Vacancies 

Here you will find details of vacancies which may be of interest to SCP members or their parishioners.

Please note, these are not sponsored by the SCP.

School Chaplain

Benenden School Chapel

Benenden School Chapel

Benenden School, Kent

Benenden is looking for an exceptional person to be their Chaplain. The successful candidate will be a central figure in the life of the School, nurturing faith across the many strands which make up the community. Excellent pastoral skills are imperative to support the students and staff, as is the vision to take the Chaplaincy forward at this exciting time as the School develops the School Hall and Chapel buildings. The ability to teach Philosophy and Religion would be advantageous but is not a requirement of this role. 

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. Founded in 1923 the school is situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 555 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with approximately 190 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 the youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. This is an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and they are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Benenden offers its own competitive salary scale, responsibility allowances and benefits. Accommodation is provided with this role. 

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. Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA (recruitment@benenden.school) by 9:00am on 28 February 2019. 

The Headmistress would be happy to speak with anyone considering an application prior to the deadline. Please contact her on 01580 240592.