Thank you for your interest in employment with West Buckland School, listed below are our current vacancies.

All positions at West Buckland School require prospective employees to be suitable for appointment in all respects to work within a school environment. This includes meeting with the requirements of the schools Safeguarding Policy and the Disclosure and Barring Policy and additionally, have the right to stay and work within the UK. At this current time the school is not registered to sponsor applicants from outside the European Union who do not have an appropriate visa or permission to work within the UK.

For clarification on any of these aspects or any matters relating to potential future employment at West Buckland School, please contact the Bursary on 01598 760189.

Head of English (August 2018)

A vibrant, innovative and creative leader is required from August 2018 to lead the successful English department as Head of Department.  The appointment will suit a inspired and passionate teacher who is able to lead student learning through to A-level.  You will have excellent teaching skills and should be enthusiastic about contributing to the students’ wider academic and intellectual development, and committed to the co-curricular life of this busy boarding and day school.

West Buckland is the leading co-educational independent school in North Devon, set in 100 acres on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The school community is proud of its strong academic results, established excellence in sport, creative and performing arts and has a reputation for strong pastoral care. It is a wonderful place to work.  Please indicate on your application availability to start date. Appointment to start August 2018 may be considered.

For further detail please contact the Director of Studies – Mr Chris Burrows via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Head of English - Mrs Yvonne Helicon on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01598 760281

To apply please complete the  application form along with a full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, and return  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full details and an application form can be downloaded from www.westbuckland.com (under employment) or call 01598 760281 for an application pack.

Closing date for applications – 22nd February 18.  Interviews Fri 2nd March 18

West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity

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