Appointments Vacancies

Head – King’s College, Taunton

The Council of the King’s Schools are seeking a new Head from September 2022 to succeed Richard Biggs, who is retiring after fifteen successful years at the helm. 

HMC, 470 boys and girls, aged 13-18

King’s College, Taunton is one of the South-West’s leading co-educational boarding/day schools. During his tenure as Head, Mr Biggs, working closely with governors and staff, has led King’s College as a thriving co-educational, 13-18 school that offers an excellent academic and all-round education.

The Head of King’s College will work with the Head of King’s Hall Prep. School and with the Director of Finance and Operations to develop the schools still further, ensuring a happy and dynamic community with a constant thirst for excellence.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional educational leader with a strong vision for King’s, an impressive track record, and a commitment to delivering outstanding academic and co-curricular programmes and pastoral care.  First-class communication skills, a deep empathy with the values and ethos of the schools, which are part of the Woodard Corporation, a passion for co-education, and the flexibility to adapt to a fast-changing educational landscape will be essential.

Potential candidates wishing to arrange a confidential discussion about the post are invited to contact either:

Helen Flower, Candidate Search Consultant: / 07921 587752; or

Simon Eliot, Senior Advisor: / 07528 249996

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Wednesday 19th May 2021.

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically and email it and a covering letter, addressed to Mrs Linda Nash, Custos, as PDF files please, to Alison Hooper, RSAcademics’ Project Coordinator, at:

Alison Hooper can also be reached by calling 01858 383163.

We understand the need for confidentiality and all discussions and interviews will be handled with very careful regard to this.

King’s Schools Taunton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 19 May 2021 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics will take place via video conferencing between 24th and 26th May 2021
  • Long List interviews at King’s College, Taunton 07 June 2021 -08 June 2021
  • Short List interviews at the School 22 June 2021 -23 June 2021