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Director of Performing Arts – Required for September 2017

Director of Performing Arts – Candidate Information

Teacher Application – PDF

Teacher Application – Word

Are you prepared to think differently?

Dover College is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, ambitious, determined and inspirational Director of Performing Arts who can communicate a passion and enthusiasm for creativity to young people that extends well beyond the classroom.

The Director of the Performing Arts will be a drama specialist with a good understanding and love of music and how it is delivered in the curriculum. This new role will line manage the Director of Music, and will be instrumental in developing our creative and performing arts provision at the College as well as central to the planning and development of Creative Arts as laid out in the College’s development plan Project 150. The post holder will also be tasked with introducing new performing arts subjects and courses across the senior and junior school. The successful candidate will be a well-qualified educationalist who aspires to senior leadership, is committed to excellence and lifting the College’s reputation in performing arts in its junior and senior schools.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Headmaster on 01304 244501.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Gareth Doodes (C.V.s will not be considered without an application form) and should be marked Private and Confidential to: HR Department, Dover College, Effingham Crescent, Dover, Kent CT17 9RH

Alternatively, email to:

Closing date for applications: Noon Tuesday 7 March 2017, with interviews later that week.
Dover College is an equal opportunity employer. Dover College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the selected applicants must be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers and the DBS, in accordance with Child Protection legislation.



Gap Year Positions

Dover College has a long standing arrangement with a company called Lattitude which sends us 2 gap students each year.

Please note that we do not consider individual applications for Gap Year Students.

A Great Place To Work

Dover College is a great place to work. Pupils are well mannered, the staff is friendly and the surroundings are beautiful.

A recent independent report commissioned by the College concluded:

“Dover College is rare in terms of the extent to which it fulfils its promise of being a friendly, caring and welcoming school, offering a child-focused, all-round education which nurtures the potential, whatever that might be, in every child. Many independent schools lay claim to these strengths but, in our experience, few deliver to the extent that Dover College does. We found extremely high endorsements by parents and pupils for all aspects of academic, sporting, creative and pastoral activities. Uniquely, there is also a strong sense of team with both academic and non-academic staff working together for the benefit of each child.”