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: 5

  • SpLD Teacher/Assessor

    The Study Support Department comprises an unusually large team of dedicated and professional staff, committed to the support of students with a wide range of specific learning difficulties. It has a very strong reputation, both within and outside the College, for the quality of its work. This is a rare opportunity for a qualified teacher to join the team as a specialist SpLD Teacher/Assessor. You must have a teaching qualification and hold either a current Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Assessment Practising Certificate or a post-graduate qualification [level 7] in individual assessment. Experience in supporting students with SpLDs in the post 16 sector, particularly assessing under JCQ regulations, is highly desirable.

    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 5 June 2017.

  • LRC Assistant

    We are looking for an Assistant to join our team, supporting students in our impressive Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and study area located in a nearby building. You will be working part time, a total of 23 hours a week for 40 weeks a year. The hours are 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on Monday and Friday, plus 8.30 am to 5 pm on Thursday. There is a half hour lunch break.

    The LRC and adjacent study space are centres of independent learning for over 4,000 students, comprising an extensive library of books, on-line resources and periodicals, as well as audio visual resources and access to computers and laptops. This year we are introducing a new silent study area and need to grow our team of staff. The post involves working at the Issue and Enquiry desks, lending out resources, answering enquiries and troubleshooting IT queries. Good IT skills are essential as is an empathy with the 16-19 age range, flexibility and the ability to work in a team.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Monday 5 June 2017.

  • Day Houseparent

    We are the only sixth form college nationally to offer boarding places. We are looking for a Day Houseparent to work Monday to Wednesday, from 8.30 am to 5 pm with half an hour lunch break. You will be responsible for the wellbeing, safety and behaviour of students in one of our two boarding houses. Duties include clerical work, managing the cleaning staff and liaising with contacts both within and outside the College. It is a very rewarding role which requires empathy with the needs of young people, a confident manner and good organisational skills.

    Applications to be received before 12:00 on Tuesday 6 June 2017.

  • Sports & Activities Co-ordinator (Maternity cover)

    We are looking for someone to join our busy Sport and Activities department to cover for a colleague going on maternity leave. Sport is a key part of life for many of our students whose involvement ranges from competition at the highest level to recreational sports. We also offer our students an exceptional range of other activities, some accredited and some just for fun. The Co-ordinator plays a key role in supporting the programme, with duties ranging from administration to washing kit! It is a highly varied role at the heart of this friendly team.

    The successful applicant will be a strong administrator, ideally with an interest in sporting activity, who enjoys interacting with young people.

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

  • Hockey Coach/Sporting Team Manager

    The role of the Team Manager/Coach is to organise, supervise and guide the men's hockey team during weekly organised training sessions and matches. This will include driving to and from fixtures. The contract is for four sessions a week from the end of August to Easter. Additional hours may be paid on a claims basis as agreed with the Head of Activities. We hope to be able to offer further contracts in future years.

    The successful applicant will have a passion for the sport and enjoy coaching young players of all abilities. S/he will have a coaching qualification at Level 2 or above and also either have, or be willing to acquire, first aid and MiDAS qualfications.

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

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