Teacher of Chemistry, Physics or Science (maternity cover) – with the possibility of a full-time position thereafter

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and enthusiastic teacher of Chemistry, Physics or Science to ignite a passion for learning in all our students and to encourage them to be challenged by the complexities of the Universe.

(Required for September 2021)

The Science department encompasses the three separate disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It is housed in a block comprising nine laboratories and dedicated preparation and support facilities. Science is taught as a combined discipline in Years 7 and 8, but as separate subjects by specialist teachers from Year 9 onwards.

St Edmund’s College welcomes all applications and holds a sponsor licence as a UK employer of non-EEA Nationals. The successful candidate must be able to teach General Science to KS3 and Chemistry or Physics to GCSE would be an advantage.  Applications from new entrants to the profession or from more experienced teachers are equally welcome.

St Edmund’s is England’s oldest Catholic school offering an all-round co-education for students from 3 to 18 and for families from all faiths. The College offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting in rural Hertfordshire, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds.

There are many opportunities to contribute to the lively co-curricular life of the College, which is situated in rural East Hertfordshire

If you would like to apply for the position, please download an application. Please return your completed application to the HR Department by the closing date.

Email: hr@stedmundscollege.org

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be received as soon as possible.

INTERVIEWS: To take place as and when applications are received.

The College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, therefore, all candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check. We will seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview.



Working Hours and Salary

Working Hours:  Term Time hours are 8.30am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Salary:  The salary for the post will be dependent upon experience and in accordance with the St Edmund’s Pay Scale.




Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to: hr@stedmundscollege.org
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335

Please note that our policies are currently under continual review and changes will occur but will be kept up to date on this site.