Appointments Vacancies

Master – Westminster Under School

London SW1

The Governing Body of Westminster School seeks a new Master of Westminster Under School to succeed Mark O’Donnell who retires after four years of dedicated and uplifting leadership.

For September 2021

300 boys, aged 7-13

Westminster School and Westminster Under School are recognised as amongst the foremost schools in the world.  The Under School combines a centre of academic excellence with a liberal tradition and a vibrant and exciting curriculum and co-curriculum.  Academic and cultural attainments are strongly promoted but the School is also committed to nurturing each pupil’s spiritual, moral, emotional and physical development.  The boys are encouraged to develop an enquiring mind and a commitment to service to others.

Applications are encouraged from experienced and successful heads who feel at one with the culture and ethos of the School.  Details of the School and of the experience, qualities and skills needed to take on this important Headship are outlined in the candidate brief.

Please note that although the Head is referred to as the Master, Westminster School is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation.

The Master of Westminster Under School will be a well-rounded individual with experience of managing a successful preparatory school.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact:

Angela Short: or 07786 134195

Deadline for applications: Monday 9 November 2020, 10.00am

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically and email it and a covering letter addressed to the Executive Deputy Chair of the Governing Body, Mark Batten, as PDF files please, to RSAcademics’ Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments), Jonathan Barnes at:  Jonathan can also be reached by calling +44 1858 383163.

Westminster School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS and other statutory checks.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 09 November 2020 10.00am
  • Selected candidates will be invited to an interview with Claire Oulton and Angela Short by Zoom on 12th, 13th and 16th November
  • Long list interviews via Zoom 25 November 2020 -26 November 2020
  • Final round interviews 07 December 2020