Head of Philosophy and Religion

Required September 2018

We are seeking an inspirational, dynamic and well qualified individual to lead the thriving Religion and Philosophy department in our academically selective girls’ boarding school.   We are seeking an experienced teacher able to confidently teach through to A Level, with an enthusiasm for contributing to the life of this full boarding school.

Benenden offers its own generous pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits as well as commitment to supporting staff professional development. All staff joining the school are eligible to apply for on-site accommodation.

Benenden has been one of the leading boarding schools in Britain for more than 90 years. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 240 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 544 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with approximately 180 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

For more information and to apply, please download the application pack below.  Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 4 January 2018.


Application Pack


The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.