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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.

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

Required for October 2018

Night time boarding supervisor 

Full time cooks

We are looking for enthusiastic, imaginative, committed, hard-working and flexible individuals to help us to continue the improvements we're making to our food offer. 

The successful applicants will be passionate about sourcing and serving food that is healthy, tasty, interesting and as environmentally friendly as possible. 

We're looking for people who are driven to match the food we serve with the exceptional quality of the teaching and care that students receive elsewhere in the College. 

We would expect the successful applicant to join in with the life of the College (a live in position is possible) and get to know the students and staff as well as other academic and residential staff do.

Kitchen staff at the college are offered a professional development programme that matches those available to teachers, including courses at The London Cookery School

Facilities Manager

RIC seeks to appoint an experienced manager to lead, develop and support our ancillary teams to deliver high standards of service.

In this role you would be responsible for the management and development of the school facilities including maintenance, housekeeping, transport and catering departments. The facilities manager will also be the College's Health and Safety lead. The ethos is informal and collegiate and we are looking for applicants who are comfortable working in teams and rolling their sleeves up and getting involved in whatever needs doing.

How to apply

Apply by completed application form which is available on request by emailing [email protected] Informal enquiries may be made to Helen Harlow or Alistair Brownlow. 

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.

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Helen Giordano, 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 Giordano, joined RIC in year 8 from Trinity School

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 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. 

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

Rochester Independent College is part of Dukes Education and offers a range of group wide professional development opportunities.