STAFF VACANCIES

TeacherOur dedicated staff are central to the success of this vibrant College. We welcome applications from both teaching and non-teaching staff who will help us to care for the welfare of our students and support them in their studies. One of the largest and most successful sixth form colleges in the country, we offer applicants the opportunity to work alongside committed colleagues who have enabled the College to achieve ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings in every respect. Our unofficial College motto has long been ‘we count in ones’. Not only is that at the heart of our work with our students, but we also strive to support and value our staff in the same way.

We are dedicated to safeguarding the students in our care. To that end, a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure will be required in the event of an individual being offered a position within our College. Our staff undertake regular safeguarding training and are subject to ongoing safeguarding scrutiny.

Staff benefits include:

  • excellent staff training and development opportunities
  • pension schemes for both teaching and support staff
  • access to an Employee Assistance Scheme
  • free parking, close proximity to the railway station and an active Cycle to Work Scheme
  • attractive and high quality facilities in teaching, support and social areas
  • free use of our gym
  • a genuine and strong commitment to equality and diversity

In a recent survey of staff, comments included:

"The College is very human in its appreciation of staff";

"The staff here are the most dedicated, conscientious and hard working I have ever come across";

"I love working here: very refreshing to work somewhere organised and one step ahead of the game".

We hope that you will join us!

Our current vacancies are listed below. We regret that, due to the large number of enquiries we receive, we are unable to accept or respond to speculative applications, that is where there is no relevant job advertised.

Number of vacancies: 8

  • PHP Web Developer

    The Web Services team is key to the success of the College, providing solutions to students, staff and other users. The services of the team are highly valued and the College is investing in further capacity by creating this new role. You will be joining a small team which will give you an unusually wide breadth of experience and daily contact with users. You will work with colleagues to develop new web-based applications and to improve existing ones. You will support users and respond to queries online but also in person, experience which will assist you in producing documentation and user guides. You will be educated to degree level in a computing subject or have experience in a similar role.

    Strong PHP skills are essential along with an understanding of other web development technologies such as Javascript. You will also need to be well organised and to enjoy interacting with users to help identify the source of problems and find solutions.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

  • Teacher of Photography

    The Art department is a large one, offering Fine Art, Textiles, Photography and Sculpture to more than 400 students. Results are excellent, with an outstanding record of progression to Foundation and Art degrees. This is a rare opportunity to join our enthusiastic team of eleven staff.

    This is a part time (0.1923 FTE), fixed term post for one year. We are looking for someone to specialise in Photography, but it would be an advantage if you have experience in two or more of the disciplines offered by the department. Above all, you will be a skilled and committed Teacher, able to inspire students to achieve of their best. We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced teachers.

    We would also advise you that posts advertised to start in September 2017 actually commence with student enrolment on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Teaching staff are required to work this week but should you have an existing commitment please make this clear on your application and we will honour it.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

  • Teacher of English Literature

    The English Literature team comprises ten staff and it is a vibrant department with very high levels of student satisfaction and success. To complement the AS and A2 programme, there is an extensive range of workshops as well as theatre, conference and other trips. The specification is OCR, with all classes being shared by two teachers to increase the range of professional experience and skill available to students.

    We have a rare opportunity for a full time permanent Teacher of English Literature to join the team. The successful candidate will be a graduate of English or of a closely allied subject, familiar with contemporary issues in the teaching of English and able to share their enthusiasm for the subject with their students. You will be a reflective teacher, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced teachers.

    We would also advise you that posts advertised to start in September 2017 actually commence with student enrolment on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Teaching staff are required to work this week but should you have an existing commitment please make this clear on your application and we will honour it.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

  • Teacher of English Literature and English Language

    English Language and English Literature are part of the thriving Faculty of Communications & Performing Arts, each with their own Head of Subject. There is some shared staffing between the teams and both have very high levels of student satisfaction and success. In Literature, to complement the AS and A2 programme, there is an extensive range of workshops as well as theatre, conference and other trips. The specification is OCR, with all classes being shared by two teachers to increase the range of professional experience and skill available to students. The English Language specification is AQA and a number of students go on to study language or linguistics courses in higher education.

