“The quality of teaching and assessment is outstanding. Working relationships are very good and teachers and students enjoy each other’s company. They work in an atmosphere of mutual understanding, respect and consideration.”


RIC is Kent’s fresh alternative to traditional independent education from Year 7 to Sixth Form.  All teaching takes place in small, informal groups of mixed ability students. Our teachers are experts in their subjects, comfortable in a first name terms, non uniform setting, lively and engaging and enjoy the company of young people.

“Working at RIC is like a breath of fresh air, the small classes and the fact that the students are very well behaved and want to succeed in the subject means that I feel that I can convey my enthusiasm for Chemistry and turn my attention to every student” Dr Sophie Hilton, RIC chemistry teacher


Required for September 2017:

Graduate Teacher of Physics up to A level. Residential position available.

Residential Graduate Teacher of English as a Foreign Language.

How to apply

Apply by completed application form which is downloadable here as a word document or pdf to recruitment@rochester-college.org, or Rochester Independent College, Star Hill, Rochester, Kent, ME11XF.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to reply to all candidates. 

RIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Rochester Independent College has its own salary scales.

Professional development

Rochester Independent College recognises the need to offer teachers first class professional development opportunities and there is a generous budget to support this. The College is keen to support the further academic study of its staff and offers appropriate training in student welfare issues and ICT to all. There is a particular focus on ensuring that teaching staff are kept up to date with examination specifications and that boarding staff receive ongoing training appropriate to their roles.

The College is able to offer initial teacher training through The University of Buckingham and support newly qualified teachers in their induction year through the ISCtip programme.

The College is committed to identifying and offering all of its staff opportunities for progression within the organisation.

The subject knowledge of teaching staff recruited by the senior management team is excellent and teachers share the vision that the team has created. All show a strong commitment to the success of the college. The creation of a friendly community which enables students to realise their potential is the focus of all staff.
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