Head of Drama

We are looking for a capable and visionary Head of Drama to lead this ambitious, lively and successful department.

Dollar Academy, one of Scotland’s leading independent schools, is looking to appoint an exceptional Head of Drama. The school has been at the heart of Scotland’s educational development for the past 200 years and has recently been named as the Sunday Times Scottish Independent School of the Year 2024.


In addition to being responsible for the overall delivery of the curriculum, the successful candidate will also deliver an ambitious programme of co-curricular activities and performance opportunities. With the ability to teach at the highest levels with confidence and authority, the Head of Drama will lead by example and teach the full range of courses offered from Form I (S1) to Form VI (S6).


Whilst demonstrating the organisational and communication skills which are essential to the smooth running of the department, we are also looking for an individual who demonstrates a genuine love of all performing arts, enthusiasm for teaching it and an imaginative, creative and energetic approach to helping pupils share this enjoyment.


This post is full time and permanent, with a remuneration package which includes a competitive salary based on the successful candidate’s experience and access to the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme. A generous reduction on school fees is available for staff children being educated at the school. In addition, we offer on-site gym, swimming and parking facilities, an Employee Assistance Programme and Retailer Discount Scheme.


Completed application forms, along with a covering letter addressed to the Rector, should be emailed to Julie Duncan, Director of Human Resources– recruitment@dollaracademy.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 19th February 2024.


Please note that all appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.


To find out more information, please view our Candidate Information Pack.