of Theatre Studies who has the vision, enthusiasm and energy to take an already successful subject to the next stage of its development. It is an exciting time in the promotion of teaching and learning at Eton, and you will drive this forward within the department.
As Head of Theatre Studies, your teaching excellence, dedication to your subject, skills as a leader and manager, and commitment to diversity and inclusivity are your most valuable qualities. You will be responsible for overseeing the development of Theatre Studies within the school and be responsible for the smooth running and creative flourishing of a dynamic and diverse subject.
The Ideal Candidate
You will be an inspiring teacher and passionate advocate of Theatre Studies with the ability to communicate with and enthuse young people. You will have high standards of scholarship and will be equipped to manage and maintain a high-achieving and reflective academic culture. You will have an appetite for leadership, with an understanding that you will be leading a subject in which there are some who in turn may have other senior responsibilities within the school. You will be a reflective Head of Subject and classroom teacher who:
- Has a degree and/or a further degree in a directly-related subject;
- Has previous experience leading and managing a team;
- Is an experienced and skilled teacher with a demonstrably successful track record helping students to achieve the highest grades of which they are capable.
- Is passionate about their subject and can demonstrate the subject knowledge required to deliver engaging lessons across the age - and ability - range of students at the school;
- Is an inspirational educator with a clear artistic vision;
- Has a proven track record as a director of productions of the highest quality;
- Is committed to their ongoing professional development;
- Is interested in the welfare and pastoral wellbeing of young people;
- Has prior experience of managing a budget and working to agreed deadlines;
- Shares Eton’s holistic vision of education and is excited to contribute to the co-curricular and pastoral aspects of boarding-school life;
- Demonstrates a solid understanding of, and commitment to, working within the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion;
- Has excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Has strong interpersonal skills and can build relationships and collaborate with a wide range of people;
- Embraces developments and innovations in teaching and learning and is open to a range of approaches to assessment and differentiation in the classroom;
- Can demonstrate good ICT competence and willingness to use new technologies such as iPads, video conferencing etc;
- Is highly motivated and can work independently as well as within wider teams;
- Has a positive attitude, an optimistic approach to change and development, a balanced sense of perspective and a good sense of humour.
Our staff are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package which includes free accommodation, a generous Pension Scheme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities which are currently being extensively upgraded and discount at local retailers and businesses.
About the College
LIVING IN ETON
All members of our community are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the school and to enjoy the beautiful grounds and facilities. Windsor is just across the river, with a tangle of pretty lanes, chic shopping streets, green spaces, an ancient castle and picturesque tea shops. There is plenty to see and do. Windsor hosts the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world as well as one of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious repertory theatres. 20 miles of beautiful and historic waterways meanders through the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, leaving historic villages and iconic attractions waiting to be discovered, such as the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, Windsor Guildhall, Maidenhead Heritage Centre and LEGOLAND Windsor. Central London is also easily accessible by rail or motorway.
THE ETON COMMUNITY
There is enormous collegiality at the school. As one new teacher said: “This is my fourth school and I’ve never been made to feel so welcome”. Colleagues are also genuinely interested in the scholarship of their subject and enjoy a level of autonomy in their teaching that allows them to develop their own effective style.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form. Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.
If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make adjustments accordingly.