Head of Art

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: Full Time, Term Time 

Salary: A very attractive and competitive package is offered

Anticipated start date: Required for September 2024

Closing date: 7th February 2024

Interviews Expected: TBC

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview  

Stowe seeks an enthusiastic and inspirational Head of Art to lead and further develop this exceptional department.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic Art practitioner with an energetic and forward-thinking approach to Art and departmental development. The person appointed will be expected to teach up to and including GCSE and A Level.

A willingness to contribute fully to the Department while also adding to the extra-curricular and pastoral life of a busy boarding school is essential.

Please read the full candidate pack here.

Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index..

The School reserves the right to withdraw the advert before the closing date. 

Person Specification  

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:  





  • An Honours degree (or equivalent) in the relevant subject(s) 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education  

Specialist Skills & Experience 

  • ​A minimum of five years' teaching experience.
  • Demonstrate vision for the short, medium and long-term strategic development of the Department and Art School.
  • Basics of financial management (departmental budgets)
  • Managerial and administrative experience within a teaching (or equivalent) environment.

Personal Skills 

  •  A willingness and commitment to participate fully in the pastoral care, School duties and extra curicular activities.
  • An ability to motivate, enthuse and influence with strong interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to recieving your application.