Faculty Leader of Science, Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Closing date:

The UCL Academy, CamdenSwiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Date posted:
Start date: April 2019 or Sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UCL Academy Leadership Scale £54,246-£60,376 DOE + £1,500.00 additional allowance per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding”

OFSTED 2016

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and ambitious Faculty Leader of Science to join our popular and oversubscribed STEM specialist academy.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced head of department or middle leader who is passionate about Science and has the ability to make a difference within a school. Please note that a Biology specialism is preferred but not essential.  Those shortlisted for interview may be eligible to apply for the internal vacancy of Director of Student Voice and Leadership. 

Science teachers at UCL Academy plan and teach a curriculum which is both inspiring and engaging and includes elements of cutting edge research. We have 6 dedicated science labs, 2 open learning spaces and a lecture theatre. Our links with University College London gives us access to unrivalled University laboratories with specialist equipment.  We aim to enrich our students with practical and real-life context self-directed activities. The iGEM competition, Global Experiment, CREST awards, Greenpower Electric Car' competition and Salter's chemistry festivals are encouraged, to extend the students beyond the curriculum and give them a chance to experience ‘genuine’ science.  We have very strong links to the Welcome Trust, The Crick Institute and the Queen Square Brain Bank. The extracurricular opportunities we provide within the Science Faculty are second to none. Come and join our team as we build from strength to strength! 

Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy in the heart of the London Borough of Camden.  Priding ourselves on high academic aspirations, A-Level students in 2017 attained substantially above the national average for A*-B grades, and the GCSE outcomes were above the national average when the first cohort of pupils took their examinations in 2017.

Our sponsor, University College London, is among the top universities in the world, we benefit terrifically from this supportive partnership. Staff and students alike develop their teaching and learning in exciting ways informed by the latest research.  Staff from both institutions work collaboratively, with those from the university being used aspirationally with the academy’s students.

We Offer

  • State-of-the-art classroom technology – including Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration theatres for interactive teaching  talks by visiting academics from UCL
  • Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development
  • Intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning 
  • An exclusive partnership with UCL where teaching staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources
  • Suitable IT equipment for all teaching staff
  • A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, online healthcare literature, access to trained counsellors and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide.
  • Staff wellbeing programmes, including blanking codes, staff yoga, wellbeing courses, counselling.

How to Apply

Visits are encouraged prior to making an application, to arrange please contact Faye Harrison on 0207 259 8770.

To apply please request an application pack from Faye Harrison at uclacademy@hays.com, or you can contact Faye on 0207 259 8770 for further information.  Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointment

Closing Date:   Tuesday, 11th December 2018 at 12 midday

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. 

We will consider applications as they come through and will interview before the closing date. 

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, London, NW3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 449 3080
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The UCL Academy is sponsored by UCL, a world-class, multifaculty, research-led university. UCL's vision is an innovative Academy for pupils aged 11 to 18. We are a comprehensive, co-educational, non-denominational, fully inclusive and an ac...