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St George’s School



St George’s School in Edinburgh is an all-through independent institution for girls aged 3-18 where possibilities abound. Our commitment to amplifying the voice of every girl echoes the courageous spirit of our founding mothers who pioneered women’s education in Victorian Scotland.

Empowerment, individuality, and innovation define our vibrant community, fostering an atmosphere where over 90% of our girls achieve their first-choice post-school destinations. With a unique mix of English GCSEs followed by Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, we provide excellent, all-through private education from Nursery and Primary to Secondary, Sixth Form, and Boarding.

Join us in nurturing robust, empathetic change-makers who are ready to leave their mark on the world.

The Role

Are you an experienced and personable education professional with an understanding of the independent school sector? St George’s School in Edinburgh is in search of the ideal candidate to assume the Chair position, necessitating strategic chairing skills, contextual awareness, and knowledge of the political background within the educational landscape.

The role involves an average time commitment of around 5 hours per week, accommodating meetings at the end of the working day, including three council meetings annually, one strategy day, and active participation in committees like Finance, HR, and safeguarding.

Your expertise in education, financial acumen, and a keen interest in development and fundraising initiatives are essential to contribute to our commitment to excellence at St George’s School. Join us in shaping the future of education and apply now to be a vital force in Edinburgh’s educational community.

For more information on the role and opportunity, please visit

For a confidential discussion, please contact Gillian Blackadder, Donogh O’Brien or Katharine Price on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th February 2024

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter as one document via the apply button.