Second in Charge in English Department

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Salary: Main Scale & TLR

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent Not Suitable for NQTs (ECTs)

Closing date: 12th July 2024

Start date: September 2024

2nd in charge of English Department

Hylands School. Where Teachers love Teaching. Are you looking for a challenge? A place where you have autonomy to engender real change and be part of a rapid school improvement journey? A career at Hylands School will without doubt provide you with the progression, challenge and job satisfaction we all seek when we become teachers. As second in charge of the English Department, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the head of English to shape and grow your own curriculum building a department which we want to inspire a love of learning and global culture.

Being a member of the Hylands family is so much more than curriculum delivery. The strong supportive relationships you build with our young people is the core of what will enable them to thrive. With the support of our extensive
pastoral team, all of our staff are instrumental in driving forwards Hylands rapid school improvement journey supporting our young people to succeed personally and academically.

We are relentless in our mission to ensure that our school is the outstanding school our students deserve.

In return for your commitment we offer:
A strong wellbeing package
Access to outstanding CPD within the school and across the Trust
Clear career progression routes
We look forward to welcoming your application to join us on this incredible journey.

We are part of TKAT, a charitable trust that is inspiring learners and changing lives across 45 schools in the South and East of England. Hylands School is looking to appoint an exceptional professional who will join a successful enthusiastic and talented English department and be a key driver in our teaching and learning team. The role will involve teaching English at key stages 3, 4 and A level. As well as working alongside the Head of English to strategically plan and operate management of all aspects of your curriculum area. Longer term, there are opportunities within the trust for exceptional teachers to become lead practitioners, and have the chance to challenge and support other schools.

Please complete an application form and return it to

TKAT Application Form 

Recruitment Selection Policy Statement

Working with us

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and their achievements both inside and outside school. The post requires enhanced DBS clearance, medical checks and satisfactory references.

The school is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part-time or on a flexible basis


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