Job Description

Head of Art

From September 2024

This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a new Head of Art to join a flourishing boarding and day school, set on an attractive 100-acre campus and in a beautiful part of rural Surrey.

An outstanding new Head of Art is required to lead a successful department and to play a key role in the on-going transformational change and strategic development at King Edward’s School, Witley.  At a pivotal moment for the School, we seek someone to drive the Art Department forward and to play a central role in embedding the imaginative and creative curriculum even more fully into the School’s academic ambitions. There is also scope for the successful candidate to develop the contribution of art and imaginative expression to our thriving wellbeing and pastoral care programmes.

In return, we offer a rewarding environment, as well as a number of notable benefits such as free school lunches, free on-site parking, use of our schools’ gym and pool facilities & competitive rates of pay.

King Edward’s School is a co-educational boarding and day 11-18 school for some 470 pupils, around 30% of whom are full boarders. We are an HMC school and proud of our unique heritage and place among British co-educational independent schools.

To apply, please complete the Application Form or for further details, visit our website or contact the HR Department on HR@KESW.ORG or telephone 01428 686739. Closing date for applications: Noon, Friday 23rd February 2024.

Applications will be considered on receipt and early application for this wonderful opportunity are recommended, as we reserve the right to interview and offer the position prior to the closing date.

We are fully committed to equality, diversity and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  Please refer to our websites or ask HR for our child protection and rehabilitation of offenders’ policy.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an Enhanced disclosure through DBS.  Applicants from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.