Deputy Head (Operations) – Required from September 2020

Closing date: 25 Feb 2020

Described by the Good Schools Guide as “just the alternative independent choice this area is crying out for”, it is an exciting time to join Sydenham High School GDST.

Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Head (Operations) from 1 September 2020. This post would suit candidates with middle leadership experience wishing to progress into Senior Leadership.

The successful applicant will take a leading role in supporting the operational leadership of the school on a day to day basis.

S/he will sit on the school’s Senior Leadership Team.

Starting salary will depend on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a strong professional development programme. These benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Interest free training loans for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme (provided by Legal & General)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • 30 days holiday for full time non-teaching staff


For full details and an application pack please click and download the document below.

Alternatively, please contact or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.


The application form and covering letter should be emailed or posted to:

Human Resources at or

Sydenham High School GDST

19 Westwood Hill

London SE26 6BL

by 10am on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Interviews will take place at Sydenham High School GDST shortly after the application deadline.

References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview.  


GDST are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.