Job Vacancies at Shebbear College

Head of Creative, Digital and Performing Arts

To start September 2021

The Head of Creative, Digital and Performing Arts is a prominent, visible presence within the school and will forge strong relationships with pupils, parents, staff and the wider community. Being able to run the organisational and operational side of the Faculty for Creative, Digital and Performing Arts at Shebbear College, whilst also creating and leading a strategic vision for creative, digital and performing arts in the next five years is an integral part of the role. The role of Head of Creative, Digital and Performing Arts would suit a candidate with a forward-looking ethos who has significant experience as a teacher, innovator and manager within the creative and performing arts subjects. Experience of working with external agencies and a network of industry links is desirable, but not essential.

Shebbear College is a small co-educational independent day and boarding school set in 85 acres of North Devon countryside. The school benefits from the security and camaraderie of its membership of MIST (the Methodist Independent Schools Trust).


  • Working in a small friendly school in a stunning rural location
  • A competitive salary and will be dependent on qualifications, skills and experience
  • Longer holidays than the maintained sector
  • Free lunch and refreshments during term-time
  • Health & Wellbeing Centre on site during term time
  • Free use of the School facilities such as gymnasium


All applicants must complete the Shebbear College application form which is available to download below (please ensure that your referees include your current or most recent employer). The completed application form and a covering letter should be sent via email (preferably) to the or by post to:

Private and confidential
The Head
Shebbear College
EX21 5HJ

Further details about the College are available on this website and the application form, Job Description and Person Specification are available below.

We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

Deadline for applications: 5th March 2021 at 12 noon.

Early applications are strongly encouraged and the School reserves the right to commence or complete the recruitment process at any time prior to the closing date.

PLEASE NOTE: Shebbear College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young adults and expects all staff to share his commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Download our Job Application Form (in Word format):

Shebbear College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service clearance will be undertaken by the School for all applicants considered suitable for posts advertised.