Chelsea Academy is a fantastic place to work. Staff have access to first class facilities, motivated and committed students and an ethos of professional development and self improvement.

Teacher of History

Salary: Inner London Main Scale
Start: September 2017

Closing Date:  Monday 8th May 2017 at 12:00 pm.     
Interview Date: Friday 12th May 2017  

The Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of History, who has a track record of raising attainment and delivering outstanding lessons. We offer an outstanding, settled and stable History department where you will be developed and can teach. History is a popular and successful subject at both GCSE and A level and the department offers a range of field trips in the UK and abroad. The History department teaches Edexcel topics: Medicine Through Time, The American West, Elizabeth I and Weimar and Nazi Germany at GCSE and Edexcel topics: Russia from Lenin to Yeltsin, Mao’s China and The Wars of the Roses. Whilst we are an inner-city school we aim to ensure that students have access to the outdoors and through regular fieldwork, and our enrichment programme, give them access to the world. We are looking for staff who can go above and beyond by getting involved in learning the subject both in and outside the classrooms through extra-curricular opportunities.

In particular, candidates should have:

  • An excellent track record teaching at GCSE and AS/A2 level, where possible, demonstrated through exemplary examination results (for NQTs, the ability to describe how to get excellent GCSE and A level results would be an advantage)
  • The ability to teach History up to A-level would be advantageous but not essential.
  • The capacity to contribute to the development of the Academy’s Christian ethos
  • The ability to inspire and motivate others
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation
  • A clear understanding of the current curriculum, assessment and pedagogical developments relating to History
  • The passion and commitment to work in an outstanding, inner-city Academy.

Applications from NQTs are welcome. The Academy offers an excellent NQT induction programme including weekly seminars and a supportive coaching culture – we are great place to start your career.

Application pack
Application form

Science Technician

Salary: Scale 4, £21,120-£23,145 per annum – salary pro rata, 36 hours per week, term time plus two weeks in the holidays. Actual salary payable would be £19,170 per annum.
Start date: May 2017

Closing Date: Monday 8th May 2017 at 12:00
Interview Date: Tuesday 16th May 2017

We are seeking to appoint a technician who believes in excellence. In line with our specialism you will help actively drive the subject both within and outside of the curriculum. We are committed to making science engaging, stimulating and valued and we have an ethos which leaves no student left behind. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of practical science skills, ideally including preparing chemicals and chemistry procedures, and will have worked in an academic environment recently (preferably a secondary school).

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, have just achieved our best ever AS and A2 results and are way above national averages at GCSE with 66% A* to C including English and maths. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focussed school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. I am looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

The Science subjects are extremely popular with our students, as well as generous timetabling in Key Stage 3 and GCSE classes, we have multiple classes for each science at AS and A level, and also have STEM activities running after school.

Our staff are supportive and friendly and run an active staff association. The leadership team are committed to ensuring that staff are developed and supported throughout their careers; we offer students who want to learn and colleagues who want to help each other. Your continual professional development is important to us; each week we offer one hour of CPD so that you have time to reflect and grow. We offer in-house middle and senior leadership pathways and also work with a range of external partners to support staff in studying for Masters, NPQML, NPQSL and the like. We offer season ticket loans and our location means easy access to the centre of London and surrounding areas through the overground and district line.

Application pack
Application form

School Direct Vacancies (Unsalaried)

The Academy is seeking to appoint highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic future teachers who would like to benefit from beginning their career in an Academy centred around it’s high standards in teaching and learning. The schools Direct programme here at Chelsea Academy is organised through the West London Teaching Schools Alliance (WLTSA) and is partnered with St Mary’s University. It enables you to achieve a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We currently have vacancies in English, Maths, Geography, History, Modern Languages and RE. All of these vacancies can be found and applied for through on the WLTSA website using the link below.

Here you will be able to find the dates for teacher training recruitment fairs and open days; information about how to apply (through UCAS); a simple explanation of the different routes into teaching, clarifying what ‘School Direct’ teacher training actually means and its advantages including the different salaried and unsalaried options; an explanation about different qualification outcomes; information about finance, entry requirements and links to all our partner school websites.  The recruitment period lasts throughout this academic year but some programmes have limited places and we advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Working at Chelsea Academy

Chelsea Academy is a fantastic place to work. Staff have access to first class facilities, motivated and committed students and an ethos of professional development and self improvement. Whether you join as an associate member of staff, an NQT, a middle leader or a member of the leadership team your development is important to us. We are committed to ensure that all staff have access to outstanding CPD, be this in school through our in-house ‘excellence in leadership’ program (a bespoke 8 module course facilitated by external leadership coaches), or the more regular NPQML, NPQSL, Teaching Leaders or Future Leaders routes. We also have a two hour staff development session every week to ensure that you have the most up to date training and development opportunities as all of our students deserve the best teaching and best teachers. Other benefits of working at Chelsea Academy include:

  • Free lunch each day.
  • An Academy Laptop.
  • Access to the Chelsea Academy Learning Cloud (CALC) with anytime, anywhere access to email, calendars, the staff shared drive and the google suit of productivity tools (gmail, drive, calendar, google classroom etc…).
  • Easy access to central London via the District line (Fulham Broadway is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the Academy).
  • Five minutes walk from Imperial Wharf Station – served by the Overground and Southern Railway.
  • Membership to the staff association which arranges social events each half term.

Equal Opportunities

At Chelsea Academy we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all. All member of our community have the right to respect and tolerance from others and equally are expected to treat others with the same respect and tolerance. We encourage and enable employees and students to achieve their full potential in an environment which is free from all forms of unfair treatment, discrimination and harassment. The values and ethos of the Academy are central to our Equality and Equal Opportunities policy


Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will have to be able to satisfy an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Investors in People Gold

We have held the Investors in People Gold award for the past 4 years and are proud to have been re-accredited this award in 2015. Your professional development is important to us.