St Edmund’s College is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of English.

(Required for January 2024)

St Edmund’s requires, for the Senior School, a suitably qualified English teacher with a firm grounding in the teaching of English Literature and an understanding of how to inculcate pupils in both a love of reading and the skills to write in a wide variety of registers.  We welcome applications from new entrants to the profession or experienced teachers. The ability to teach Media would be an advantage. The candidate appointed will teach students of a broad range of ability from Year 7 to A Level, joining a very experienced team in a well-resourced department with a proven record of success.

St Edmund’s College is a vibrant and exciting environment in which to teach.  Examination results are excellent and the Department is a strong contributor to the academic success of the College.

The successful candidate will welcome the many opportunities to contribute to the lively extra-curricular life of the College, which is situated in rural East Hertfordshire. 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.


  • Membership of Teachers’ Pension Scheme.


You will be working on a regular basis in a school in a role which gives opportunity for contact with children. As such, you will be in regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check (which includes children’s barred list information) will be required in advance of appointment.

As with all staff, you will be responsible for providing a safe environment in which children can learn.


If you would like to apply please download an application pack.

Closing date for applications when all forms must be received by HR is: Midday, Friday 22nd September 2023.

Interviews to take place: As soon as possible after the closing date.

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.


Telephone: 01920 824335



The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo relevant Safeguarding Checks. We may 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.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.


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