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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. We employ over 100 local people.

Current Vacancies

Please see our TES page for current vacancies.

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Safeguarding

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 as well as online checks.

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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.

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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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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 ISCtip programme.

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. Click here to explore the Dukes Education training brochure.

RIC Benefits

Every member of staff can nominate a day off each year in addition to their holiday entitlement to spend however they like! Pre Christmas shopping, a long weekend for a city break, see your favourite band, celebrate your birthday or just spend time relaxing!

24/7 Employee Assistant Programme

Private healthcare (after 12 months' service)

Income Protection (after 24 months' service)

Free lunches during term time

Significant discount on school fees from age 11 to 18

Free early morning use of college gym

Cycle to work scheme

College community social events and including theatre trips, quiz nights and parties

Access to Dukes Education staff events including the summer garden party and the Christmas awards party

Access to The Dukes Club.

Refer a friend scheme - We believe that staff are our greatest and most valuable asset, and this scheme involves and financially rewards our staff for referring like-minded candidates who join our College community.

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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