Director of Science

5 months ago
Notre Dame High School
  • Closing Date: 9am on Tuesday 19th March 2024
  • Salary: Leadership scale 5-9 (£52,074 - £57,482 per annum pro rata)
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Contract: Full Time

11-18 Mixed Catholic Comprehensive School
Tel: 0114 2302536


We are looking to appoint to the following post from September 2024:

Director of Science – Full Time
Leadership scale 5-9 (£52,074 – £57,482 per annum pro rata)

We are looking for a passionate and highly motivated individual who has the skills and capacity to lead a successful Science department.

The successful candidate will have a belief that all pupils can excel in Science, and an excellent knowledge of pedagogy across all three sciences. They will be able to understand and manage the complexities of running a large secondary science department, but will view the important organisational aspect of this role as the servant to Teaching and Learning, rather than the other way round. The successful candidate will work with three individual Heads of Science who each lead teams of specialist teachers, and will have the ability to bring about improvement across the whole Science department while respecting the individual identities of each separate science. We welcome applications from both internal and external candidates – although we have no preference for the specialism of the successful candidate, if applying externally you must be able to teach Biology up to at least Y9. We would expect the successful candidate to be confident teaching A Level in their specialism.

We are particularly keen to reflect the diverse nature of our student community in our staff; we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and strongly believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact to our whole school community.

For further details and an application pack please visit or e-mail

Completed application forms and Consent to Obtain References forms should be sent to by the closing date below.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 19th March 2024
Interviews to be held week commencing 25th March 2024.

Notre Dame High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In addition, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a self-disclosure is required for applicants shortlisted for interview.

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