    We seek a full time Teacher of English to teach both Literature and Language on a fixed term basis for one year. The successful candidate will be a graduate of English or of a closely allied subject, familiar with contemporary issues in the teaching of English and able to share their enthusiasm for the subject with their students. You will be a reflective teacher, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced teachers.

    We would also advise you that posts advertised to start in September 2017 actually commence with student enrolment on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Teaching staff are required to work this week but should you have an existing commitment please make this clear on your application and we will honour it.

    Please see information below about the English Language department. Information about the English Literature department may be found under the advertisement for the other job we are advertising for Literature only.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

  • Teacher of History

    The History department consists of ten well-qualified staff who share resources and provide excellent support to over 700 students studying A level History. Students are able to chose between a modern and early course, with most of the teaching in this role being on the former. Teaching is accommodated in five specialist History rooms, their facilities being complemented by excellent IT resources. A variety of trips are organised, including both home and overseas.

    We seek a Teacher of History to join the team for one term from September to December, to cover the absence of a colleague on parental leave. The successful candidate will be a graduate of History or of a closely allied subject, familiar with contemporary issues in the teaching of History and able to share their enthusiasm for the subject with their students. You will be a reflective teacher, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced teachers.

    We would also advise you that posts advertised to start in September 2017 actually commence with student enrolment on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Teaching staff are required to work this week but should you have an existing commitment please make this clear on your application and we will honour it.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

  • Teacher or Head of Philosophy

    The department of Philosophy is one of the largest centres in the country for A level Philosophy, catering for around 250 students who achieve very high success rates. Our current team of four staff share resources and work closely together within specialist classrooms.

    This is a part time, permanent vacancy of between 0.5 and approximately 0.7 FTE. We seek an enthusiastic Teacher to join the team and, if you wish, you may also be considered for the role of Head of Subject. Please make this clear in your application.

    The successful candidate will be a graduate of Philosophy or of a closely allied subject, familiar with contemporary issues in the teaching of Philosophy. Above all, you will be a skilled and committed Teacher, able to inspire students to achieve of their best.

    We would also advise you that posts advertised to start in September 2017 actually commence with student enrolment on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Teaching staff are required to work this week but should you have an existing commitment please make this clear on your application and we will honour it.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Monday 8 May 2017.

  • Teacher of Sociology

    We have a permanent part time vacancy for a Teacher of Sociology to teach at AS and A2. The hours, to include responsibility for a tutor group, will be at least fourteen sessions a week (0.5385 FTE) and could be more. The Sociology department is part of the Faculty of Sports and Social Sciences and is based in spacious teaching rooms, all of which are equipped with interactive whiteboards. This is a large department, with students following the AQA AS/A level specification. In addition to teaching their commitments, members of the team are involved in various other activities including enrichment activities and developing educational resources.

    The successful candidate will be a graduate of sociology or of a closely allied subject, familiar with contemporary issues in the teaching of sociology and able to share their enthusiasm for the subject with their students. We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced teachers.

    We would also advise you that posts advertised to start in September 2017 actually commence with student enrolment on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Teaching staff are required to work this week but should you have an existing commitment please make this clear on your application and we will honour it.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Thursday 11 May 2017.

  • Teacher of Business Studies

    Business Studies is a large and successful department within a thriving faculty. A team of nine teachers delivers A level Business, Level 3 BTEC Business and a Level 2 Business qualification to over 500 students. The successful candidate will be a graduate of Business Studies or of a closely allied subject, familiar with contemporary issues in the teaching of Business and able to share their enthusiasm for the subject with their students. They will be effective team members, prepared to share ideas and resources, and able to use ICT in the delivery of courses.

    We would also advise you that posts advertised to start in September 2017 actually commence with student enrolment on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Teaching staff are required to work this week but should you have an existing commitment please make this clear on your application and we will honour it.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Monday 15 May 2017.

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