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Independent Schools Inspectorate

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.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

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.

Required for April 2021

Full time Teacher of English Literature to A level.

Full time International Recruitment Manager

We are looking for a digital savvy international student recruitment and marketing specialist to join the team. This is a new position and we are looking for a creative and charismatic individual to lead on international recruitment for the College. You’ll craft imaginatively and articulate fluently the tone and image of RIC in person and online. You’ll be able to command the confidence of potential students and their parents and excite them about the prospect of choosing RIC.

The role will include both marketing and admissions functions. The job description will be finalised according to the experience and expertise of the successful candidate but your main purpose will be to ensure the effective promotion of RIC internationally and to drive student recruitment. You’ll be experienced in handling international sales and admissions and comfortable with a consultative approach to sales. You’ll be happy to travel internationally, representing RIC at school fairs and agent conferences but also keen to get involved in all aspects of the College, including helping with domestic student recruitment activities when required.

Apply by completed application form which is available with an application pack on request by emailing [email protected] Informal enquiries may be made to Caroline Dutton or Alistair Brownlow.

Required for September 2021

Head of Sixth Form

This is an unusually broad Assistant Principal level position at a school that is growing in terms of student numbers and profile. Your main purpose will be to ensure the effective day-to-day management and promotion of the RIC sixth form. You’ll be comfortable working flexibly across all aspects of a busy independent school sixth form with a positive and creative approach to troubleshooting and problem solving. You’ll be student centred in your approach to education with the charisma and good humour to command the confidence of our sixth formers and their parents. You’ll be a talented A level teacher and a sixth form expert, skilled at putting together bespoke programmes of study, sometimes in unusual educational situations. You’ll be an adept team leader and relationship builder, able to inspire colleagues while empowering and helping them to grow. You’ll be as happy organising promotional events such as open evenings as you are advising tutees on competitive university applications.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is either experienced in a similar role or looking for their first Senior Leadership challege.

Apply by completed application form which is available with an application pack on request by emailing [email protected] Informal enquiries may be made to Caroline Dutton or Alistair Brownlow.

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Dr Sophie Hilton, Chemistry tutor

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, Chemistry tutor
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Helen, joined RIC in year 8 from Trinity School

I am feeling fantastic! I got everything I asked for – and more! I’m still in shock over a few of my grades – I got an A in Maths, I’m so happy! I love all of my teachers; they bring you forward; they are firm but ever so supportive and are with you every step of the way. They are always kind in their guidance; their passion in their subject really does shine through and it’s contagious. I originally wanted to be a Marine Biologist but more recently I’ve thought about becoming a teacher – I’ve been inspired!

Helen, joined RIC in year 8 from Trinity School

Professional development

Rochester Independent College recognises the need to offer teachers first class professional development opportunities. 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 support newly qualified teachers in their induction year through the IStip programme.

All staff have private medical care after one year of service and income protection insurance after two years of service.

Rochester Independent College is part of Dukes Education and offers a range of group wide professional development opportunities including the Dukes Leadership in Education Programme.


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.

Being You @RIC

Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures and so do we. We want our staff to find a home at RIC and aim to give them the freedom to be themselves at work. We want our community to be an inclusive one where there are meaningful levels of representation across all parts of the College. A commitment to inclusivity is at the heart of RIC’s Project 2025 development planning. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at RIC.