Health and Social Care Teacher (Maternity cover) Start date ASAP
We are passionate about young people and committed to delivering a broad range of teaching and learning activities that will allow students to broaden their knowledge and develop new skills. Becoming a member of the Social Sciences team means you have the opportunity to add value to the department. You will inspire, motivate, enthuse and shape the positive mindset of young people and create a greater sense of self-belief that will help them in their success and in their life journey.
BTEC Health and Social Care has encountered significant growth in terms of student numbers and is a popular subject choice for young people wishing to pursue a career in nursing, social work and teaching. The health and social care programme has achieved outstanding results and has developed excellent links with local employers to support progression across the vocational area.
With a recently completed £27 million development and state-of-the-art facilities, we were the first sixth form college to be awarded Teaching School status. Here in our forward-thinking Social Sciences department, we believe that by striving to achieve more, staff and students alike can be the best they can be. With a strong track record of building links with local employers, we are keen to continue this by working closely with partner schools and universities.
We are proud that we have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted. That’s largely down to the dedication of our high-performing teaching team. Focused on the particular needs of 16 to 19 year old students through a range of courses (mainly A Levels and BTECs), their aim is to educate the whole person within a close and caring community.
With a relevant degree and teaching qualification, you should bring first-rate communication and organisational skills. You must also be committed to ensuring that every student looks forward to their lessons – and gets the very most out of their time with us. You should demonstrate energy, imagination, resilience and a sense of humour. Knowledge of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care is desirable. Whilst the majority of teaching time will be spent teaching Health and Social Care experience of teaching A level Psychology and/or Sociology would be also advantageous. Additionally, the ability to work with external agencies and partnership models is desirable.
We’ll make sure you enjoy all the training, development and support you need to achieve your ambitions as part of our friendly and co-operative team. You will have the opportunity to share good practice and play your part in shaping the future of the curriculum. In other words, this is your chance to help us reach our goal: to ensure excellent teaching and learning, as we become the outstanding provider of education across the Fylde coast.
The Blackpool Sixth Form College welcomes applications from NQTs and is able to support new members of staff in achieving QTS/QTLS.
This post is maternity cover running until the end of academic year 2017/18, this post is full time but a 0.8FTE may be considered, if you are interested in the 0.8 position please indicate this in your application.
To find out more and apply, please visit http://jobs.blackpoolsixth.ac.uk/, please note we will only be accepting online applications for this vacancy which must be submitted via our website.
Closing date: 22nd September 2017, 9am
Interviews: 4th October 2017
Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we can only contact you again if you have been selected for interview. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 working days of the closing date. Whatever the outcome of your application, thank you very much for the interest shown in working at The Blackpool Sixth Form College.
Blackpool Sixth is fully committed to equality of opportunity for all and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors. All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the college’s commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.