Vacancies – Why Join QK?

Quintin Kynaston is a vibrant and stimulating environment in which to work. We have a large team of staff of over 200, a supportive Governing Body and remarkable volunteers. We aim to ‘develop the best in every student’. We work hard in order to give every student the best chance to succeed. Their success is our success.

QK is an equal opportunities employer. We are very keen for the staff body to be reflective of the students we serve and London as a whole. Our largest groups are from the Iraqi, Kurdish, Somali, Bangladeshi communities (but we also have many students from the Afghani, Kosovan, Moroccan and Lebanese commnunities and many others). 

All current vacancies are listed below, however if none are shown and you’d be interested in working at QK, including under a flexible or part-time arrangement, please do contact our  ().

If you are interested in applying for any of the roles shown, please click the job title which will provide you with further details.

Unless you stipulate otherwise, all applications submitted will be kept on file for a minimum of six months.

Current Vacancies

Please do not send CVs or other information – much as we welcome your interest, safeguarding regulations require that all appointments must be made through a standard application process using a common format so we cannot consider these.

Download – Guidance for Applicants

QK is an excellent place to develop your career in a fantastic location in central London. We moved into a £35 million new building in January 2015 and opened a new £1.5 million Sixth Form Building in January 2016. It is a school on a journey in every sense as indicated in our most recent OFSTED inspection.  At Quintin Kynaston, your professional development is important to us. We have a  rigorous CPD programme that is tailored to the needs of all our staff. Whether you join us as a member of support staff, an NQT or a Senior Leader, we provide and invest in staff for continual professional development with our  ethos of always striving for excellence.

Other benefits of working at QK include:

  • Access to Quintin Kynaston Hub (QKHub) with anytime, anywhere access to email, calendars, the staff shared drive and the Google suite of productivity tools (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Google Classroom etc…).
  • Easy access to central London via the Jubilee line (Swiss Cottage and St. John’s Wood, both of which are a 10 minute walk from the school).
  • Five minutes walk from South Hampstead Station which is served by the Overground.


QK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students/staff and expects all who work here to share this commitment.  Every successful applicant will be required to undergo thorough pre-employment checks.  These include:  a Children’s Barred List, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a Medical Questionnaire and a Prohibition Order check (applicable for Teaching Staff).   All prospective employees will be expected to provide the names of two professional referees who will be able to provide acceptable recommendations.

Investors in People – Accredited

We are one of a few  schools  to achieve the new, rigorous level of accreditation for Investors in People in January 2016.

Investors in Careers

QK has recently achieved Investors in Careers status and has a track record in ensuring successful destinations beyond the school which exceeds national averages, significantly so when looking at other schools.

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