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Applications are invited for the post of


A new Head of Peterhouse Girls School is needed as soon as possible to replace Dr John Bradshaw who will be stepping down from the post at the end of the Lent Term 2014. This is a very exciting opportunity for the right candidate not only to lead one of Zimbabwe’s most prestigious girls’ schools but also to join the Peterhouse Group of Schools in a key leadership position.

Peterhouse is a group of three independent boarding schools magnificently located on two highly attractive sites near Marondera, 80km east of Harare. The three schools consist of approximately 1,150 pupils, most of whom are from Zimbabwe (Peterhouse Boys: 480 full boarders aged 12 – 18; Peterhouse Girls: 440 full boarders with a small number of day scholars aged 12 – 18; Springvale House (co-ed) 230 weekly boarders and day scholars aged 5 – 12).

The successful applicant will be a graduate, will have an outstanding track record in independent education, will understand the culture and commitment required in a full boarding school and will be in sympathy with the Anglican traditions and ethos of Peterhouse.

Applications should be sent to Mr Howard Blackett, Rector, Peterhouse School, P/Bag 3741, Marondera, Zimbabwe ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .) from whom further details can be obtained. The application itself should consist of a full CV, names and contact details of three referees and a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 outlining why the candidate believes that he/she is ideally suited for the post.  

The closing date for applications is Monday 12 May; it is anticipated that the appointment process will be completed by Tuesday 1 July 2014.

Regrettably applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria for the post will not receive a reply.

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